THE HISTORY OF THE SYKES FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA

 

Angela Sykes (Sister M. Casimir) (fourth generation)

Angela was the youngest of the eleven children of Stephen and Charlotte Sykes. She was born on 23rd March 1891, at Telegraph, and there she lived for 28 years and helped to run the Post Office there.

In 1919 Angela entered the Novitiate of St Joseph's Convent, North Goulburn, taking the name of Sister M. Casimir when she received her habit on 22nd June 1920. She took her first vows on 4th July 1922, and made her final vows on 4th July 1928.

Sister Casimir was a very kind and cheerful person, and the fact that she was so often chosen as Superior indicates that her higher Superiors had the greatest confidence in her ability as an administrator and mother to the sisters under her care. She was a music teacher, and Superior of the Convents of Holbrook, Narrandera, Binalong, Taralga, Adelong, and Neutral Bay. She was in charge of Boarders at Taralga and North Goulburn.

Sister died at Lewisham Hospital, Sydney, on 18th June 1961 and was buried in the North Goulburn Cemetery. James, her only surviving brother, was present at the funeral.

 

JOHN SYKES (third generation), brother of Angela's father, Stephen