01 October 2016 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits
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Supportive to the very end


Jesuit Mission is mourning the passing, and celebrating the life, of veteran volunteer Paulina Feltscheer, who died peacefully in her sleep on 23 July. She was 98 years old.


Known by everyone as Lena, the tireless supporter had spent the past 49 years working as a volunteer at Jesuit Mission.


'She originally worked in the different opportunity shops that were run by Jesuit Mission in Richmond and Hawthorn, and then she worked as a 'stampie', one of those legendary volunteers who come every Tuesday to sort stamps for the stamp auctions and for sale at the Maytime Fair', said Fr Phil Crotty SJ, Director of Jesuit Mission. 'She cut and sorted her last bag of stamps just two days before her death.'


‘Lena was an inspiration', said Stephie Dunstan, who manages the Melbourne office. 'She was such a beautiful person. She was incredibly positive, was always thinking of others and never had a bad word to say about anyone. We will miss her so much.'


Lena was farewelled from St Anne's Church at Kew East, which was packed with relatives and friends, including her great-great grandchildren.


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