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- Published: Saturday, 09 October 2010 20:56
Allan Kinnane MSC has died, 9th October 2010, at the age of 88. He had been professed for 68 years.
Allan Kinnane was born in Edinburgh, South Australia, on 9th November, 1921. He went to Douglas Park in 1940 and made his first vows on 5th August 1942. After fifty years as an MSC Brother, Allan studied at St Paul’s Seminary at Kensington and was ordained Deacon on 24th May 1994.
Allan’s first posting outside Australia was to Sideia, Eastern Papua, in 1944. During the 1950s and most of the 1960s, he was cook at MSC colleges. He had a brief stint in Port Moresby in the late 1960s but then moved to Kensington and later to Croydon during the 1970s. From 1979 to 1992, he served in the Northern Territory, from 1988 as a supervisor in the alcohol awareness program at Daly River.
While a deacon, Allan continued his work in the Northern Territory, then moved to Adelaide, serving as a deacon in Adelaide Cathedral. He moved to St Joseph’s Nursing Home at Kensington, NSW, in 2008, where after a long illness, he died.
A list of Allan's appointments:
Ø 1944 as one of the foundation missionaries to Sideia, PNG .
Ø 1951 to Chevalier College in charge of the kitchen
Ø 1957 to Monivae College in charge of the kitchen
Ø 1961 to Canberra Monastery in charge of the kitchen
Ø 1962 to Downlands College in charge of the kitchen
Ø 1968 to Port Morseby as a building supervisor
Ø 1970 to Kensington in charge of the kitchen
Ø 1973 to Kensington as assistant procurator
Ø 1974 to Kensington as procurator
Ø 1976 to Daly River as supervisor for community housing
Ø 1977 to Croydon as Bursar
Ø 1979 to Port Keats in general maintenance
Ø 1984 to Ranch as assistant to Superior
Ø 1986 to Daly River and Port Keats as assistant to parish priest
Ø 1988 to Daly River supervisor in alcohol awareness program
Ø 1993 to St. Paul’s Seminary, Kensington for Diaconal Studies
Allan served as deacon in the Northern Territory from 1994 to 2004 when he moved to Adelaide.