Felix-DONNELLY-Obituary

Fr Felix Cornelius ONZM DONNELLY

Auckland, Auckland

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DONNELLY, Fr Felix Cornelius ONZM. (PhD). Born November 23, 1929. Passed away on August 26, 2019. Priest, academic, writer, broadcaster, social activist, counsellor, founder of Youthline and homes for young people in need. Loved son of Kitty and Felix, loved brother to Mary-Jo and John Mackie,...

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I remember Felix with affection and gratitude. He was a compassionate and authentic person.

Thank you Felix for your contribution to Community Health at the University of Auckland Medical School in the 1970s and for your support, confidence and belief in me ( when others doubted). This allowed me to strive to finish medical school and pursue a meaningful career in Psychiatry in NZ and Australia. Sadly now not a chance to acknowledge this face to face.

Rest in peace, Felix. You taught me Catechetics at Loretto Hall many years ago. Thank you.

It was a daily pleasure to work with Felix for 2 years back in the late 1970's at Almorah Rd House. He was a man who did everything he could to help people and gave to all more than he ever expected to get back. I think of him with great admiration and affection.

You challenged. You loved. You changed.
Love - Peter O'Connor

Rest in Peace Felix Thank you so much for all you did for my friends and I when we were teenagers You provided us with a safe place and very wise counselAlways be remembered with love

After nearly 50 years of friendship, it is very sad saying farewell to Felix. When I first met him he suggested a GLB topic for my MA and then I found him one of the examiners! Over the years he's amazed me with his energies as a Priest, broadcaster, social activist, builder of homes for youth and, midst many other activities, founding Youthline, and providing rational and compassionate support for GLB people at a time that was a very unpopular view. Your combined activities, Felix, have...

I will lift up mine eyes into the hills from wense cometh my lord.

A lovely man who did so much for the people he worked with. Remembered for his time in Youthline when I worked with him Rest in Peace

Paula Dilworth