Getting on with life for the Rummerys
Several fellow deacons and their wives recently travelled from Canberra and Boorowa and met with Deacon Paul & Jo Rummery at the Catalina Club at Bateman’s Bay to offer assistance, support and especially comfort and prayers.
Deacon Paul & Jo Rummery tragically lost their home at Tuross Head to fire just short of Christmas time. It was a devastating and life changing event.
Their visitors had remained in contact with them since that terrible day when everything they owned in life was lost to fire, and the devastation of losing all their memorabilia and history was a big blow to them in so many ways.
They were able to talk freely of how this was affecting them; the shock, the disbelief, the ongoing trauma, the difficulty trying to work through the legal aspects, and yet they were both stoic and resigned to move on in their lives with the support of so many people who love them dearly.
The Deacons of the Archdiocese were proud to spend some time with Paul & Jo, to pray with them, to hug them and reassure them. And they all joked about the message chalked on the board behind the table where they enjoyed lunch together.
So sorry to hear about the Rummery’s loss. Paul was a wonderful asset to the parishes of Batemans Bay and Moruya when we lived atSurfside and our thoughts and prayers are witg them both.
Pat and Cathy Cleary
Lovely to see that mutual support. (Minor point to DV editor: I think there is no need for apostrophe in ‘The Archdiocesan Deacon’s……’
To Paul and Jo, You have been in our thoughts and prayers since Christmas. I have told Margaret McNamara in Sydney who sees your brother Dick regularly. You may remember me as Jessie Lawler’s daughter where your brothers Austin and Tom lived in the late 60’s
Genevieve and Ross Power
We are overwhelmed by the love and support given to us by so many, so many people familiar to us and so many who are not. You are all in our daily prayer and we pray for those of you who struggle in any way. We especially pray also for those who have lost there homes in bushfires. To all, we send you our unconditional love. Jo and Paul