Vale – Mrs Annette McCulloch
Last Thursday, we farewelled local leader, educator and friend Mrs Annette McCulloch after a five-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. Originally from Sydney, Annette has taught at Stella Maris, Burnie, St Brigid’s, Wynyard and St Peter Chanel Catholic School, Smithton. Over this journey, Annette undertook many roles including Acting Principal at St Peter Chanel and Principal of St Brigid’s.
Annette was a strong advocate for children’s needs. She was thoroughly committed to ensuring every child received what was needed. Annette developed systems and procedures in two schools to make this happen successfully. Annette’s tenacity and courage were evident in both her leadership and her fight with illness. I cannot ever remember Annette complaining. Annette was a woman full of spirit and will be missed by our community.
In a fitting tribute, a procession took place in the main street of Wynyard to conclude the funeral. This saw an overflowing church follow Fr John onto Goldie St. This was an incredibly moving and fitting tribute to Annette and something we won’t soon forget.
Thank you to members of this community who were able to attend the funeral, as well as those students who attended our short prayer in the College Chapel on Thursday to remember Mrs McCulloch.
Rest in peace, Annette.