In Memory

Sister M. deChantal Kane, IHM

August 22, 1866 – May 10, 1896

Sister M. deChantal Kane (Cain), IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, May 10, 1896 at St. Cecilia’s Academy in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on August 22, 1866 in Dushore, Pennsylvania, and given the name Bridget. She was the daughter of Philip A. Cain/Kane and the late Margaret Smith Cain/Kane. She entered the IHM Congregation on April 13, 1887, received the religious habit on October 4, 1887, and made profession of her vows on April 8, 1890.

Sister deChantal served as a teacher at the following schools: Holy Rosary School in Scranton, Pennsylvania; St. Joseph School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; St. Patrick School in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and St. Cecilia Academy in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Susan Cain, and Sarah Jane Cain.

In addition to her father, Philip, she is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann Rouse, Ellen Elizabeth Cain, and Catherine Taffe, three brothers, Charles Cain, James Patrick Cain, and Philipp Francis Cain, nieces and nephews, including Susanna Rouse (the future Sister M. Pieta, IHM).

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 9:30 am at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA, with intement to follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

Note: The family’s last name was spelled as Cain, not sure when it was changed to Kane.

Wilkes-Barre Times
Wilkes-Barre, PA
14 May 1896

“Sister Mary De Chantal (sic), of St. Cecelia’s Academy, Scranton, died on Sunday after an illness of two years. The funeral took place from St. Peter’s Cathedral. In the world the deceased was known as Bridget Kane and her home was Dushore, Sullivan county, where she was born Aug 22, 1866. She entered the Carbondale novitiate April 13, 1887, received the habit of the order on Oct. 4 of the same year and made her profession April 8, 1890. Since then and up to one year ago, when illness wholly incapacitated her, she has been teaching in Providence, Williamport (sic), Hyde Park and St. Cecelia’s.”

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
14 May 1896

“Bridget CAIN, a Sister of Convent at Scranton, died Sunday and was buried Tuesday. She was the youngest daughter of Philip CAIN, of this place.

Among those who attended the funeral of Miss CAIN at Scranton were Philip CAIN, and daughter Ella, Mrs. Richard TAFFE, Patrick MCKERNAN and son Patrick, James MCKERNAN and Anna FLYNN.”

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