The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Tuesday May 25, 2010

Day 5 Lizard Island to Gulf of Carpentaria

Joan Jane Boundy (9/7/1917 – 25/5/2010) Requiescat in Pace

I am very sad to report that at 2 pm today, May 25, 2010, my mother, Joan Jane Boundy (Hamilton / Healy) died at Salisbury House Upper Beaconsfield at the age of92. Joan had a long and fulfilled life as a wife to two loving husbands Gerald Paul Healy d 1953 and Harold James Boundy d 2007 , a mother to 4 boys, Bill, Geoff, John, Tim and as a painter and writer. Her family and friends will miss her greatly. As a woman of great faith in God, she has gone to her eternal reward.

I have added a line or two to one of Mum’s recent pieces of writing:

When Harry Met Paul (a Heavenly Encounter)
Paul “Welcome Harry”
Harry “I feel I know you – your sons are very like you”
Paul “Thank you for taking care of Joan for so long and giving her the love she badly
Harry “It was predestined”
Paul “God moves in mysterious ways”
Harry “You can say that again”
Paul “It’s too hard to repeat”
Paul and Harry “Joan is taking a long time to join us”
Harry “The McCalmans are well-known for their longevity”
Paul “I wonder if she will finish her life at Salisbury”
Both “God knows”
Joan “You can say that again”
Joan “Here at last Paul and Harry!” (Bill)


  1. Dear Bill and Barbara,

    Bill, we are sad to hear of the loss of your mother, most particularly at this time. Whilst we have not known your mother personally, we have noted your comments about her, and we are sure that you and your brothers feel privileged to have had such a wonderful and skilled mother to provide inspiration and guidance through a long and productive life.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Margaret and Brian Cornish

  2. I've been enjoying reading these first few entries in your blog, but it's very sad to hear that your mother has passed away while you are out of reach.
    My sympathies to you both.

    Kerry (joining ship in Dubai)

  3. To God be the Glory for your wonderful sainted mother.

  4. Our thoughts are with you for this sad moment within your wonderful adventure.... by the sounds of it she has not wasted her 92 years which has left you and your brothers with such wonderful memories...

    Joanne & Garry
    Sydney Australia

  5. Dear Bill
    A friend of mine - Wayne Hardie from Warragul - emailed me after reading my blog, then reading yours - and noticing the death of your mother. He says he remembers Mrs Boundy, and worked with your brother Geoff and his wife. He's lost contact with them and had been wondering about them.
    He'd like to pass on his sympathies to you and your family on the death of your mother.
    If you'd like to get in contact with him, please email me and I'll pass on his details to you for your brother.
    Hope to meet up with you when I join the ship at Dubai. Cabin A708.
    Best wishes