Barry Nunn (SPC 1956-62)

February 17, 2021

Barry Nunn excelled at public speaking.

We are saddened to hear that Old Collegian and retired teacher Barry Nunn (SPC 1956-62) passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020 aged 75 years.

He was the son of Eileen and Ernie (both dec) and brother of Brian (dec), Des (dec), Margaret, Eulalie (dec) and Brenda. He was remembered by the staff and students of Alice Miller School, at Macedon, and in particular, by their VCE students for “his warmth, kindness and humour”. In a moving tribute, they said “Barry was a delight to work with and fulfilled his role as Chief Exam Supervisor with gentle, reassuring enthusiasm. He embraced our community wholeheartedly and will be greatly missed” and farewelled a “true treasure”.

Barry Nunn was a member of the St Vincent de Paul Executive at SPC.

Barry was a boarder from East Preston and completed matriculation. He was president of the Holy Name Society, secretary of St Vincent de Paul and part of the Senior Debating Society executive. Barry was a placegetter in the Purton Oratory and was noted in the 1962 College Annual for performing creditably at public speaking contests during the year, winning contests in Prepared Speech at the Begonia Public Speaking Festival, the St John’s Competition and at South Street. He was also a talented runner, particularly in the sprints.

Barry Nunn, pictured in his Matriculation class in 1962.

Barry Nunn was also a member of the Senior Debating Society Executive.