Brian Joseph Hetherington (SPC 1946-48)

February 17, 2021

Brian Hetherington, in his Galvin House Premiers photograph in 1947.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Joseph Hetherington (SPC 1946-48).

Brian passed away on July 9, 2020 and a Requiem Mass was held at St Andrew’s Catholic Church in Malabar, NSW on July 17.

Brian was a boarder from Deniliquin, New South Wales and was active in athletics, crowned the U13 High Jump Champion in 1946 and followed this up with a second place in the U14 High Jump Championship, and third in the U14 Relay in 1947, culminating in a fourth-place in the Ballarat Combined Sports U14 High Jump.

Brian Hetherington was also a keen athlete during his time at St Patrick’s College.

After leaving SPC, we understand Brian became a Champion light heavyweight boxer and also rose through the police ranks to the role as Assistant Commissioner for the NSW Police. He lived his later years in Matraville, in Sydney and was married to Jessie (dec), father to Patricia, Tony, Vicki, Michael and Robyn and is also remembered as a loving grandfather and great grandfather.