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Old Collegians

Where are they now – Leo Freeman (SPC 1968-70)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian Leo Freeman (SPC 1968-1970), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 earlier this year. The cohort was due to celebrate their 50-Year Reunion at the College, however their celebrations have been sadly rescheduled to early…

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Leslie (Les) Patrick Dickinson (SPC 1955-58)

We celebrate the life of Old Collegian Leslie (Les) Patrick Dickinson (SPC 1955-58) who sadly passed away peacefully at home on September 18, 2021 after succumbing to brain cancer, aged 79 years. We extend our deepest condolences to Trudie, his wife for 54 years, and six children and extended family including Les (SPC 1980-83, PY1985)…

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Br Brian Brandon (former staff)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Br Brian Brandon cfc on September 24, 2021 aged 83 years. Br Brian was well known to St Patrick’s College and served as a member of the College Board, representing the Christian Brothers, in 2003. The Board members during 2003 were: Dr Peter Casey, Headmaster, who…

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Noel William Loughnan (SPC 1943-47, PY1948)

We have been notified of the passing of Noel William Loughnan (SPC 1943-47, PY1948), who sadly passed away on August 25, 2021. We extend our deepest sympathy to Noel’s family and friends. He was a father and grandfather. Noel resided in Nathalia and his funeral service was held in Numurkah on September 1. Noel was…

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Where are they now – Michael Whitehead (SPC 1968-1971)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian Michael Whitehead (SPC 1968-1971), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 earlier this year. The cohort was due to celebrate their 50-Year Reunion at the College, however their celebrations have been sadly rescheduled to…

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Main Oval upgrade underway – Your chance to own your own piece of the Oval!

If you have driven down Eyre Street of late you could be forgiven for mistaking the surface of our Main Oval for resembling that of a local quarry. Fear not. Work is now well underway on the planned reconfiguration, reorientation and resurfacing of the Main Oval. In past weeks, thousands of cubic metres of soil…

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Where are they now – Noel Sheehan (SPC 1964-70)

Old Collegian Noel Sheehan (SPC 1964-70) is one part of a very special SPC duo. Noel and fellow Old Collegian Michael Dowd (SPC 1964-69) are the organisers behind the popular Paddies Seasonal Lunches, which have been held on the first Friday of each season at The Emerald in South Melbourne, for the past decade and…

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Where are they now – Peter Connell (SPC 1962-69, PY1970)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian Peter Connell (SPC 1962-69, PY1970), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 earlier this year. The cohort was due to celebrate their 50-Year Reunion at the College, however their celebrations have been sadly…

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Tristan McArthur (SPC 2000-01, PY2005)

We are saddened to learn of the tragic passing of young Old Collegian Tristan McArthur (SPC 2000-01, PY2005) who suffered a heart attack on August 27, 2021. We extend our deepest condolences to Tristan’s parents Leah and Barry and brothers Shaun (SPC 1997-2000, PY2002), Ashley (SPC 1998-2001, PY2003) and Ben and their families. We also…

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Ray Vincent Dignan (SPC 1951-54, PY1955)

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Ray Vincent Dignan (SPC 1951-54, PY1955) who passed away recently. Ray’s funeral mass was celebrated by Fr Greg Morgan at the Charles Borromeo Church, in Ryde, Sydney on September 1, 2021. He is survived by Elaine, Phillip, Gerard and Anthony and their families. Ray, a boarder…

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