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Peter James Cunningham (SPC 1957-61, PY1962)

We have been notified of the passing of Old Collegian Peter James Cunningham (SPC 1957-61, PY1962), who sadly passed away on December 2, 2020 at Casey Hospital, aged 77 years. Peter was the loving husband of Faye, his wife of 54 years, and loved father to Tim, Andrew and Olivia and dearly loved grandfather of…

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Fr John Harold Ware (SPC 1943-47)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of well-loved ordained priest and Old Collegian Fr John Harold Ware (SPC 1943-47) on July 9, 2021 in Albury. John was born in Shepparton on Christmas Day, 1930 and was the beloved son of Harold (SPC 1907-08) and Margaret (both dec) and devoted brother of Gerald (SPC…

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James (Jim) Joseph Soulsby (SPC 1942-44, PY1945)

We have been notified of the passing of James (Jim) Joseph Soulsby (SPC 1942-44, PY1945), who sadly passed away in 2017. Jim was born on July 17, 1928 and died on November 25, 2017. Jim was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Rheola, near Bendigo and his family say Jim “loved his time at SPC”….

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Daryl Stephen George AM (SPC 1944-49)

Daryl Stephen George AM (SPC 1944-49) sadly passed away on February 16, 2021, aged 89 years, and was the adoring husband of Rosemary and father to Richard, Simon (dec), Sarah and a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather. A funeral was held for Daryl in Coffs Harbour on February 22. In heartfelt tributes, he was described as…

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Ronald Paul Podbury (SPC 1942-47)

We have been notified that Ronald Paul Podbury (SPC 1942-47) passed away peacefully on February 17, 2019 in the presence of his loving family in Geelong, aged 89 years. Ron was the dearly loved husband of Margaret (Greta) and much loved father of Shaun, Angela, Annette, Simon, Darlene and their families. Ron was remembered fondly…

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Anthony (Tony) Borrack (SPC 1953-54, PY1957)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Anthony (Tony) Borrack (SPC 1953-54, PY1957) in May, 2020. Tony forged a successful career in the computing industry as well as active service in the community. Tony was a boarder from Cohuna and wrote about his time at SPC and his memories in a “Where are…

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Dominic John Foschia (SPC 1954-60)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of well-loved and respected Dominic John Foschia (SPC 1954-60) on May 28, 2021, aged 78 years. Dominic’s funeral was held at St Anne’s Church in Sunbury on June 18 and he is survived by his wife Teresa, daughter Elisa and son Mattia and he was a proud…

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Where are they now – Andrew Groch (SPC 2008-13)

The College recently reconnected with Andrew Groch (SPC 2008-13), who will be recognised as our Young Achiever of the Year later this year in honour of his incredible work as one of Australia’s best young musical conductors and arts administrators. Despite being just 25 years old, Andrew has already conducted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and…

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Where are they now – Matt Shortal (SPC 1995-2000)

The College recently reconnected with Matt Shortal (SPC 1995-2000) who enjoyed a high-flying sales role which took him across the globe and is now loving and enjoying life with his young family and a passion project with a fellow Old Boy in the form of a brewery business. Watch this space! Where has life taken…

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Old Collegian’s “The Forgotten City” prepares for worldwide launch

The saying goes that “all roads lead to Rome”. Former St Patrick’s College student Nick Pearce (SPC 1994-99) is hoping that idiom holds true as he prepares a worldwide launch of a new video game next month, which is set in ancient Rome. Nick runs a video game studio in Melbourne called Modern Storyteller which…

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