Maurice John Eckel (SPC 1966-72)

February 17, 2021

Maurice Eckel.

We extend our sympathy to Old Collegians Brendan Eckel (SPC 1969-75) and John Eckel (SPC 1973-79) and their families on the loss of their older brother Maurice John Eckel (SPC 1966-72) on January 5, 2020.

Maurice passed away peacefully at home, aged 66, surrounded by family and loved ones. Maurice was the beloved child of the late Dr John Francis and Eileen Eckel. He was loving brother to Hugh (SPC 1965-68) (dec), Peter (dec), Anne, Brendan, Margaret, John, Teresa and Mary.

He was remembered as a “cheeky” uncle and the “mystical husband to mythological wife, Genie and their dreamlike 200 children”. Family members remembered “Maurice was never a man of earthly possessions, he was a unique individual known to many as the man that wore no shoes. His love of nature took him on many adventures, including the Daintree Rainforest. A place he felt a great connection with. There were many places Maurice wanted to go to that he didn’t get the chance to visit in this lifetime. However, we know now he is free to roam this infinite universe and explore all the places he dreamed of”.

Maurice attended SPC with his brothers and was part of the army cadets, a good sprinter and in the senior rowing team. Rest in peace.

Maurice Eckel was an active member of SPC’s cadet program.