Peter McDonald (SPC 1962-64 and former staff member)

February 17, 2021

Peter McDonald during his time on staff at SPC.

The College extends its deepest condolences to the family of Peter McDonald (SPC 1962-64 and former staff member) passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Cath and cherished father of David, James, Ruth (dec) and Beth and a “funny Pa” to nine much-loved grandchildren. He was remembered as a “most loving and loved man”. Peter was a boarder at SPC from Streatham, in the western district.

Peter McDonald during his student days at SPC.

He was an active member of the SPC community as both a student and staff member. He was named a prefect and was part of the executive of the Holy Name Society and Our Lady’s Sodality, and a member of the Altar Society. He was part of the first XVIII between 1963-64, combined BPS First XVIII in 1963 and part of the First XI (1962-64). He won the Br O’Malley Football Trophy as the best and fairest in 1964 and was described in the 1964 College Annual as a “consistently outstanding ruckman and unselfish team man”, despite injury robbing him of half of his last season.

He returned to SPC in the late 80s as a careers teacher and also helped in pastoral care and as a teaching assistant over the space of 18 years as a valued and well-respected staff member at SPC.