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Trinity News : April 2011
TRINITY NEWS 43 80 80 00 80 1980s Nick Dimas (’82) is married to Stephanie and they have three lovely children, Samantha 19, Billy 18 and Julian 12. Introduced Subway to the Australian market and have developed it for the past 18 years. Was a director of the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Club from 2006-2008. Mentoring business people in Europe and also consulting to individuals or organisations that require assistance in franchising. Richard Vince (’84) has been working in the IT industry since leaving school has held various positions over the years. Gustav Lamsvelt (’46) died on 11th October 2010. He was 81 years old. He attended Trinity 1942-1946 having been evacuated from Singapore during World War 2. He was a Prefect in 1946 and a member of Archer House. A good athlete, Gus represented the School in swimming 1942-1946 and was a member of the 1st XV 1945-1946. He completed the Leaving Certificate in 1946 and in 1947 the family returned to the Netherlands and Gus entered the Royal Dutch Naval College and subsequently rose to command a frigate. On retirement from the navy in 1980 Gus went into the marine brokerage business and frequently competed in regattas and ocean sailing races. John Richard Rees (’55) was born in Earlwood and commenced at Trinity in 1948. He was School Prefect, a member of the 1st XI Cricket team and a Sgt Major in the Cadet Corps. After completing his Leaving Certificate in 1954, he started work in the motor industry before opening his own business, and later becoming a successful distributor for Wynn’s Automotive Products. Due to ill-health, he moved to Queensland where the warmer climate was more favourable to his condition and while there purchase a property at Nerang, called ‘Coolibah Downs.’ In time his health deteriorated to the point where he needed a double lung transplant, which was performed at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. John was forever grateful to his transplant donor and his support team. This gave him a bonus of almost 18 years of life and he tirelessly supported the Donor Programme and offered free accommodation to transplant patients to aid their recovery. He was a great visionary and worked tirelessly developing “Coolibah Downs,” primarily as a wedding venue, and building a magnificent non- denominational chapel. After a long battle, John passed away in November, 2010. He is survived by his wife Jill, children Paul and Kathy, and sister, Suzanne. He will be sorely missed by his close friends from his Trinity school days. | Dennis Mack (’54) To update your information and your details: email: email@example.com; or visit: www.trinity.nsw.edu.au/oldboys TRINITY NEWS 43 OBITUARIES After working as the Network Operations Manager for Photo Corporation of Australia for over five years in late 2010, moved on to become the Australian IT Manager for Couriers Australia P/L, in the franchise support office for Fastway Couriers in the City. Dean Oakey (’88) after nearly forty years of being on Parramatta Road Homebush, I have just finished moving the business to bigger, access friendlier premises in Prospect Road. Needless to say the ANDRA Drag Racing has been on hold asIknewitwouldbeajobandahalf to move, but, all settled now and time to get back out there. Only drawback is we don’t have another meet till June! Apart from the move, my wife and I had our daughter’s first birthday to plan and celebrate which turned out to be a great day. 2000s David G. Hughes (’00) graduated on the 17th December 2010 as Doctor of Veterinary Science at Sydney University, finishing in the top 5% of the year. MENTESM ULT AECONSILIUMUNUMTGSOTU news of the Methodist Circuit in Eastwood and where things were going. For me as a Presbyterian at the time it was a chance to see what others were thinking about. His concern and interest in people was outstanding. Following his funeral Beth and I had a note from Daphne to tell us about his Service of Thanksgiving. In true Norm style he wanted no Eulogy to celebrate his achievements, but only to give thanks to his Creator God for the many blessings that had been given to him during his life. I am sure those of us who celebrate the name of Trinity will see how this fits in with our School Motto, “Detur Gloria Soli Deo”. Let Glory be given to God alone . Well done, Norm – a true follower of the gentleman of Galillee. Max Brand | Member of Staff 1970-1972; Master of the Preparatory School, 1999-2008