The Monthly E-Newsletter of the

Old Virgilians Association

Vol. 2 Ed. 4

April 2019

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The Growth of Willie Smith

At the Australian Tourism Awards function conducted at the Basin in Launceston, Willie Smith Apple Shed gained a Bronze Medal in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category.
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Letting off Steam!

The increasingly popular Steamfest at Sheffield was held March 9 to 11. 
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All Heart!

What great story in the Hobart Mercury on former student Ben Olbrich (SVC 1948-50).  
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Justin Sires - Expanding Horizons

Justin Sires (SVC 1988-93) and wife Amanda are the proud parents of a son, Jett Harvey, who was born on  February 21 at St Thomas’ Hospital London.
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A Double Celebration!

Congratulations to Jack Riewoldt  (SVC 2000-04) on two counts. 
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A New Restaurant Venture

Restaurateur Marco Caporelli (SVC 1989-92) has launched a new venture - Cibo e Vino.
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The High Profile Wiss Brothers!

The Wiss brothers, David (SVC 1976-80) and Michael (SVC 1980-84) have both featured in the media recently. 
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Promoting the Cause of Seaman Teddy Sheean

Military historians Dr Tom Lewis  OAM (SVC 1973-76) and Pierre Slicer OAM  (SVC 1955-60)
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Hobart's Citizen of the Year

On Australia Day earlier on in the year, Adrian Howard OAM (SVC 1964-70) was awarded  “Citizen of the Year’  for the City Of Hobart.
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Jan Chaperon Ralph (1932-2019) (SVC 1944-49)

Jan and his much loved wife, Victoria Eleanor (Vickie),  passed away tragically in early February 2019.
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Barry William McKillop (SVC 1944-48)

Barry William McKillop (SVC 1944-48)      1/7/1931–25/6/2018  
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Recently Deceased Old Virgilians and Friends of SVC

Your prayers are requested for the following recently deceased Old Virgilians and friends of St Virgil's and for their family and friends.

BYRNE, Frederick Michael. 12.4.1946 – 27.2.2019 (SVC 1957-64)
Passed away peace- fully surrounded by loved ones. Mike, an ex-Naval Viet Nam Veteran was a noble and selfless man, dearly loved for his generosity, his humour and humility. Greatly missed by Janet and daughters.

KAY, Damian John 1965-2019 (SVC 1975-81).
Passed peacefully after a long illness. Youngest son of Reginald (dec) and Margaret. Brother of Rosemary, David (dec) and Simon (SVC 1972-80). Father of Sia, Joshua and Hunter. Lovingly remembered by all his family.

ROSS, Neville James.
Passed peacefully into his eternal home on Friday, March 15, 2019, aged 92. Devoted and loving husband of Clara for 64 years. Father of Susanne, Warren (SVC 1966-74), Margaret, Catherine, Patricia, Gerard and Angela.

The Old Virgilians Association

President: Michael Harvey
Secretary: Declan Waddington
Treasurer: Michael Sylvester
College Archivists and E-News Researchers: Graeme Rainbow and Bruce Woods

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7001, Tasmania
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