Home' Maristian Magazine : Volume 22 No 3 December 2016 Contents Congratulations to Old Boy
Jason Deas (2001) who married
Brigitta van Reesch at Holy
Family Church in Gowrie, ACT
on Friday 28 October 2016.
The following members of the Marist
community were involved in the wedding
(pictured from left to right):
Daniel Ryan, best man (Year 10, 1999)
Daniel married in 2010 and has two children
who were involved in Jason and Brigitta's
wedding as flower girl and pageboy. Daniel
is currently working in the IT sector in
government in Canberra.
David O'Keefe, cousin of groom (2016)
David plans to go to the University of Canberra
in 2017 to study a double degree in Graphic
Design and Marketing. During his time at Marist,
David received awards for Graphic Design in
both 2015 and 2016. He enjoyed playing both
cricket and soccer for the College and continues
to play cricket with many of his Marist
Jason Deas, groom (2001)
Jason studied retail at school and is making
good use of this working at Harvey Norman in
Fyshwick in the floor covering area. He is also
studying part-time to become a teacher.
Fr Trenton van Reesch, Celebrant
and brother of the bride (2007)
Since his return from Rome this year,
Fr Trenton has become assistant Parish Priest
at Temora in NSW. He regularly returns to
visit his family in Canberra and was very
proud to officiate at the wedding of his
only sister, Brigitta.
Murray Deas, brother of the
groom (Year 10, 2002)
Murray gained an apprenticeship after
finishing school and became a heavy plant
mechanic. Murray is currently working for
BHP as a FIFO worker in Newman, Western
Australia. Based in Cronulla, NSW, Murray is
a very keen golfer following in the footsteps
of his grandmother, Mary Dodds.
Graham Dodds (1978), uncle
to Jason, Murray and David,
After finishing school, Graham worked in
the public service before moving to the
Gold Coast to pursue his passion for fishing.
He has worked in the hospitality industry
for many years and is now in security
at Treasury Casino in Brisbane. Graham
continues to fish whenever possible
and is also a passionate golfer.
Our best wishes to Jason and Brigitta for their
The Marist Brothers High School Darlinghurst Old Boys'
Union (OBU) celebrated another milestone in reunions
this year with members from all Classes, from 1947
through to 1968, represented except for only two years.
An amazing feat; an amazing group of men. Camaraderie
and laughter is ever present, while on a more serious side,
the OBU continues to support Marist initiatives, specifically
for disadvantaged children, which now has a lot of
support from the youngest generation, Gen3M.
Members of Marist Brothers High School Darlinghurst
Old Boys' Union would like to take this opportunity to wish
the boys leaving school, embarking on university and
careers, the very best for the future. You are each members
of the new generation, Gen3M, and in your hands lies the
ability to redefine the future for mankind, while you will
be, for a time, the new caretakers of Planet Earth.
May your journey along the path of life bring you each
abundant rewards and happiness. Your backpack of
responsibility may get heavy at times but courage shall
lighten your burden.
Always remember: richness is measured on a daily
basis, by your level of happiness. It's augmented
As we, who grow older, gradually relinquish our ability
to see further change in our lifetimes, we will watch with
pride, as you each carry the legacy of the Blue and Blue
and the accompanying virtues imbued with such an
honour. Good luck!
We would also like to take the opportunity to wish Mr
Richard Sidorko and all the Marist College Canberra team
and younger students a blessed and Merry Christmas and
may 2017 bring an abundance of well-deserved success.
Bill Halcro (Secretary-Treasurer), Tony Smith
(Director), Philip Hogan (Director), Bernard York
(Director), Tony Morrissey (Vice President), and
Kym Derriman (President)
Old Boys' Union
The Maristian December 2016
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