Geoff’s daughter, Rebecca, has advised the Vets of the passing of her father last Saturday (10/4/21). Geoff’s wife predeceased him by 15 years.
Geoff was 84. He’d had a leg amputated and was in a nursing home but was very happy there, and kept himself very busy writing memoirs, working on the family tree and enjoying himself.
He had 4 children and 9 grandchildren all of whom (and old friends) visited regularly so he was well looked after. He relived his days at OTC and regaled all of us with stories!
Vale Geoffery Ainsworth Ivers, 12/10/36-10/4/21
Geoffrey was a talented engineer and much-loved father and grandfather. Born in Cootamundra, he attended Canterbury Boys High and studied engineering at The University of Technology (later UNSW), starting in 1954. He started at OTC in 1968, and remained there until he retired in 1994. Geoff spoke very fondly of his time at OTC, his many work trips overseas including a two year stint in London in 1976-77. Geoff’s wife Gaynor died in 2005 but they had many happy years together and travelled extensively. Geoff remained living in the family house until 2019 when he moved to aged care. He was much loved by his hour children Rowena, Rebecca, Roberta and Cameron, their partners and his 9 grandchildren.
The funeral will be livestreamed on Tuesday April 20 at 2pm with a wake from 3pm at Kareela Golf Club. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Laura, daughter of Duyet (pronounced Dwight), Laura, & his widow, Robyn has contacted Dave Wicks to advise that Duyet passed peacefully on the 3rd April from a long term illness with family around him. He displayed strength and spirit to the end.
Monday 12th April, 2021 at 2:15pm,
Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 199 Delhi Road North Ryde.
A very sad message as received from Gay O’Connor, MOC’s wife.
Moc died last night. In my arms. I can’t really believe it but he has struggled so much for the past few weeks that my grief is tempered by the knowledge that his struggles are at an end and he is finally at peace. He has fought this friggin disease for 15 years and last night it won
I can’t speak highly enough of the palliative care people at Manly Waters. They have been wonderful
My poor Mocca. 😞. But suffering no more Gay x
Nick O’Connor, MOC’s son, has advised that the funeral service for MOC will be held at:
11am Wednesday 14th April
St Mary’s Catholic Church
Manly Freshwater Parish
6 Raglan Street, Many NSW 2095
Best parking will be in the nearby metered carparks.
After the service, the family has invited attendees to Canapes at the Novotel Manly Pacific on nearby North Steyne.
Nick and the family are hoping that many of the MOC’s friends and colleagues can make it to join with them in the celebration of his life and to bid him a fond farewell. I have no doubt that there will be many stories told and we will learn many things about MOC that we did not know previously.
Bruce Boler has relayed the sad news of John’s passing which he received from one of John’s sons, Skander.
David Waterhouse has relayed the sad news of John’s passing which he received from John’s wife, Bini.
Bruce reminds me that:-
John was one of the guiding lights in the success of OTC International and was present pretty much from the beginning of OTCI.
This is to inform you that Ian William Ruthven (“John”) Malcolm, of Woollahra, NSW, Australia, died on 28th February 2021 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Bini, and three sons – Robert, David, and Skander.
It is with sadness that Allan McPherson reports the passing of Tony Richardson who passed away last Friday at his home in Tuncurry after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just 1 month ago.
Tony began his career at OTC in the Accounts Branch which was interrupted by National Service where he served in Malaysia in the peace keeping force. He returned to Accounts and forged a career in many various positions before advancing to the Engineering Branch as the Accounts Administrator.
Upon leaving OTC he went into business with his brother doing kitchen renovations and had a stint running a small golf club at Milperra.
Tony loved sport. Tony, Allan and many other OTC staff played in the OTC cricket team on Saturday mornings at Moore Park. They were lucky enough to win a premiership and took delight in beating OTC Melbourne at the yearly Wagga weekends. He also loved his golf and was a staunch Canterbury Bulldogs supporter. Allan, Mick Wilden, Bob Dean, Keith Suzuki, Peter McInnes, Keith McCredden still get together every year for a fishing trip which they have been attending since their OTC days, some 40 odd years.
Tony is survived by wife Colleen, daughters Cindy, Jody and Kelly and their families.
St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tuncurry
2pm Thursday 22nd October 2020
Allan believes it will be live streamed due to COVID restrictions.