I am shocked and saddened to hear of Jeff’s sudden and unexpected passing. In my mind he is still pictured to be young and full of life. I worked at Paddington and only had limited dealings with Jeff when he worked at Broadway.
Jeff was well liked and respected by those who knew him and worked with him.
After finishing up with Reach in early 2000s Jeff moved to Hargraves 30Kms south west of Mudgee and 40Kms due west of Kandos (as the crow flies) where he ran his own business, Graphical Constructions. I recall that he was anxiously awaiting the delivery of nbn to enhance his capabilities and business opportunities.
Please email me a Tribute that can be uploaded to the OTVA web site for us to remember Jeff and his exploits. That will also be a way for us to send condolences to Jeff’s’ family and share our experiences knowing and working with Jeff in his years with OTC and Reach.
A Funeral Service will be held for Jeff as follows:
When: 10:30am Friday 15th January 2016
Venue: Macquarie Valley Funerals
118 Market St,
Mudgee NSW 2850
The below photo was taken of Jeff and John Eades at John Daly’s farewell quite a few years ago (I am not sure of the date).
Thanks for inclusion on the list. A shock indeed!
I learnt a lot from Jeff when I was a young tech in OTC, but I also remember Jeff’s love of fishing.
I particularly remember the occasion he introduced the evening shift to some very fresh sushi.
He’d been out fishing that morning and brought in some freshly caught tuna for afternoon tea.
A very sceptical & cautious evening shift tried this raw fish, which turned out to be delicious, with no left-overs!
So sorry to hear about Jeff. I worked with Jeff on Guam and he was a lively character. I can still see him driving his big American muscle car that he got for a bargain price.
I haven’t seen him for a very long time now, but it seems he became dedicated to improving the life of others, a very worthy cause.
My condolences to his family.
Jim Hulme (Brisbane)
Wow. I would never have thought of Jeff going early. I took that photo of Jeff at John Daly’s farewell. I had been talking to him on and off over the last couple of years as he tried different ways to earn money in the middle of the farming areas out west. Yes, he hated the slow speeds on broadband he was getting and wanted NBN.
Just plain sad when we go early. I think of something and send it.
Regards, Robert Brand
Please pass on my condolences to Jeff’s family.
I worked with Jeff during the early days at Broadway in the ITMC.
I worked with Jeff in the early 1980’s whilst at Broadway ITMC. He was already across computer technology and I can remember him telling me that a computer can have a “VIRUS”. At that time I couldn’t understand how one could download a something that could create a computer failure
Hard to accept that he is no longer with us. My condolence to his family.