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BLEAKLEY, John Donald (1930-2015)

BLEAKLEY, Reverend John Donald (1930-2015)

'Don' Bleakley as a boarder.

'Don' Bleakley as a boarder.

‘Don’ Bleakley attended Horsham High School before boarding at Geelong College from 6 February 1947 to December 1948. His address at entry was 32 Dooen Rd, Horsham.

He worked with the Anglican Church for 37 years including periods as assistant priest at St Aidan’s and St Luke’s Ekibin in Queensland before becoming the Chaplain at the former Repatriation General Hospital, ‘Greenslopes’ in Brisbane from where he retired in 1996 after its privatization. As an older student, he gained a BA from the University of Queensland in 1986 and a Master of Literature in 1990. He was living at Rochedale South when he died on 19 October 2015, aged 84 years.

Sources: Ad Astra July 1996 p16 (Image); Courier Mail (Brisbane) 23 Oct 2015. Ad Astra Dec 2015 p56 OGC 1946.
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