Mrs Flora Read (87 years) passed away peacefully 2 October 2022. Mother of Old Collegian Peter Read (1981) and past Teacher Terry Read (1998-2000), grandmother of Maxwell Read (Year 7). Rest in Peace.

The Markham and Maksymczuk Family are saddened to share the news with the St Joseph's College community that Joseph Henryk Markham (Maksymczuk) (SJOC 1963) passed away on 14 September, 2021 at Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew, Victoria aged 75 years old.

Joe was born on 7 September, 1946 in Eckenforde, Germany to Polish-Belarussian parents and at the age of three, they migrated to settle in Geelong, Australia including his parents and brother.

Joe fondly recalled his experiences through his education at St Joey's including memories on the football field in the First XVIII, meeting his best friend Kevin O'Dowd (dec. 2020) and of the kindness of the College Brothers upon him, his brother Czeslaw and his Mother Marie, upon the sudden passing of his father during his College education.

Joe graduated from St Joseph's College in 1963 Leaving Class to complete a Degree in Banking and Finance at Monash University followed by a successful and fulfilling career at CBC Bank and National Australia Bank before establishing his imports and distribution business and later a chain of retail stores.

Joe was a warm, gregarious, kind and generous soul who had a talent for recognising and capturing opportunities in business, while in his past time he enjoyed music, the arts, travel, reading, sports, cars and embraced life to its fullest potential.

Joe was a loving Husband to Janet, Father to Jennifer and Katherine, Son to Wlodzimierz and Marie (both dec.), Brother to Czeslaw, Grandfather to Archie and Friend to many. Joe is dearly missed, and he rests at Kangaroo Ground Cemetery among friends.

“Our hearts go out to you all as we pray “That God will welcome these faithfully departed into His loving arms. And that precious memories will be of comfort to those left behind, knowing that their love will live on in their hearts forever.”