Geoff Grace commenced at the Junior School in 1936 and left the College in 1946.
Geoff Grace commenced at the Junior School in 1936 and left the College in 1946. He was a member of the 1st XVIII which won the State premiership against Launceston Grammar. After leaving school Geoff joined the Australian Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1953 he joined the British Colonial Service and worked for nine years in Uganda – a dangerous posting as the country moved towards independence. In Uganda he met his wife Joan Townley, a English lady who was working in Uganda at a Catholic Mission Church. In 1962, he, Joan and sons Bill and Steven, returned to Australia where he worked with ASIO. He spent 13 years in Port Moresby before a stint in South America (Chile and Argentina). In 1983 he retired from ASIO to establish a macadamia plantation near Ballina. He joined his son Bill on a mixed farm near Ballina and remained there until his passing on November 18 2016. Geoff is survived by his wife of 60 years Joan, Bill and Steven and four grandchildren.
(Thanks to John Laughlin for obituary details)