MEMORIAL SERVICE – NOEL JEFFREY
As recently advised Noel Jeffrey passed away on 13 July in the U.S.A. Noel Jeffrey not only represented Malvern, Victoria and Australia as a player, but was also a very important figure in fund raising in Victorian lacrosse during the 1960s and was liaison officer to the Australian men’s team over many visits to the U.S.A.
Noel was awarded a fellowship by the Australian Lacrosse Council as it was then named in 2004 for his service to lacrosse over many years.
We have been asked to notify all members that a memorial service and spreading of his ashes will take place at:
MALVERN LACROSSE GROUND at 2PM on SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2016
Noel Jeffrey was not only a very good player, representing Australia in the first touring team in 1962, but also as an administrator, where if you read the history of men’s lacrosse you can see how much he did to raise the profile of lacrosse in Australia and importantly raise funds for Australian teams.
Noel moved to the U.S. many years ago, and resided on Rock Island, off the coast of Oregon. He moved back to Portland some time ago as he and his wife felt that they needed better medical support than could be offered on the island, where he contracted pneumonia, and passed away on 13 July 2016.
Vale Noel, thanks for a fabulous contribution to Australian lacrosse, and your ongoing support of the game in Australia, he remained a member of the Past Players Association, and more recently joined the Lambton Mount Lacrosse Club, and emailed how impressed he was with the history of men’s lacrosse in Australia, and the fact that we correctly spelled his wife’s name!
Noel started and finished with Malvern in Victoria, and l understand from Graeme Reddaway that Noel’s wish is to have some of his ashes scattered across the Malvern Lacrosse Ground. Not sure if that is legal, but l suggest they ask forgiveness, not permission! Noel was 93 when he passed away.
While Noel and his wife lived in the U.S. from the1970s, Noel continued to contribute to Australian lacrosse through his role as liaison officer for Australian men’s touring teams for many years.
Noel was awarded a fellowship from the Australian Lacrosse Council in 2004 for his many years of service to Australian lacrosse as a player and administrator.
VALE BOB STARFORD
We would also like to advise that Bob Starford, formerly from Footscray and prior to that M.C. C. passed away several weeks ago. Bob was one of the founding members of the Footscray Lacrosse Club and attended the 50 year anniversary of the club in 2001. A belated vale Bob.