John Cox (1971)
As well as images John has provided us with a copy of an email to his friend Michael Lindfield (1971) which describes what he has been up to. It has been edited for privacy purposes.
“I also “ retired” from my Practice [DKM Group Chartered Accountants] in 2008, but I wasn’t really serious. Go crazy living at home.
Mary and I now live in an apartment at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, near the Dockside Precinct, my eldest James is a chartered accountant living in Mt Gravatt, has one daughter (my only grandchild to date that we know of), daughter Felicity is now working in London, she is a Town Planner (near to your heart) but doing a couple of years over there, currently working for Murton Council, near Wimbledon I believe.
Then lastly “sprog”, aka Andrew, a bit of a late surprise package, turning 20 this year and studying Arts/Business at UQ. Needless to say a penniless student who lives with us.
We try to travel a bit, unlike yourself we do it for pleasure. Heading back over to Italy, France, Ireland (to visit Mary’s relations) then London to see Felicity May/June.
It would be really great to meet up. Anytime
What also spurred the contact was a wish actually to go to the Marist Old Boys renunion this year (45 years for us). I had pulled out some old photos from school and have been threatening to go down many times without success. Might be a bit of fun to see what’s left of us. I have started trying to make contact with a couple of people.
Pass our best regards on to Philip, hope he is keeping well.
Mary has a facebook page if you are one of those techo’s, I couldn’t find your name on it however.
You might also get a connection request through Linked in, but it was directed to your old work at ADB.
John advised us he was a partner in the Chartered Accounting Firm “Davies Knox Maynards, now DKM Group. We started off in Coffs Harbour then moved to Beenleigh, Sunnybank, South Brisbane, Grafton etc etc I moved from Coffs to Beenleigh in 1989, that was a culture shock”