Jeff Cheverton, a former director of both Foresters Community Finance and Social Investment Australia, passed away on Thursday, 2 March 2017.
Jeff served as a director from May 2014. He resigned as a director in August 2016 as result of his move to Melbourne to work with the North Western Melbourne PHN. He maintained an interest in our activities.
Jeff had a long, successful and influential career in health and human services. He was a strong advocate for social justice and inclusiveness and his colleagues at Foresters remember his commitment to those philosophies.
On hearing of his death our Board and Management shared some initial thoughts as the realisation set in. The general view was that, ‘…we have lost one of the good ones.’
Reading some of the other condolences and praises of Jeff’s works we are reminded not only of the services he performed, but of his humanity. We also respected Jeff’s professionalism and preparedness to support when times got tough. But most of all, we will miss his great charm and his infectious laugh.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and partner Rod at this sad time.
A memorial Service will be held on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Orleigh Park, Orleigh Street in West End, Brisbane from 3pm.
Paul Keehan – Chair
Rhyll Gardner – Managing Director