RIP DR JOHN WEBB

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Our club mourns the loss of a great Xaverian, Dr John Webb.

John commenced his long association with the red and black at Burke Hall in 1939 and graduated from Xavier in 1947.

The following year, he commenced Medicine at Melbourne Uni in 1948 and specialised in Rheumatology. He founded the department at St Vincent’s.

In 1983, Dr Webb joined the Xavier College Foundation and was its president from 1985 to 1990 .

He also served on the XC Council from 1990 to 1998.

A Xavier scholarship is awarded in his name annually to a Year 11 student with an interest in pursuing medicine, pharmacy or dentistry.

His wife Patricia was President of the Xavier Ladies Committee in 1982.

John was a strong supporter and long-time financial member of the OXFC. He regularly attended home games at Toorak Park.

Our sincere condolences to Patricia, and to his sons John, Tim, and Peter and son-in-law Ian and their families.

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Dr Webb will be offered in Xavier College Memorial Chapel on Friday 31st May commencing at 11:15am.

Requiescat In Pace.