Throughout his life, Old Boy Peter Fardoulys AM (1950) remained a loyal, passionate and generous supporter of the School. Well known for his love of Churchie, Peter was one of the few Old Boys to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Old Boys’ Association. He was a long serving executive on the OBA committee right up until his recent passing. From 1971 to 1975, Peter was President of the Churchie P&F. He was also well known and highly respected as the Convenor of the Churchie Fair from 1971 to 1998 (the last one). This was always one of the School’s significant social and fundraising events. With his wife Margaret, Peter has faithfully supported countless events at the School up to and including the 2016 Awards Assembly last November, where the trophy for Best Cross-Country athlete was presented in his name. As a student at Churchie, Peter was the Open Cross Country Champion in 1949. He also participated in Track and Field, Rugby, Shooting and Debating.
As a construction industry icon, his services to the building and construction industry in this State were well acknowledged. Peter and Margaret founded Fardoulys Constructions, then known as Peter Fardoulys Constructions, in 1976. In 2001 Peter was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to the construction industry, and as a fund raiser. In the 2005 Australia Day honours list he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the building and construction sector through industry association roles in Queensland and nationally, and to the community through arts, medical, childrens and church organisations. Peter was also an active member on many community boards including Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Research Foundation, Opera Queensland and Crèche and Kindergarten Association Queensland. He was also an Honorary Life Member of the Liberal National Party.
RIP Peter! You will be greatly missed.
Peter was 86 years old (1930-2017).