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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Mark Vincent O'Regan A M Obituary Colorado USA Gazette on April 7th 2017.
Obituary for Mark O'Regan was also in the Brisbane Courier last week .We knew Mark when he was posted to Aitape.He was an excellent Kiap & related well with the village people.
Mark O'Regan was a remarkable husband and loving father.
He came to Colorado to marry his wife, Kellie, at the age of 34.
He became an American citizen in 2008.
His formal schooling took place at Sacred Heart College, Downlands in Toowoomba, Qld. Australia
and at University of Queensland studying Arts and Law.
He attended C.U. Boulder to attain his G.R.E. in real estate.
After a year of banking in Brisbane, Mark headed to Papua New Guinea to work for 14 years, working his way up from Cadet Patrol Office in the Sepik River District to becoming Senior Magistrate, Department of Art and Law, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Once in Colorado, he received his real estate license and eventually had his own real estate business, Koala Realty.
In 1994, he was appointed to be the Honorary Consul for Australia in Denver, CO at which he served for 22 years.
In 1988, he was the Founding Director of the Australian/American Chamber of Commerce.
In 2005, he was honored by the Queen of England in receiving the Order of Australia,given to Australians who have shown exemplary service to their country.
Mark is survived by his wife, Kellie; his son, Robin; three brothers, Robin O'Regan AM of Brisbane, Australia;
Bill O'Regan of Sydney, AU; Dr. Peter O'Regan of Brisbane, AU.
He was preceded by his father, Stanley; mother, Margaret; brother, John; and nephew Martin.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:51 pm 
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Remember Mark from the March 64 Course. Quiet with a wry sense of humour. Photo taken on Moresby Harbour April 64. L to R Graham "Kipper" Mathews, Peter Harrison (rear) Andy Brodie, Mark O'Regan, Ian Smalley and Max Day. Interesting to note The Colorado Paper Obit referred to Mark as Sir Mark Vincent O'Regan.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:01 am 
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Following on from John's initial post this newspaper snip courtesy of Keiran Taylor:


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