DR BRYAN DESCHAMP 3 JUNE 1943 – 28 FEBRUARY 2017 Bryan was born in Townsville, the son of Wallace and Winifred Deschamp, and educated by the Christian Brothers at Our Lady’s Mount, Townsville. From school, he entered the novitiate of the Carmelite Order, then at Hunters Hill, Sydney. After his first profession, he went to Whitefriars, Donvale, Victoria, where for the next five years he pursued his studies for the priesthood. His ordination, the first of a Carmelite in Queensland, was at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, in 1967. Soon after, Bryan went to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to study medieval history, and then to the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he began his doctoral studies on the writings of Blessed John Soreth. Back in Australia, he became student master at the Carmelite House of Studies at Donvale, and a lecturer at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill. Bryan took leave from the Carmelites in 1976, and after teaching briefly at the Star of the Sea Convent in Brighton, was appointed resident tutor in history and psychology at Trinity College by Dr Evan Burge. Bryan also took up a position with the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs as the Senior Assistant Director of its Community Affairs and Information Branch. At Trinity, in 1978, he was appointed to the position of Dean and Deputy Warden. He continued to serve until September 1984 when he was appointed Regional Director for the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs in South America, based in Buenos Aires. Bryan’s final words to the College are worth noting: ‘I have great hopes for the future of the College. The basis of this hope is the enthusiasm of the students and of the whole Trinity family for what the College stands for; discernment and the pursuit of excellence, modesty in its achievement and graciousness on sharing its rewards with others.’ In 1989, he joined the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) on secondment from the Commonwealth Government. He retired from UNHCR in 2006 as Deputy Director of the Division of Operational Services. In retirement, Bryan was Director of Career Planning at the University of Geneva for its MBA program. He was also a co-founder of Humanitarian and Development Network. Bryan’s final move was to Rome where he died at Ostia. His unfailing 43 OBITUARIES courtesy, patience and gracious hospitality are warmly remembered by his many friends. BY JAMES GRANT AND BARBARA BURGE