Bond University will officially farewell Alan Bond with a memorial service next Monday, June 15.
The ceremony will be held on the University’s Ornamental Lawns at 4pm and pay tribute to Mr Bond, whose entrepreneurial spirit was a driving force in the development of Bond University, Australia’s first private university.
Mr Bond passed away last week after complications following heart surgery.
The public campus farewell will involve speeches from those at the university who knew Mr Bond, followed by a presentation to the family on behalf of the Bond University community.
Mr Bond’s eldest son John, daughter Jody, their spouses and some other family members will be in attendance.
Guests are invited to bring a single white flower, which will be floated on the lake following the formalities.
Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford, said the university had been overwhelmed with messages of support and sympathy for Mr Bond’s family.
“I have passed on these collective thoughts and wishes to the family regularly since the news of Alan’s passing,” he said.
“With the blessing of his family, and knowing many in our community desire an opportunity to pay their respects, we have organised this campus farewell to pay tribute to Alan and his role in the development of Bond University.”
Along with Harunori Takahashi, Mr Bond is acknowledged as one of the founders of Bond University.
Those who wish to attend are requested to be onsite by 3.45pm and to RSVP via email to Lee Duveck-Smith: [email protected].