20 December 1931 - 6 December 2018
Dr Geoffrey Chiam graduated from Melbourne University in 1958, and was listed as one of the top 20 medical graduates in Victoria at the time.
Geoffrey studied and worked in Melbourne for more than 17 years. He completed his internship at Prince Henry's Hospital in Melbourne and studied surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital - he was mentored by "Weary" Dunlop and Sir E. S. R. Hughes.
It was at this time that he met and married his wife Margaret Loughlin, before being appointed to the Surgical Unit at Singapore General Hospital in the 1960s where he established his own private surgical rooms on Orchard Road, Singapore.
Geoffrey was former President for three years at the Australian Alumni, Singapore and former president at the International College of Surgeons, Singapore.
Geoffrey was a highly respected surgeon. He died at his home in Singapore after many years suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
Geoff is survived by his loving wife Margaret and their five children; Jenny, Catherine, Mary-Ann, Rebekkah and Quee-Li, sons-in-law Louis and Kenneth and six grand children.
"A gentle-man", a "healer", and a man of dignity and honour.