Actualités — March 24, 2014

1965 JCI President John Louis Rundle Passes Away

It is with great sadness that JCI announces the death of Past President Rundle on November 22, 2013.

A member and Senator of JCI Australia, 1965 JCI President Rundle died at his home in Adelaide at age 83. JCI peers and friends remember him for his loving personality, work ethic and strong dedication to the JCI Mission and Values. 


Born on January 11, 1930 and educated at Rostrevor College, he was both career-oriented and family-oriented. He studied medicine at first, but then took over his family hotel broking business, after the sudden death of his father. In 1953, he married his wife Libby and they had two children, Suzy and Philip. 


Past President Rundle’s leadership career in JCI began with his election to the position of JCI Adelaide Local President, State President and then JCI Australia National President. He then became an International Vice President before becoming JCI President in 1965. He had a great drive for business development and was passionate about moving the organization forward with an emphasis on community involvement. Following his dedicated leadership and legacy he left to JCI, he was awarded an Order of Australia in 1981. This award is an order of chivalry, established in 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. Past President Rundle received this honor for his business success and service to his community. He is remembered by family and friends worldwide for his patience and kindness, as a top leader in many sectors, both business and civil, but most of all as a generous friend.


On behalf of JCI members worldwide, 2014 JCI President Shine Bhaskaran and JCI Secretary General Dennis Cunanan would like to extend their deepest condolences to family and friends of Past President Rundle on the news of his passing. He will be remembered with respect and admiration for his hard work and commitment to JCI. 

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