Mourning the loss of Children’s Fund volunteer and Trustee-Designate Peter Kimberley

Jul 26, 2017


The Kiwanis Children’s Fund mourns the loss of Kiwanis International Trustee-designate and dedicated volunteer on behalf of The Eliminate Project, Peter Kimberley. Peter passed away during his trip home to Australia after the Kiwanis International convention in Paris. Peter’s death leaves a deep void in the lives of all who knew him and in the leadership of Kiwanis International.

Peter, who was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Waverley in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, had been elected by the Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Region in March to serve as a trustee on the Kiwanis International Board, representing the region, starting October 1, 2017. As coordinator for Asia-Pacific Region Three of The Eliminate Project, he led the region to achieve 102 percent of its fundraising goal. The region’s per-member giving average of US$495 was second highest in the world. His home club, Waverley Victoria, is a 100K Club, having pledged to raise US$100,000 on behalf of The Eliminate Project.

Peter joined Kiwanis more than 35 years ago and, over the years served as Australia District Governor and Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Chairman, among other leadership positions.

Outside of Kiwanis, Peter was chairman of the board of his local community bank and had retired from senior management positions in the finance industry. He and Sue, who is also a Kiwanian, were married 44 years and have two adult sons and two grandsons.

The Kiwanis International board will fill the vacancy left by Peter's absence in accordance with the Kiwanis International Bylaws.

Peter’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 4, at Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East Victoria.

In lieu of flowers, Sue has requested that donations be made to The Eliminate Project. Please make international and club donations here. Please select that the gift is made in memory of someone and list Peter Kimberley in the space provided. Individual donations from within Australia can be directed to the Kiwanis Australia District Charitable Foundation Account (BSB 033-344, Account Number 275041).

Please direct any questions to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund at, or to Australia District Secretary Peter Zander at We ask that you please keep Sue and the Kimberley family in your hearts.