30 Jun PARSONS, Jack
20 December 1924 – 20 June 2020
95 Wonderful Years
Close family and friends are invited to attend on:
Wednesday 1 July, 2.30pm
at The Chapel, Wallsend
For those who cannot be there with loved ones, please watch the service below.
In Loving Memory of Jack
Forever loved by Beryl. Loving father and father-in-law of Barry, Beverley and Andrew. Loved and adored Grandad of Jane and Michael, Amy and Nick, and Alecia. Proud Great Grandad of Madi, and Sophie. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of his family.
Jack will be remembered as a hard worker, honest and always up for a yarn.
He started work at 15 as a boilermaker at the BHP in 1939 and rode his bike to work from Wallsend. His job was to make things from old drawings out of steel, finally becoming a master boilermaker doing jobs that no-one else could do.
Jack was a friendly person that loved talking to people. He was a boilermaker, in catering, a shop keeper and finally a taxi driver. After retiring he joined the Newcastle Caravan Club and visited many places. He would visit people along the way. His favourite place was Glenbawn Dam arriving two days before Christmas and leaving only when the last camper had left. Everyone at the camp site knew Jack (dogs, campers, children and the rangers).
Jack loved designing and building. He built our little blue boat, changed the lawn mower engine to a boat engine and back again, a toboggan, our shower at the Gibbers, a one hundred foot tower at Wallsend, an air machine for Cook’s Hill, a camper for his truck, a water tank with 2 taps, and put a Sunbeam frying pan on the wall as a heater in winter.
He had so many lists of things to do or was working on. He said getting fresh air through the house kept him alive. Fresh air would come in move pass him while he was laying on his bed and go out the back with many pieces of paper throughout the house indicating air flow.
When Jack bought new clothes, he would buy six or more of the same shirts, shorts etc. as a result he always looked the same. Before the house was renovated had had ropes everywhere to air his clothes. He set up a procedure for everything he did.
Jack loved singing old songs and reciting poems especially while drinking port. You could find him sitting in the afternoon on the front veranda sipping a glass of port and talking to passer-by’s. Dad always said he was alone but never lonely.
He was a character who will always have a special place in our hearts.
We thank you for the love, care, and support you have shown over the years. Jack was a wonderful man and was a part of so many lives. We are so grateful he will be remembered with joy.
Forever in our hearts
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