JB’s World

JIM McCLYMONT President of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating 75 golden years this Sunday just three days after chairing the club’s successful annual general meeting despite the hardships  and difficulties created by the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tom Kerr of former Tom Kerr Auto Centre fame celebrates today with better half Anne and family same day as Rob Mitchell of Ryde Rotary fame and JB old mate Don Turner formerly of North Road Ryde and Ryde Scouts fame now residing on the South Coast.

Timothy Michael Gilkes JB’s only nephew and son of sister Patricia Pat Booth Gilkes and Bill Gilkes and brother of Georgina Michelle Maxted of Beecroft celebrates a decade plus one today while Barry Cole of Eastwood will celebrate 83 golden years with his beloved Marlene at Club Eastwood with shouts all round.

Christopher Messmann Nielsen will celebrate 27 today in Denmark with his Mor Birgitte and uncle Henrik and friends.

JB namesake and cousin John Peter Lovett scores three score and ten tomorrow with better half Anita and family same day as former Epping MP and Attorney General Greg Smith celebrates same day as Kathleen Synott celebrates her birthday and wedding anniversary to Robert Churi while Harry and Patricia Bell celebrate 65 years wedded bliss tomorrow.

Meanwhile tomorrow up north in Austria Nonna Ulrike Eichmeyer Booth will be celebrating with her youngest grandson Mathias Eichmeyer Trujillo with five candles on his birthday cake shared with his sister Martina and parents Magdalena and Sergio.

And back closer to home at Torch Publishing the lovely Raquel Palmer will enjoy all our best wishes for a well earned happy day. Have a good one Raquel.

And talking about the Torch newspaper which was established in 1920 by the brother of Charles Engisch who founded The Weekly Times on September 1 1921 our good friend Kim Kohen the Torch Group pre press and systems manager faces 62 candles on his birthday cake Saturday with his better half Jenny, daughter Emma and son Matthew.

Cheryl Kerr better half of Scott and daughter in-in-law of Tom and Anne Kerr celebrates Friday.

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ISAAC MIKHAIL turns four on Saturday son of Dany and Sandra Mikhail and beloved grandson of Amal of Amal’s West Ryde Discount Chemist.

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Kerry Kladal of Ryde and better half of Ryde Eastwood touch footy stalwart Peter Kladal parties Sunday same day as Maureen Mulheron and Kerri Carr and our good friend Karl Schmidt who does a great service to the good folk of Hunters Hill every Wednesday morning.

Cristina Sharratt-Hammond is celebrating her nineteenth wedding anniversary to Mark Sunday.

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TWO FORMER noteable Councillors and Deputy Mayors celebrate their birthdays on Monday.

PETER ASTRIDGE OAM served several terms as Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Hunters Hill and continues to serve in several executive roles at Gladesville RSL Sub Branch and at Gladesville RSL Community Club. 

JUSTIN LI served on Ryde City Council representing West Ward and was Deputy Mayor and very active with Eastwood promotions and activities.

Wayne Mortimer was a popular West Ryde butcher and turns 63 on Tuesday.

Lukas Haas an Ulrike Eichmeyer Booth grandson who attended Chatswood High School for six months to improve his English language when twelve and graduated better in English than German back in Austria celebrates his 26th birthday in Vienna on Tuesday.

Jasta Kim of Epping celebrates next Wednesday  with hubby Damian Kim.

Happy daze all.



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