JB’s World: West Ryde will come alive on Saturday

WEST RYDE will come alive this Saturday when the 25th annual West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair will be celebrated in the streets and West Ryde Plaza from 9am while up the line in Eastwood the Harmony Cup Soccer Tournament will kick off at 8.30am with eight teams on Eastwood Oval and presentation at 1pm. All welcome.

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VIC TAGG, former mayor of Ryde and president of Eastwood Chamber of Commerce writes an interesting Letter to the Editor this week regarding Ryde Ex-Services Club. It’s on page four of TWT’s March 21st, 2018 issue or else, you can CLICK HERE to see it online.

DENIS PERCY former police chief at Ryde and later with UN Police peace keeping force in Cyprus will be farewelled tomorrow (Thursday, 22nd March) at St Mary’s Catholic Church Miller Street North Sydney commencing at 1pm with full Police honours.

A wake will follow at the Crows Nest Hotel for a proper send off for the Big Fella who was larger than life and at just 73 will be sadly missed by all especially his wife Alexandra and twins Natalie and Grant.

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ROSE ROCA better half of Ross Rocca Snr of Midway Shopping Centre fame heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating on Sunday with hubby Ross Senior, Son Ross Junior and family members.

Carolyn Russell better half of Kim Russell and daughter-in-law of Ross McDonald “Rusty” Russell OAM of North Ryde, celebrates today same day as Wendy Hayman Guest the first year without her beloved mother Kathleen Hayman of Eastwood but with hubby John and her siblings Gregory, Michael, Pamela and the terrible twins David and Michael!

Former Ryde Labor Councillor and school teacher John Lazzarini faces 64 candles on his birthday cake tomorrow while Stephanie Chalmers of OLQP fame shares with radio broadcaster Andrew Moore on Friday.

JB Goddaughter Rosalina Mary Landayan Menton celebrates Saturday at home in Bankstown while on holiday leave from her position as an English teacher in Shanghai China partying with parents Peter and Eleanor and friends same day as former TWT graphic artist David Clark and Pat Richards OAM.

Former Ryde Labor Councillor Nicole Campbell also celebrates Saturday same day as Brian McCallum hubby of Jackie Jackie Nuttall McCallum and son-in-law of June and Cec D’Arcy of Ermington.

JB’s cousin Kathy Norris Morton of Lake Albert near Wagga Wagga celebrates Sunday same day as Rose Rocca while Monday it’s the turn of JB Goddaughter Lesley Margaret Beaton Allen celebrating in Queensland and Jane Margaret Lovett daughter of Margaret and JB cousin Chris Lovett.

Marjorie and Walter Gaffney celebrate 63 years wedded bliss Monday while a happy Tigers fan Harue Bendall mum of former Balmain Tiger great Denis Bendall celebrates 89 golden years and JB cousin Pam Eakin Michie celebrates in Cootamundra.

Lillian Williamson will have to be Birthday Honours girl next week as she will be celebrating her centenary next Wednesday with greetings from The Queen and all thanks to our good friend Gerard.

Also celebrating a Big 0 next Wednesday is our Junie D’Arcy former TWT office manager and better half of Cec D’Arcy formerly of Grace Bros fame at Top Ryde in the good old days who will be joined by daughter Jackie Nuttall McCallum and hubby Brian. Terry Kerim will face 62 candles on his cake. Happy daze all.

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Keep Smiling!

-JOHN F BOOTH