ANZAC DAY 2018 is a very significant day for all Australians as it virtually heralds the birth of Australia as a nation born on the blood of thousands of young men from the former colonies from the other side of the world to the Mother land. Many of us have family members that paid the Supreme Sacrifice that we may enjoy the freedoms of today. LEST WE FORGET.
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THE HUNT is over as they say. Hunters Hill preschool teacher Marea Papandrea married Hunters Hill local Warwick Hunt at St Charles Borromeo Church Ryde on Saturday afternoon.
After the service Michael Parsons took on the role of Master of Ceremonies at the Hunters Hill Club for the happy couple, pictured.
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HAYMAN TWINS David and Michael head This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating today and partying with a birthday dinner bash Saturday night at Castlecrag’s Casa Mia restaurant with family and friends. Cheers boys!
Peter O’Sullivan also celebrates today as does Sofija Joan Lasaitis turning four daughter of Alysha and Andrew Lasaitis and grand daughter of JB namesake cousin John Lovett and Karen.
Ryde Rotary family’s Janelle Dodd better half of John Dodd celebrates tomorrow same day as their daughter Kathryn Dodd but quite a few years later.
Sofia Johanssen turns a lucky thirteen on Friday daughter of Michelle and Andreas Johanssen same day as Jennifer Noble and Dr Vute Sirivivatnanon were wed 39 years ago.
Brad Chan formerly of Eastwood Shopping Centre fame before sale to Yuhu Group celebrates Saturday same day as Caleb Jack Walker turns thirteen the son of Matt and Julie Walker formerly of Walkers Meats at Cox’s Road North Ryde.
Ian Thomas Tetlow McKee of West Ryde and ex Sydney Tech High schoolboy of days of yore ticks up more years than par on his golf card celebrating with long suffering better half Ilma on Saturday same day as Margaret Newman Lovett better half of JB cousin Chris Lovett while Jeff Ayling turns 48 and Leigh File celebrates.
Dr Sean Parsonage of SPA Dental Smith Street Ryde celebrates with better half Dr Amanda, children and SPA dental team this week with his birthday on Sunday same day as Dee Brown better half of Ryde Rotary president John Brown and Ian Henderson’s better half Ruth Henderson.
Pamela Suttor principal of L Rundle and Co solicitors of the city and resident of Gladesville faces a small bushfire on her birthday cake Sunday and we wish her well.
Bjorn Hojte of Copenhagen Denmark celebrates Monday with his Mor Kirsten “Pi”, Far Knud, brother Per and sister Karen and JB hopes to catch up with them all in June in the old seafaring town after an all too long absence.
Beth Josey born in North Ryde celebrates 34 years Monday while John and Elaine Griffiths of Putney celebrate 57 years of wedded bliss.
Peter Sullivan of LCD & Co financial solutions and past president of Eastwood Chamber of Commerce leads the march on May Day Tuesday celebrating another happy birthday same day as Bill Payne celebrates 34 years in Ryde Rotary with his child bride Val and Graham Metcalfe pegs up 74 golden years.
Madeleine Bond turns 36 next Wednesday and her father former racing car driver Colin Bond who was a guest at last Tuesday’s 60th birthday celebration dinner of Hunters Hill Rotary Club at the Hunters Hill Club will be guest speaker at the club’s next meeting.
Max Hill formerly of Ryde turns 85 next Wednesday same day as Matilda Smith celebrates with her mum and dad Anna and Rev Mark Smith at St Paul’s Lithgow
with her siblings twins Adelaide and Declan, Josephine and Audrey Honor.
And Bob and Celia Johnston of Putney celebrate 65 years wedded bliss. Happy daze all.
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BUMPER STICKER: Choose your children carefully because they choose your nursing home.
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JOHN F BOOTH