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JOHN FADER
15-Nov-2004
Oh Jim .....how your passing has affected me. I never recovered from the loss of "big Dave" 
and now you have thrown this unexpected challenge to me. I will never be the same Ace.
I am so sorry not to have made the races on Saturday......I guess I was not strong enough.
One day, perhaps, I will be able to watch a horse race withoutn crying.....who knows??
I miss you already mate, you were a very very special friend.......Jarrrnnnie.  
						
Jacqueline
15-Nov-2004
I'am Sophie's friend Jacqueline. Whenever I went to see Sophie I remember that my mum 
and Jim would talk for AGES about horse racing and they would share tips with each other.
One weekend I went with Sophie and some other friends to Palmaday for that whole 
weekend I called Jim Dad and Elaine Mum. I will always remember Jim as being my dad.
P.S. Sophie & Elaine Rule!
						
Edwin Lucas
15-Nov-2004
In lifes journey we occassionally, and only occassionally get to meet special people and for 
me, Jim will always be in this elite category. I was lucky to have had the chance these last 
few days to tell Aussie Jim what he meant to me. I told him of my belief that he was the 
best brother-in-law and friend I could ask for. I thanked him for being a wonderfull husband 
and father to Elaine and Sophie his two very very special ladies. Furthermore that he was 
an amazing personal mentor and that he had made me a better person. I meant all of it 
from the bottom of my heart.

A saint though Jim is not and nor would we want him to be! My favorite memories are 
distinctly naughty and these thoughts will be the most prominant when thinking of him. Jim 
was the first person to introduce me to gambling. We had many epic encounters which 
would drag into the wee small hours. Casinos or the track, queuing at the ATM for one last 
cash injection. Victory snatched from the jaws of defe. . . 

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David Cotterchio
15-Nov-2004
Jim was simply the best of the best. He will be sadly missed, but the memories with Jim are 
vivid and will last forever. Jim has had a profound impact on my life and I will always be 
thankful I had the pleasure and opportunity to get to know such an amazing person. The 
memories, lessons, and wisdom that he imparted on me will continue to steady my hand.  
Jim was a big reason I came back into broking in 1998 with Nomura and much of the reason 
that I moved to CLSA last year. Jim was a huge mentor to me and the difference he made in 
my life was immense. Jim was in a special class of his own and being around him you got 
used to knowing that not only would everything you did with him be great fun, but that 
difficult situations would always work themselves out...one way or another.  Jim knew how 
to make just about every moment an enjoyable one.  We will really, really, miss him. 
						
Ross George
15-Nov-2004
From 4 years of age to 55, it did not seem like a long time, but apart from your brother Alex, 
I was your oldest ‘mate’. What makes it so hard to take is the fact that I had not seen you 
for over 20 years and just a few  weeks ago, Steve Gleeson was telling me how successful 
you had been, and thanks to the internet ‘Schoolfriends’ website, I was going to catch up 
over Xmas or New Year. To catch up at ‘your celebration of life’ is an honour I will never 
forget.
My Dad died 5 years ago at 82, and although I was sad at his passing, I was philosophical 
at the fact that ‘you are born, you live and you die’. He had a good life, was a good father 
and husband to my Mum. But I have trouble with fact that you are now gone.
It is easy to say how you were successful at making (and losing) millions, it is easy to say 
you knew Bill Clinton, it is easy to say you were successful at building up CLSA in different 
cities throughout Asia. These are all admirable things to have achieve. . . 

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SOPHIE WALKER
15-Nov-2004
I HAD THE BEST DADDY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.  
I GOT TO CUDDLE HIM AND HOLD HIS HAND UNTIL THE VERY END.
THANK YOU FOR LOVING MY DAD BUT YOU COULD NEVER LOVE HIM AS MUCH AS I DID.
SOPHIE WALKER

						
ELAINE WALKER
15-Nov-2004
HOW DO I SAY “THANK YOU” TO SO MANY PEOPLE.

THE SHEER AMOUNT OF CARDS, WEB PAGE MESSAGES, EMAILS, TEXTS,
& FLOWERS HAS BEEN TOTALLY OVERWHELMING.  IT HAS BEEN A
HEARTWARMING EXPERIENCE.

HAVING BEEN MARRIED TO JIM FOR 22YEARS, I KNEW HOW WONDERFUL 
HE WAS, ALTHOUGH HE WASN’T PERFECT, I CAN’T SEEM TO REMEMBER WHY NOT! I DIDN’T 
REALISE HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE LOVED HIM TOO.  

MY SINCEREST THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME TO JIMMY’S RACE 
DAY AT THE GOLD COAST.  AFTER THE LAST RACE WE LEFT SOME OF
 JIM’S ASHES AT THE 200M MARK WHERE HE OFTEN SHOUTED 
“COME ON YOU BEAUTY”.   FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE THERE, I’VE INCLUDED MY “RACE 
DAY WORDS”.   

IN TIME SOPHIE AND I HOPE TO CATCH UP WITH YOU ALL.



“RACE DAY WORDS”

I DID NOT THINK MY FIRST FORAY INTO PUBLIC SPEAKING WOULD BE AT THIS OCCASION.

I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A SPEECH ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL JIM WAS BECAUSE 
EVERYBODY HERE KNOWS THAT.   BUT WHAT I DO NEED TO DO IS THANK YOU ALL FOR 
ACCEPTING MY DECISION T. . . 

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Sandro D'Amore
15-Nov-2004
Jim,
No matter how hard I tried I couln't convince you to stop playing perfect pairs. I hope you 
are not playing them up there because you will not have anything left for me to rip off you 
when I get there.
Words can not express the saddness of our loss.

Sandro, Denise,Tony and Kate D'Amore

						
Charles Scott Plummer
15-Nov-2004
A cliche, but true: the world is a lesser place without Jim.  For me it was the endless 
encouragement he gave to those younger and less worldly. Those steely eyes, a deep 
and 'bushmans' voice encouraging one to do things beyond one's ability not only at work , 
but on the golf course, in the bar and in life in general.  
Elaine and Sophie first, his friends and loved ones next....Jim seemed put others first. He is 
missed, very deeply.
All my thoughts to Elaine and Sophie. 
Charlie 
						
Steve Gleeson
14-Nov-2004
Jim, I am constantly thinking of the many, many fun filled years we had growing up in the 
South Western suburbs of Sydney. From the night when we first met at Cubs to our 
schooling and cricketing days, learning how to drink, smoke and gamble. To our days at 
University, or should I say, the race track, the pool hall or just sitting and having a beer 
somwhere. They were times I will never forget.
You had a great ability to touch people in such an unassuming way, you have always been 
such a great friend to me, Robyn, Brett and Scott, we are all going to miss you terribly.
I am very greatfull to have been able to re-new our friendship over the past 15 or 20 years. 
We have enjoyed some fun times on the golf course, at your beautiful farm or just sitting 
around somewhere having a chat about anything or everything over a beer or a gless of red
I should have known something was wrong when I started beating you at golf and you 
started drifting out to those ridiculous handicap. . . 

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