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  • Listen To Older Voices: John Walker - Part 3

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.


    In the final part of the story of eighty year old Jim Walker, we cover a lot of ground and in doing so learn of Jimís love for motorcycles and there are some great stories to be shared. But it wasnít all easy going for Jim, when one of his sons contracted a brain tumor, Jeanette his wife has a breakdown, which concludes with Jim losing everything including his wife who passes on, and also his home.

    Jim is a battler Ė a smart battler and he is a survivor. We learn how he bounces back through hard work and determination. There is so much to Jim and while we will only scratch the surface of this man and his story, we cannot but love what is revealed.

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    Jeanette & Jim on their wedding day





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