Our ANZROC member Dick Sanders and his wife Joan visited Jack (as we know him) today – 17th March – Jack’s 105th birthday is actually 18th Sunday.
Although in a wheel chair Jack appeared remarkably well, built like a piece of barbed wire as he has always been.
Dick and Joan took him a bottle and a card and had a good chat over about half and hour. Jack said he joined the Bank in 1924, at his first branch at Corner of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets.
He clearly recalled the day their good customer Frank Beaurepaire called all excited to announce he had been selected for the Olympic Games.
Jack was thrilled to bits with their visit and said someone had called the day before but later when asked who he thought nobody had come.
For 105 Jack was brilliant and recalled some tales of when a young person living at Tarnagulla, west of Bendigo.
Dick and Joan left saying they would see him next year, to which he laughed.
Well done Jackclick here to see a photo of Jack and Dick