KIDMAN, James Sydney 🎥


Peacefully at Camperdown.

Loving husband of Joan (dec).

Much loved father of Diane, Vickie, Peter (dec), Lynne, Anne and Julie. Respected father-in-law of their partners and much adored Pa to his grand children and great grand children.

A life well lived by a true gentleman.

Funeral Notice

Private service

Jim was privately interred at Woorndoo Cemetery on Friday (July 31).

A recording of the service can be viewed below:

8 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. “Always whistling a happy tune”

    Gone from our lives, but never from our hearts.

    Love Vickie & David, Sharon, Kristy & Ben, Riley & Ethan

    Vickie Jenkins July 30 2020 4:19 pm
  2. Pa was a bloody legend who left his mark on everyone he met. I take comfort that he’s up there now telling stories (even though he’s apparently lost his memory) whistling away and spending time with all our loved ones who we lost to soon. So whether you are there today or watching from afar let’s give him the send off he deserves as distance can’t change the fact we are all together in our hearts. Till we meet again champ big luvs xox

    Sharon Jenkins July 30 2020 9:07 pm
  3. My dearest Uncle Jim. What a special man you were. Jack and I loved our yearly catch up and lunch at the pub. You always remembered all of my children and the activities they enjoyed and always asked after each one and also Wendy and Geoff. I loved your stories and your sense of humour. My kids called you BFG from the book big friendly giant. That’s how we remember you. Love to all the family. Tracey Simic

    Tracey Simic July 31 2020 7:51 am
  4. My beautiful dad, I will always feel that warm enveloping hug you gave me when Shane died. Then again I will embrace the memories of our days growing up on the farm, the hard times and the good times. I will miss your stories especially the funny ones and your whistling and your music. You have touched so many lives and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace with your beloved Joan and Peter 💔💖

    Diane Riordon July 31 2020 8:36 am
  5. Condolences to the family. I had the privilege of catching up with Jim at “Morning melodies “ at Raffertys in Warrnambool in 2019. I was very impressed that someone of that age was getting out to musical activities. RIP

    Michael Schack July 31 2020 11:01 am
  6. My knowledgeable, caring, story telling, loving Pa. I have the most amazing memories of chatting with you that will stay with me forever. The “Norm Harris” story is probably my favourite and Marks too (even though we heard it every time we saw you ha ha). Not only have you been one of the biggest influences in my life, but also the lives of my 2 big boys Tys & Lukey who I know will share stories of Pa Jim with their little brother Patrick, who was very lucky to meet you. We will all miss you immensely and love you forever, Shell, Mark, Tys, Lukey and Patrick

    Michelle Riordon August 1 2020 9:10 pm
  7. Fond memories of the speedway days and the good times spent with Jim, Joan and Family.
    A true Gentleman.

    Terry Riordon

    Terry Riordon August 2 2020 5:37 pm
  8. Farewell Jim a pleasure to have known you and your smiling face and wonderful music
    where you gave so much joy to many. we thankyou.
    My late husband Bill Rounds knew you through speedway days
    so special we could view the service for family and friends thankyou Julie well done.
    I nursed Joan and Jim was so attentive with visits and chats to all in Merindah lodge,
    then he brought his music along the button accordion, what a thrill for all patients and staff and visitors
    God Bless you Brenda Parfett (Rounds) Brucknell.

    Brenda and Roy Parfett August 9 2020 10:59 pm

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