Vale Kerry John Kime

Vale Kerry John Kime

Kerry John Kime – One of the Finest
(Men of League Foundation Member No. 15,809)
01.04.1944 – 02.11.2016

Kerry, aged 72 years old, sadly passed away on the 2 November, after a long brave battle against an illness.

He and his loving wife Colleen have lived at Winmalee (Blue Mountains) for over 30 years, where Kerry was a real “jack of all trades” having been the local Butcher for 23 years, Taxi Owner for 6 years, was known and respected by everyone in the District.

He was renowned for helping out many families over the years, that were experiencing difficulties.

IMAGE: Ken Vessey, Fred Jackson, Ian Dodds, Kerry Kime

He was a close friend of the late great Laurie Nichols, Balmain Tigers Number 1 Supporter and he could tell many funny tales about Laurie and the experiences they had together.

Kerry even though living in the Blue Mountains was a regular attendee, accompanied by his dear friend Tony Lewis, at the Metro Committee Men of League Foundation excellent functions at The Juniors Club, Kensington and also attended functions held by the Chelsea Old Mates Social Group, where he was held in high regard and respected.

Kerry was the proudest and unashamed South Sydney Rabbitoh’s supporter and he was still celebrating the Club’s Grand Final win in 2014 and was planning the next premiership, which he no doubt will continue to do.

Kerry’s proudest moments, when attending the Metro Committee functions, was to meet his South Sydney idols including Bobby McCarthy, Gary and Wayne Stevens, Ray and Arthur Branighan, Bob Grant to name a few.

Tony Lewis used to tell about Kerry’s excitement on their long trip home from Kensington and his joy to have met those wonderful Rabbitoh’s players.

In recent years Kerry had a very trying time health wise but he had the respect and admiration by all who had the pleasure to know because of his courage and determination to enjoy his life and telling all he was “happy to be alive”.

IMAGE: Tony Lewis with Kerry Kime

Kerry was the adored husband of Colleen, much loved Dad and Dad-in-Law of Ann-Maree, Sue-Ellen and Mick, Matthew, Le-Anne and Bernadette, cherished Grandfather of Gary, Jake, Samantha, Nathan, Ben, Teneka, Daniel, Hayley, Talyka and Jordan and Great Grandfather of Koby; Loving Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and friend of many people.

Kerry will be missed by Colleen, his loving Family, his many friends that he made during his 72 years of achievements, fun and adventure and all of the Members of the Men of League Foundation and Chelsea Old Mates that had the pleasure of his company.

A celebration of Kerry’s life will be held on Monday 7 November 2016 commencing at 1100 at St.Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Springwood.

By Ken Vessey

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