Jim loved a drop of quality wine and was a keen member of our Wine Appreciation Group. A favourite expression of his was “Let’s lower the level of a bottle or two of red wine”. He always had a few members to help with this pleasant task.
Jim's interest in a range of activities manifested itself through his involvement with the Benalla Hospital Flora Stall at the monthly Benalla Market. He was an original member of the U3A Astronomy Group; he was involved with the Sustainability Group; for a while ran the Film Appreciation Group. Jim had an extensive collection of video tapes of classic film of by-gone days and, of course, modern CDs. Again, his amazing capacity to recall facts was revealed when discussing films from yesteryear. He was involved with the Friends of the Benalla Library and contributed to the establishment of our new Library at the old Civic Centre.
People’s lives were enhanced and intellectually elevated by having the pleasure of Jim for company in any group of which he was a member.
Vale Jim Casey - a very special person.