Kyabram Free Press

Farewell, Jim


Victoria’s oldest resident, Echuca’s Jim Stapleton, has died at the grand old age of 108.

Jim, pictured above, left us on August 12 at the Echuca hospital.

He was born in 1913 at Berringa near Ballarat and had lived in Echuca-moama since 1952.

Before his passing, Jim was believed to be the fifth-oldest man in Australia.

A private family funeral was held last Wednesday, and his family is planning a memorial when COVID-19 restrictio­ns allow.

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