James (Jim) Heery
Site Manager – Construction
AKA: Jimbo, Juggular, Dump Truck, Big Jim, Spurt. All have significant stories behind them.
I’m renowned for: Name dropping. I don’t really but due to my association with sport and other interests I have had the opportunity to meet and make some good friends who are quite renowned.
Only a local would know … that I won the Hanush’s Cordial (Babinda Company ) Best and Fairest Under 20 Foley Shield Player.
My most memorable holiday was… going to Weipa for an end of season football trip. Henry Holloway (there I go again) was the Tour Leader and Head Coach. We were all billeted out to families. It was very memorable.
Right now I wish I was… the winner of the $50 million Powerball Lotto that went off last Thursday night.
My favourite day is: Sunday. I make sure that we’ve done everything we need to do on the Saturday or during the week and just relax on Sunday. I think we should go back to the days when everything was shut on a Sunday except the corner store.
The biggest influence in my life is: Funny you should ask. I was asked to sit for a portrait by the very talented Donna Beningfield. I was asked the same question and I could not come up with an answer. I believe in influencing myself. By the way the portrait did make the Finals of the Percival Awards.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… it happened to me but was not funny to me. A few years ago, I said to my wife; “I need to remove some hairs from the top of my nose.” Jenny was waxing herself at the time and said she could get rid of them by waxing. She grabbed the Hot Pot and started applying the wax with the stick. As she did this she lent forward and the Hot Wax ran down my chest – a very hairy chest! Well I ran for the shower and Jenny laughed. I was in tears of pain and Jenny was in tears of laughter.
Someone famous I met was: Russ Hinze. He was a good friend of my father and when he visited Townsville he would join us for a family meal. Unfortunately he never bought Kristy along.
My motto is: Always remember where you came from.
Song: He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother) by The Hollies
Eat: Crumbed Lamb Cutlets
Drink: Great Northern