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James Peter (Jim/Jimmy) Stynes OAM

Funeral Details

11:00 AM
Tuesday 27th March 2012 at St Pauls Anglican Cathedral, cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, VIC


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0412 363 699

Philanthropist, co-founder of the Reach Foundation, writer, youth worker, qualified teacher and, from 2008, the chairman of the Melbourne Football Club.

Born in Dublin, Ireland on 23 April 1966 Passed away in Melbourne, Australia on 20 March 2012. Aged 45 Years. 

Jim is survived by his wife Samantha and his daughter, Matisse and son, Tiernan.

Tributes

samantha hicks

April 8th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Jim you hailed from Ireland but you were one of the greatest Australians of our lifetime.An inspiration to young and old R.I.P. the great Jim Stynes.

Matthew Dracos

April 4th, 2012 at 6:41 am (edited)

God bless Jimmy Stynes.You have always been a person that people can look up to,the way you are inspirational on the field with a heart of a lion ,and the great human being you are to not only people you know but people you don't.You will be missed by lots and lots ,but remembered by even more.be proud of the life you lived and the standards and morals you lived by.I will see you in heaven one day bud until then you are in all our hearts.

jo stephens

April 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 am

lost for words...what a man! R.I.P jim, you changed the lives of so many around you so selflessly, you will be truly missed. god bless xx

Irene Cecchin

April 1st, 2012 at 12:57 pm

REMEMBER THE MAN NOT JUST AS A FOOTBALLER BUT AS A TRUE GENTLEMAN. TO HIS FAMILY BE PROUD OF HIM HE TAKE ANOTHER JOURNEY BUT WILL BESIDE YOU ALWAYS. WHAT A LECACY TO LEAVE HIS MOST BELOVED SAMANTHA CHILDRED PARENTS AND FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

dianeo

March 30th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

What a true gentleman was Jim/. Thankyou for saving our football club and for being such an inspiring man will miss you dearly but I will try and be positive as you always were vale jim

Anne Gaffney

March 29th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

What an amazing gentleman you were "Jim", you touched the hearts of so many people from all walks of life and have left us all the richer for your short time here on earth. May we forever smile when your name is mentioned ..... GOD BLESS YOU

margaret burkhard

March 28th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Yesterday in Melbourne, a very fine man was suitably honoured and farewelled... How very sad that he will not see his children mature into teenagers then adults... But, Jim will never be too far away from the children nor Sam, their Mother - they have only to look within. ..He is in their hearts. God keep you safe in His care Jim.

Simone Mason

March 28th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Jim Stynes you were an absolute legend. Full of courage strength and kindness. You will be very sadly missed by all.

Fiona Butler

March 28th, 2012 at 11:12 am

Vale to a wonderful, wonderful man. Gone to soon, you will be sadly missed, my deepest symapthy to to Sam, the children, Sharon, Jim's parents and brother's and sisters

Aileen Williams

March 27th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I want to add my public appreciation to Jim and his family. With so much bad news, it is uplifting to celebrate Jim's incredibly positive contribution to life in Melbourne. Thanks

Joseph and Siobhan Lynch

March 27th, 2012 at 9:54 am

Interstate fans who can't make it today ... but your family will be in our hearts, Jimmy. What fine memories your kids will have of you!

Maree Browning

March 27th, 2012 at 7:38 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family as Melbourne gathers today to farewell him and celebrate his wonderful life. Rest in peace.

Gerry Reid

March 26th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Jim, thanks for the memories - a devoted Demon.

Greg Smithers

March 24th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Melbourne has lost a little bit of magic with Jim's passing. We'll miss him greatly.

Phil & Liz

March 23rd, 2012 at 8:41 am

Jim's death has evoked an extraordinary community response of admiration. As a family person, friend, footballer, football administrator, and a remarkable contributer to our community he has excelled and inspired. We all know his legacy will live on, but I am one that thinks Jim needs to be recognised in a very significant way. My suggestion is to rename the Brownlow Medal the Stynes Medal. Charles Brownlow was a great contributer in his day, but I wonder how many people today are inspired by his name. What a great honour it would be if our best AFL player each year was awarded the Stynes Medal reflecting Jim's football career (especially winning a Brownlow), his Presidency of the Melbourne Football Club in particularly difficult times, his success establishing the Irish experiment and connection with Gaelic football, but most importantly for the inspirational way he faced life and death and encouraged all people, not just the young in his Reach foundation, to reach for the stars.

Tony Jones and family

March 21st, 2012 at 3:14 pm

a gentleman ... enough said! sincere condolences to his family and friends

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