Carol was from Edinburgh, and John from London. They migrated independently to Australia in 1967 and 1971 respectively. They met in Sydney in 1971 and married in 1972.
They have three fine children; Andrew (1974), Simon (1975) and Lisa (1978).
John & Carol have lived together in Sydney (Cremorne, Dee Why and Mona Vale), Perth (Padbury), and Broome (Cable Beach).
Carol had always been a Primary Teacher and John always worked in Computers (Lloyd's Bank, Ampol, Qantas, R&I Bank, BankWest and Unisys West).
In late 2006 John was burnt out from a working life in IT, and Carol needed a "new" knee. John and Carol took the opportunity to take early retirement, and move to Broome. They were then both actively involved in many volunteer organisations:
After five years of fighting ovarian cancer, Carol's body finally gave in and she passed away on 20th October 2017, free from pain.
Immediate Past-President of Broome Lionesses, Broome Historical Society (museum volunteer, Vice President, and displays), and in a couple of craft groups.
Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (boat crew, Webmaster & Secretary), Broome Historical Society (museum volunteer, Treasurer, Webmaster and computer “whiz”), Broome Sailing Club (Treasurer, Webmaster and Safety Officer) and Broome Community Resource Centre (Treasurer). Member and Facebook Wiz for Broome Motorcycle Enthusiasts and Broome West Kimberley Ulysses Club Branch. Webmaster for Portrush Luxury Pad and Fusion Triathlon Coaching in Northern Ireland.