FROM LEFT AUNTY JO, GRANDDAD JACK .NANA HANDS
JOHN (JACK) WILLIAM HANDS
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1913
  • Place of birth:
    MELBOURNE, Australia
  • Date of passing: Jan 16, 1985
  • Place of passing:
    WANGANUI, NORTH ISLAND, New Zealand
Let the memory of JOHN (JACK) be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,and grandad JOHN (JACK) HANDS, 71, born on March 17, 1913 and passed away on January 16, 1985. We will remember him forever.he was agreat proud man with a heart of gold ,very old school,he had a love of magpies ,he taught 1 to talk andwalf whistle ,a great achievement to do that ,he called her maggie after nana ,its very sad to loose a parent or grand parent,he will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts.He was a very proud man ,he would do any thing for any body ,he loved his children very much..he is greatly missed every day buy his family and others .....

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 22nd June 2016

"hi Granddad,thinking of you and nana,your both very much missed ,it would be nice to have you Nana ,Mum ,Dad ,.and middle C and Simba to talk to and give you all a big hug, but i know its not possible until i see you all again .so untill then im always thinking of you all ,your all always in my heart ,never ever forgotten ,ever .xxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by katrina taylor on 17th March 2016

"Happy birthday grandad, wishing you were still here, love you always xxx"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 17th March 2016

"Hi Grandad, thinking of you another year gone by ,you would be 103  today,,i miss you and Nana very much,Mum ,Dad also very much..your always wishing you were all here , i found a few photos from years ago 1 of your cars in it the dodge ,,i loaded on your memorial site a while ago ,,would be  a real classic now Grandad,
always in my thoughts ,always missed  xxx  Mike.."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 16th January 2016

"GRANDAD ,ANOTHER YEAR GONE,,THE YEARS GO BY SO FAST,I STILL GET A VISIT FROM GRANDDAD JACK THE MAGPIE ,I NAMED HIM AFTER YOU .HE TURNS UP SOMETIMES FOR A FEED OF BREAD,I FEED THE BIRDS TWICE A DAY ,SO HE KNOWS WHERE TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT .THINGS HAVE REALLY CHANGED HERE SINCE MUM PASSED AWAY IN JUNE ,I GUESS YOU KNOW AS YOU ,NANA ,MUM,DAD WOULD BE WATCHING OVER US.,YOUR ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS ,,I MISS THE GOOD DAYS AT TANGIMOANA AND YOU S AND NANA VISITS .IT WILL BE 7 MONTHS ON FRIDAY SINCE MUM PASSED AND 6 MONTHS SINCE I LOST MY LITTLE MAN SIMBA TO CANCER ..ITS ALMOST 12 MONTHS SINCE I LOST MIDDLE D ALSO ..2015 WAS A BAD YEAR FOR ME ALOT TO DEAL WITH ..LOOSING MUM,MIDDLE C AND SIMBA IN 4 MONTHS .
MISS YOU ALL  VERY MUCH..
THINK OF YOU ALL ALWAYS  ..XXX MIKE .."

This tribute was added by katrina taylor on 16th January 2016

"Thinking of you today grandad, loved and missed xx"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 24th December 2015

"THINKING OF YOU GRANDDAD,ITS  XMAS DAY 2015 25 DEC .NO MUM WITH US THIS YEAR ,FIRST TIME IN 58 YEARS,,ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN..GIVE MUM AND DAD A HUG FOR ME OK ..THIS TIME NEXT WEEK ITS JAN 1ST 2016 ,WERE HAVE THE YEARS GONE ..YOUR ALWAYS MISSED GRAND DAD ..XXX OOOO MIKE"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 22nd September 2015

"HI GRANDDAD THINKING OF YOU ,,YOUR ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS,I REMEMBER ALL THE TIMES YOU AND NANA VISITED,,,WAS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU BOTH ,,I KNOW MUM IS WITH YOU NOW,,LOOK AFTER HER OK ..YOUR MISSED AND LOVED ALWAYS  .."

This tribute was added by katrina taylor on 12th July 2015

"This is beautiful I'm so happy to read this, still loved and thought of often xxxx"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 27th June 2015

"HI GRANDAD THINKING OF YOU ,WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH ,LOVE .FROM MALCOLM THOMAS XX00"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 27th June 2015

"GRANDAD,MUM WILL BE WITH YOU BY NOW,IT WAS SO SO VERY HARD TO SAY GOOD BYE TO MY MUM,JUST AS IT WAS TO SAY GOOD BYE TO YOU ,LIFE IS NEVER EASY ,WE ALWAYS LOOSE THE ONES WE LOVE SO VERY VERY MUCH IN THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.. ,I SEE 2 MAGPIES AROUND HOME QUITE OFTEN ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF YOU AND MAGIE .. LOVE AND MISS YOU GRANDAD..."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 25th June 2015

"HI GRANDAD ,WELL ,ITS MUMS DAY TODAY ,WE HAVE TO SAY GOOD BYE TO OUR  MUM TODAY,ITS GOING TO BEE SO VERY VERY HARD ,,FOR OVER 58 YEARS SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME .....THIS SHOULDNT BE HAPPING ...  LOVE TO YOU GRANDAD..."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 23rd June 2015

"GRANDAD ,MUM CAME HOME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON,ITS SO SO VERY HARD FOR ALL OF US,I KNOW YOU ,NANA ,MUM ,AND DAD ARE WATCHING OVER US ,SO IS DAD ,AND BILL AND EVERY BODY IS ALSO ,PLEASE GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH MUMS SERVICE ON FRIDAY ,WE HAVE TO ALL PULL TOGETHER FOR MUM,  SHE DESERVES TO BE SENT HOME TO YOU AND NANA IN THE VERY BEST WAY WE CAN DO ,PLEASE LOOK AFTER HER OK GRANDAD,MUM  IS WITH YOU AND NANA AGAIN  ,SHE HAS GONE HOME TO YOU .WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH MUM ,,,,XXXXOOO"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 21st June 2015

"JUNE 22 2015 GRANDAD,THINKING OF YOU ,WE LOST MUM AT 12.05 AM THIS MORNING ,SHE IS NOW WITH YOU AND NANA ,PLEASE GRANDAD AND NANA LOOK MUM FOR US OK .....WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN AGAIN ..... WE LOVE YOU MUM..."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 17th March 2015

"Well grandad another year has gone ,102,you would have got a telegram from the queen,hope you all are ok ,we miss you all ,grandad jack the magpie was here again the other day ,thinking of you grandad and nana.xxxooo  Mike"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 16th January 2015

"Thinking of you Grandad,another year has gone by.,30 years today,we miss you and Nana very much ,Grandad jack still turns up for a feed of bread with the other birds,your very much missed always and very much loved always ."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 23rd December 2014

"THINKING OF YOU GRANDAD,IM SURE YOU AND NANA ARE BOTH TOGETHER ,MAYBE NOT IN BODY BUT IN SPIRIT,ITS CHRISTMAS EVE ,WE MISS YOU GRANDAD ,I HAVE A MAGPIE THAT VISITS FOR BREAD WITH THE OTHER BIRDS,SO IVE NAMED HIM GRANDAD JACK AFTER YOU  .XXX"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 17th March 2014

"THINKING OF YOU GRANDAD, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MANY GREAT HOURS WITH GRANDAD FISHING,HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND HE HAD A GOOD HEART,.MISSED AND LOVED ALWAYS ."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 16th January 2014

"29 YEARS TODAY SINCE YOU PASSED AWAY ,WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH,EVERY ONE REMEMBERS YOU GRANDAD YOU HAVE MANY GREAT GRAND CHILDREN NOW ,WISH YOU WERE HERE TO SEE THEM .ALWAYS LOVED GRANDAD JACK ."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 24th December 2013

"DECEMBER 2013 25TH MERRY XMAS GRANDAD JACK,HAVE THOUGHTS OF YOU OFTEN,AND YOUR TALKING MAGPIES WERE ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE AND HEAR,WE MISS YOU AND ALWAYS WILL GRANDAD ,HOPE YOU AND NANA ARE BOTH DOING OK IN THE AFTER LIFE.XXX MIKE"

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 17th May 2013

"OUR GRANDAD ,HE WAS A GREAT PERSON,AND A LOVER OF MAGPIES HE HAD MANY OVER HIS LIFE,HE TAUGHT THEM TO TALK AND THEY DID VERY WEL ,I KO HES MISSED VERY MUCH BY HI FAMILY AND  GRAND CHILDREN ETC.HE LOVED TO FISH,MANY HOURS WERE SPENT AT TANGIMOANA BEACH,EVEN ON WINDY DAYS EH GRANDAD ,A REAL HARD CASE IN SO MANY WAYS .WE MISS YOU GRANDAD .TO MANY YEARS HAVE GONE BY 28 YEARS THIS YEAR ,"


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