JAMES 'GRAHAM' CEng CMarEng MIMarEST
31.5.1944 - 19.12.2021 Loving father to children, Claire and Thomas. Doting ‘Grampa' of Sarah and Juliette. Born in Scotland and emigrating to Australia in 1972, Dad remained connected with his Scottish roots. Acclaimed Master of Ceremonies. Highlights included MC at the Fremantle Burns Club, giving the Address to the Haggis and stand-up routines impersonating Chic Murray. Graham was a passionate and sought-after First Class Steam and Motor Marine Engineer. Serving the majority of his career as Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy. Dad also ran a consultancy firm, having a special interest in marine engine breakdown investigations. He had an extremely rich and colourful career travelling to every corner of the globe. The most generous and charismatic person with an incredible sense of humour, our father was loved by many. We are so proud of Dad. We love you and will always miss you.
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Like brothers for 50 years...never a dull moment and no holds barred when it came to jokes and stories. My heart goes out to Claire and Thomas who dropped everything to spend time with him while he fought the good fight. I'm so glad they did as when the end came it was quick, denying them the time to say farewell.
He was larger than life and we shall all miss him and his humour.
"Red fin to Rainbow out".
We've lost an irreplaceable friend in Graham. A man of firm principles, integrity, dependability and generosity, coupled with an inexhaustible supply of jokes even in his darkest hours. What more could anyone want in a mate.
Our best wishes got to Tom and Claire in this very trying time.
NICCOL GRAHAM Graham was a wise and personable friend to us for fifty years. From the diving days and the many social gatherings, his humour was unique and his presence a gift. He met life's obstacles with a positive attitude and a funny story.
A life well-lived.
Fond memories from Kevin and Malcolm - The Three Musketeers.
Our deepest sympathy to Thomas, Claire and family. We have lost such a larger than life character. Sadly missed. John and Anne.