How long have you lived in Parkes and why do you like living here? All my life – 71 years! In the early days there was
not much choice, you got the first job you applied for, which I got at 16. I’ve always enjoyed the friendly, sporty atmosphere of Parkes. It’s a great place for kids to grow up in.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy about your work? I am self-employed and have been working at Jeff Page Automotive Services for the past 35 years. I’ve been a motor mechanic all my life and have seen a lot of changes from a basic vehicle that was very easy to fix to the modern computer-operated engine posing many challenges to find out what is wrong.
What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? I played hockey up into my 60s and was very involved with coaching for 40 years. I still play squash and love the game and meeting lots of people.
What are you really good at? I would say being a motor mechanic.
If you could have a super power what would it be? I would love to have a power to ensure the country is being run smoothly with no problems as Australia is such a wonderful place to live. It would be great if everyone could have a job.
What is your pet hate? Nothing really – I am just an easy-going person.
Tell us about your best holiday ever. All my holidays are good. I love going to the Sunshine Coast in winter time.