Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Jim's Legacy Lives on Field

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Jim's Legacy Lives on Field

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Byline: Troy Kippen troy.kippen@mydailynews.com.au

James aJima Devine

19.03.1927 a 31.10.2012

JAMES aJima Devine's death was a loss to the Murwillumbah community, but he left a legacy that will not easily be forgotten.

Mr Devine was a soccer fanatic and it was his passion for the game that helped establish the sport in the area.

His contribution was recognised more than a decade ago with the naming of the soccer fields in Murwillumbah in his honour, the Jim Devine Field.

But his love spread further than just in his love for the game.

Mr Divine was born in a workers' housing estate in Scotland and served in the British Army in 1945, being stationed in the Middle East, before he emigrated to Australia.

aThe young Scot Jim Devine was introduced to the young and beautiful Marian Pickard at a Murwillumbah School of Dance on Australia Day 1953,a his son Jim Devine Jnr said.

aOn August 8 that year they married and embarked on a life together that began with living in a caravan, progressing to a fibro shed in Dorset St Murwillumbah and finally in 1957 to a house at 6 James St, which they shared with their family for the next 55 years. …

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