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Percy Hale Sheaffe (1917-2008) My Family

Percy Hale Sheaffe was born in Mullumbimby on 14/12/1917 & grew up on the farm at Goonengerry. As a young man he drove trucks in local carrier & logging industries until buying a bus & establishing a bus service between Mullumbimby & Lismore. This business grew into a substantial bus company over many years with a fleet of buses & coaches based in Mullumbimby servicing Mullumbimby-Goonengerry-Lismore, Murwillumbah-Lismore, Bangalow-Lismore, Mullumbimby-Brisbane daily.

Percy married Olive June Paull on 29/4/1950 in Sydney. June was the younger of two daughters of Fred & Blanch Paull in Sydney.

Percy has been a Rotary member of nearly 60 years, twice President of Mullumbimby club, Past District Governor & both Percy & June are Paul Harris Fellows. Honoured with Life Membership when health prevented his continued attendance in 2008, he has 100% attendance record for over 56 years.

(Picture right - cutting the 50th Wedding Anniversary cake in April 2000)

Always keen gardeners and an orchid enthusiast, Percy & June "retired" from the bus industry in 1969 and moved to Brunswick Heads where they opened an orchid nursery & florist business, with June an acclaimed florist, where they continued until Percy's passing in December 2008 combined with Junes retreating mobility.

Two children were produced - Me, Gregory Paul, in 1954, & my sister Debra June in 1961.

Phs2a.jpg (31319 bytes) (Left) Percy Hale Sheaffe with the coat and sword presented to Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe in 1813. (Photo 1997)

(Right) Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, 1813.

Right Paul & Stefanie Sheaffe with daughters Rebekah, Sarah & Hannah. (Photo Dec, 2004)

Far Right Paul's 4 daughters - Rebekah, Hannah, Jessica, Sarah. (Photo 2006)

wpe69271.gif (21127 bytes) My parents, Percy & June with my sister Debra, & her husband David Ferguson & children Andrew, Daniel & Ryan.

(Photo May 1998)

Sadly, Percy passed away on 21st December, 2008, just a week after his 91st birthday. We held a Thanksgiving service for his life on Christmas Eve. More details here.

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