Members Statement – John Patsikatheodorou

Mr J. BULL (Sunbury) (12:45:23) — Last week we said goodbye to a wonderful man. He cared greatly for his family, his community and was a true Labor champion. John Patsikatheodorou — or ‘John Patsi’, as he was more commonly known — was a member of more community groups than time will allow me to list.

He cared deeply for his family, was a generous and giving friend and a wonderful source of advice, inspiration and friendship for so many. John supported his wife, Helen — the former mayor of the City of Hume — and his family with passion, love and kindness, and he gave countless hours to working in the communities of the north-west.

John believed in fairness, decency and equality for all. He lived his values and will always be remembered that way.

John, you will be sadly missed by your wonderful wife, Helen, your children and extended family, and by so many in our community. Thank you for everything you did, and may you rest in peace.