Jim attended SSHS from 1978 to 1981. He was a cor­po­ral in the school cadet unit and excelled in art and media.
He also had 2 younger sis­ters, Helen and Vicki at Scar­bor­ough. Jim passed away 2 days prior to his 34th birth­day on Decem­ber 12 1998. He was divorced and sur­vived by his 2 chil­dren.

Infor­ma­tion sup­plied by his cousin Mick (Effie) Calatzis


#2 Mick Calatzis 2009-​09-​29 12:35
My apologies..I’d like to add that Jim also spoke fondly of Bill (maate!) Advic, Dun­can Andrews, Youngy, Gayle Cato and Leanne…he rel­ished those days and I often thought that those days go him through the dark­est moments in his life…
#1 Mick Calatzis 2009-​08-​21 11:40
Per­haps some­thing that many of you may not know is that despite Jim’s tough guy appear­ance he was indeed a very gen­tle and sweet soul. Jim had his own demons, how­ever his gen­er­ous spirit and for love for life never wained. I was in Perth recently and also Jim’s son Spiro who is 21 he is the spit­ting image of the late Jim. He iron­i­cally works at Peter’s by Sea at Scar­bor­ough, so if you can get a chance drop by and say hi to him.

Jim’s mum still lives nearby in Miles Street and there is a pic­ture of Jim and I and per­haps it might be Gayle Cato just before the Year 12 social. That pic­ture has pride and place for her. Jim is sadly no longer with us and he spoke fondly of his times at SSHS as they were happy times for him that he clung to into his adult life.

Vale Jim Paris­sis

”..They know we smoke at these steps maaate!..who cares..” The late Jim circa 19801981