Maryborough photographer John Hall's Bubs in Tubs.
Maryborough photographer John Hall's Bubs in Tubs. John Hall

John made one final cup of tea for his wife on her birthday

JOHN Hall's life was filled with memories. They live on in albums now, and boxes.

His wife, Pam, said there were literally thousands of them.

John Hall.
John Hall. Contributed

But that's not to say he was just a photographer - anyone can claim to be that these days.

No, John was of the type that could stick a big lump in your throat with one shot, or have you seeing beauty where you never knew it existed with the next.

Pam said when Parkinson's disease finally took him on August 1 - her birthday - he could no longer hold a camera, let alone take a photo.

The two used to laugh.

They had a running joke over the years, part of their "marriage contract", they'd say. He was to make her a cup of tea every morning.

He did it right up until the final few months, until he no longer could - such was his devotion to her.

"He actually got up on my birthday and made me a cup of tea," Pam recalled this week.

It seemed John's strength returned just long enough for him to make her one last cup.

John Hall dedicated the early part of his adult life to the finance industry.

For the past 20-odd years he was involved with the Brolga Theatre as a photographer, the Maryborough Historical Society, the Hervey Bay Uniting Church and community groups and organisations.

He had photography businesses Hall's Heritage Photography and Portrayed Art, in the Fraser Coast.

John Hall, June 23, 1945 - August 1, 2013

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