I am the eldest of their four children.
I married Paul Nankervis on October 31, 1981 in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Quarry Hill, Bendigo, Victoria.
We have 4 children, although our eldest son passed away in 2003 aged 19 years.
I completed Form 4 (year 10) at Bendigo High School, followed by almost a full year at Bendigo Institute of Technology (BIT) where I was enrolled in a secretarial course. I left before completion of the course to take a position as office assistant at LAPCO Bendigo where I stayed for 4 months before taking a position at Myer Bendigo as an office assistant. I was employed by Myer for nearly 9 years before leaving to marry in 1981 and moving to Melbourne.
In February 1982 I started worth for Datsun Sales Centre in Melbourne CBD (later renamed Melbourne Nissan) and was responsible for vehicle purchase settlements and day to day office work.
I left Melbourne Nissan for the birth of my first child in 1984.
We lived in Diamond Creek, then Hurstbridge before moving to Ballarat when Paul (husband) was offered a job with IBM.
Over the years I took various casual jobs such as assisting VCE students with disabilities as an integration aide. Also receptionist at the main IBM building in Ballarat and then in their tape library which involved shift work.
In February 2003 our eldest son, Joel passed away from brain tumours.
I was offered a receptionist role with IBM in May 2003 in their new building attached to the Ballarat University. While there I was approached by a manager in 2007 and offered a role as a Compliance Officer mainly checking that IBM was compliant with customer requirements. I was in that role for nearly 9 years before being offered a redundancy.
Having retired I now have time for my hobbies. I ride a motorbike and I am a member of Ulysses Club (a motorcycle social group for the over 40).
In 2019 I was elected to the Ulysses Club national committee and in 2021 elected as National Secretary.
My hobbies include camping and overseas travel when I get the opportunity.
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