FACES OF FLAMBOROUGH: Jeff Partridge - "Just do it"

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Sue Collins, Community Columnist Flamborough Review

Growing up on Cedar Springs Road, Jeff Partridge went to school in Burlington, but came to Waterdown for his activities. This included Boy Scouts at Sealey Park and attending Grace Anglican Church. Partridge maintains his strong connection to Grace. He was baptized and married there.

Partridge moved to Waterdown after he married his wife Judi in 1982. Their second home was on the 11th Concession and they now live in Carlisle, where he is particularly involved with the annual Duck Dash fundraiser.

Giving back is what satisfies him the most. Partridge likes identifying things in our community that need to be done and getting involved with them. His mother was an active community volunteer and he remembers being “volun-told” to help at the hot dog stand at the Farmer’s Market in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. More recently, he coached Wentworth Minor Football for 15 years and at Waterdown District High School.

A typical Saturday involves doing the groceries and then, if there are no other commitments, working in the garden. Partridge used to do a lot of woodworking; he would make tables with an inlay surface and a glass top.

Partridge’s pet peeve is when people have a sense of entitlement; he believes it is important to be honest and respectful with other people. His motto is, “Just do it”. He does not want to hear complaints or excuses; he just wants people to get on with what they are supposed to do.

His first job, aged 10, was delivering The Globe and Mail, starting at 6 a.m. In his 20’s, Partridge spent his weekends teaching skiing in Collingwood. For 10 winters, he and 4 friends would rent a chalet together and earn their skiing by giving lessons at a ski resort.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a favourite spot for a day out, including the Shaw Festival and perhaps a few wineries. His most prized possessions are family photographs and he is a long-standing CFL fan.

By trade, Partridge is a master plumber, currently working as a mechanical designer. His greatest achievement is designing mechanical aspects of the St. Joseph’s mental health facility recently opened “on the hill” in Hamilton.

FACES OF FLAMBOROUGH: Jeff Partridge - "Just do it"

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Sue Collins, Community Columnist Flamborough Review

Growing up on Cedar Springs Road, Jeff Partridge went to school in Burlington, but came to Waterdown for his activities. This included Boy Scouts at Sealey Park and attending Grace Anglican Church. Partridge maintains his strong connection to Grace. He was baptized and married there.

Partridge moved to Waterdown after he married his wife Judi in 1982. Their second home was on the 11th Concession and they now live in Carlisle, where he is particularly involved with the annual Duck Dash fundraiser.

Giving back is what satisfies him the most. Partridge likes identifying things in our community that need to be done and getting involved with them. His mother was an active community volunteer and he remembers being “volun-told” to help at the hot dog stand at the Farmer’s Market in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. More recently, he coached Wentworth Minor Football for 15 years and at Waterdown District High School.

A typical Saturday involves doing the groceries and then, if there are no other commitments, working in the garden. Partridge used to do a lot of woodworking; he would make tables with an inlay surface and a glass top.

Partridge’s pet peeve is when people have a sense of entitlement; he believes it is important to be honest and respectful with other people. His motto is, “Just do it”. He does not want to hear complaints or excuses; he just wants people to get on with what they are supposed to do.

His first job, aged 10, was delivering The Globe and Mail, starting at 6 a.m. In his 20’s, Partridge spent his weekends teaching skiing in Collingwood. For 10 winters, he and 4 friends would rent a chalet together and earn their skiing by giving lessons at a ski resort.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a favourite spot for a day out, including the Shaw Festival and perhaps a few wineries. His most prized possessions are family photographs and he is a long-standing CFL fan.

By trade, Partridge is a master plumber, currently working as a mechanical designer. His greatest achievement is designing mechanical aspects of the St. Joseph’s mental health facility recently opened “on the hill” in Hamilton.

FACES OF FLAMBOROUGH: Jeff Partridge - "Just do it"

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Sue Collins, Community Columnist Flamborough Review

Growing up on Cedar Springs Road, Jeff Partridge went to school in Burlington, but came to Waterdown for his activities. This included Boy Scouts at Sealey Park and attending Grace Anglican Church. Partridge maintains his strong connection to Grace. He was baptized and married there.

Partridge moved to Waterdown after he married his wife Judi in 1982. Their second home was on the 11th Concession and they now live in Carlisle, where he is particularly involved with the annual Duck Dash fundraiser.

Giving back is what satisfies him the most. Partridge likes identifying things in our community that need to be done and getting involved with them. His mother was an active community volunteer and he remembers being “volun-told” to help at the hot dog stand at the Farmer’s Market in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. More recently, he coached Wentworth Minor Football for 15 years and at Waterdown District High School.

A typical Saturday involves doing the groceries and then, if there are no other commitments, working in the garden. Partridge used to do a lot of woodworking; he would make tables with an inlay surface and a glass top.

Partridge’s pet peeve is when people have a sense of entitlement; he believes it is important to be honest and respectful with other people. His motto is, “Just do it”. He does not want to hear complaints or excuses; he just wants people to get on with what they are supposed to do.

His first job, aged 10, was delivering The Globe and Mail, starting at 6 a.m. In his 20’s, Partridge spent his weekends teaching skiing in Collingwood. For 10 winters, he and 4 friends would rent a chalet together and earn their skiing by giving lessons at a ski resort.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a favourite spot for a day out, including the Shaw Festival and perhaps a few wineries. His most prized possessions are family photographs and he is a long-standing CFL fan.

By trade, Partridge is a master plumber, currently working as a mechanical designer. His greatest achievement is designing mechanical aspects of the St. Joseph’s mental health facility recently opened “on the hill” in Hamilton.