Jim Malone was the father of Tony and Mark Malone, the father-in-law of Geoff Dillon, and the uncle of Peter and Gary Carroll and Phil Cuffe who were all North Old Boys players.

Jim and his wife Vonnie were passionate supporters of NOBs and regular attendees at games during the 70s and 80s. Jim himself was an accomplished footballer being a life member of North Melbourne FC (AFL) as a past player (101 senior games) as well as having coached their U19s and undertaken a recruitment role.

Jim passed away on the 23rd October 2021. He was 95 years of age.