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In loving memory of John Bevan who sadly passed away on 8th January 2021

Stephen Richards donated £50 in memory of John

A proud,gentle,family man. Loved and admired. Will be missed by everyone who knew him. God bless , John. Love from Sis and Steve xxx

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Kirsty Evans donated in memory of John
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Melanie Watson wrote

I have really fond memories of John and I am so sad to hear of his passing. We worked together at the Audit Commission for several years. John was always a positive, supportive and kind colleague and I enjoyed working on several reviews with him. Only a few years ago I bumped into him on Boxing Day in Lacock high street. It was lovely to see him again and his big beaming smile. Rest in Peace John x

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Matt Slee donated £20 in memory of John

So sad to hear the news of John's passing. John was someone I worked closely with at the Audit Commission, initially as part of the Best Value Inspection Service, and later sharing many train journeys into London. He had an excellent sense of humour, but also approached work with great professionalism; I always enjoyed his company. As a former patient of the renal unit at Southmead myself, I have no hesitation in supporting this charity. My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

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David Francis donated £50 in memory of John
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David Francis wrote

On Behalf of Diane, Jill and myself we were very saddened to learn of the passing of John. Jill remembers him very fondly from growing up together and school. Being 7 years younger than Jill I remember him as very big and friendly. Our parents are buried no more than 20 metres from Frank and Joyce in Morriston and our mother knew Frank all of his life. Mum always referred to John as a 'lovely intelligent boy'. I think it was a hint to us on how we should be. Our Condolences to John's wife and children and Helen, from the Francis Family

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Yvette Hayward donated £10 in memory of John

So sorry to hear this sad news, thinking of you Ceri and family x

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Sarah and Brian Gorman donated £30 in memory of John

RIP John you gentle giant 💔

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Sophie Morton donated £30 in memory of John
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Clive Barrett donated £100 in memory of John

In memory of Big John

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Clive Barrett wrote

I was fortunate to be a friend of John’s in my school days. Still fond memories of visiting the front parlour in Bohun Street when preparing for our Statistics’O’ level. John said I explained the subject well for him - and he ended up with a better grade than me! The walks, the visits to the George in Reynoldston and the car! What’s not to love about John? He was the best.
It is lovely to read all the comments and see the photos here. It was lovely to hear Ceri, Lowri, Sara and Rhys speak so fondly of John earlier this week.
Thinking of you at this time. Looking forward to meeting up in Langland when it is safe to do so.

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David Wright donated £20 in memory of John
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Sara Bevan posted a picture

Dad working as a seismologist in the Sahara Desert - January 1988. Look at those shorts!!!

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  • Those were his best shorts Sara! He wore them to Florida. In fact he wore them everywhere.

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Karen Rosie donated £20 in memory of John

Our hearts and love go out to John's lovely family including his amazing sister. Was honoured to have met him. He seemed a very proud dad and determined to keep going despite his health issues. Karen & Tom x

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Michelle Griffiths wrote

John was a great boss and lovely guy. I will always be grateful that John took a punt on me, having been out of the UK HR world for some years working in the Middle East- this also gave us the opportunity to exchange "crazy stuff you only experience in the Middle East" stories :) John made sure to chat to all of the team and took a real personal interest in our lives, family clearly being at the heart of his world. Even when he was extremely poorly himself John would always ask how my Mum was doing as she experienced kidney failure at around the same time, so our conversation would often turn to % function and how they were each coping. I will miss John's sage advice, unwavering calmness and his sense of fun. There are not many bosses who would drive nearly 3 hours to meet their team for dinner, thanks to you too Ceri for sharing these occasions with us, it was our privilege to have you both there. Thinking of you all xxx

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Linda and Russell Joyce wrote

As his immediate neighbours it is impossible to imagine Lansdowne Crescent without John. So much more than a towering physical presence he was a highly intelligent man whose warmth and kindness shone through when you met him. He related so easily to people in all walks of life.

There are many abiding memories. His episodes of garage clearance were the stuff of legend. Just like Grimms "The Magic Pot" items were removed but the garage remained as full as ever. John would tell you things always come in handy. Other memories, Pencoed cockles, lava bread, welsh cakes. And what about the time he brought us two sacks of manure when he returned home one weekend? Ceri wasn't pleased but not surprised! She also pointed out to us this was the best welsh stuff.

We are so saddened by what has happened. Only two minutes in John's company and you knew Ceri was his soul mate and rock and Lowri, Sara and Rhys the centre of his life.

Sweet dreams John.

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Julie Holden donated £10 in memory of John

Thoughts with family and friends x

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Lynne Griffin donated in memory of John

In memory of John - a true gentleman, friend and colleague. He gave me so much support when I was diagnosed with a tumour on my kidney. His positivity will stay with me forever.

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Leighton & Liz Johns donated £10 in memory of John

Such a sad loss to all. John was always very happy and friendly when visiting Swansea. Our love to all at such a sad time.

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Paul McGloin donated in memory of John
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Paul Edwards donated £20 in memory of John

Thinking of you all

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Liam Wilson donated £50 in memory of John

Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to properly get to know you John. But over these passed few weeks I’ve heard many stories about yourself and just how great a human being you are. I hope I can do you justice as I show Lowri the world. Don’t worry I’ll look after her.

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Ffion Williams wrote

John was a very dedicated, caring and a genuine lovely man. Always strong and kept fighting no matter what. I have worked with John for a year and a half and he was always so very appreciative of anything you did for him. My thoughts are with Ceri, Sara, Lowri and Rhys xxx

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Holly Sissons wrote

I first met John in 2018 when he returned to work following his kidney transplant. I remember our first conversation so well as I was really struck by how sincere and kind he was and how much he cared for his Wife and Children. He would always take the time to ask how things were and took a genuine interest, both on a personal level when asking about my own family, and of course on a professional level where he would always be so encouraging and supportive. He would also give the most detailed explanations of his recent hospital experiences which I found truly fascinating!! John was such a true gentleman who will be sorely missed by myself and all my HR colleagues at Powys County Council. Sending love and my deepest sympathies to Ceri, Lowri, Sara and Rhys xxx

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Holly Sissons donated in memory of John
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Mike Hope donated £25 in memory of John
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Graham Evans donated £10 in memory of John

Sincere condolences to Ceri, Lowri, Sara and Rhys. I've been trying to find the right words to send which reflect what a much loved, kind, thoughtful and special human being John was. From the minute he joined PCC he became not only a close working colleague, but a friend.

We shared many lunches together, you could always hear him coming down the steps and followed by that strong knock on the door. I loved hearing his life stories. Such an intelligent and insightful person, but that sparkle in his eye always came out when speaking about the love of his family. He took as much pleasure in asking about my own family, especially since the arrival of my own children over the past couple of years.

John can never be replaced that's for sure. A unique man. A gentle giant. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Graham x

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Jason Rawbone donated in memory of John

John, an inspirational colleague, a true professional and gentleman. Best wishes to all friends and family xx

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Mike Hope wrote

As someone vertical challenged, each time we met I would look up to a giant, with a character to match, so sad to hear of your loss, my condolences to you all. Xx

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