Such a memorable life lived to the full with his lovely family.
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passed away peacefully on 7th August 2021 aged 93 years.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Leila and all his family.
John grew up on his parents' farm in Charney Bassett, Berkshire, with his older brother Dick.
After the war he trained as a Physical Education Teacher, and later acquired a second degree in Special Education, and taught at secondary schools between 1950 and 1992.
He and Leila lived in Portsmouth, Massachusetts, Campbell River, Montreal, Lyme Regis, Robert's Arm (Newfoundland), Maine, Melbourne, Corby and in Rugby since 1997.
He was a keen promoter of activities in the community and getting young people involved. He co-founded the Bilton Pantomummers (with Len Bond) and was also a member of the U3A (University of the Third Age).
He and Leila have four children, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.