I was so lucky to have such a caring, loving dad.
Your lessons will remain with me over my life time.
Besides fishing, you taught me strength, courage and love.
You fiercely protected us when needed.
Memories of you will remain in my heart forever.
Love always dad x
Jim Dent on 15 January, 2022 at 1:52pm
John was on the panel for my interview for a position with Hobart ARFF, he made me feel comfortable right from the start! There was 2 of us who were lucky enough to get the job and we had two days at Hobart, at the morning tea break we were sitting around having a yak when one of the guys asked which of us were an electrician, to which the other guy did he was as good as finished his apprenticeship which he did at a later date, they then turned to me and said you must be the panel beater?? I did diety fellas I put the dents in, not take them out! They all turned to Grover to complain, he just shrugged his shoulders and told them at least he got one out of two!! I'll miss his sense of humour, he got me quite a few times over the years, RIP Grover!
Gil and Gail Blinston on 14 January, 2022 at 4:57pm
Thinking of Susie, Sharon, Anita and families. John will surely be missed by everyone who knew him. Much love to you all.❤
Martin Exel on 14 January, 2022 at 4:01pm
Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you Susie, and family. I will always remember John as a great person and great fisherman, who cared loads about his family and friends, and did so much to help others. Rest in peace John, and tight lines while fishing on your new waters.
The Lohs on 14 January, 2022 at 11:51am
Who is going to referee now 😊
Phil Cooley on 14 January, 2022 at 11:27am
Condolences to Johns family. So glad I was able to catch up with John just before Christmas. We were able to have a good chat. Will always be remembered.
Matthew Mallinson on 14 January, 2022 at 7:13am
We have not talked a great deal in the passed couple of years To the father in law that gave his skills in life I thank you From the fishing trips to lake pedder and the stories green stews to much beer famous people and catching trout Then the shooting trips learning Mary’s way of skinning kangaroos at the hut and no phone and a beer in hand
Teaching diving how you could get the crayfish and I could not slowly you got me there
The can do attitude you lived life to the fullest and gave more than was ever expected
I hope the fishing rod is in hand the gun is loaded and the beer is cold rip George till we meet again
Rodney and Wendy McCarthy on 13 January, 2022 at 10:17pm
Deepest sympathy to Susie and Family. Great memories from Johns time relieving at Devonport RFFS. Great memories catching Lobsters on our days off and great fishing stories, all true. Admired and respected.
Bob Findlay on 13 January, 2022 at 8:53pm
Condolences to John's family. Great officer to work with at Hobart & Devonport ARFF. Kind regards Bob Findlay.