John was born in London in 1939 and moved to the South Coast in UK having married Margaret and together produced their three children. They also became foster parents. In 2003 they moved to Portugal buying a country house just 4km from Silves in the Portuguese countryside, where they became fully integrated into local culture. John was well known around the local bars as an excellent snooker and pool player. He was a keen country and western music lover attending monthly events of JJJohns. He helped Margaret raise 36,000€ for the Autistic children's unit at Algoz school, money for elderly social care units, established a special fund for Bombeiros and an educational Trust for the Portuguese Operating Room nurses. Sadly, they were forced to leave Portugal in 2020 for Health reasons. John leaves a wife, three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The Funeral will take place on the 25th March at 12.15 and for those that would like to support the family online there will be a zoom and anyone that wishes the link to join should email Tish at

There is also going to be a memorial page for John on set up for those that would like to write a few words of comfort.