• Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel
    Salem, MA
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John Geesink 1937 - 2014
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Hi Bonnie - what memories of John we all have when you were both in Geneva - a great guy - we'll all miss him. I also remember taking you both to Stratford upon Avon's Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see Peer Gynt performed - a great evening.
Ann D (Broadway, UK)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Dear Bonnie, I am still in shock that I will never hear John's delightful laugh and participate in so many scintillating conversations. A finer man there never was. My heart goes out to you, my friend. - Nancy SM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bonnie, I am devastated by John's death, as I know you must be. John was a stalwart colleague, and a true gentleman. He was kind to me and always willing to lend a helping hand and a gentle guide. He will be missed. Although we are never prepared for this loss, I know you will call on your considerable strength and make it through. Please know that you will be in my prayers at this difficult time, and always.
Ben Fordham
Monday, April 21, 2014
Dear Bonnie, We are so sorry to hear of John's passing, and your great loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. John was an incredible person who will be greatly missed. Leslie Finn and Mike Horner (Coppet Switzerland)
Friday, April 18, 2014
Dear Bonnie,
More than a week after John passed away I have still difficulties to accept that we will never again have the exceptional kind of discussions we had since January 1995, when we met for the first time in Givrins. After you settled in Newburyport in 1999 we continued as before. The distance didn't matter at all. Our subsequent encounters at your place or at ours were 'diamonds in the sky'. John was truly an extraordinary friend.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dear Bonnie,
I just discover John is no more with us. It is a great pain.
I admired John and it was a great pleasure to have spend time with him (and you). John was a warm, kind and wise man. I will always remember him.
Bonnie, I wish you all the best. Sincere condolences.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dear Bonnie,

All my thoughts are going to you in this difficult period.

Although it has been quite some time since we didn't see each other, I will always remember John as a brilliant man, a philantropist and talented as a photographer - (remember the pictures he brought from Guinea Bissau). We had good laugh together when discussing relocation matters: Take good care. Mireille Zurbriggen (Divonne-les-Bains, France).
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A kind and generous man - bless him, his wife and family...

We Remember Them…
In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them;

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
We remember them;

In the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer,
We remember them;

In the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn,
We remember them;

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them;

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them;

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them;

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them;

So long as we live, they too shall live
For they are now a part of us as
We remember them.
from Gates of Prayer,
Judaism Prayerbook
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dear Bonnie,
Sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved John, I will remember his smiles and kindness. Hugs
Monday, April 14, 2014
Dear Bonnie
I am so sorry to learn of John's passing - your husband and soulmate of so many years. I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to know him; from all I've read, he was a wonderful and talented man. May you be comforted by the rich memories of your life together and by the wide circle of friends you have built throughout your life. Know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Fondly, Alison
Monday, April 14, 2014
Dear Bonnie, Marja and I remeber John as an inspiring and warm human being. One of the rare persons that really make a difference. We wish you all the best. Best Regards, René Tol
Monday, April 14, 2014
Dear Bonnie, I am sorry to hear about John's passing. I have very good memories of working together with him on the weSeemap project and my stay in Newburyport. I wish you peace and courage at this difficult time.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Très chère Bonnie,
Nous sommes si tristes d'apprendre le décès de John. Heureusement que nous avons passé cette journée ensemble l'année dernière. Nous sommes de tout cœur avec toi et sa famille, et nous pensons très fort à toi pendant ces moments difficiles. Nous t'embrassons bien fort, Paulette, Maurice, Marine et Julia.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Dear Bonnie,

We are glad that we had a chance to spend quality time with you and John. We especially enjoyed his passion for all things photographic. He will be missed.

Love,

Suzanne and Bill
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Dear Bonnie,

I will always remember John as a creative, loving and generous person, always keen to help others and make them see the beauty of every single moment of life. I have sincere memories of our dinners, and the time I spent in Newburyport. I deeply admire John's passionate and hard-working spirit; he will always remain in my heart and thoughts. I couldn't have been luckier to have you and John not only as my hosts but also as my mentors and friends.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I was quite shocked to hear about John's passing. He is one of these unique and energetic human beings you never think about ever passing. We have very warm memories of our time working with John on weSeeMap software and our visits to John and Bonnie's home in Newburyport. Also John's stay at our house in the Netherlands will not be forgotten (Neither by us or the cats ;-). We wish Bonnie strength an will be at today's service in spirit.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
John était un homme généreux, enthousiaste, curieux des choses de la vie et montrant toujours un réel intérêt pour les personnes autour de lui. Il aura été un ami précieux pendant 29 ans, et il va nous manquer à tous. Claire-Pascale, Arthur et Léo
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Bonnie & family,
I was so saddened to hear of Jon's passing.

It was around 25 years ago, when I met you both at DEC's EHQ. It was always enjoyable having coffee or lunch with you and such great learning opportunities.

That has certainly stood me in good stead as an independent consultant.

Hugs & thoughts & prayers,
Wyn & Diane Pugh (& our 24+ year old "souvenir" from Geneva - David, now doing a GeoPhysics PhD at Cambridge)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Dear dear Bonnie,
We send you our thoughts and hugs - especially for tomorrow. We are happy to have spent time with you and John last year. We shall reread the Wesley the Owl book which John sent us, a fitting pastime for thinking of John.
With our thoughts and love
Sally, Rob, Samuel and Olivier
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Dear Bonnie, I'm very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. With sincerest condolences,
Saturday, April 12, 2014
John was the kind of friend you would cherish-warmhearted,generous,interested,caring and much, much more. I have great difficulty realizing that he is no longer just a Skype call away.
My dear Bonnie, I thing of you and John constantly and regret that I am not nearer to be able to be with you now and on Sunday.
Much love and many hugs.
Judith
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Dear Bonnie, Shelagh and I are very sad to hear about John's passing. He had a great influence on my working career and on many others' here in Australia. I will particularly remember John holding the interest of a large group of people for 5 days in Hong Kong and also Shelagh and me walking with him among the sand and birds of Plum Island. We are so pleased to have spent some time with you both last year. Alec and Shelagh Coleman
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dear Bonnie, I am so sorry to learn of John's death. We all lost a talented artist and true gentleman, and you a soul mate. I hope you find some solace in knowing that John will live forever in your heart and through his work.
Friday, April 11, 2014
John has certainly touched the lives of thousands of people the world over. He will do the same in the next world for sure.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Bonnie and friends of John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know John personally, but as a fellow photographer, I often admired his talent. I know he will be greatly missed.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Bonnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your fellow Planning Board Member, Cindy Zabriskie
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dear Bonnie,
We were so saddened to hear of John's passing. May he continue to live on in your life, and may his warmth and your memories give you peace.
Dollie & Paul Llanso (Asheville, NC)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Bonnie:
Please accept my deepest condolences - John was a sweetheart and one of the first fellow photographers I met when I moved to Newburyport. I will miss him deeply.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dearest Bonnie,
We were both so very sad to hear this news. John was such a wonderful person and we will miss him. Please let us know if you need anything at all during this time. Your friends, Sarah and John Raleigh
Friday, April 11, 2014
John - He was a world - a world of thoughts, of ideas, of warmth, of interest. His posture, his laugh - he filled a room with his presence.
I've been thinking of you both every day, so many times a day.
You will stay in my thoughts, especially on Sunday.
Big hug, Bonnie,
Toop
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dear Bonnie, I find it hard to believe that I shall not be able to talk again to John.I believe he and I enjoyed our contacts via skype over the last few years. I was lucky to have hired John into Digital and to have him agree to come to Europe to work with me. He was an outstanding colleague and excellent friend whom I greatly respected. I shall miss him dearly. I shall not be able to attend the service on Sunday but will be with you and John in spirit. Courage. Trevor Greenwood.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Hi Bonnie, You are a new friend in my life, but as a widow for many years I know how difficult this time and the near future will be for you. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. From reading his obituary, John sounds like an extraordinary person. I hope to see you soon, perhaps still at the opera. Fondly, Susan
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dear Bonnie. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Leslie Novak
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dear Bonnie. Deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Elaine Cohen & Don Milotte
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