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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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January 11, 2019
My sincere condolences to you all. I will always remember John warmly. He was a kind and quirky friend, and I regarded him highly.
January 11, 2019
My lasting memory of John will always be his laugh. He was an inveterate laugher and could summon up a laugh as quickly as he could produce a smile. He could always find fun in anything and lived that way.
His pub crawls are a great example -where he would do extensive research (including the drinks no doubt) so that they worked like clockwork and maximised the fun.
No matter what it may have been, John would give it a go and his cv (in the vitae sense) must have been huge. Though he never mentioned it, I have just discovered that he was a devotee of golf and I was equally surprised when he told me he had taken up sailing model boats.
His political sense never wavered from when I first met as the Secretary of the ABS Section Committee to just before he died when he couldn't wait to tell me a letter he had written to the SMH about Thompson Square had been published! He was so chuffed.
And now, he has duped us into believing that he has gone. While we may not be able to discern his physical presence, I am sure his spirit will still be around, checking on all of us to ensure we were getting on and organising wherever possible to ensure we get the best out of our lives. That indeed is the best tribute we can give him. To grab life and squeeze every ounce of enjoyment we can out of it, just like John did.
January 11, 2019
John was an inveterate laugher and I can still hear it. He always wanted the best for the world he lived in and for the people who shared it with him. He viewed this world, whether it was his family, the ABS, Worksafe or his Post Office very positively and made a lot of friends in the process. Where there was help needed, he was there. His most recent contribution was his protest work against the demolition of Thompson Square, including his published letter in the SMH, which he was extremely proud of. He was devoted to his family and they always figured in his conversations, whether you had asked or not! Some of his photos on fb showed that, even though they are now in their 20's, he was still an active father to Damian and Matthew and given his praises and admiration of Trish, I wouldn't have been at all surprised if he hadn't wangled a nomination for a Nobel Prize for her.
I am sure that even now, John is organising something as he loved organising - not in an overbearing or tyrannical way, but painlessly and FUN. Pub crawls were his forte at the ABS, but as he got older, politics became very important to him, so I will send him special prayers to do a bit of celestial intervention and organisation for our Federal MP.
I wasn't anticipating that he was not going to be here forever when I recently asked if he would consider doing electioneering with me and I made a mental note to contact him after all the Xmas and New Year brouhahha had subsided.
Guess I missed out, but John, I will take your spirit with me into a fight I know you loved.
John was pretty pragmatic about death and believed very much in not wasting the life he was given and he did a great job. We had discussed the subject every time that we had to observe the loss of many of our friends and would be reassuring us that it had been his time, but I am sure that all who will feel the loss more strongly would have probably liked a bit more time. Many many wishes to you all at this time of sadness.

Sue.Furlong