John, Rest in peace and enjoy a life of many accolades and accomplishments. Your friendship was a great gift after Ian's demise. My sincere condolences to friends and family. Many years of memories during HK days. God speed.
Lady Ann Stirling
Hong Kong and Reno,Nevada
PAIN John Hugh OBE died peacefully on 27th May 2018, aged 88, after a long illness bravely borne with the devoted help of his two carers, Jocelyn and Mona. As a Captain in the Royal Engineers, John went to Hong Kong as ADC to the Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General Sir George Stratton from 1955 to 1957. When he retired from the army he went on to forge a most successful career, firstly with Jardine Mathieson and then as the Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Tourist Association, for which he was awarded an OBE. He was a leading light in Hong Kong society until he returned to live in London in 2003. He was unmarried but much loved by all who knew him. His funeral will be at St Giles Church, Great Wishford, Salisbury, on 20th June 2018, at 1.30pm. The funeral directors, by whom all queries may be answered, are Chris White Funeral Services, 12 South Street, Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 OJS. Tel: 01722 744691.
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Published in The Times on Jun. 12, 2018.