John Hugh Pain OBE
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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.
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July 8, 2018
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
Ann Stirling
June 20, 2018
Condolences to the family and deep appreciation for Johns many contributions to the Hong Kong Arts Festival
Chairman and Board Hong Kong Arts Festival
June 20, 2018
Rest In Peace, Mr Pain!
Thank you for your contributions to the Conservancy Association.
You are always in our hearts.
Martin Wan
June 20, 2018
On behalf of the Conservancy Association, I would like to deliver our deepest condolences to the pass away of Mr Pain. He is one of the founders of the Conservancy Association, the first and now the oldest environmental NGO in Hong Kong. Mr Pain's passion and pioneer work established the great foundation of environmental protection in Hong Kong. We thank for the contribution of Mr Pain and will continue the work to conserve the natural environment in Hong Kong.
Ken SO
June 20, 2018
Rest In Peace, Mr. Pain!
Thanks for your contribution to Conservancy Association.
Too sad that our first meet-up was our last one.
You're always in our hearts.
Martin Wan
Martin Wan
June 20, 2018
John will always be a part of the history of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and very fondly remembered for his warmth, his sense of humor and his many contributions in establishing this organization. Rest in Peace.
Tisa Ho
June 18, 2018
In loving memory of Mr John Hugh Pain

May you Rest In Peace


Sun-man, Charlotte and Grace
Grace Lang
June 16, 2018
Mr Pain, Rest in Peace!
Wilson Wai
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