John was one of life’s good guys. An enthusiastic supporter and contributor, when his health allowed. Mainly as part of the QA team, almost since the beginning, but often also helping people out in the main #mageia IRC channel on irc.freenode.net
He was really an inspiration to us all. With multiple health problems and a recent bereavement himself, he still enjoyed doing whatever he was able to help the community. When he was first diagnosed with cancer he asked that, should the worst happen, his hardware be of benefit to Mageia, which just shows the kind of person he was. Our thanks to him for that. He was always positive and confident he would beat the cancer, originally wanting to be free of it by Christmas, and was hoping to be able to get everything set up to help with testing the Mageia 4 release. Sadly it was not meant to be and we have lost a good friend. He will be missed.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. The photo is an old one from 1989 chosen by his sister Judy and one he would have liked.