It is with deep sadness that we have to report that after a long fight against Motor Neurone Disease, Jonathan sadly passed away on Friday 10th July in hospital with Lynda, his wife, by his side.
Jonathan was our Hon. Secretary for 12 years taking over in 2002.
Being familiar with computers and email he was able to organise club papers and affairs efficiently, working with the Chairman Gordon Ledward.
He continued to work with later changes of Chairman and Hon. Treasurer, always supporting and encouraging the committee and all club members, very often giving up his holiday allowance to come to events and working tirelessly in the background to ensure that the club ran smoothly.
As the Secretary of the club he was heavily involved in the process of us becoming a charity and even when in the middle of his illness was still involved in its day-to-day activities.
A larger than life character who combined a Scottish approach to financial matters with a generosity of spirit he was always a steadying influence when dealing with contentious issues and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Jonathan moved from his school in Scotland to live in Chile with his Mother and Stepfather, and from there went to the University of Texas to study Political Science.
After University he decided to train as a chef and when his family moved back to England he worked as a chef in Warrington. After meeting Lynda, who was to become his wife he moved to live in Wales where he passed away in Bangor.
This quote from Jonathan’s Facebook profile sums him up.
‘ The honest man, tho’ e’er sae poor, is king o’men for a’ that ‘