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    I first met John Reagan about 18 years ago.
    As a medical driver at the local Community Health service I took him to see his GP.
    We became good friends and both having been at sea made it even better.
    His wife passed away about 10 years ago and John later went into an aged care facility as his daughter though he could no ,longer cope by himself.
    I last saw John about six weeks ago giving him a message from 'Trader' a site member who knew John all those years ago.

    Today I received a call from his daughter to say John had crossed the bar on April 27th.
    He had a fall and split his hip. A couple of operations but he was never a good patient.
    By his request no funeral and it was going through his things she found my phone number.

    John told some great stories of his time at sea, beginning in WW2 as a young lad of about 14 or so.
    I spent time with him while he told of his times and it was great to listen to all he had to say.
    I will miss his company and wish him fair winds and calm seas.

    Until we all meet again at Fiddlers Green.
    Rest in Peace John.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Sad to hear f the loss of a good old Friend John
    However you can have the memories of the past and good times I am sure!
    Its funny how little writings and notes can help,so good that at least the Daughter found your Number.
    Another ex Seaman crosses the Bar, so may he rest in peace now and may he have calm winds to steer him to all the places he so loved .
    R.I.P. John Reagan

    Sincere Condolences to all the Family and good friends
    Senior Member and Friend of this Website

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    I echo the Docs words don't matter if you never met the guy in your life , Its always sad to here of one of our own passing. R.I.P. John Terry.
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    Hi John,

    I got an e-mail from Manchester Liners Old Shipmates last week informing me of the passing of John. I never sailed with John but I knew him from when he worked at the Shipping Federation, "the pool", in Manchester in the late 50's and 60's. He was a very fair man and well liked by Manchester seaman. I would like to thank you, John, for passing on my messages to him. R.I.P. John. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Regards..... Alec Sheldon.
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    Thank you all for your kind words.

    John had his 92nd birthday back in February so he did very well.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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