Please find below Jacqui’s Facebook posting about her very sad news:
We are very sad to write that, following an ongoing infection in John’s right leg, yesterday he suffered critical heart failure from which he was unable to recover, leaving us early last evening.
We will, of course, let you all know of the arrangements as soon as these are known (we may have to wait a little while due to the circumstances).
In the meantime, please do not be offended if we do not call at this time.
After some deliberation between ourselves, it soon became clear that John touched so many people’s lives that it would be almost impossible to speak to you all at once. We know that we have so many loved and valued friends and family and wanted to let as many of you know as soon as possible.
John had such an aversion to becoming a “silver surfer” that this post may be somewhat uneasy reading, indeed it has been difficult to write. However, we felt that this would be an appropriate way of disseminating this devastating and most unexpected turn of events to our friends and loved ones whom we have been unable to contact in person yet.
Please do feel free to call, pop in or help us in passing this onto those who may not be on FB but are appreciated and much loved friends of John’s and ours.
Sleep quietly, my love and our dear dad, Jacqui, Becca & Jamie xxxx”
We have many fond memories of John Bellhouse and he will be sadly missed by many people.