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Ian and Jenny Ridd on 28 June, 2021 at 11:17am

Our thoughts are with you and your family. We will remember the good times at dancing and Kirra holidays

Jade Hyndman on 27 June, 2021 at 8:31pm

Pa, thank you for being the best role model for me growing up, always brightening up the room with your cheerful and loving nature. I will miss you and your constant kindness. Thank you for all the support over the past week. I will cherish all of the memories I have forever. With love, Jade xx

Sharon Elson on 24 June, 2021 at 1:24am

My childhood best friends dad, my second father, a loving, caring, hard working family man.
I have never nor will I ever forget yourself & Alison & the childhood you helped give me or the love you both gave to me.
I have so many wonderful memories of that time, fun on the Broadford farm - including being caught smoking by my dad at my 16th bday party in the woolshed there. To going to the cricket or footy at the MCG - GO BLUES! To helping out on the farm in Finley & my first experiences with leeches from swimming in the channel - which I never did again lol
To playing table tennis in the sunroom up there, or riding motorbikes, driving utes, drenching sheep, rounding up livestock & being in the Header at rice cropping time.
And I was especially blessed to be included in a trip to Caloundra one year another memory I will never forget.
And roast lamb meals, where Alison would make her homemade gravy with the pan juices & flour - little did I know that the yummy lamb had come from the paddock until after getting my license & driving down the driveway to witness yourself & Alex slaughtering a pig from memory & then the penny dropped & I nearly crashed the car & you thought it was soo funny!
You also had what I call ‘your own smell’ yes it sounds weird, but you always smelt like wool, as if ingrained in your skin, not that I minded because it was a smell of comfort, of a safe place, a loving place & I can close my eyes now & think back to that time & I can smell you - a memory I will cherish.
I’m sorry I couldn’t attend the funeral in person, but Alison, Alex, Jen & Lisa know how much I love you & what you meant to me - as I hope you did too.
I will forever be grateful for being blessed to have you as apart of my life.
Sharon Elson

Chris & Joan Eriksson on 23 June, 2021 at 5:48pm

Our condolences to the family. John was a good man.

Kasey & Matthew Hilliard and Family on 23 June, 2021 at 12:31pm

Our deepest Love and sympathies on the Passing of an Amazing man. A Man that has left an ever Lasting loving legacy, Your family will always be loved and Supported by us,
Alex, Leesa, Milarni and Kobes so sad for you today but bask in the memories of a truly wonderful man.
Kasey and Matthew, Payntten and Aspene

Rod Mackenzie on 23 June, 2021 at 11:46am

I would like to pass my condolences to the whole of John's family. He was a fine man from a fine family.

Wendy (Scull)Macke on 23 June, 2021 at 11:15am

My thoughts are with Alison and family

Amanda (Fleming) Brown on 22 June, 2021 at 10:48pm

My father Jock had a particular memory of John he would tell me repeatedly. It involved his lack of attendance at church (due to joining the CFA.) His mother, who dad recalled being a real lady was questioned by the minister as to why. A fellow parishioner sprung to her defence telling him ‘It’s an essential service!’ In which Mrs Thomson replied ‘why, thank
you Mr Portbury!’ (Dad got amusement from this for the rest of his life)
To all the Thomson family sending you all our love and strength at this sad time.
Mark, Amanda, Nell and Audrey.

Rae Parker on 22 June, 2021 at 2:53pm

R.I.P. John <3️
So many memories from our Broadford days and also loved it when John & Alison popped in to see us at the Hope Island. A true Gentleman who will be sadly missed & remembered by so many. Love & hugs Rae xo

Carly on 22 June, 2021 at 10:52am

Thanks for being the best Pa for me growing up. You taught me so many valuable lessons in life, especially the important of kindness. Love you forever. Thank you to everyone for your support that you have provided my family with over the last few days and those days to come.

Lisa on 21 June, 2021 at 9:17pm

Dad, thanks for all of our wonderful special memories together. Early morning walks along the beach before breaky, getting me to drive the ute when I could barely reach the peddles to help you feed the. stock. Always cracking a joke and making us laugh. will forever hold them close to my heart. Thanks for being the greatest most kind role model for me growing up. The life morals you taught me will stay with me all my life as I continue your legacy through myself and your grandchildren. The stories that have surfaced the last few days have truly emphasised how much you have positively impacted so many lives. I love you always... until we meet again.

John Jones, Margaret Jones on 21 June, 2021 at 1:02pm

To Allison and family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy at this sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with you and John .It was a great pleasure to have known John .John and Margaret Jones

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