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John EdwardEAYRSOne of seven siblings (second eldest) Early years Very early on and throughout his life John was always eager for facts, figures and information to be exactly right.  By the age of four he was already reading acquiring knowledge and information. As a youngster John’s main hobbies were collecting stamps and playing Chess – a champion chess player too.  In terms of knowledge John was ahead of his time. He had a vast knowledge of many subjects and knew exactly what book was where.  Whilst at grammar school John obtained both ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, and though destined for University John gained his honours degree, at Southampton University in his mature years. Over the years John studied Alexander Technique, travelling to Bournemouth on many occasions.  Recently, discovered his full-time occupation was attending many Christian based churches and various Buddhist groups calling himself a Christian/Buddhist.  He gave a helping hand in distributing food around Southampton and attended Peace walks. John lived most of his life in Woolston and  indeed, most certainly worth mentioning, family and friends would remember seeing John riding his bike here and there around Southampton in all weathers! So, let us remember him for his generosity for others, compassion and honesty - going on peace walks; helping distribute food around Southampton; fighting for causes; keeping smaller amateur shows showing at the ‘Gaumont Theatre’ now known as the ‘Mayflower’ and last but not least providing encouragement to many in his community groups.                                        Do not dwell in the past                                         do not dream of the future,                                       concentrate the mind                                                        on the present moment.                                                         -Buddha
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David Gill:I knew John for more than ten years, first as a regular ...24/09/2020
Liz Trueman:Rest in peace, John, free from ill-health and the pressur...21/09/2020
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I knew John for more than ten years, first as a regular guest at our church's monthly Saturday Breakfast Club and, in more recent years, as a regular at our church's weekly community cafe. Over the years, I got to know John and spent many hours in interesting conversation with him. I considered him a friend. As well as being on the receiving end of help, he occasionally helped me with odd jobs and repairs. I found him to be a person who wanted to help others.
I found John to hold very strong opinions on a wide range of topics ranging from political to religious to scientific and especially to health matters. He evidently spent a lot of time in reading and research and attending meetings, where he gathered knowledge and current views on a range of subjects. When I first met John, I found his style of conversation rather combative, but, as I got to know him better, I got used to this, realising that it simply reflects the strength of his convictions.
I was aware that John struggled over the years with many health issues and disabilities arising from his involvement a number of years ago in a road traffic accident in which he was severely injured. This event seems to have been a defining moment in his life and resulted in, among other things, John becoming dependent on benefits such as Personal Independence Payments, which he used to pay for chiropractic and “Alexander Technique” treatment. John regarded these treatments as something of a lifeline as he has not found standard medical interventions such as analgesic medications, to be effective or helpful in managing his condition...

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Rest in peace, John, free from ill-health and the pressures of this world. We only knew you for the last few years of your life but you were a good friend who challenged my thoughts and attitudes in many ways. We are richer for havng known you. With love, Liz and Dave Trueman
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