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The obituary notice of John FAIRBAIRN

Braunstone Town, Published in: Leicester Mercury. Notable areas: Leicester

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JohnFAIRBAIRNPassed away on Sunday 3rd January 2021, aged 86. Now in the presence of God, his Father. Much loved husband to Evelyn and dad to Shirley and Wendy. His funeral will be held on the 8th February. Flowers or donations to the family-chosen charity are warmly welcomed via the funeral director, Paul Pender and Son. Tel: 0116 2896608.
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Adrian Freer:John was a dear and respected friend who I had the privile...18/02/2021
Zena Rathbone:To Evelyn and family, Wishing you Gods peace at this diffi...13/02/2021
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Peter Samuels:Tribute from Pastor John Opindoh from Mombasa: Sad to l...05/02/2021
John Nickle Abungu :I met John Fairbairn back in 1993 when he first visited Kenya. I...05/02/2021
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Peter Samuels:John was a good friend and father figure to me from 1993 on...05/02/2021
Celia Forsdike:Tribute from Johnson Nsabimana and family in Burundi Forwar...01/02/2021
Celia Forsdike:To the family of John Fairbairn Alan and Celia Forsdike wer...01/02/2021
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John was a dear and respected friend who I had the privilege to know for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed but we have that certainty that we will meet together once again in our Lord's presence.
My sympathies are with Evelyn, Shirley and Wendy and their families at this time.
Adrian Freer
Adrian Freer:
18/02/2021
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To Evelyn and family,
Wishing you Gods peace at this difficult time he's with our mighty Saviour and I'll remember him as a man who loved Jesus and was passionate for the gospel love Zena R
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13/02/2021
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Tribute from Pastor John Opindoh from Mombasa:

Sad to learn about Ev. Fairbairn 's demise. Am encouraged that he knew Jesus and fully dedicated his life to His service in the vineyard. May the good Lord aptly reward him 🙏 for his ministry endeavours.
Peter Samuels:
05/02/2021
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I met John Fairbairn back in 1993 when he first visited Kenya.
I was privileged to visit him in the UK in 1996, several other times after that.
He always welcomed me to his house in Kirkland Road and organized for me preaching engagements in and around Leicester and drove me to many see many different places and meet people.
He was a great giver and a man of unquestionable integrity.
I also had the opportunity to drive him around Kenya and interpret for him in many of the occasions he came on preaching trips.
My late father Bishop Tom Abungu and my late mother Rhoda and my stepmother Helen and the entire family of the Abungus were blessed to always have John Fairbairn visit our home and church in Nakuru and other areas of Kenya. We grew so close together that when my youngest brother was born, he was named John Fairbairn Abungu.
Our deepest condolences to his family and friends and we pray that God will strengthen, comfort and give you peace to bear this bereavement.
As believers we know that John is more alive today than he has ever been while on earth.
Lots of Love from John Nickle Abungu.
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05/02/2021
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John was a good friend and father figure to me from 1993 onwards. We became involved with missionary work to Kenya together around 1995 through association with the late Bishop Tom Abungu. He set an inspiring example to me with his faith-based missions to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi which I later emulated

We worked together on shipping a car to Kenya around 1995 which he used for his early missions (but once referred to as a mechanical hearse!). I remember once meeting him at the Kenyan border in 1996 after a mission to Uganda with Pastor Floyd Seamans where this vehicle had become stuck in mud most of the night and they only had one hour's sleep before preparing for ministry the next day. But God's anointing and power were clearly upon them as they shared the gospel message and performed many miracles together, leading many souls to Christ.

I appreciated his friendship, practical support and fatherly advice. He had an open heart to love and bless others combined with a simple, clear gospel message and teaching gift.

My wife and I were so delighted when he and Evelyn were married and we are thankful that they had many happy years together.

May the Lord's blessing remain upon his family and may the seeds he has sown in many people's lives in many nations continue to bear fruit.

He has left this earth with a solid, inspiring testimony in tact, but he has not left out hearts. This was especially by sacrificially raising his two wonderful daughters after the untimely death of his first wife. May his example continue to inspire others to similar generous and daring works of love and service.
Peter Samuels:
05/02/2021
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Tribute from Johnson Nsabimana and family in Burundi
Forwarded at his request by Celia Forsdike.
My family and I are deeply shocked and sorry that our brother and friend has died. The continent of Africa has lost a great friend, especially Burundi. John was a man with a big heart and compassion, a voice of peace and unity, a man who risked his life many times for his friends. He continuously came to Burundi in the middle of conflicts when no one wanted to come. I travelled with John to many places in Africa. His message was always the same of love, forgiveness, repentance and unity. I still remember his tears when he prayed.
I have lost a great friend who impacted my life in many ways. I am now carrying the same heart and spirit of love and compassion to the poor in Burundi. I want John’s family and friends to know that John made a huge impact in Africa and I want to say thank you for all you did for our nation. I can’t get words to thank you, your reward is waiting in heaven.
Please know that we are standing with you Evelyn, Shirley and Wendy and all the family at this very difficult moment. Always at the end of our messages, we called each other brother and friend let it remain like that.
Your brother and friend Johnson on behalf of the Burundian people.
Celia Forsdike:
01/02/2021
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To the family of John Fairbairn
Alan and Celia Forsdike were privileged to know John and Evelyn and to travel with them both to Burundi for the wedding of Johnson Nsabimana to Alida in May 2009.
Celia met John in 1998. He introduced her to Johnson and she travelled with John to Burundi and Rwanda to minister in 2002. John had a deep faith in Jesus Christ and a love for the nations of Africa and was much respected by many there.
Celia holds a deep gratitude to John for all he taught her from his wide knowledge and experience of his many years of faithful service.
Our love and condolences to Evelyn, Shirley and Wendy and their families.
Celia Forsdike:
01/02/2021
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