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The obituary notice of Courtney JOHN

Neath (Castell-nedd) | Published in: South Wales Evening Post.

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CourtneyJOHNIt is with great sadness that the family of the late Courtney John share the news of his tragic and sudden passing on Friday 31st May 2024.

He fell asleep on his boat, Sea J1, in Gibraltar, after spending the most fabulous day on the seas with his family, where dolphins, whales and even a turtle came to say hello, and sadly goodbye.

His Queen, Christine, woke to find he had slipped away next to her, quietly and peacefully, from a suspected cardiac event.

Leonard Courtney John, born on 5th July 1945, known to many as Courtney, or CJ.

Superb son to the late Freda and Daniel John. Most loving, generous, kind, respected and special husband to Christine, dad to Nicola & Spencer, father-in-law to James and Joanna, Grampa to Sam, Ben, Emilia & Leo.

He was cherished and adored by his family, who are heartbroken.

He was their Captain, their hero. He was a true friend to so many. He was held in such high esteem by all. He was an exemplary businessman, a brilliant engineer, like no other. He created the legacy of Llanelec, his pride and joy. He was, above all, a true gentleman with such a good heart. His soul will live forever with us all. His words and his endless phrases will stay with us, and guide us always. He says he had reserved his place at the Pearly Gates, next to the bank. Courtney lived life to the full. No need for black at the funeral. Courtney always used to say: " You wash up well, you do!" Wear whatever you want.

We will be celebrating his amazing life, and the legacy he has left behind on Monday 24th June at Margam Crematorium at 1.45pm.

There will be a coach, DJ Thomas, from Banana Island, Dwr-y-Felin, at 1.00pm to Margam, for all those who would like transport to the funeral. Then, coach to The Glynclydach Hotel, Longford, Neath afterwards for a proper send-off to the most incredible and unique gentleman.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the RNLI c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.
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RNLI (The Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Neath
For all the donations given
13/07/2024
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Donation left by Royston Preddy
01/07/2024
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Donation left by Cuan O'Shea
27/06/2024
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Donation left by Robert H P Williams
24/06/2024
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Remembering the wonderful times the Wakley family have shared with the John family over the last 30 plus years! RIP Courtney , you will be greatly missed. Big love Keith, Sal, Emma, Nick, Hannah, James and Youngy. 😍
Donation left by Keith Wakley
23/06/2024
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Remembering the happy times the Wakley’s have shared with the John family over the last 30 plus years! RIP Courtney , you will be greatly missed. Much love Keith, Sal, Emma, Nick, Hannah, James, Youngy. Xxx
Sally Wakley
23/06/2024
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Sally Wakley
23/06/2024
Best wishes from Tim, Ann, Rachel and Peter
Donation left by Rachel Sales
23/06/2024
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CJ a truly lovely kind generous man sadly taken suddenly. You will be missed by all who knew you, some lovely memories to treasure by all that knew you. Always in our thoughts and prayers may god bless and keep you safe. We will raise a glass to you CJ from the beach at La Cala de Mijas on the 24th June all our love
Ginny and Bill Moss
Ginny Moss
22/06/2024
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Ginny Moss
22/06/2024