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9 hours ago, Barrie said:

John's achievements in both his personal and professional life were considerable and he was very well respected within the legal profession. Yet first and foremost he was always a terrier man both at heart and in practice. He was a true “Son of The North”.

John did honourable service as a member of the Fell & Moorland W.T.C. and then went on along with others, to form the well respected and highly successful Durham & Northumberland W.T.C. He and his late wife Esme formed the backbone of that Club in an area where fools are not suffered gladly. He was a lifelong terrier enthusiast and through his long association with the D.& N.W.T.C. was one of the founding members of the National Working Terrier Federation.

For many decades both the N.W.T.F. and the terrier world at large benefitted from John’s support, his exceptional legal brain and as a practicing Barrister the legal advice which he so freely gave. Having had the privilege of standing alongside John in Court where he defended terrier men charged with the most dubious of offences, and one case in particular which would have had longer term implications for the future of terrierwork, I know more than most just how significant his contribution has been.

R.I.P. Old Friend you will be sadly missed. - Barrie

 

How very well put,Barrie 

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On 26/06/2021 at 20:55, chilli said:

Rip John you were a gentleman who loved lived and breathed terriers . 

Well lads and ladies it was johns funeral today , as a lifetime member of the d&nwtc and as terrier man in general I can say I have never been as embarrassed /sad in my hole life , the turnout consisted of mainly johns church/ catholic friends , at a rough guess I would say no more than twenty dog lads and wife's , this was for  a man  along with Barry wild ,who by the way travelled all the way to consett  today have fought for and made / kept things legal to enter a terrier to ground today . Barrie thank you for the gift to young esme 👍🏼

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4 minutes ago, belucky said:

Well lads and ladies it was johns funeral today , as a lifetime member of the d&nwtc and as terrier man in general I can say I have never been as embarrassed /sad in my hole life , the turnout consisted of mainly johns church/ catholic friends , at a rough guess I would say no more than twenty dog lads and wife's , this was for  a man  along with Barry wild ,who by the way travelled all the way to consett  today have fought for and made / kept things legal to enter a terrier to ground today . Barrie thank you for the gift to young esme 👍🏼

maybe a lot of people did`nt know about the funeral . 

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On 13/07/2021 at 22:32, belucky said:

Well lads and ladies it was johns funeral today , as a lifetime member of the d&nwtc and as terrier man in general I can say I have never been as embarrassed /sad in my hole life , the turnout consisted of mainly johns church/ catholic friends , at a rough guess I would say no more than twenty dog lads and wife's , this was for  a man  along with Barry wild ,who by the way travelled all the way to consett  today have fought for and made / kept things legal to enter a terrier to ground today . Barrie thank you for the gift to young esme 👍🏼

I could not make it as I live in west Wales and have work commitments unfortunately,  but my dad was there who knew John well

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