John Humphries (Byron) has passed away

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Diane1
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John Humphries (Byron) has passed away

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John Humphries, forum name 'Byron', passed away early on Thursday after a sudden decline in his health.

John was well-loved here for his wordy, witty writings and 'pomes'. Indeed at one of our gatherings we heard that Leonard himself had noticed Byron's posts and was a follower.

I met John and Margaret many times over the years, at events, concerts, walking weekends, and stayed with them at their home near Chester. John was simply as warm and funny in person as he was in his posts.

RIP old friend. You will be missed. Huge love and commiserations to Margaret and the family.
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So sad to hear about John's passing. He and Margaret have been onboard in the LC community for very long, and Eija and I have many fond memories from various happenings during the years.
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Rest in Peace, John.
Our thoughts are with Margaret and the family.
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Anne & I were so sad to learn of John's passing. He was a wonderful human being-warm, gracious and a true gentleman. He and Margaret represented all the best things about the Cohen community.

As an aside about how thoughtful he was, when he found out that Anne & I were going to be traveling through Ireland by car, he loaned us a cell phone (back in the days when cell phones were not so common).

Deep condolences to Margaret and his family. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
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