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Gemm

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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:27 pm

Vale John Lockwood

It's with a heavy heart I have to let everyone know that 'Big Johnnie' John Lockwood (JXL) died at 2pm today at Modbury Hospice in the presence of his family.

John was a great supporter of the club and a good track sprinter to boot, he competed at the top level in World Masters Track Championships only a little more than a year ago and was in superbe form. In the past year he suffered from prostate cancer and despite his illness continued to help out at the track.

Funeral arrangements are not yet finalised.

I am sure everyone's thoughts are with his wife Di and family.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:40 pm

oh god

:sad: He was a very Nice and cool guy and will be sadly missed, he was a big help to me also.

My heart goes out to his family xxx
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:42 pm

Gracious man, fine mind, fierce competitor, generous spirit, honed sense of the ridiculous, great mate, an inspiration.

Humongous loss.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:45 pm

a big loss to many people

my thoughts are also with di and the family
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:46 pm

our love and thoughts to Di. He will be sadly missed. Skye found an especially good friend in John and often wrote about him in school projects about friends. RIP John. xx
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:47 pm

John,
I am glad that while limited, we had time to share with you our passion and watch your love and dedication for it blossom. Your quiet strength and resolve will be missed by us all. You were an exemplary member of the club and we are all the poorer for your passing.

Our condolences to Di and family. I hope your loss be tempered by the knowledge that John meant so much to so many.

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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:12 pm

If it wasn't for John's help in the early days, PACC's recent efforts at Track racing at the Superdrome would have never got off the ground. He was also a frequent attendee at Sprint Training and continued to come out to help even after he was unable to continue riding. A sad loss.
RIP John
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Thought are with Di and family during this time. PACC will always remember you. RIP John
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:35 pm

Such sad news. It was a pleasure knowing John, a genuinely great guy and universally respected by everyone in the cycling community. He was a huge help to the `new' PACC committee as we learnt the ropes and despite his ill health was able to almost single-handedly organise the 2010 Hector Fletcher as well as help out at track and road races. John, you will be sadly missed.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:58 pm

It was impossible not to be carried along with John and his love of cycling and the sport.

Many of my fondest memories of PACC feature John and Di.

Our thoughts to all of the family.

RIP


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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:58 pm

I've had the pleasure of knowing the Lockwoods for close to 20 years now; long before my cycling life began.

My wife (Sian) and I met both John and Di at a dance school back in the very early 90's and we have frequently joked about the times we have danced with each others' wives.

I have many fond memories and he will be very sadly missed by both Sian and myself.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Very sad news indeed. My condolences to Di and the family.

I'd like to think of John's passing as him being put up a grade by the great handicapper in the sky.

RIP John.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:24 pm

We have all lost a truly wonderful gentleman. He has touched so many in his life. My heart goes out to Di and his family. RIP John
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:01 pm

What a great loss. He was a fine and outstanding gentleman, a great competitor and organizer. Will be missed dearly by all that knew him.
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:10 pm

Such sad news, John will be remembered fondly but very sadly missed. Condolences to Di and family. Hopefully wherever you are now is pancake flat with a constant following breeze.
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