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John Child

John Child was in the Class of 63 at Trinity.  He was one of the original threesome that started the TrinityHigh Reunions in 2003, exactly forty years after we had finished (or survived) the fifth form.  The two Johns and I had been through all five years before then and had often cycled into school together.

John went on to a career in purchasing, but throughout his life was always interested in transport, initially both trains and buses, but ultimately buses became his real passion.  He was a Trustee of the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society and is credited with turning it into a financially secure voluntary organisation.  He was the proud owner of a beautifully restored classic Northampton bus.  John wrote a lot of articles on buses and restoring them.  He also produced some pages for this website, which you can find [here].  The LVVS member magazine has just published an Obituary for John, which you can read below.

John’s funeral will be on 15th December, but due to the restrictions for Covid, it will be for family only.  If you would like to make a donation to charity as an in-memory to John, then that can be done via the Funeral Director’s website using this [link].  There is an option to donate either to John’s Charity, the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society or to Rainbows Children’s Hospice.


We all send our deepest condolences at this extremely sad time to John's wife Carole and their family.


John died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.  That is something that if it ruptures, gives little chance of survival, and is sudden.  It is most common in men over the age of 65, and they are now routinely tested for it when reaching the age of 65, using a quick and simple ultrasound scan.  People of John‘s and my age just missed out on the automatic test.  If you are over 65 and male and have not had such a test, then it is easy to request one.  Women can also suffer, but it is far less common, but a female family died from it in her mid-80s, and they too can request a test. [link]  


Ian Dow

8th December 2020


Obituary taken from Conrod, the magazine of the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society



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