The lovely and ever so wonderful Dr. Lesley Dickie, very good friend and Executive Director of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) has written this moving tribute for John (click the link below and it's on pages 4 & 5).
John & Lesley on our wedding day (being naughty!!!)
In my opinion, Lesley's tribute is the ultimate in tributes that I have seen for John.
Lesley has captured him absolutely perfectly.
The very essence of the man he was is encapsulated in this tribute.
It is as perfect as my incredible Husband was and will always be.
Lesley - I have cried and cried and cried while reading and re-reading this tribute.
Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart for most definitely 'doing John justice'!!!