Jon Theobalds

Sadly Jon passed away on 10th August. My sincere sympathies go out to Jon's family, friends and former colleagues. Jon suffered a fall at home on Tuesday 8th August, and at hospital they discovered an underlying issue, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, which overtook him quickly. His family were with him when he left us.

Jon did a huge amount for our community, he regularly ran the Mortons / BUA Traffic Reunion for many years and was starting to plan the next one. So a fitting photo is to show Jon at one of the reunions he so expertly arranged.
Service details

Jon's service was held on Friday 1st September at Easthampstead Park Crematorium.  Map here

After the service a celebration of Jon's life was held at The Half Moon in Windlesham   

The family kindly extended an invitation to Jon's friends and colleagues to join them at the service and afterwards too

Jon Remembered

From Cherry Perkins
I CANNOT believe what I am reading!!!! Jon used to visit my late husband, Dave, and I in Spain with the late Gordon Tedder. I am so sad.

From Brian Culver
I'm so shocked and sad to hear of the loss of Jon. We went back a long long way to the early 60's when we were at CLAT on Victoria Station. We then both moved into Operations or Flight Watch as it was then. Then onwards and upwards in different directions but always in touch and swopping comments about Palace. I also abused his spare room for far longer than I should  have done but he was always very welcoming and we used to enjoy a walk down the road for a steak and glass of wine or two. Jon was always upbeat and positive. A good friend. A great friend. RIP mate I will miss you.

From Michael Capezza 
Jon and I worked together at WTC and he was always great fun to be around. He was an original personality who always kept things light and good natured even if the situation was bleak. Although we have not seen each other in some time, the sense of loss that I feel with his passing is acute. Jon was a good man and I will miss him. Rest in peace, Jon.

From Tony Realff
What a great shock, I am so sad to hear about the loss of Jon. Jon and I have known each other since the mid 60's when we worked together for British United Airways. He was a great friend and we had many happy and fun times together. Very sad news indeed. His work in organising many excellent reunions was fantastic and much appreciated. Bless you Jon, a good mate.

From Mary Baker Gough
I just can't take it in. How sad. Doesn't seem possible. We were exchanging emails only last week. Such a good long standing friend to us all. He never seemed to change in all the years since LGW. We will all miss him.

From Nigel Dale : I knew Jon very well, a supervisor Redcap when I joined BUA Ships Papers in 1966

From Linda Collyer
I cannot believe the news as we only ‘spoke’ on email the other week!! Jon was our main contact for all news and I used to help with the reunions.  He will be sadly missed.

From Peter Shepherd
Great guy to work with in WTC..taught me lots but forgotten most if it now. Told Barbara Griffiths ex EMO and she will celebrate Jon’s life too.

From Seona Craig :  That is a sad surprise, I knew Jon quite well.

From Mick Fletcher : Such sad news. A great colleague who never forgot me or cargo colleagues. Will be sadly missed.

From Pat (Tricia) Mulcare (nee Timings)
Shocked to hear of the sudden death of Jon, my sincerest condolences to his family, quite a personality and will be greatly missed.

From Robert Orridge
Shocked to hear the news of Jon's early demise. So Sad. John was one of my Operations Officers and we were on the same shift for many years. I remember the chaos  of the summer programme during the year the new 1-11’s failed to appear and yet we somehow managed to keep the passengers flying with help from a few American Supplementary airlines who managed to always fit in yet another rotation. 18 hour shifts were almost the norm but still a great experience. OK we were both a lot younger then.

From Gerry Lydon
I was so sorry to hear the news of Jon's death. He was so loved by everyone in doing the British United get together and also for always advising that a friend who had passed away. Jon you will be missed by everyone and our thoughts to his family.

From Bob Coleman
Such sad news and such a shock. Those of us from the BUA Traffic Dept valued Jon not only as a great colleague but also for the hard work he did in organising the BUA Traffic Dept. / Morton's Reunions which kept so many of us in touch for many years. We all owe him a great debt. RIP Jon and thanks for everything.

From Patricia Stedman
Such a shock to hear of Jon's death and so quickly. The organiser of our reunions and what a great job he did, he certainly will be missed.

From Jackie Lloyd : So shocked to hear of Jon's passing. Got to know him through the BUA reunions. Lovely man. R.I.P

Sympathies have also been extended by:
Marjory Rose Jacobson, Caron Phillips, Sandra Currie, Bryan Reburn, Karen Strawson, Doug Ledingham, Michela Pasta, Reed Purvis, Maureen Booth, Lynne Le Maitre, Richard Friend, Diane Realff and Penelope Hilton

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime

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Jon in 2011 with Jan Tucker at the Traffic Reunion
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