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Jonathan Richard Abbett

(30th July 1954 - 5th July 2023)

We would like to announce the sad passing of Jonathan Richard Abbett who ended his fight on 5th July.

Jon leaves behind his wife Irene, stepdaughters’ Emma and Sara and grandchildren Paige, Lily and Jack.

Jon will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Irene, Emma and Sara would like his family and friends to attend his final farewell on Tuesday 1st August at 2:15pm at Guildford Crematorium.

A Celebration of Jon’s life will be held afterwards at his beloved golf club to raise a glass in memory of him.

Flowers from family only. Jon was a supporter of Cancer Research and a page has been set up in memory of him, should you wish to donate to this exceptional cause.

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Maria and Graham

Jon was such an inspiration to us all with his positive and cheerful outlook , even through the tough treatment . We will miss our chats out on the front lawn . Rest in Peace Jon .

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Nina

Have fun in that big golf course in the sky, Jon x

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Ken and Carol Slater

Jon will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew him for his enthusiasm and love for life, Irene, his family and his Golf Club. R.I.P. Jon and hope you’re playing “par” golf on every round⛳️

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Laura

Hope wherever you are Jon, you have your golf clubs with you ;-) Lots of love to you. Laura xxxx

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Janis Dall

With Love x


Anonymous

Condolences to the family, John was a good golfing colleague and outings with him were always memorable. He will be missed.

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Anonymous

In memory of a dear friend and golf playing partner

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Shirley & Peter

It has been a pleasure knowing you over the years and we had some laughs. Rest in peace Jon.Shirley & Peter

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Marian & Bas

Remembering my brother Jon. RIP

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Dave Abbett

So many treasured family memories of my youngest brother Jon. I miss you and our regular telephone chats. RIP Dave

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Colin Harding

A good man... sorry he's gone to pastures new. Thanks for the memories.

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Chris Thorns

Jon was a lovely man and a proud 'leftie'. I'll miss him very much on and off the course as will many others.

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Malcolm Keates

A Good Man, who enjoyed his golf and will be greatly missed.

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Peter Field

A brave man who never complained and a great companion on the golf course.

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Bob Gaines

John, was so positive and strong throughout his treatment. He will be sadly missed. X

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Steve Wilmshurst

Thanks for all the fun times we had together. The world is a poorer place without you.

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David Cope

Your positive attitude was an example to us all. We will miss you.

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Simon, Emma & Jack

RIP Jon - We will miss you so much, thanks for all the great moments you shared with us. x

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Clare

“Dear Fran

I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your care and support in the arrangements for my dad, John.

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