Friday, February 12, 2010

John Bryant

John Bryant (Photograph with kind permission from Guy Atkins c/o

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of John Bryant's sudden passing this week.

On behalf of South African dxers John Plimmer, Graham Bell, Vince Stevens and myself, our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to John's wife Linda, daughter Mary Ellen and her family in addition to all the dxers who were fortunate to know John personally.

We are all still in a state of shock and disbelief at the moment and quite frankly, I'm still finding it hard to express the loss of such a valuable friend from the dxing world.

John Bryant's enthusiam, generosity and encouragement have been an inspiration to us in South Africa.

I would like to share John's recent thoughtful and meaningful comment from a post for the ULR group :

" ... It sure is nice to stop for a few minutes to think about the bigger picture. It is very nice to have you all around. It makes my life much richer. Yours, too, I hope! "

Our lives have certainly been enriched by the encouraging, engaging, informative and friendly correspondence with you John.

Rest In Peace.

Dxer Guy Atkins, a close friend of John Bryant for 24 years, has kindly invited dxers to leave any thoughts or memories in the comments section for an in-memoriam post, availalble at .

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