The End of an Era
It is with great regret that we bring you the sad news that John Bull has died (16th April 2013)
The email I received from his wife Pat read:
John died quietly in his own bed this morning. It was not unexpected and he was only very ill for a week. Please could you let any of the OCSG who knew him know. We are not having a funeral but intend to have a "wake" later in the year. I will let you know when and we would be very glad to see you or anyone else who would like to come.
As founder of the OCSG and leading influence on the resurgence of interest in British canoe-sailing from 1990, we all owe him a great deal. His energy and commitment to sharing his love for using such small craft was such an important part of those early years of the group's development, as well as that of canoe-sailing generally, not only in the UK but also in other parts of Europe and the USA.