John Arthur Bumford

15/05/1947 - 09/10/2022

In loving memory of John Bumford who sadly passed away in Winchelsea on 9th October 2022, Aged 75 years
Loving husband of Olive
Father of Timothy

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukaemia Foundation

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The Hub, Eastern Reserve
70 Hopkins St Winchelsea
21/10/2022 @ 13:00
Peter & Heather Noble
2022-10-11 09:10:47
We will miss the gift of your music in our lives and your enthusiasm for any activity you undertook. God has blessed you cousin. Love to Olive Tim Coralee and family
Jo Saunders
2022-10-12 02:11:41
Heartfelt sympathy to dear Olive and Tim. May God's love and peace and comfort envelope and strengthen you in this painful time of grief. John you were dearly loved and valued. Such a wonderful precious man and friend.
Ross Tayior
2022-10-18 09:11:10
To a wonderful friend. We miss you enormously. You were a positive Christian influence in thousands of lives. We will miss our catch-ups and the music. Ross and Elizabeth
Ray Higgs
2022-10-18 10:15:29
Irreplaceable. Gifted. An inspiration. John was a fine example of creative, Christian commitment. He had the humility that does not expect reward. Thus he modelled the devoted servant of Luke 17: 10 who said, "... we have only done our duty".
Hilary Hartley
2022-10-18 19:24:59
Dear Olive I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. It was a joy to spend time with you both when you came to Saltwater River a few years ago. John was a wonderful person. may our loving God bless and strengthen you for the road ahead.with love Hilary Hartley
Ray & Maureen King
2022-10-19 04:53:58
A loving and caring man lost, John will be surely missed not only by his family and friends but by the Community of Winchelsea, Rest in Peace dear friend.
Jeanette McConachy
2022-10-19 23:36:06
A good friend so giving of his time, always interested in people, their concerns and joys. He will be sadly missed in the Winchelsea community, for his involvement in local activities and concerns. The Winchelsea Uniting Church has been richly blessed from his 9 years of ministry. Thank you John for your friendship and support over this time. Many happy memories of your time and conversations together. Always remembered. May the Lord bless you and keep you...Jeanette McConachy.
Caralynn Dowling
2022-10-20 23:48:08
Dear Olive, We are thinking of you at this time and very sorry for your loss. John was a joyful and wonderful man who was devoted to you. He will be missed very much and we are grateful for our time with you, John and Coralee on your visit to Canada a few years ago. All our love, Caralynn, Joan and Roddy.
David Armstrong
2022-10-21 01:02:13
John was a fun cousin for me back in our early days. I used to enjoy his company when our families were able to get together. Thinking of you, John, as I reflect on those early years, and hear about the great things you've done since.
Rae De Niese
2022-10-21 01:25:42
John was a very special man, devoted to my sister Olive, and his love of Jesus was so evident to all, I will miss the times he spent here playing my piano as It was meant to be played, he was such an encouragment to me. 💕 Rae
Doug and Laurel McLennan
2022-10-22 01:14:12
Heartfelt thoughts from us to you, Olive. John was such a talented, exemplary man who openly and humbly gave of his time and talents to so many in the Winchelsea Community. How we used to enjoy Morning Melodies when he played so beautifully.
Tricia Javier
2022-12-25 01:46:05
Hello John, I know that you have met God already and I am sure that you are living in heaven with joy and peace. I am very grateful that I had the chance to have at least a good chat with you last year. Thank you for everything that you did for my family and helping us to grow in the presence of Jesus.
Lisa Muddyman
2023-01-18 08:13:36
I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing,My son Ben was one of his former student! Who is now a music teacher himself! He learnt a lot from John over the years and we will always remember him as a caring lovely nature that would go out of his way to help! He will be sadly missed but never forgotten! Love to Olive and family! Lisa,Peter and Ben Muddyman 💞💞💞💞
In Loving Memory
Tricia Javier
Lisa Muddyman