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Vale John Bull

Vale John Bull

It is with great sadness that the Lions Club of Berowra announces the passing yesterday of club member and past club President, John Bull, after a long illness, at the age of 70.

John had been a vital member of our club since 2012. He served two terms as Club President during 2017-2019, despite battling illness at the time. He led the club with distinction, and was a mentor and inspiration to many.

Always a man of vision, Berowra can thank him for many of the ideas that he raised over the years - most recently the Warrina Street Oval Exercise pods that were his idea initially. He worked tirelessly for years to make it a reality, and it was fitting that he was present at the opening of stage one last year, despite being gravely ill.

John was a tower of strength. For many years he confounded his doctors, who would repeatedly tell him that he would not survive to Christmas - yet year after year, he did. He became affectionately known in the club as "The man of steel", or just simply "Our Superman".

Last year John was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship - the highest honour that a Lions Club can bestow - in recognition of his leadership and dedicated work for the club and the Berowra community.

He leaves behind his wife Jen, an extended family and a community that will all miss him greatly. Berowra is a better place because of his life, and poorer for his passing.

Our sincere condolences go to Jen and family.

Monday 6th September 2021

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