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Nick Gadd
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02.02.2011 at 10:28:02
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It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our very dear friend Jo Newton passed away peacefully last night 1 Feb at 11:15pm. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends in the wider RAF community. We send our sincere condolences to Gerry, Kate, Louise and Richard and their families. Funeral details to follow.

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Reply #1 - 02.02.2011 at 10:58:06
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That is sad and tragic news indeed. I have extremely fond memories of Jo from days gone by; my sincerest condolences to Gerry and the family.
  
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Reply #2 - 02.02.2011 at 11:48:38
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How very, very sad. Jo was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Gerry and the family.

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Reply #3 - 02.02.2011 at 12:53:36
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I know how the Family are feeling. Whilst we cannot put things 'right', as much as we would like to, the kind thoughts of others do help. Gerry, my thoughts are with you all.

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Reply #4 - 02.02.2011 at 14:14:44
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How very sad.   A lovely Lady who kept a weather eye on the 23 Plt Off's at Buchan in 82/83.  Great fun at a party and a trusted confidant.  She also stopped Wg Cdr Newton from getting within engagement range on more than one occasion.  My condolences to the family.  RIP.
  
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Reply #5 - 02.02.2011 at 14:35:18
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We are very saddened to hear of Jo's death and send our condolences to Gerry and the family. Jo was a lovely lady with a great sense of humour and very much a party animal. She will be remembered with great affection throughout the branch.
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Reply #6 - 02.02.2011 at 18:10:34
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A lovely lady who was always delightful company and will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. We both have very fond memories of happy times with Jo 'on the Patch' in Norwich. A very special Lady - it was a joy and a privilege to have known her.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and the Family

Alec and Sonja Trevett
  
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Reply #7 - 02.02.2011 at 18:38:40
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I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Jo's passing . Jo was a truly wonderful lady, who gave so much to so many. I have really fond memories of my time with you both in Buchan. Jo always had a listening ear and a great sense of fun!
Sending you, Gerry, and your family my sincere condolences. Sue Cobb xx
  
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Reply #8 - 02.02.2011 at 20:38:45
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We were so sorry to hear the news.  Jo was a true friend to so many of us at Buchan in the 80's and was so often the support the younger families there could rely on.  Her novel approach of using a drop of sherry to calm a screaming infant will never be forgotten!
Our sincerest condolences to Gerry and family.
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Reply #9 - 03.02.2011 at 21:16:57
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Such sad news. Jo was a wonderful lady - I learned soooooo much from her and have many, many happy memories of survival as an RAF wife and mother of young children - bloody mary soup heated on the only open fire left in Buchan is one of the repeatable ones that comes to mind.
  
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Reply #10 - 05.02.2011 at 11:34:31
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We were desperately sad to hear that dear Jo had passed away. We both have very fond memories of her and Gerry from our time together at Boulmer in the late 70's. Our thoughts are with Gerry and the family at this time. Jaqui and Martyn
  
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Reply #11 - 06.02.2011 at 21:37:48
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So very sorry to hear of Jos death.  I first met Jo at Honington when I was fairly newly married (1964).  We met up again in 1982 (or 1981) at Buchan when John was CO at Saxa Vord.  We visited them and Jo took me shopping in Aberdeen  -  Jo was great for shopping!!  Condolences to Gerry and family.  Mary.
  
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Reply #12 - 07.02.2011 at 11:17:43
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Wg Cdr Gerry Newton has asked me to convey his thanks for all the kind messages of sympathy he and his family have received.
A Requiem Mass will be held for Jo at St Mary's Madeley on Friday 18 February 2011 at 12.15pm followed by a service at Telford Crematorium at 1.45pm. Family flowers only, but donations for Breathe Easy Telford are being gratefully received for which purpose a collecting box will be provided.

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Church: 70 High Street, Madeley TF7 5AH

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Reply #13 - 07.02.2011 at 12:25:47
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My sincere condolences to Gerry and family.
  
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Reply #14 - 07.02.2011 at 20:28:29
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Peter and I were so very sad to hear of Jo's death. We both have fond memories of happy times spent together.
Jo and I had many exciting shopping trips to Aberdeen, many many great parties and lots of shared "Alternative Happy Hours" the list could go on and on. Jo was one of lifes big personalities. Always there to help and support. She will be missed.
Our thoughts are with you Gerry and with your family of whom she was so proud.
Joan and Peter
  
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Reply #15 - 10.02.2011 at 20:46:29
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It was with great sadness that I heard of Jos death tonight from her daughter, Kate. I had only known Jo and her family from when I was in the same ward in Telford hospital over the New Year.

She seemed to be on the mend and her family all doted on her. It was nice to talk to Kate.

Please accept both Johns (ex-army husband) and my sincere thoughts to Mr. Newton and family.

Judith Poole
  
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Reply #16 - 17.02.2011 at 07:48:00
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Gerry,

We'll be thinking of you tomorrow and remembering Jo with fondness.

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Reply #17 - 18.02.2011 at 16:59:25
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So sad to hear of Jo`s passing, we both have such fond memories of many happy times spent at RAF Buchan. Our condolences to Gerry and the family

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Reply #18 - 20.02.2011 at 22:31:02
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I am so sorry to hear the news about Jo, she was a very special lady and i have fond memories of her especially in how supporting she was of us youngsters of the day and what splendid sense of humour she had. My heart felt sympathy to Gerry and the family. x
  
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Reply #19 - 24.02.2011 at 10:45:06
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Thank you all for your kind messages, cards and condolences.  Your support at Jo's funeral was a great help and showed your appreciation of her.
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Reply #20 - 02.03.2011 at 16:58:53
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Gerry. It is very sad to hear of Jo's death. I have such happy memories of you both, especially at Buchan & Norwich. I was very sad not to have made it to the funeral, but, the regular supply of annual notes from you both will remain with me. All the best to you Gerry and the family. Pennie
  
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Reply #21 - 16.04.2011 at 21:53:30
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Heather and I were so sorry to hear of Jo's death.  She was a wonderful lady and we will always have fond memories of her especially during our time at Buchan.
  
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