John C Lester

Service Record

From

To

Stirling Castle

Int 4th Engineer

6/1957

10/1958

Riebeeck Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

1/1959

6/1959

Tintagel Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

7/1959

8/1959

Roslin Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

1/1960

4/1960

Kenilworth Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

5/1962

4/1963

Richmond Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

5/1963

1/1964

Roslin Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

7/1965

9/1965

Edinburgh Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

9/1965

3/1966

SA Vaal

Int 2nd Engineer

7/1966

1/1967

Capetown Castle

1st Engineer

4/1967

5/1967

Capetown Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

5/1967

9/1967

Reina Del Mar

Snr 2nd Engineer

10/1967

11/1967

Windsor Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

12/1967

3/1968

Edinburgh Castle

Ex 2nd Engineer

11/1969

8/1970

SA Vaal

2nd Engineer

7/1971

5/1972

SA Vaal

1st Engineer

6/1972

10/1972

SA Vaal

2nd Engineer

11/1972

1/1973

SA Vaal

1st Engineer

5/1973

6/1973

I have just heard in a letter from his children Catherine, David and Alan that he died on Wednesday 12th June 2019 having suffered a cardiac arrest subsequent to spinal surgery in April.  

John's wife Barbara (nee Wheeler) was a Nursing Sister with U-C and pre-deceased him in 2000.

He had been a great supporter of our reunions and also joined us on a couple of our World Cruise adventures.

Funeral details are not yet known, but donations in John's memory may be made to the Parkinsons Society c/o the Funeral Directors,

Alan Greenwood Funeral Service,

128a Oatlands Drive,

Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HL.


From Davy Dawson

Sailed with John many times....a good friend and ship mate.. RIP

From Chris Dadson

I sailed with both John and Barbara, two lovely people. RIP.

From Robin Brown

Very sad. May he rest in peace. Amen

John’s 8-12 watch on SA Vaal in August 1966

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