John Graven RIP

John went to bed on a normal Tuesday night and did not wake up.

Roisin and their lovely daughter Aine are struggling to make sense of this at the moment and will do so for a long time to come. Aine has lost her very loving and much loved dad and soul mate. Roisin has lost her husband of more than 35 years. Most of you in Withquiz and some of you over the Mersey in Stockport will have got to know Roisin well over the years and will appreciate from her naturally loving and good-natured personality how hard she is taking this loss.

Some of you will remember John as well. Though never bitten by the quizzing bug (gardens, allotments, County Mayo and the culture of Native Americans were more his thing) he did on occasion play for our team several years ago and was more recently a fairly regular QM for us. A very effective QM in fact as he always liked to be out of the pub well before closing time.

We used to rib and tease him for his desire for an early night but of course it was only banter and we did not really mind. But his early and final departure on Wednesday morning has left us all stunned and deeply saddened.

RIP John.


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