John Morgan, soldier, architect, husband to Felicity and father to David, Adrian, Miranda and Nichola, grandfather and great grandfather, died on the afternoon of 31st March, peacefully, at home, with Felicity and his family nearby, all of whom had assembled in good time to say goodbye and sit with him for a while.
There is no pretending he had not been in distress and pain for some days prior, breathing with great difficulty, virtually sightless and with little or no hearing, but the presence of his family must have been a comfort.
Indeed his final hours were calm, as if he knew what he wanted (as always). Furthermore he was drawing plausible, but by then totally impossible schemes for the further "modification" of Durlston Wall right up until a few days before he died, to the consternation and frustration of those close to him!
There will be a private cremation and details of donations to John's chosen forces charities will be published alongside a short obituary in the Swanage newspaper and a notice in the The Daily Telegraph.