A tribute to John Hollister
Hungerford Town Council wishes to pay its respects to John Hollister who sadly passed away on the 15th May.
John grew up in Hungerford and was a very active member of the community. He was a founder member of the Tuesday Club in 1996 and became Secretary and then Chairman/Secretary and worked tirelessly for the members. He was instrumental in retaining charity status for the Club and produced a weekly newsletter and the Members Handbook. He also worked with Hungerford Town Council and others setting up the ‘Friends of the Day Centre’. As a keen sportsman, he coached the JOG Youth Team for a while.
He was awarded the Mayor’s Award in 2001 by Chris Jennings and in 2007 was nominated for the Queen’s Award for Service to the Community. In 2013 Hungerford Town Council was delighted to present John with a ‘Freedom of the Town Award’.
John has been described by those who knew him as:
‘a true gentleman’, ‘a legend’, ‘a brilliant, quiet, unassuming man’, ‘really community minded and very generous’.
John will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.