John played a significant role as a Partner of Woolley and Wallis for over 35 years and, as senior Partner, for more than 10 years from the mid 1990s. He retired from the Partnership in 2006 but continued to be an active supporter of the Firm helping Partners and Staff in advising clients wherever he could.
He led the Firm from the mid 1990s with great skill and determination, and although a man of strong opinions, he was always willing to listen to others. Based in Romsey his skill and experience as a Chartered Surveyor bought him a large following of clients, and he had the ability to deal with any type of property issue and always get the right result. A sharp and cutting wit and great company, either in the office or outside, life was always interesting when John was around! He was a keen cricketer and a great lover of sport of any kind and joining him as a spectator on the touchline or in the stand was always entertaining.
John will be very sorely missed by everyone who knew him at Woolley and Wallis and he leaves behind many precious memories.
A memorial service to celebrate John’s life at Romsey Abbey on the 18th May at 2pm.