Mr John Rajan Thomas


John's Funeral Service can now be viewed by this link:

Passed away peacefully 12th June 2020.

Aged 72 years.

Loved and loving husband of Fiona.

Loved father and father in law of Rajan and Melissa, Shashi and Rani.

Special friend of Rosemary.

Adored Grandpa John of Sapphire and Magenta.

Beloved son of Thomas and Chinnamma Thomas (both deceased).

Loving brother of Robin, Joyce, Richard and all their families.

Loved son in law of Gela and Mick (deceased)

Cherished brother in law of Mary Ann.

Loved uncle of Alice, Lucy and Rose.

Great uncle of Gracie, Sofia, Max, Millie, Oscar and Frances.

Forever in our hearts.

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"Farewell John - thanks for all the memories! We enjoyed the fun times at cricket, dinner parties & other various get togethers with you and Fiona, in particular the 2016 Flinders Group, who met today to celebrate your life and remember the fun times, wonderful long chats, walks and, of course, a red or two. Our loving thoughts to Fiona and extended family."
– John & Beryl Tillett 27th Jun 2020 - 03:33:22 PM

"John, we are all better for having known you mate"
– Chris Sandlant 27th Jun 2020 - 11:48:34 AM

"What an amazing man with an enormous heart and intellect. My loving thoughts to Fiona who has so many memories to cherish of her beloved John."
– Anita Smith 27th Jun 2020 - 11:46:11 AM

"RIP My Mate & Comrade, truly miss and I can't make sense of losing you so young, Thank you for being the Man you were...Condolences to Fiona and The Thomas Family...Never Forgotten, Love you Mate, Steve & Caz"
– Steve Kostoff 27th Jun 2020 - 11:05:49 AM

"Farewell, comrade --- we'll miss you at Hagar's every month. From that day at Roxby Downs till the day you collected the crabs --- so many memories. Thank you."
– Geoff Phillips 27th Jun 2020 - 10:52:38 AM

"Farewell John. Thank you for the many wonderful memories. Condolences to Fiona and the family x"
– John and Leah Mercuri 27th Jun 2020 - 10:26:46 AM

"A good bottling mate - will be missed"
– Andrew De Garis 27th Jun 2020 - 10:25:35 AM

"Dear Fiona, thinking of you at this time. John will be missed by us all.
Farewell old mate. Your memory will live on in our hearts xxx"
– Ray and Kerrie 27th Jun 2020 - 10:22:39 AM

"Sending our love to Fiona, her family and John’s family at this sad time. John will never be forgotten for the generous, kind and funny person that he was!"
– Elizabeth Jarman 27th Jun 2020 - 10:15:24 AM

"Farewell, John, we will miss the many discussions for a better world. Love and condolences to Fiona and family"
– Andrew and Jennie Strickland 27th Jun 2020 - 10:11:42 AM

"It was wonderful to see John with Sapphie and Magenta and to hear from them how much they loved being with Grandpa John. He will be always be in their hearts and remembered. Our love to all of John's family."
– Carolyn, Gary and Madeleine Harbord 27th Jun 2020 - 10:11:39 AM

"May you rest in peace John. Far too young to leave this world.
Our deepest condolences to you Fiona"
– Frank Holland 27th Jun 2020 - 10:02:27 AM

"We will miss your generous and welcoming personality John. You were so adored by your granddaughters Sapphire and Magenta and we are grateful for all that you shared with them. Christmas with red wine and crayfish will not be the same without you but your legacy will be with us forever.
All of love to you Fiona, Raji & Melissa, Shashi, Rani and Rose. xxx"
– Verity, Richy and Arlo 27th Jun 2020 - 09:56:31 AM

"Condolences to Fiona, and Raj and family. John was a beautiful man who I always looked for at our Churchward gatherings. I loved to engage him on many subjects, and I always found him to be a fine thinker, and a truly wonderful friend. . Adios John, Phil"
– Phil Ralston 27th Jun 2020 - 09:39:32 AM

"I was so saddened to hear of John’s passing. I’ve known John since I was about 10 years old - I came from the UK on the same ship as his first wife, Rosie and her family when I was almost 2 years old. I had a teenage crush on him - that beautiful smile and big hugs made him so easy to love. I vaguely remember him and my dad debating about different subjects when our families got together at a regular Sunday lunch. His son Rajan was my pageboy in 1982 and over the years, we lost contact but never the memories. We reconnected on Facebook about 10 years ago. He came to my dad’s funeral in 2012 and it was so lovely to see him again after so many years - a bit greyer than I remembered but still had that beaming smile and great hug. Sincere condolences to all the family.
RIP my dear friend xx 🌻 I will never forget u 😢"
– Tina Rogers 26th Jun 2020 - 10:52:01 PM

"We could always hear your deep voice rolling off stories and entertaining us all at our wine bottlings. A valued friend, long term member and past committee man, John will indeed be missed.
With condolences to Fiona and your family from the members of the IDS Wine Bottling Group"
– Dean Sullivan 26th Jun 2020 - 04:42:28 PM

"Farewell to a warm and caring friend. Our thoughts are with you Fiona, and your family."
– Carolyn and Dean Sullivan 26th Jun 2020 - 04:37:22 PM

"Dear Fiona, sending our thoughts & love to you, & fondly remembering our chats to John at the Brooks gatherings."
– Colleen & Chris Daly 24th Jun 2020 - 06:24:20 PM

"Dear Fiona. I was shocked and saddened to hear of John's untimely death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love Anita"
– Anita Crabtree 23rd Jun 2020 - 04:22:10 PM

"Farewell Comrade. Rest easy after your work to help create a better society. Our condolences to Fiona and family."
– Ian and Ann Short 20th Jun 2020 - 05:47:19 PM

"May you rest in peace John. Far to young to leave this world. Such a lovely person.
Condolences to Fiona and family"
– Marg and Ray Moss 20th Jun 2020 - 01:46:36 PM

"Farewell to a dear friend."
– Ross & Maxine Brooks 20th Jun 2020 - 10:35:56 AM

"Dear Fiona and family, sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved John. We will all miss his wonderful personality and 'joie de vivre'."
– Vini Ciccarello 02nd Jul 2020 - 08:09:05 AM