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Post by Bluedoglover » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:01 am

I just got this message on my timeline and felt it was good to post it here, so everyone who knew and liked him knows. I'll change his IRL name to his PS handle.

Hi I'm Sean I'm Jono's proud brother in law,
I have the hardest job to do right now, to let all the people that loved this great man know that
Jono in Aidelaide has passed away and has found his peace.
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Re: Jono

Post by jessica_fletcher » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:03 am

Oh thats sad, sounds like he killed himself? Or was he ill?

Anyway, it doesnt matter. Sad news.
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Post by Bluedoglover » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:07 am

I have no idea, Jess. I messaged his BIL and will update when I hear more.
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Re: Jono

Post by Lime_Pickle » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:08 am

Bloody hell he couldn't have been very old. Poor man. Poor family.
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Re: Jono

Post by Potpie » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:30 am

:(

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:33 am

I think I remember reading a while back that he had become agoraphobic following the death of his mother.

I may be wrong.

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Post by judik » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:24 pm

I'm devastated
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Post by snowgirl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:26 pm

Oh shit. That really sucks. I liked Jono.

Thanks for letting us know Blue. Any updates will be appreciated, I'm sure.

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Post by northern_goddess » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:37 pm

snowgirl wrote:Oh shit. That really sucks. I liked Jono.

Thanks for letting us know Blue. Any updates will be appreciated, I'm sure.

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Re: Jono

Post by soda 3.0 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:51 pm

It's such a sad loss.

I saw the posts on Facebook as well, and figured Jono would have wanted his passing to be recorded here as well.

I was lucky enough to meet the big man in Sydney, and have kept in vague touch ever since. As I guess most long-term posters here know, he was fantastically funny and generous and genuine. I wish I had known him better. The posts on Facebook suggest he suffered from depression - I wish I'd known that too.

My most recent contact with him was last weekend. I posted photos of the view from my new apartment, and Jono asked whether the pond in the foreground was actually sewerage!!

I'll miss the man, and will raise a glass of very decent Pinot Noir to him tonight.
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Post by janieblack » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:57 pm

A terrible shock... I never met Jono in real life but felt like I had as we'd shared so many discussions and arguments and conspiracies on here and on Facebook. Like soda, I'd been blathering with him this week, doing more of our 'solving' of all problems Australian. I can't believe he's gone...
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Post by cultureshock » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:20 pm

damn, he has been on my 'what happened to' list for a while now.
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Post by leela » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:20 pm

Oh no. I didn't open this thread until now, because I thought it'd just be a 'where is he these days?' post. It was only seeing a reference to it in another thread that made me look.

I'm so sorry to hear this. He seemed a very nice guy. For those of you who knew him very well, my condolences.
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Post by Potpie » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:11 pm

i had a bad feeling when i saw the post earlier this morning. then i clicked it and...

i thought he was on meds for his depression?

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Post by fishface » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:52 pm

Oh the poor guy. He seemed like such a nice guy. My condolences to those who knew him.

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Post by (X) » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:55 pm

A great person has left us. He was very helpfull to me. Au revoir Jono; sois en paix.
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Post by twodogs » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:46 pm

Thanks Blue, Jono was a consistantly kind and thoughtful poster, he will be missed.
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Re: Jono

Post by Jelly_Belly » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:17 pm

Wow, Jono was a real human being in every way. Fair, honest, and always willing to express his true feelings. He was always a delight, and I just can't believe it. I certainly will miss him dearly.
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Post by pezworld » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:18 pm

Jelly_Belly wrote:Wow, Jono was a real human being in every way. Fair, honest, and always willing to express his true feelings. He was always a delight, and I just can't believe it. I certainly will miss him dearly.

Well said. One of my favorite people here.
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Post by Vince » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:24 pm

That's a real shame. Classy guy with a few depression issues. Did he top himself? That's terrible. Real shame.
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Post by davebt » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:53 pm

That's just sad. Always liked Jono.

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Post by auntie_social » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:16 pm

It has been difficult to post a reply to this, it seems so unreal. Although I never met Jono in person, have known him for so many years here and on FB. When I read this news this morning, I felt, as does everyone else, a huge sense of loss. He was always a gentleman, always interesting and kind. He will be missed greatly.
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Post by andybox » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:59 pm

Jono, the same Jono who lived in Darwin? Fuck. I was only thinking about asking for contact details 2 weeks ago, as i'm spending a lot of time in Darwin these days. Do I have the same Jono? Gay, lived in Darwin?

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Post by Godjira » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:01 am

andybox wrote:Jono, the same Jono who lived in Darwin? Fuck. I was only thinking about asking for contact details 2 weeks ago, as i'm spending a lot of time in Darwin these days. Do I have the same Jono? Gay, lived in Darwin?


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Post by Moethebartender » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:32 am

Fuck, this is the second time in two weeks that I've had tears rolling down my cheeks while reading the stew. Rest in peace Jon. You deserved a better world than this one.


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Post by Capitolhill » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:51 am

Weird to say from afar, but with some posters an inherent decency would shine through the pixels.

Jono was one of the those guys.
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Post by Chihiro » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:34 am

I saw the post from his BiL yesterday morning when I was at work.

24 hours later and I still can't get over the fact that he's gone... Jono was like 30 seconds older than me (well, more like ~12 weeks my senior, but we were more or less the same age), so it was and continues to be quite the shock to the system that we'll no longer hear about his adventures.


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Post by brodie_bruce » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:45 am

Capitolhill wrote:Weird to say from afar, but with some posters an inherent decency would shine through the pixels.

Jono was one of the those guys.


Very well said. Shit. that news has left me a bit stunned.

Could we please not have any more deaths for a while - there's been quite enough here and in real life for now......
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Re: Jono

Post by Barbarella » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:12 pm

How terrible, the poor fella. I feel for his family.

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Post by korgy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:45 pm

i can't believe this

he seemed like such a decent guy, one of the few who didn't seem to hold grudges around here
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Re: Jono

Post by cummy » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:58 am

what awful news. i am saddened to hear this. i enjoyed reading his posts. i found jono quite likeable. very very sad.

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Post by Lost Soul » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:09 am

Damn it.

Jono was great.

We were planning to meet in Darwin on my next trip to Oz. He must have been only 35 or so.

Fuck.
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