Sadly, John Reid passed away on Wednesday afternoon, 8 February.
John was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) two years ago and had undergone a number of treatments in an attempt to control the disease. John became very ill very quickly a week before he died and was treated at Ringwood Private Hospital. His partner Liz Balogh was with him when he passed away. It was a peaceful passing. John was a very early member of IFFA as he was passionate about nature and found many friends within the group who shared his commitment to the conservation of indigenous ecosystems.
John’s funeral service was held on Saturday 18 February 2012 and was well attended including by many IFFA members. He will be fondly remembered.