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Jonathan Lionel Warner

1962 - 2024

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  1. With fondest memories of my kind and clever cousin and his wonderful chuckle x

    Etta
  2. We greatly enjoyed our many e-mails over the years also seeing you and Polly, on family occasions. She and the family remain in our thoughts and prayers and happy memories.
    Affectionately,
    Nick and Simone.

    Nicholas Bradshaw
  3. We greatly enjoyed our many e-mails over the years also seeing you and Polly, on family occasions. She and the family remain in our thoughts and prayers and happy memories.
    Affectionately,

    Nicholas & Simone
  4. ‘The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.’

    Chris W
  5. I have many fond memories of my dear friend Jack, who I knew for almost 50 years (we shared a room in our A-level year at Bryanston). A one-off, a good hearted soul and a very funny man. He will be very much missed and I send you all my sincerest condolencies. He was very proud of his family and clearly devoted.

    Roger Bowdler
  6. Our deepest condolences, Polly. I will remember Jonathan as kind and caring and I know how greatly he’ll be missed. Our prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May God’s peace and comfort be with you. Love, the Snell family.

    PH Snell.
  7. I was at school with Jack; we sat next to each other a lot in German, French and Latin classes; we took the same train to Germany for two exchanges in the late 1970s. His magnetism was his huge intelligence and witty observations, his anarchic take on things, his love of gossip and his cheerfulness when he/we got into scrapes. He also possessed rare empathy in the rough world of boarding school. I envied his elegant hand writing. The only thing dividing us was cricket for which I am no enthusuiast. Jack was always trying to talk me round, and, even though I was not for turning, his knowledge amazed me. I’ll say one good thing about cricket: it makes me think of Jack.

    I am sure that the guests at his funeral, which I cannot attend, will prove weightily how much he was loved and admired, and I trust that a memorable occasion will be a victorious tribute to take away from an evilly premature loss. Surely, there is nothing greater than the proof of a life well lived. His was. Even at a distance I have heard enough over the years to be convinced of this, and everything I can recall from our shared youth only reinforces what I can imagaine.

    I wish you, Polly, his chidren, relatives and friends, all possible strength on the day of Jack’s funeral and in the future, and know that you have my deepest sympathy.

    Oliver Moore
  8. With much love from the Donlon-Mansbridge familyx

    The Donlon-Mansbridge family
  9. We feel very fortunate to be able to count ourselves among those who knew Jonathan, and we will remember him with affection. We always admired the intelligent, questioning, quick thinking interest he took in everything and everyone, and the kindness he showed. You could always be sure that if you brought up a subject or mentioned a place, Jonathan’s immediate reaction would be to research it! We also liked his affinity with words, the tools of his trade, and his upholding of correct English usage. Finally there was no doubt he was a wonderful father, deeply proud and unreservedly supportive of Jamie, Jem and Tati (understandably so!), and Lawrence and I send all our love and sympathy to them, and of course to my beloved sister Polly, and Tony wants to be part of that too.

    The Lyons-Leather part of the family
  10. My thoughts are with you Polly, Jamie, Jeremy & Tatiana.
    I hold such lovely memories of Jack in Hampstead, many years ago. One of my fondest memories though, is in Sydney, at a backyard picnic, enjoying family, good food, wine and Jack’s great company!
    I am so saddened by his loss.
    Sending love to you all.

    Lorraine
  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with Polly, Jamie, Jem and Tati.
    Jack was one in a million. We will miss that special smile, sharp intelligence, his quick wit and kindness. There will be a big space left in our hearts, missing an even bigger personality.

    Hazel and Matt Coburn
  12. A very special Uncle and the best Godfather, you will be hugely missed. Our love and thoughts are with Polly, Jamie, Jem and Tati. xxXxx

    Alex Welsh and family

Service Details

Friday, June 7th 2024 - 12:00
FUNERAL LOCATION
St Nicholas Church - Studland, Church Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AT
BRANCH
James Smith Funeral Directors
Swanage

Donations only please, no flowers by request

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