John Harriman

We are sad to announce the death of FoBL member John Harriman who died on Monday 25th May at Hill House Nursing Home. John was the husband of Jenny Harriman, our former Chair and was active in supporting her in this role.

John had Lewy Body Dementia which is difficult to diagnose. It appears later as Parkinson’s shake.

John overcame this illness for many years and continued enjoying playing Bridge at national level (he was a life master), cycling, swimming, supporting Leicester City and birdwatching; encouraging Jenny to arrange FoBL classes with Mike Langham.

Covid has enabled Jenny and Sam to arrange special celebrations of his life, with a 5 am birdwatch at Berry Head with Mike and a private family service at East Devon Crematorium on 2nd June. Donations to the Lewy Body Society are welcomed in his memory and may be given at

The overwhelming memory people have of John was as a kind and gentle man, no one could doubt his love and loyalty for his family and friends.

On behalf of all FoBL members and friends we send our condolences to Jenny and family at this sad time

Alastair Anderson

Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library

June 2020