IN LOVING MEMORY
JONATHAN GRANT GALSWORTHY
1967 - 2017
It is with deepest sorrow that the Galsworthy Family announces the sudden and tragic passing of beloved father and husband, Jonathan Grant Galsworthy. Private funeral services will be held on December 15, 2017.
As close colleagues of Kay, we are setting up this memorial fund to support Kay and her family for those who would like to contribute and offer condolences.
Jonathan started his career as an Estate Agent, and it was how he met Kay - he sold her a cottage in Abthorpe. A year later they were married on the 22nd July 1989, a date chosen so he never forgot their Anniversary as it was the day before his birthday. Ironically, Jonathan was the person who remembered everyone’s birthday, as he always made lists and created reminders. In 1994, Jordan was born, followed ~7 years later by Chloe; Jonathan had his family complete with his 3 princesses.
Jonathan was an organiser and a planner, with lists, itineraries and little books to jot things down and this meticulous attention to detail extended to his wardrobe, loft, garage and shed, where everything had its place. Whatever he did, he went above and beyond to ensure that he had everything covered. In his words ‘if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing properly’.
Jonathan often said he felt like ‘Tarzan and Jane’ as he was frequently home alone with Jordan and Chloe, with Kay travelling a great deal with work. This resulted in him doing all the cooking and food shopping, but he also indulged in more fun activities such as clay-pigeon shooting, rugby and his pride and joy – driving his Landrover Defender, often in the bus lane (for which he did receive a ticket and a fine!).
Jonathan was a true ‘gentle man’ with a cheeky smile, mischievous nature and always ready for a party. He had a zest for the finer things in life and the motto of ‘Quality, not Quantity’. Jonathan did not like conflict and would not like to see the people he cared for being sad. In contrast, he loved a gathering and we honor his memory by celebrating his wonderful life and what he gave us, rather than his tragic and premature passing.
Pritu Sampeur & Sandra Harb,
on behalf of Kay, Jordan & Chloe