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Paul Johnson, conservative English intellectual

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Paul Bede Johnson (born 2 November 1928 in Manchester, England) is an English journalist, historian, speechwriter and author. He was educated at the Jesuit independent school Stonyhurst College, and at Magdalen College, Oxford. Johnson first came to prominence in the 1950s as a journalist writing for, and later editing, the New Statesman magazine. A prolific writer, he has written over 50 books and contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers. While associated with the left in his early career, he is now a conservative popular historian.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-johnson-british-historian-and-polemicist-against-the-left-dies-at-94-11673562198

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My father, January 31st, 1937, January 15th, 2023.

While suffering from a number of conditions, a slip in the shower killed him.

Not a easy life that of him, but he was loved by all his neighbours.

Prayers will be welcomed.

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6 hours ago, Rick said:

Just now saw this. My respects to your father and family.

 

5 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

Condolences.

 

 

4 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

Sorry to hear that Sunday. No matter what age you are when it happens, it hits you hard. All the best to you and yours.

 

3 hours ago, R011 said:

Condolences.

 

3 hours ago, urbanoid said:

Condolences.

 

1 hour ago, lucklucky said:

My condolences sunday, extended to the family and friends.

 

1 hour ago, DB said:

You have my condolences, sunday. 

 

33 minutes ago, Harold Jones said:

Our Condolences Sunday

Just back from the first day of wake. Funeral will be tomorrow.

Thank you very much you all.

Very moved.

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9 hours ago, sunday said:

My father, January 31st, 1937, January 15th, 2023.

While suffering from a number of conditions, a slip in the shower killed him.

Not a easy life that of him, but he was loved by all his neighbours.

Prayers will be welcomed.

Prayers sent, my condolences. 

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10 hours ago, TrustMe said:

My condolences Sunday.

 

9 hours ago, RETAC21 said:

Prayers sent, my condolences. 

 

8 hours ago, NickM said:

May His memory be eternal 

Much appreciated.

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1 hour ago, futon said:

You got my thoughts, my condolences.

 

1 hour ago, Soren Ras said:

Very sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincere condolences.

 

Soren

 

1 minute ago, Stefan Fredriksson said:

My condolances.

Thanks a lot, guys.

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sunday,

86 years is a good run but that doesn't make it any easier.  I often think of line in the Indiana Jones movie where one of the characters mentions that they've reached the age where time is taking things away rather than giving it.

I'm uncertain whether this is one of those times for a stiff upper lip.  At least in my world it would not be.  May God grant you strength

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25 minutes ago, Tim the Tank Nut said:

sunday,

86 years is a good run but that doesn't make it any easier.  I often think of line in the Indiana Jones movie where one of the characters mentions that they've reached the age where time is taking things away rather than giving it.

I'm uncertain whether this is one of those times for a stiff upper lip.  At least in my world it would not be.  May God grant you strength

Thank you very much, Tim.

He was going to have removed the last stitches of the second partial amputation of his right foot, and go walking outside of our aparment again after 2-3 years. Absentmindedness or simply mistaking dreams for current reality was beginning, but it was manageable by presenting him proper stimuli. He loved videos of animals, documentaries of beautiful places and the usual quiz shows. Father of my mother died in worse shape in that respect, so we are used to the starting of mild dementia.

Anyway, wrt stiff upper lip, the thing that raises the levels of dust in the ambient air, or opens the floodgates, are the regrets of things you had not done together, despite having several opportunities, and the awareness of good moments with him not happening again.

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