[AusNOG] John Linton has passed

Shaun McGuane shaun at rackcentral.com.au
Thu Feb 2 11:28:41 EST 2012

Agreed Bevan Sad day it is.


A message from his son James on Whirlpool




Yesterday my dad was doing what he liked doing best. Eating at a nice
restaurant, drinking nice wines , and talking about the state of the
telecommunications market in Australia, and the various companies that make
this up.


At lunch he suffered what was thought to be a mild stroke, and was
immediately taken to St Vincents hospital. He was conscious in the
ambulance, responding to their questions, but when he got to the hospital he
had trouble breathing and they needed to put him into a medically induced
coma and put him on a ventilator to help him breathe. Unfortunately it
turned out to be a very intensive stroke and there was nothing the doctors
could do, without killing him in an operation or leaving him severely brain
damaged. So last night, with most of my family present, his ventilator was
turned off and a few hours later he passed away peacefully.


This is the saddest day of my life, I have lost my dad, my mentor, my boss,
and one of my best friends.


However dad would not want us fussing over him, he would want to know what
we have sold, which was actually one of the last things I said to him. He
would also want Exetel to go on as he had planned for it to. He put in a
place a strategic plan, so we need to move on as he had wanted us to, and
remember him for the great man he was.


If any of you feel like buying my mum and family flowers, I would ask that
you instead make a donation to his favourite charity, the Royal Society for
the Protection of Birds;  <http://www.rspb.org.uk/> http://www.rspb.org.uk/


James Linton











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From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net
[mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Bevan Slattery

Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:16 AM

To: ausnog at ausnog.net

Subject: [AusNOG] John Linton has passed


Very, very sad to hear and my sincere condolences to James and his entire


John was a tremendous asset to our industry and provided to much colour,
excitement and leadership of change.


But if course John was a family man and our heart goes out to the  and the
team at Exetel.




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