The GGF was saddened to hear of the passing of Jon Glenister at only 47 years old, after his long battle with cancer.
Jon was a popular figure in the trade media for over 20 years, first working for Window Industries magazine before co-founding and working on the production/publishing side of the highly successful Windows Active magazine.
John Cowie, Editor and fellow co-founder of Windows Active led the tributes:
“We have lost far more than a business partner. Jon was a kind and engaging friend who will be sorely missed. The kind messages from many in the industry have pointed to the loss of a gentleman, with a kind heart who was a pleasure to be associated with. Our memories of him will live long in our heart.”
Tony Higgin, publisher of The Glazine, added his own personal tribute.
“I knew Jon for most of his time in the trade media and enjoyed numerous social gatherings, at trade shows and industry events with him. Jon was so well liked and respected among his peers and customer as he always had a story to tell whether it was industry related or personal, most of which were humorous, sometimes scarcely believable, and nearly all largely unprintable. He will be sadly missed.”
Dave Broxton, Managing Director of Bohle and Chairman of the GGF North West and North Wales paid his own tribute to a long-time friend.
“I recall first meeting Jon, back in the 90’s in his Window Industries days before the team launched Active Publishing. He was always a great salesman, taking the time to get to know the customers and their needs, which is why so many of them subsequently became great friends with him. Amongst the trade media Jon was universally admired and respected and his premature passing is desperately sad given the joie de vivre he exhibited throughout his life.”
Jon’s funeral took place on Monday 15th April at Breakspear Crematorium in Ruislip. The GGF’s thoughts and sympathies are with Jon’s friends and family.