Julian G4ILO has died, sadly

From Julian’s blog:

Julian died yesterday on 24 October in the presence of his wife Olga and two Hospice nurses at home at 19-45 peacefully and painlessly. He will be always loved and always remembered.

See  http://onefootingrave.blogspot.co.uk/ .

We all knew this was likely but it saddens me greatly to report this here.

RIP Julian – you brightened our lives and we will all miss you. Olga, our sympathies to you in your great loss. Julian inspired a great many people. He will be remembered for a long time.

I have no details of memorials (flowers, donations, etc.) or funeral arrangements.

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

17 Responses to “Julian G4ILO has died, sadly”

  • Matt W1MST:

    Julian was a good friend and was among the first regular contributors here at AmateurRadio.com.

    Julian gave us so much in his writing. Even in his final post, he gave us a reminder to value the truly special people in our lives and not to take anything in life for granted.

    “Another day, another blog post. Time for reminisces, time for remorse. Remorse that I didn’t spend more time with Olga when we were both well. Missed opportunities. Not enough gardening together, not enough walking together and other small things we could do but didn’t value too much when they were available. Brain tumor was an excuse not spend time together. At least now it is time to tell about my feelings what I usually avoided doing before or just was embarassed to show real myself. Now I worry only about not saying often enough to Olga how much I love her and eventually I hope I deserve her.”

    Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Julian, you will be greatly missed. Godspeed, OM! dit dit


  • Gene, K5PA:

    Julian’s final post is worth remembering; I know I will not soon forget. I followed his writings for a long time and I was hopeful his health would turn for the better.

    May he rest in peace. I will remember him. He has made my life better in knowing his journey and his hope.


  • Harry K7ZOV:

    I am deeply saddened to here of his passing. I enjoyed his Blog for many years and wish I had the honor to have been able to talk to him on the air. I know he is in a better place. But he will still be missed. I send my prayers and blessing to his wife, family and friends in this time of grief.

    73 OM
    Harry K7ZOV

  • Stephen G0PQB:

    So sorry to read this news and hoped against hope that Julian didn’t suffer in the last few days. I never worked him but read his articles and news that he wrote here. My condolences to Olga and hope that she will be strong. Just so very sad.

  • GM4FZH:

    Sadly missed, our thoughts are with Olga and family. I enjoyed reading his blogs.

    SW Scotland

  • Don N4KC:

    Julian seemed to be such a good spirit and it was obvious he loved this hobby as much as anyone. I miss his postings already.

    di di di dah di dah

    Don N4KC

  • Larry Faehling KL7IBV:

    I am sad to hear of it. Julian was a great contributor to Amateur Radio and will be missed. I’m sure he has a whole new world of frequencies to work, now. …-.-

  • Devo KA8TBW:

    a loss of some one as julian will be missed 73’s

  • Michael Mi0GRG:

    I’ll miss Julians posts,RIP OM

  • Richard Corso:

    Amateur radio has lost a very professional friend and will be sadly missed. Condolences to Julians family and friends

  • Michael KG9DW:

    I had just checked in on Julian’s blogs this month, anxious to see if he had posted any good news. He shared such great stories. Rest in peace OM…

  • Mark AI4HO:

    Wow..Julian has gone to the great ham shack in the sky! You will be missed OM. Nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said.

  • KD8AFH:

    This is really sad. I always enjoyed Julian’s blog. RIP


  • 2e0cht:

    I never met Julian, although spoke to him several times. RIP OM.
    Olga, nothing more any of us can say that has not already been said.
    Remember his love and the good times, the not so good will gradually fade away. God bless all.
    Martin 2E0CHT

  • Scott W9VHE:

    A great loss not just for the Amateur Radio fraternity. RIP Julian, you will be missed! Prayers for Olga, family, and friends.
    Scott W9VHE

  • Larry KG4ZAR:

    Ham radio has lost another true gentleman. Olga my prayers to you.
    Godspeed Julian!

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