My Old boss John Hopkin .who never liked to be called Mr Hopkin or The Boss …just John . Passed away peacefully this past week aged 98 , I worked for him and for the firm that took over Elston & Hopkin for 31 years from 1981 to 2012 , at Elston & Hopkin Billiards of Newark street and formally Goldsmith Street Nottingham , John retired in 2004 / 5 , a Christian Man who lived by the book he preached very humble , where the head or CEO of many firms would be driving Mercedes and Jaguars , John drove an average Vauxhall Cavalier , the fitters and other staff had better firms cars .
But that summed John up to me , He lived for God and Jesus christ and his family and friends …yet prayed for many others that would pass him by , and not give him time of day .
I never met another Man like him and think I never will .
RIP John Hopkin .