There aren’t many people in the world like John Thompson. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed at Ryans.

Ever since 1983 when John lived next door to Gary Ryan and was talked into coming into the Ryans Team, John has been a valued and outstanding employee. John was thorough, professional and courteous, but above all he was a mentor and a great support to new team members. John would always be the one to show new starters how to go about the job properly. Likewise, the customers who came into contact with John know they were in good hands. John was an outstanding representative for Ryans.

I spent a lot of time with John in the yard as well as driving between Warrnambool, Melbourne and Mt Gambier, as have many of our employees. He was capable of any role the transport game challenged him with, and was a pleasure to work with.

A man of few words but what he said was true and correct.

A great man; we will miss you.

Graham Ryan

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