BRAIN John With much regret and sadness we announce the recent death of John Brain in Cheltenham General Hospital, on 29th January, following a long illness. John, the second son of Alan and Joan Brain was born in Chipping Norton Hospital on 17th May 1960. He attended Chippy Schools and on leaving entered the Butchery trade. Working for a time as Butchery Manager at the old Co-op and later opening his own shop in Charlbury. A well liked and popular chap, his passion was his athletic prowess. He ran in five London Marathons, many half-marathons and cycling races. He was an enthusiastic member of Hook Norton Harriers and also played both cricket and football in Chippy. He is survived by his father Alan, his two brothers and his four children, John Jnr, Lee, Rosie and Zoe. In recent years his three grandchildren; Sidney, Grace and Nanci brought great pleasure into his life. He will be remembered with love, by all of his family. Cremation will take place in Banbury on 24th February at 3.00pm.