Dedicated to the memory of John Dwyer

In loving memory of John Dwyer, a much loved husband, father, 'Pops' and brother, who was born in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, on February 14th, 1928. Brother to Celia, Marcella, Veronica and Winifred. Brother-in-law to Gerald Cunningham, Tom Marshall and Peter Dunachie, and to Sean, Brod, Brede and Emma Foy.

John was the beloved husband of Maureen (Mary Patricia) and loving father of Dermot, Vincent, Paul, Louise and Damien. He was Grandfather to Dominic, Sarah, Joe and Sean Dwyer and Eleanor Warin.

John joined the Royal Navy with his best friend Gerald. After the war he worked for ICI and Hardman and Holden, He lectured in Chemistry at UMIST for over 30 years and then founded the Centre for Microporous (now Nanoporous) Materials (

In later life he was active in establishing the National Federation of Prostate Support Groups (now

In his final year he was well looked after by the staff of Haddon Hall Care Home, Buxton, to whom he was 'Gentle John'.

John will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Always remembered.

John's Requiem Mass 5th March 2018

John's Requiem Mass was held at St Cuthbert's Church, on 5th March. The reception was a lively event with songs and a great tribute to John by his brother-in-law and best friend Gerald Cunningham.

St Cuthbert’s Church 3 Palatine Rd, Manchester M20 3LH


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Thinking about Uncle John, and how the world will be a much smaller place without him. Thinking also about Auntie Maureen and all the Dwyer’s who will miss him so very much. Let’s hope he’ll be watching down on us all. Judith
Sent by Judith on 06/03/2018
John had a very sweet and lovely singing voice.At one of our parties in Withington, we were standing in the kitchen, when he started singing `As I roved out` It was the first time I had heard it and moved me to tears.I can still vividly picture it. Thanks to Paul for putting it on the Music section. Tonight, Peter and I shall raise a glass to dear John and sing`The Wild Mountain Thyme` and `As I Roved Out`. When you listen to the song imagine John singing it. Hilary and Peter Wiseman
Sent by Hilary on 04/03/2018
Uncle John was born on the same date as me, and was my "godfather." During his time in the navy, he would sometimes stay at our house with my mother (his sister Marcella) my dad Tom. My brother Francis and myself were very young (Judith was not born then) and were always excited when he came to stay. On one time, he gave Francis and myself a plastic "Navy Issue" cereal bowl each as a present. We used these for breakfast every day for years, and for some reason they became very important in our daily routine! This may be a very small thing in the complex lives we all lead, but even now, when I grab a bowl for my cornflakes, I still have a brief though of Uncle John, and he will always have a place in my heart.
Sent by Tom on 04/03/2018
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