It hurts, you know? It’s been well over a decade since I last saw John, and even though most of us were already aware that he was terminally ill, the truth is, he touched so many of our lives, always for the better, that anybody who ever met the guy would struggle to find a better word to describe him than “unforgettable”. The passing of time since our last contact is irrelevant. It still hurts. This is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.