John Henry GOWLAND – 3rd Dan – 1927-2013

It is with great sadness that we report John Henry GOWLAND (3rd Dan, 1983), founder of Basingstoke Judo and one of the founder members of the Southern Area, passed away peacefully on 1st June aged 85 years.

John had an extensive history in the sport having been practiced just alongside and been taught by some of the sport’s great names.

John founded Basingstoke Judo in 1965 and left a lasting legacy in the area.

For John’s full biography please visit:

Funeral service to be held at Basingstoke Crematorium on Friday 14th June 2013 at 3.30pm Family flowers only, Donations if desired to Shaw Trust c/o Stowells Funeral service 01256 321281