Book of condolence

Firefighter Jonathan Hughes

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of Firefighter Jonathan Hughes, a serving member of Red Watch in Widnes. Jonathan, aged 26, passed away on Friday 16 October after a long illness.

Jonathan first came into contact with the Service as a Fire Cadet at the age of 12. His ambition was always to become a firefighter, an ambition he never wavered from until it was realised in 2007.

Described by all who knew him as an incredibly positive person, the life and soul of any party and a joy to be around, he will be missed by us all. 

Our thoughts are with his family and those members of his Watch who I know have done all they could to support their friend throughout his illness.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has set up a book of condolences so that people can leave condolences that will be presented to Jonathan’s family in a tribute to honour his memory.

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Condolence from: Louise Hughes

Condolence: Such sad news and a huge loss to the Service. My heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues.

Date left: 20/10/2015 14:19:18

Condolence from: Gareth Evans

Condolence: You will never be forgotten.....

Date left: 20/10/2015 14:46:06

Condolence from: maureen,hughie. ste,s nan,grandad.

Condolence: will miss ur smiling face and our little chats.R.I,P.jonni.xxxxx

Date left: 20/10/2015 14:51:20

Condolence from: Steve White

Condolence: Rest in peace Jonni. A fine young man, taken from us too early.

Date left: 20/10/2015 14:59:33

Condolence from: Rachael

Condolence: Everyone always says that god only takes the best and this couldnt be anymore true, Jonni was a remarkable, brave and lovely young man, he was such a character and i am so glad i had the privilege of knowing him. I will always treasure the many memories i have of us together, you were and are a true diamond, im going to miss you so much, you will never be forgotten. All of my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family, friends and team mates at this very sad time. Rest in peace Jonni. Goodnight god bless to you, love you always sleep tight xxxxπŸ’™β€οΈ

Date left: 20/10/2015 15:25:17

Condolence from: Steve Wheeldon

Condolence: So sorry to hear about Jonathan's passing. As a retired firefighter and I'm sure all those still serving, we are all saddened by the loss of one of our own especially one so young with a bright future ahead of him. Condolences from myself and my family to Jonathan's family and his friends. Steve Wheeldon. West Midlands F.S (Retired)

Date left: 20/10/2015 15:31:34

Condolence from: WM Paul Harrison

Condolence: As your WM on Red and your friend you never let me down, Rest in peace brother

Date left: 20/10/2015 15:46:47

Condolence from: Emmanuel (LFB Firefighter)

Condolence: As firefighters, we all stand together. In your absence I acknowledge and appreciate your service to your community, friends and family. Thank you for your service.

Date left: 20/10/2015 15:49:28

Condolence from: Bob Eastland former Bucks Firefighter

Condolence: Return to base, stand easy your time is done R.I.P. Brother

Date left: 20/10/2015 16:11:39

Condolence from: Helena Gowler

Condolence: I met Jonni when we started our initial training in 2007. He was just 18 and brought lots of fun and liveliness to our course. I didn't have things easy at first but he was always making the time to help and more importantly to make me smile. He got placed on red watch Widnes and I on red watch Macclesfield so for that reason we kept in touch, always having a laugh whenever we caught up when out staffing. the banter of Jonni and his watch was infectious and I loved spending time with them all. I can hear Jonni's laugh now and him telling me some random story about what adventures he had been up to. Jonni helped bring laughter into a time of my life that was difficult and I will never forget that. I send all of my love to you his family. The sense of despair and loss felt by those who knew him is a reflection on Jonni and his personality. He will be missed so much. Xxx

Date left: 20/10/2015 16:11:43

Condolence from: Gaynor Scott

Condolence: So deeply saddened to read this today. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you all. My prayers I send to you x

Date left: 20/10/2015 16:56:36

Condolence from: Wm Ella Warden - WMFSDudley

Condolence: Taken to young and gave so much, my condolences to family, friends, Widnes Fire station especially Red watch. RIP Johnathan.x

Date left: 20/10/2015 17:06:51

Condolence from: Marueen an Joey

Condolence: Good Night God Bless Jonni R.I.P

Date left: 20/10/2015 17:07:26

Condolence from: Ian Mullen

Condolence: Our thoughts are with Jonathans family, and also our condolences to his friends and colleagues within the Fire Service. Ian Mullen - Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Date left: 20/10/2015 17:16:07

Condolence from: Beverley Draper

Condolence: I never new Jonni personally only through a friend who worked with him I was saddened to hear of his passing such a young life cut short so so tragic my thoughts are with his family and red watch at Widnes fire station

Date left: 20/10/2015 18:44:05

Condolence from: Phil Pitt West Mids Retired

Condolence: To hear such sad news is always tragic. Rest in Peace brother!

Date left: 20/10/2015 18:46:30

Condolence from: uncle Tom + Kathleen

Condolence: Sweet dreams Jonathon Kathleen xx

Date left: 20/10/2015 19:26:53

Condolence from: Ann Moses (Widnes Ambulance Station)

Condolence: Really shocking to hear of a young life taken too soon. I will always remember Jonny's smile and having a laugh with him and the other lads at the station. They really made us feel welcome when we worked there for a few months. On behalf of Widnes Ambulance Station, we share your grief and our thoughts are with Johnny's family and colleagues at the fire station. Rest in peace Firefighter Johnny xxx

Date left: 20/10/2015 19:39:57

Condolence from: Micky Bland, blue watch philips park, gmfrs

Condolence: It's a terribly sad day when we lose someone so ambitious and young. No words will take away the grief that anyone is feeling. Stay strong as family, friends and colleagues. May you rest in peace Jonathon x

Date left: 20/10/2015 19:40:43

Condolence from: Geoff,paula dykes&family

Condolence: R.I. p jonathan our thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this sad time,taken far too soon sleep tight xx

Date left: 20/10/2015 20:28:49

Condolence from: John and Carol O'Neill

Condolence: So proud to have known you and call you a friend Jonni. Gone but never ever forgotten! You will always be remembered as someone who made everybody laugh and smile and both the world and Red watch are a lot worse off without you. Hopefully Natalie and your family can take comfort in the fact that you were One in a Million. Rest in Peace mate. Love and Best wishes, John & Carol.

Date left: 20/10/2015 20:34:24

Condolence from: pat topping

Condolence: God bless you young man, so sad at such a young age, love and prayers to your family, friends and work colleagues xx

Date left: 20/10/2015 20:36:56

Condolence from: Watch Manager William Coats

Condolence: Stand down brother!

Date left: 20/10/2015 20:40:12


Condolence: AT REST NOW BROTHER "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother"

Date left: 20/10/2015 20:55:37

Condolence from: Anne Metcalfe. Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Condolence: Saddened to hear of the loss of Jonathan. Hold your memories in your heart, he'll never be far from you. RIP

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:06:00

Condolence from: Dale Martin GMFRS

Condolence: RIP Our thoughts are with you, your family and friends

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:07:52

Condolence from: David Bolton

Condolence: Sincere sympathy and condolences to family friends and colleagues. RIP brother.

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:21:27

Condolence from: A retired Strathclyde Firefighter

Condolence: So sorry for your loss. RIP Brother.

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:23:49

Condolence from: CM Steve Evans GMFRS

Condolence: Our thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time god bless brother the bell has rung one last time now its time to take your place as an angel and sit on the shoulders of your brothers x

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:26:39

Condolence from: Stretford Green Watch Manchester

Condolence: Deepest sympathys to Jon's family. Taken far too soon. Cherish the memories. RIP

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:27:03

Condolence from: Debbie (ste mackinlays mum)

Condolence: I can't believe we will never see you again. Your big smile and funny stories always made me laugh telling me of all the antics you and Ste got up to. God took you to soon. You will be missed so much. R.I.P Jonni love you xxx

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:27:03

Condolence from: Eugene o'neill

Condolence: Rest in peace Johnny, it was a pleasure to have known you, Even tho it was for just a short period of time, but in that time I found you to be a true gentleman, you will be missed by many But not forgotten by anyone who had known and loved you. Taken to soon, god bless Johnny and sleep well.

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:30:29

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Condolence: Jonnie you was amazing you was always there for everyone such a kind hearted guy it's cruel you should still be here enjoying your life you had so much to live for. you will be sadly missed by us all RIP true hero

Date left: 20/10/2015 21:47:28

Condolence from: Dawn Street

Condolence: Rest in Peace Jonathan. Sleep amongst the Angels, you earned your wings x

Date left: 20/10/2015 22:25:27

Condolence from: Retired Firefighter Ray Ahmun Ex South Wales Fire and Rescue

Condolence: Firefighter Hughes, you've been on your last shout and done your last shift, your forever safe now in God's hands. RIP.

Date left: 20/10/2015 22:28:10

Condolence from: Lisa Nixon

Condolence: Sleep tight young man .. I'm sure you've made a difference to each person that met you ... lots of thoughts and love to your family and the crew you worked with too ... lots of respect .. No more pain x

Date left: 20/10/2015 22:50:33

Condolence from: Ged Flynn

Condolence: My thoughts and prayers at this sad loss to Jonathan's family and friends. May Jonathan rest in peace.

Date left: 20/10/2015 23:08:02

Condolence from: Garry Jones

Condolence: How very sad. Condolences to Jonathan's family and colleagues.

Date left: 20/10/2015 23:27:32

Condolence from: Firefighter Dan Reid

Condolence: Sleep peacefully Jonno. You were always fun to be around. You were a real nice lad and I'll miss you lots mate. I always liked coming to Widnes outstaffing because I always had a laugh and a joke with you and the watch. It was a privilege and joy to have been your friend.

Date left: 20/10/2015 23:38:39

Condolence from: Ex Firefighter Kevin S Ogilvie

Condolence: Rest in Peace Brother! Taken too soon. My condolences to your family, friends and workmates!

Date left: 21/10/2015 01:03:24

Condolence from: John Walkey ~ Instructor Widnes Fire Cadets

Condolence: I was deeply saddened by the news of Jonathan's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. My Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Date left: 21/10/2015 08:39:04

Condolence from: Stacy Dearden (firefighter from Frodsham)

Condolence: Described as the heart of the watch by red watch it's clear how much you'll be missed, although I didn't know you too well it feels like I did, and hearing all the stories from your watch just shows how much you loved life. Thoughts and condolences to your wife and to your family at this hard time, the fire service is very much like a family so if you ever need anything at all we'll always be there for you all xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 08:48:24

Condolence from: Paul aney & family

Condolence: Goodbye my friend, it was an honour to serve/ know you and have you as my friend, we, as a watch, saw you grow into the fine/ brave young man you became. You fought so hard mate, and the positive attitude remained throughout. I'm going to miss you, and it will leave a big whole on the watch, that will only ever be filled with memories of great times we shared together. Rest easy now my friend, my Brother xxxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 09:07:58

Condolence from: Neil Shawcross

Condolence: I've heard nothing but praise for you Johnnie. There are many people whose lives you touched and who will deeply miss you. Rest in Peace

Date left: 21/10/2015 09:24:18

Condolence from: Doug

Condolence: Condolences to all you're family and Red Watch Widnes. You'll be a big loss to everyone mate. YNWA

Date left: 21/10/2015 09:55:45

Condolence from: Ian Davies

Condolence: RIP fella

Date left: 21/10/2015 09:58:51

Condolence from: Andrew Clarke (Blue Watch, Runcorn)

Condolence: I never had the pleasure of working with you but I can see from everything I read from those who have you would have been a great guy to have on the watch. Thinking of your family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time. RIP GBNF...

Date left: 21/10/2015 10:05:13

Condolence from: Daniel Cummings

Condolence: I was on Green Watch, Widnes when Jonny started and remember him taking all the practical jokes and tricks that go with being the 'new kid' on the watch, fresh out of training school. Not once did he take it personally or take offence and this endeared him to the watch. Always smiling it was a pleasure to work with him. Sadly missed. my thoughts are with at this difficult time.

Date left: 21/10/2015 10:05:52

Condolence from: mr and mrs hill

Condolence: so sad to hear this news. our heartfelt sympathy goes to you all.

Date left: 21/10/2015 10:19:37

Condolence from: Natasha lines

Condolence: R.I.P Jonny so sad taken away to early you will be missed by many but never forgotten. Take it easy mate thinking of all your friends and family at this sad time πŸ™πŸΌ What a lovely lad you was always had a smile on Ye face when u used to come in the shop keep smiling πŸ™πŸΌ

Date left: 21/10/2015 10:23:44

Condolence from: Stu Pickering, Red Watch Widnes 2008 - 2012 (retired)

Condolence: jonni, although your stay was all too brief, you will live on forever in the hearts & minds of those who loved you and held you dear. As one of the many who had the joy & privilege to call you a true friend, my thoughts and prayers are with your wife, family and all those who miss you so. RIP my friend.

Date left: 21/10/2015 10:50:21

Condolence from: Hazel and Keith

Condolence: Such a tragic waste!!! A fabulous lovely lad x

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:05:21

Condolence from: Julia Shutt Retired White Watch Control

Condolence: I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jonathan's passing, I remember his lovely smiling face. It’s so true God only takes the best so young. My thoughts and prayers go to you Jonathan's family & friends. Also to Red Watch Widnes, who I know will have and will continue to support your family for as long as you need them. Stay strong and remember all the good times. Rest in peace Jonathan God bless xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:09:08

Condolence from: B Malone

Condolence: RIP brother πŸ˜’

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:24:48

Condolence from: Mike & Nicola

Condolence: To all of your family and friends our deepest condolences. RIP Jonathan

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:43:17

Condolence from: Keith and Tanya xx

Condolence: A really lovely man and many lovely memories that we will keep with us forever. You really will be missed Jonni by so many people. It's not goodbye it's simply farewell until we meet again. Xxxx xxxxx xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:47:07

Condolence from: Paul Merrick

Condolence: R.I.P Jonni its such a shame a wonderful person like you has been taken from our lives so young. It was a real pleasure to have known you even though it was only for a few years. You really were an inspiratiom to all you knew you. See you again someday fella

Date left: 21/10/2015 11:53:22

Condolence from: Elisha xx

Condolence: Such sad news, gone far too soon Jonni! Shared so many memories with you, fun and laughter! You will truly be missed. Thoughts are with your family. Sleep tight lots of love πŸ’œ xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:18:22

Condolence from: donna waterworth

Condolence: Such sad news my thoughts and condolences go out to him and his family and friends and colleagues r.I.p m nathan hughes xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:22:36

Condolence from: Carol Coombes

Condolence: Heartfelt condolences to his family, will be greatly missed, rest in peace

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:25:28

Condolence from: Angela Donegan

Condolence: So sad Rip johnnie πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:25:31

Condolence from: Gary Simpson

Condolence: No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. I am so proud to of worked with "jonni" he will always be apart of red watch and red watch will always be here for all of you. In time our tears will dry, and we will remember that laugh of his. Stay strong xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:34:01

Condolence from: Jane Tuer

Condolence: It was a pleasure to have known you Jonni. my deapest condolences to your family. God bless sweetheart xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:34:05

Condolence from: Julie Fitzpatrick

Condolence: Such a sad loss. Rest in peace Jonni. Thoughts and prayers to his wife, family, friends and his watch at Widnes xxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:35:47

Condolence from: Paul King

Condolence: Thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of Jonathan R.I.P ESPECIALLY AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. A nother loss to the service.

Date left: 21/10/2015 12:36:54

Condolence from: Caroline Wathen

Condolence: Jonni it was a pleasure to have met you. You undoubtedly brought happiness to the lives of many and you will be truly missed xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 13:10:05

Condolence from: CM Steve Blackledge LFRS

Condolence: So sorry to hear this tragic news. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Date left: 21/10/2015 13:19:23

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Condolence: R.I.P firefighter Hughes xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 13:19:52

Condolence from: Samantha Pritchard

Condolence: Jonathan you will be missed, I had the pleasure of studying Public services' with you at College.....such a genuine and kind person !! May you rest in peace! Sam X

Date left: 21/10/2015 13:43:01

Condolence from: Jane Bentham

Condolence: Sending Heartfelt Sympathy to everyone who knew Jonni..Thoughts & Special Prayers to his immediate family & friends..Also to all Jonni's friends from CF&RS especially the lads on Red Watch at Widnes Fire Station..He will be very sadly missed...

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:02:34

Condolence from: Marty Royal

Condolence: As a colleague, it has been a pleasure and a privilege pal. Sending all our strength to your family, friends and colleagues, our thoughts are with every one of them. Rest easy daft lad..!!

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:10:26

Condolence from: Blue Watch, Calvert Lane, Hull

Condolence: Our thoughts are with you all. God bless you Jonathan.

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:11:52

Condolence from: Jane Bentham

Condolence: Safe, in the arms of The Angels...Heartfelt Sympathy to Jonni's Family & Friends.. & to his CFRS Family especially all at Widnes Fire Station...Rest In Peace Jonni...

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:24:36

Condolence from: CM Steve "Tommo" Thompson Julie & Family

Condolence: Jonni it has been a pleasure and a privelege to have known you from the moment you joined our watch there was not a shift gone by that you didn't make us laugh you will live on in the memories we all have on the watch of you and our thoughts from Julie and myself are with your Wife, and your Family at this time, Rest in peace Jonni lad xxxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:46:47

Condolence from: Richard Gorst

Condolence: RIP Jonni. A Wonderful young man and a great Firefighter. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:48:10

Condolence from: John McBrion

Condolence: It was a pleasure and an honour to serve alongside you Jonni. Brave to the end. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Stand down mate

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:50:08

Condolence from: Debbie Pickering (Harrison) and Scott pickering

Condolence: Dear Jonni's wife and family I received a phone call on 16th October from Keith Roberts (firefighter) and he told me about Jonni's battle over the past year and how his battle ended on 16th October. Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss and we send our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you and Jonni's family. We are honoured and blessed to have known Jonni through the Cheshire fire cadets and he will be dearly missed. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our thoughts and prays are with you. β€˜RIP in Peace Jonni, you will be truly missed’ All our love Debbie Harrison and Scott Pickering (Widnes fire cadet) (Winsford Fire Cadet)

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:58:08

Condolence from: John Fox

Condolence: Jonni, a smashing lad who always lit up a room,you will be sadly missed,may you rest in peace in heaven mate.

Date left: 21/10/2015 14:58:33

Condolence from: John Maddocks

Condolence: Jonni it was a honour and privilege to serve on Red Watch Widnes alongside you, great times I will remember for the rest of my life. Sleep well my friend, when we meet again I have a bull horn to surprise you. God bless

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:06:04

Condolence from: The jones family

Condolence: We did not know this lovely young man...but we are so saddened to hear this news today..our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time...x

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:20:45

Condolence from: Madeline

Condolence: I will always remember your lovely smile, rest in peace Jonno xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:23:40

Condolence from: Kate Spelling

Condolence: An ex member of Merseyside fire service I am so sorry to hear that Jonathan has lost his battle . Such a sad loss for your family and the fire service . My thoughts are with you RIP Jonathon x

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:32:40

Condolence from: Katie

Condolence: So sad to hear such a young, aspiring man was take far too soon. Thoughts are with his family at this difficult time aswell as his colleagues at the station. Rest in peace Jonathan, I'm sure you battled long and hard. Bless.

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:49:27

Condolence from: The McNicholas Family

Condolence: A lovely young man from a gorgeous family. So happy he realised his ambition but very sad at his loss. As a youngster he was always so kind and caring - from small acorns do indeed grow great oak trees - God Bless Paula Ste Lauren Gemma and Conor xxxxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 15:58:22

Condolence from: Chris Holmes

Condolence: Amazing messages of love and support for an amazing man. Such a huge loss to his family, friends and collegues and at such a young age. Rest in peace Jonathan x

Date left: 21/10/2015 16:20:02

Condolence from: Stella Hardman

Condolence: I didn't know you , but my husband dose, so it felt like I knew you a little , gone way to young , such sad news, RIP . X

Date left: 21/10/2015 16:32:59

Condolence from: A Widnes resident.

Condolence: A young brave man now sleeping tight. Thank you for protecting and serving our community. Condolences to the family, you must be so proud of him and rightly so. RIP young man.

Date left: 21/10/2015 17:12:08

Condolence from: David Lawrence Retired FF 04 Widnes Wenatchee Washington State USA

Condolence: So sad when someone so young is taken from this life on earth. R.I.P Brother. My thoughts are with Jonathan's family, and also my condolences to his friends and colleagues at Widnes Fire Station.

Date left: 21/10/2015 17:36:13

Condolence from: Laura Beckett

Condolence: Condolences to your family was a pleasure to know you rip young man you where an inspiration xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 18:00:32

Condolence from: Kimberley Lowe

Condolence: Jonni, Really was amazing to have you in my life. I will never forget the memories we shared and how well you looked after me and Jenny.. my heart breaks for your family and Natalie. I hope you look down on us all and take good care of your loved ones. You really will be missed by lots of people. Sweetdreams. Love you always xxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 18:06:48

Condolence from: Dylis dennett

Condolence: Met you 9 years ago you became a part of our family and godfather to my grandaughters bethany and Alice our lives are never going to be the same without you in it love and miss you our hero jonni Hughes r.i.p till we meet again x

Date left: 21/10/2015 18:13:26

Condolence from: chris noon

Condolence: earts loss is heavens gain no more pain or restless nights sleep tight you have earned your rest

Date left: 21/10/2015 18:41:12

Condolence from: Doreen Skelly

Condolence: had some good nights out and BBQ"s with jonni, always laughing and would do anything for anyone. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel, but at a price. Thoughts and prayers to all of jonnis family and his friends.always in our hearts and thoughts xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 18:49:37

Condolence from: Jen :)

Condolence: To my dearest friend Jonni! You were one in a million and I cannot even express how important you were to me, but you knew so that's all that matters! Your fought a great fight like we always said you would! You have had a fantastic life filled with love, joy, laughter, amazing friends, family and an extended family in red watch. It just was sadly cut so short! You lived everyday as if it was your last and truly loved those around you. I know you are looking down on us all now and it's fantastic to see all these genuine messages about a genuine person! Rest in peace now, until we meet again xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:07:30

Condolence from: Stephen McIntosh

Condolence: RIP Jonni thinking of you your family,friends and fellow firefighters at this sad time,I only met you a couple of times but you we're a firefighters firefighter god bless.

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:08:34

Condolence from: Kerry Dyas ( Neild )

Condolence: Can't believe when I heard the news on your passing. Always remember when we passed our driving test in college, such as loss. R.I.P M8 xxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:10:40

Condolence from: Rebecca Riccio

Condolence: Jonni you really were one of the best. Always so happy and fun to be around, the person I always went to if I needed cheering up. There are no words for how much I am going miss you, I feel very lucky to have had you as my friend. Will always remember you. Rest in peace xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:12:27

Condolence from: chelle murphy

Condolence: U wer the smile that lifted so many the light that shone in a darkened room. I have lots of happy dadt memories of ya matey n am gonna miss ya with a heavy heart go rest now beautiful person n spread yr light in heaven it was a pleasure n honour to know ya sleep tight sweetheart xxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:34:03

Condolence from: Jacki and Steve O'Neill and family

Condolence: Heart felt condolences to Allan, Lynda and family. A lovely young man taken too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all xxxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:56:33

Condolence from: Jack Gaskell

Condolence: Jonni, I only worked alongside you briefly at Runcorn but I found in that short time you were decent lad and a cracking FF! You will be missed by so many. Gone but never forgotten!! RIP Brother! X

Date left: 21/10/2015 19:57:38

Condolence from: Chris

Condolence: I went through the Cheshire Fire Cadets, Widnes with Jonno. Such an honour to of known him. Rest in peace Jonno, taken from us too soon! My thoughts go out to his family, friends and the red watch team. Gone but never forgotten

Date left: 21/10/2015 20:48:30

Condolence from: tracy tolley

Condolence: It's true what they say all the good ones are taken away from us i been ther myself, you are with the angels now sleeping, my thoughts are with your family xxx

Date left: 21/10/2015 20:49:32

Condolence from: Warren Hansford

Condolence: It was an honour to have served with and known you, rest in peace friend.

Date left: 21/10/2015 21:00:21

Condolence from: mrs spencer

Condolence: we didnt no u personally but u have touched many hearts ..such a sad loss...heaven has gained a angel good nite and god bless 2 a very coreagous young man ..condolences to all the family ..xx

Date left: 21/10/2015 21:13:33

Condolence from: Firefighter Andy Curtis - Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Condolence: Such a sad loss. My condolences to his friends and family. RIP Jonathan.

Date left: 21/10/2015 21:18:16

Condolence from: Craig and Katie Todhunter

Condolence: All our thoughts and best wishes to Jonni's family at this sad time. It was a privilege to have known him and call him a colleague and a mate. You will be sadly missed Jonni but you won't be forgotten - the station is not the same without your smile and laughter.

Date left: 21/10/2015 21:53:53

Condolence from: Steve 'Bud' Flanagan

Condolence: Jonni you will be missed by all who knew you and by the people you helped who will be forever grateful. Your energy and enthusiasm for the job you loved was obvious and infectious. Rest in peace.

Date left: 21/10/2015 22:03:45

Condolence from: Emma MFRS

Condolence: Deepest sympathy to all Jonathan's family, friends & colleagues. Very sad, cherish your memories. RIP Jonathan

Date left: 21/10/2015 23:32:51

Condolence from: Pat and Debbie Atherton

Condolence: So very sad. Sincere sympathy and condolences to Jonathan's family friends and colleagues. RIP. Goodnight God Bless Jonathan.

Date left: 21/10/2015 23:56:01

Condolence from: Cllr Phil Harris

Condolence: R.I.P. Condolences to Jonathan's family.

Date left: 22/10/2015 00:05:46

Condolence from: Gemma H

Condolence: I had the privilege of working with Jonni for a few years before he joined the fire service, such a great lad! Thinking of his family and friends at this time. RIP Jonni xx

Date left: 22/10/2015 03:15:23

Condolence from: Baz knowles (Red watch)

Condolence: Well Jonni what can anyone say in this kind of situation, I only knew you as a work colleague when I would outstaff from Warrington fire station, but it was easy to work out you were a key member of the watch, such an easy guy to get on with as are all the Widnes Red Watch guys, a brilliant set if lads. I will particularly remember the time I was out staffing and you was part of a team that saved a man's life in Widnes. As it happens we all got a star award for it off the chief....I was only the driver of the fire engine that played a key role in saving someone's life and that is something that I will remember you for. Gone but never ever forgotten....Baz x...You will leave a void that can never be replaced x.

Date left: 22/10/2015 07:59:39

Condolence from: Scooby

Condolence: A brother I never met. Rest easy brother.

Date left: 22/10/2015 08:02:36

Condolence from: Lee Marland

Condolence: I first met Jonni on our recruits course in 2007 and he always went round with a smile on his was a pleasure to have started my career with you and you will never be forgotten through the remainder of my career and beyond.....salt of the earth you were Jonni lad!!! My thoughts are with all your family at this difficult time.... R.I.P brother x Goodnight, God Bless....Lee x

Date left: 22/10/2015 10:16:13

Condolence from: Lee McGarity

Condolence: Such a sad loss to our Service, my thoughts are with his wife, family and Red Watch Widnes. God bless you xx

Date left: 22/10/2015 11:11:07

Condolence from: FF Paul Carrington

Condolence: It was a privilege to have join with you Jonni, I will always remember the time You and I were in tears laughing at the one liner said by our fellow brother 'Mr Marland' (for those of you who do not know him he works at Warrington) when he said Antarctic lorry instead of 'articulated lorry' during our RTC training it was hilarious. Jonni you will be hugely missed, you were the life and sole of the party, you are at peace now bud sleep tight, you will not be forgotten, my thoughts are with your family and closest friends. Xxx

Date left: 22/10/2015 12:23:12

Condolence from: James bell

Condolence: Can't find the words, rest in peace fella.

Date left: 22/10/2015 13:17:28

Condolence from: Philip and June Antrobus

Condolence: Jonni it was a pleasure to know you, such a sad and tragic loss. I know what a great friend you were to Paul and Amy and you were always there for them. Thoughts are with your family and friends. You will not be forgotten. RIP Jonni

Date left: 22/10/2015 13:27:00

Condolence from: Stuart Plaskett

Condolence: It was an honour and pleasure to of worked with you and to of called you a friend! Such a sad loss, my heart and love goes out to all your family, friends and Red Watch Widnes, stay strong brothers!! RIP Jonni xx

Date left: 22/10/2015 18:43:35

Condolence from: Sam Bryan

Condolence: You were the heartbeat of a brilliant watch and a great bunch of lads. An all round great lad. It's a pleasure to have known you Rest in Peace.

Date left: 22/10/2015 19:19:14

Condolence from: Stephen Rawlinson (Former Widnes Fire Cadet & Leader)

Condolence: Deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Jonno's passing. I never doubted he would become a firefighter even at age 12. The sadness of his life being ended so soon with so much to live for is only just balanced by the friendships he gave and the great service he provided. Condolences to everyone who was close to him and may memories of him at least bring some comfort. RIP.

Date left: 22/10/2015 20:26:58

Condolence from: Ian Knott (Knotty) Warrington Red

Condolence: Very sad news, Every time we met at station and on jobs we always had a good bit of Banter. Rest easy fella.

Date left: 22/10/2015 20:44:09

Condolence from: Marie Haver

Condolence: Deepest sympathy to Jonathan's family. God bless.

Date left: 22/10/2015 20:47:07

Condolence from: Dani Meyer - former Frodsham cadet

Condolence: I was lucky enough to meet Jon whilst I was a cadet and I am upset to hear of his passing. He was a lovely bloke and a passionate firefighter who will be missed by everyone. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. You will not be forgotten x

Date left: 22/10/2015 20:54:42

Condolence from: Elaine Cooper

Condolence: Jonni you was an amazing young man who I considered a part of my family, you would always be there when needed. Rest in peace Jonni & say hello to your adopted nan (my mum) x

Date left: 22/10/2015 23:17:08

Condolence from: Mark Birchall

Condolence: My heart goes out to you and your kin brother . I can say you were a star among men god bless you and yours

Date left: 22/10/2015 23:52:22

Condolence from: Chris Williams

Condolence: Rest in peace Jonno, Condolences to all who knew and will miss him.

Date left: 23/10/2015 05:00:21

Condolence from: Steven Haste ,birchwood delta watch

Condolence: Whilst outstaffing at Widnes i met Jonni,straight away it was obvious to me how loved he was by the wonderfull red watch that worked with him ,this i feel was because of his humour and love of being the joker around the watch and station he will be missed.Stay strong everybody that loved him x

Date left: 23/10/2015 08:08:40

Condolence from: Patrick Mcbride

Condolence: A true friend and work colleague who I watched grow from cadet to Firefighter its an honour to have known and worked with you mate! Many memories of laughter that I'll always think of and cherish!I Keep checking for chocolate bars hidden in my car and shoes, I'm gonna miss them. Hopefully see you again someday. Sleep well mate xx

Date left: 23/10/2015 12:08:06

Condolence from: Tony Hughes, Blue Watch Widnes.

Condolence: I remember you joining us as an 18 year old straight from cadets, your smile literally lighting up the whole station. As the baby of the station you were cherished by us all, my watch particularly looking forward to you 'standing in', making sure we had hidden the bullhorn first! You were an absolute pleasure to know and a credit to your family and to the Fire Service. You will NEVER be forgotten at Widnes. Goodnight Jonni lad x

Date left: 23/10/2015 12:38:37

Condolence from: FF Margot Davies

Condolence: God bless you. Love & hugs you your family

Date left: 23/10/2015 13:38:34

Condolence from: Group Manager Anderson

Condolence: I first met Jonathan when, just short of his 18th birthday, he presented himself for Firefighter selection interview. Jonathan had an outstanding interview; he stood out as being articulate, intelligent, mature, enthusiastic and clearly showed the potential to be the outstanding Firefighter he later became. In the years since then Jonathan continued to stand out in terms of his bearing and the energy and enthusiasm that he showed when, from time to time, our paths crossed. My thoughts are with Jonathan's family, friends and colleagues at this time. A sad loss to all who knew him.

Date left: 23/10/2015 13:52:30

Condolence from: Alex Waller

Condolence: I last saw Jonnie in hospital at the start of his treatment. He was bright as button, upbeat and very funny. Hard to believe he was in the situation he was in. A truly positive and inspirational man. Heartfelt condolences to Jonnies family and friends. Stay strong, hold on to the happy memories.

Date left: 23/10/2015 17:05:39

Condolence from: Mick Roberts Red / White Watch Chester

Condolence: Jonni, God bless buddy

Date left: 23/10/2015 19:40:54

Condolence from: Kieran Cleverley

Condolence: Very very sad news, Such a nice guy and fantastic firefighter. You will be missed brother. Goodnight and God Bless x

Date left: 23/10/2015 22:31:46

Condolence from: Kathy maddocks health care assistant at R LH 10z BMT

Condolence: What can I say about this young man? He was so full of optimism and positivity. A gentleman to the end so polite and gracious I can't believe he has passed away. So sad his family should be so proud of such a fine young man. RIP Jonathan. Gone but never forgotten.x

Date left: 23/10/2015 22:54:06

Condolence from: Rachael ( transplant twin) and clive

Condolence: Some times the people we've known for only a short time have a bigger impact on us. Devastated for you and your family, thinking of you all. R.I.P JONNI XX

Date left: 23/10/2015 23:28:03

Condolence from: Nath a police officer

Condolence: Never knew you buddy, but clear like many you have been taken from us far to early. You put your heart and soul into a job which many couldn't do, putting yourself in extreme risk to protect others. May your family take strength from this knowing that now your safe in the arms of God. May you RIP Jonni, such a sad loss. Thank you brother God bless

Date left: 24/10/2015 07:00:28

Condolence from: Jo collier

Condolence: Always a pleasure to work with you,such a lovely lad x

Date left: 24/10/2015 08:07:44

Condolence from: Ant Conroy

Condolence: Jonni it has been a pleasure and a privelege to have known you, teaching me the basics when I first started! You made everybody laugh and I didn't hear one bad thing about you! You were an outstanding firefighter, colleague, friend and family man. These messages just show it! I'm thinking of all your family, friends and all those on red at Widnes. God bless you mate. RIP Jonni lad xx

Date left: 24/10/2015 10:43:59

Condolence from: Keith Roberts, Cadet Leader & Ex Watch Manager Red Watch Widnes

Condolence: Johno you know I am not normally stuck for something to say, this as taken days. But thinking about your boundless courage woke me up. You are and always were a star and the world is a darker place for your leaving. It has been a honour and a privilege and I will never forget you.

Date left: 24/10/2015 14:08:19

Condolence from: Paul Daniels

Condolence: What a top lad fought so hard only to be tragically taken away rest in peace comrade.

Date left: 24/10/2015 14:12:48

Condolence from: Gary, Heather and Family

Condolence: It was an honour to have known and worked with Jonni and to have been able to call him a friend. The Watch and station will be quieter without his 'one in a million' laugh. R.I.P Jonni lad xxx

Date left: 24/10/2015 17:14:47

Condolence from: Gill murrell

Condolence: So very sad, I remember him from fire cadets , my son was a cadet, what a lovely young man he was, a credit to his family. Rip. X

Date left: 24/10/2015 17:21:59

Condolence from: Ian Dunbar

Condolence: A fine young man taken far too young. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, Red Watch 04 and all in CFRS. Rest in peace Jonni, your boots will be impossible to fill kid. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Date left: 24/10/2015 23:33:24

Condolence from: Graham Maher

Condolence: Always going to be missed but never forgotten, R.I.P mate.

Date left: 25/10/2015 07:37:23

Condolence from: Andy Scott

Condolence: Jonni you will be sadly missed, taken far too early in life. A huge loss to all that knew you, RIP, thoughts to your family x

Date left: 25/10/2015 09:31:50

Condolence from: ff carney

Condolence: fire fighters are a special breed . all ways remembered

Date left: 25/10/2015 09:49:28

Condolence from: karen m

Condolence: Heart felt condolence at this sad time to your family & your new wife Natalie.It was such a pleasure to know you. Rest in peace Jonni xx

Date left: 25/10/2015 18:00:14

Condolence from: Jon Webb

Condolence: I was privileged to have worked on Red Watch with Jonni and honoured to call him my friend. You could not have wished to meet a more genuine, funny and braver man. Will really miss you mate. RIP Jonni, Red Watch forever, YNWA xx

Date left: 25/10/2015 19:43:38

Condolence from: Elliot Gorst

Condolence: Such a sad loss. Pleasure to have met and worked with you mate. Missed by everybody and never forgotten. Fantastic person and exemplary firefighter. RIP Jonni

Date left: 25/10/2015 20:48:54

Condolence from: karen & joanne

Condolence: Heart felt condolence at this sad time to your family & your new wife Natalie. It was such a great pleasure to know you, always smiling & laughing thought of with love. R i p Jonni xx

Date left: 25/10/2015 21:33:38

Condolence from: David Petley

Condolence: Rest in peace Jonathan a massive loss to us all.

Date left: 26/10/2015 09:23:46

Condolence from: Joeconway

Condolence: A true hero to the cheshire fireservice he will sadly be missed by the guys on red watch at widnes fire station RIP Fire fighter Jonathan Hughes

Date left: 26/10/2015 19:30:34

Condolence from: Joeconway

Condolence: what a brilliant fire fighter you were everyone was proud of you even your family and friends and the guys at Widnes fire station you where a pleasure to be part off cheshire fire service RIP Fire Fighter Johnathan Huges

Date left: 26/10/2015 19:50:16

Condolence from: Jason Fletcher

Condolence: Jonni, it has been a privilege to be your Watch Manager for the last 5 years. A cracking firefighter, you should be exceptionally proud of everything you have achieved. Your sense of humour and infectious laugh would light up any room...and your practical jokes.... simply legendary! Your fight and positive outlook over the last 8 months, even through your toughest days, were an inspiration to us all. Your passing has hit us all incredibly hard....but we know you will be watching over us. Stand down my friend.....god bless and rest in peace. X

Date left: 27/10/2015 13:23:02

Condolence from: Chris Astall

Condolence: How sad; What an inspirational young man who will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family and friends. RIP

Date left: 27/10/2015 13:29:56

Condolence from: The Robertson Family

Condolence: Heart felt condolances our thoughts and prayers are with you

Date left: 27/10/2015 23:19:05

Condolence from: Ant Samuel

Condolence: I am so proud to be able to call you my work collegue and close friend, things will never be the same again on Red Watch Jonni but the memory of you and the strength you have shown us will live with us forever. Rest in Peace my good friend...xx

Date left: 28/10/2015 12:52:43

Condolence from: Lorna Lucas

Condolence: I remember Jonno as a polite young Cadet who turned into a very happy fully fledged firefighter .... Tragic loss, my thoughts are with his Family and Red Watch x x

Date left: 28/10/2015 13:37:37

Condolence from: Barrie Green 01 Prevention Office

Condolence: Terrible news, the thin red line has become much thinner. Stand easy Brother...your work is done.

Date left: 29/10/2015 14:59:54

Condolence from: The parents of Adam Baldwin (cadet at Widnes Fire Station)

Condolence: Such sad news. Condolences to all his family friends and colleagues. xx

Date left: 29/10/2015 22:57:44

Condolence from: Norma Hitchmough

Condolence: Good Night God bless Jonni, May you Rest in Peace with the Angels. xxx.

Date left: 30/10/2015 07:06:58

Condolence from: christopher Waterworth and the town of Widnes

Condolence: sending love and prayers to the friends, family and colleagues of Fire-fighter Jonathan Hughes as he is laid to rest today, the town of Widnes would like to thank you for your pride, passion and dedication towards keeping our community safe, you gave your life to protect ours and for this we salute you, Thank you for looking after our town keeping our mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren, friends, aunties, uncles our grandparents even our pets safe and out of danger. The town commemorates you and god hear our prayers when we ask you that you show Jonathan the heroin he is when he arrives at heaves gates xxxxxxxxxxx

Date left: 30/10/2015 11:07:34

Condolence from: Tracy Radcliffe

Condolence: RIP Jonathan, an inspirational young man, who will be deeply missed. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Date left: 30/10/2015 12:02:15

Condolence from: Kelly Jones

Condolence: I met Jonni whilst we were both on the Public Services Course in Riverside college. I was devastated to hear Jonni had passed away. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. His send off really was incredible. The fire service really did amazing. Well deserved for a popular young man.

Date left: 31/10/2015 01:22:01

Condolence from: phil wallwork & family

Condolence: Words cannot express our feeling of loss, you were a true friend, one in a million, brave and caring to the end. Our world will be a darker place without you, but your star shall light up the heavens. Sleep tight little brother xxxx.

Date left: 01/11/2015 00:41:17

Condolence from: John Rides, Avon

Condolence: Jonathan, I know you would have been brave at work, and I know how brave you had to be to face the lymphoma treatment. I'm so sorry it got the better of you. May you rest in peace. John Rides, Avon. Another Firefighter fighting Lymphoma.

Date left: 05/11/2015 12:02:12

Condolence from: kath ormesher

Condolence: Things had looked so positive at the outset of his illness. It was a shock to hear that his health had received a big set back. Our thoughts are with Natalie and his extended family.

Date left: 16/11/2015 17:31:08

Condolence from: John Pugh

Condolence: Rest in Peace Brother a sad loss.

Date left: 19/11/2015 11:42:09

Condolence from: Davie Kelly (Rotherham

Condolence: I know this is late but only logged onto the site, my deapest sympathies and thoughts goes to the family, friends and colleagues of Jonathan, may you now be at peace

Date left: 26/01/2016 10:20:33

Condolence from: Billy Bunter

Condolence: A huge loss to the fire service my thoughts go out to his family and his friends. such a fine chappy

Date left: 26/01/2016 13:42:52

Condolence from: Dean McCarthy

Condolence: I went college with jonni and we had so many fun times, it feels like yesterday when i last seen you. you will be sadly missed..... RIP JONNI

Date left: 02/03/2016 12:48:45

Condolence from: kaz

Condolence: Still think about your smiling face,that laugh of yours, that sense of humour xx will make sure we all look after your wife Natalie xx

Date left: 16/03/2016 22:05:52

Condolence from: karen & joanne

Condolence: Thinking of you today on your birthday , xx With heart felt love to your lovely wife Natalie . Xxx

Date left: 16/06/2016 11:07:38

Condolence from: Connor Gurney

Condolence: My heart goes out to Jonathan's family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time. We will never forget you, Jonathan. Thank you for everything you did.

Date left: 04/08/2016 18:19:26

Condolence from: former merseyside firefighter tom mills

Condolence: terribly sad news,at least you achieved your dream job,we all stand together, rip

Date left: 03/02/2017 10:32:29

Condolence from: Ian Parkinson

Condolence: Jonni It was a pleasure to have met you so sad your not with us anymore. Condolences to all your family and friends. Ian

Date left: 29/03/2017 12:54:28