Jonathan Speirs loses fight against cancer
The lighting industry was saddened to hear that Jonathan Speirs lost his fight against cancer on 18/06/2012. Since his terminal diagnosis in late 2010 Jon showed characteristic strength and a steely determination to defy the life limiting constraints put upon him. He continued to work with the practice and travel widely until the end of 2011, finding energy and solace from the great loves of his life, his family and his work.
A personal statement from Mark Major can be found on the Speirs+Major website which is a very moving tribute to a wonderful man. A celebration of Jonathan’s life will be held at the Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh on Tuesday 26th June at 4 pm. No flowers, please. Donations welcome to the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital. All are very welcome.
I met Jonathan on a number of occasions and loved the way he could talk so passionately about light and architecture. His ability to draw people in and get them enthused was a wonder to behold. And I loved the creative projects he produced over the years. He was a remarkable, talented man and his loss will be felt for many years to come.
All the staff at Lighting.com send our sympathies to his family.