Streaming of Memorial Service

After watching the service online, if you can leave a guest message to let the family know you have joined into the service, that would be greatly appreciated.

This service will have a password applied once edited (normally within 3 to 5 days following the service), you will then need to contact the family for the password to access.

Following the service, the footage will be posted and you can watch at a later time if you were unable to watch at the time of the service.

Guest Book

Refresh Comments

6 comments on “John Fowler”

  1. John gave me the start for my lifetime in the entertainment industry, for which I am forever grateful. Along the way we became first colleagues and then friends in the shared remembrance of past projects. An amazing man, full of ideas, drive and passion. Sadly missed, sincere condolences to Marianne and John’s large extended family. RIP John.

  2. Hi Andy, we watched the memorial on line and shared the memories of our time at GTV. John was a huge influence in shaping many fresh faced and enthusiastic youngsters trying to get a foot on the floor of a real TV studio. He was one of the pioneers to develop live entertainment and establish the industry standard of excellence. His light burns brightly.
    Please pass on my sincere condolences to Maryanne and your extended family.
    I look forward to catching up sharing a drink in his honour.
    With warm regards, Peter and Kay.

  3. I came to GTV’s lighting department from live theatre, aged nineteen in 1970.

    Following an early disagreement with John about the difference between a Strand Pattern 23, and a Strand Pattern 123 (it doesn’t matter), he declared me a “bloody theatre Min”.

    From that day forward until he sacked me, along with most of the studio crew, ballet, singers and band when the hitherto continuous live variety format ended, I was known as “Minnie Weston”. That ran on as we crossed paths over the years, he in lighting and me in stage management and lighting design, on many Peter Faiman spectaculars.

    We spoke on the phone over the years when he moved to the Murray and I drove down the Sturt Highway on the way to somewhere else. We never met again but I regularly had the opportunity to remind him over the phone that in my lifetime in the Arts, Television and Entertainment, that I never had more fun than I did under his leadership.

    We often referred to him as “the little short fat shit!”

    His response- “Not too much of the “short”if you don’t mind.”

  4. So lovely to be able to watch my uncle John memorial today up in Queensland. Thinking of you all today with lots of love Molly

  5. Marianne
    Had many a great conversation with John and yourself over the years you are in our thoughts please pass our condolences to the family that John often spoke about.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *