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34 comments on “Jonathan Attoe”

  1. I was lucky enough to have many many years of long lunches and boozey Friday nights with Vicky and Jon (I worked with Vicky). I remember one Friday night in particular, we went to the Greek restaurant on Glenhuntly Road (White Village?), and being a hot night and after many refreshments, we decided to go to the beach at the end of Bay St. Jono and I thought it was a great idea, in the dark, to swim out to the yachts. A bit random, but very memorable! Jono was always alot of fun, and always up for a beverage or to – a very social guy.

    Condolences to his family.
    Rest in Peace Jono.

    Love, Ange

  2. It has been a privilege to have known Jon.
    Walking our dogs on the beach at Somers, our time together in Probus and at the Yacht Club and especially our long lunches with Peninsula Forward at various wineries.
    Farewell

  3. Many fond memories of singing Amazing Grace with lots of laughter . I hope you are having a champagne with your girls . RIP Jono . My love and thoughts are with my boys Liam and josh , Miranda ,Haylea , Zara and the wider family

  4. Thanks to Sue, Paul and families for allowing us to share.
    Worked with Jon in 1972 at 140 Queen Street.
    Those years are well remembered for the good times.
    Jon was a good leader and a very good bloke.

  5. Thank you Paul for letting me share the wonderful service. As I told Bob, your loss is also my loss. I will cherish the time Jon , Rosie and I spent together walking along the Somers beaches, especially the long walk to Sandy Point and back; having a glass or two of red watching the Canaries getting done by the opposition week in, week out.
    Rest in Peace Jon!

  6. I first met Jon in early 1990. He had left State Bank Victoria and had been a bit (unfairly) a bit of fall guy for the National Safety Council debacle. Alan Whitehead a former colleague of Jon’s from CBC days and then a General Manager at State Bank of NSW, knew Jon was unfairly treated and soon recruited Jon to the Melbourne office of SBNSW.
    Jon was a very solid corporate lender and highly regarded by all who knew him in this lending days. I recall when Jon had to tell a CEO of a company that we couldn’t do a deal (one that both Jon and I thought we should do). The client said to Jon “I don’t like what you have to tell me but I really respect that you are telling me straight”. That was Jon. Always professional always friendly. But he was also a bad influence! There was always a bottle of Tangueray Gin in his office – and there was many a 5pm G&T as we discussed deals & office politics. These days Jon was “JA” as there was another John in the office.
    I remember taking calls from Vicky & Vickie – and making sure I got my “y” and “ie” right – so that he called the right one back. I remember Miranda coming in and helping out in the office. I remember Jom lighting up a cigarette on his way “out of the office”. Just after smoking was banned in offices. However, he spent most of his time standing outside my office finishing off that cigarette.
    Mixed netball in the Flagstaff Gardens. Jon could never understand that you were not allowed to bump into people and made a very tough Goal Defence and not a bad Goal Attack – but he was always getting pulled up for stepping. Netball was always followed by a drink or two or three at the Mitre Tavern.
    Jon and I worked together for many years at SBNSW and then Colonial. I had the phone number for the Bali Padma and the house in the UK close at hand as Jon rotated his holidays between the two of them. We had some great adventures together including working out Pyramid Building Society and a number of other early 1990’s problem loans.
    I recalled one time Jon had been in the UK and he knew that his role was likely to be retrenched (he could always read a room). When he landed back in Melbourne he rang me and ask if anyone from Head office was down. I said yes – and someone from HR. He said “great – well let them wait I might go home first have a shower and then come in. Tell them I will be in around lunchtime”. The boss and HR spend at least 2 hours squirming, anxious about how Jon would respond. But of course he just thanked them very much and went on his way.
    Jon and I stayed in touch and when I left CBA (after merging from Colonial), Jon and I had decided we would do some work together in late 2002. We had both been asked if we would like to do some work with AXA and we both agreed to do it together, rather than separately. I had two little kids in those days and Jon was keen to wind things down a bit. So we looked after a few old clients (owners of the Hyatt) and a few odd jobs (which paid cash as well) and the rolling three month AXA contract which we continued together until 2009. Peter Cairns join us from 2002 on that adventure.
    We haven’t seen as much of Jon over recent times. The last time was an AXA catch up at the McKinnon Hotel. Great memories of an incredibly smart larrikin who worked hard and played hard.
    Love to all.
    Linda Cunningham

  7. Fond memories of Jon from early 1980”s, doing deals whilst he was at State Bank of Vic & NSW and later at Axa/National Mutual and I was with Midland International, he was a very good Banker. Many lunches & dinners with the Bengal Lancers Curry Club. Jon will be sadly missed but not forgotten.
    Once the Covid situation allows, we will celebrate his life.
    Gerry Bowshall

  8. I first met Jon in early 1990. He had left State Bank Victoria and had been a bit (unfairly) a fall guy for the National Safety Council debacle. Alan Whitehead a former colleague of Jon’s from CBC days and then a General Manager at State Bank of NSW, knew Jon was unfairly treated and soon recruited Jon to the Melbourne office of SBNSW.
    Jon was a very solid corporate lender and highly regarded by all who knew him in this lending days. I recall when Jon had to tell a CEO of a company that we couldn’t do a deal (one that both Jon and I thought we should do). The client said to Jon “I don’t like what you have to tell me but I really respect that you are telling me straight”. That was Jon. Always professional always friendly. But he was also a bad influence! There was always a bottle of Tangueray Gin in his office – and there was many a 5pm G&T as we discussed deals & office politics. These days Jon was “JA” as there was another John in the office.
    I remember taking calls from Vicky & Vickie – and making sure I got my “y” and “ie” right – so that he called the right one back. I remember Miranda coming in and helping out in the office. I remember Jom lighting up a cigarette on his way “out of the office”. Just after smoking was banned in offices. However, he spent most of his time standing outside my office finishing off that cigarette.
    Mixed netball in the Flagstaff Gardens. Jon could never understand that you were not allowed to bump into people and made a very tough Goal Defence and not a bad Goal Attack – but he was always getting pulled up for stepping. Netball was always followed by a drink or two or three at the Mitre Tavern.
    Jon and I worked together for many years at SBNSW and then Colonial. I had the phone number for the Bali Padma and the house in the UK close at hand as Jon rotated his holidays between the two of them. We had some great adventures together including working out Pyramid Building Society and a number of other early 1990’s problem loans.
    I recalled one time Jon had been in the UK and he knew that his role was likely to be retrenched (he could always read a room). When he landed back in Melbourne he rang me and ask if anyone from Head office was down. I said yes – and someone from HR. He said “great – well let them wait I might go home first have a shower and then come in. Tell them I will be in around lunchtime”. The boss and HR spend at least 2 hours squirming, anxious about how Jon would respond. But of course he just thanked them very much and went on his way.
    Jon and I stayed in touch and when I left CBA (after merging from Colonial), Jon and I had decided we would do some work together in late 2002. We had both been asked if we would like to do some work with AXA and we both agreed to do it together, rather than separately. I had two little kids in those days and Jon was keen to wind things down a bit. So we looked after a few old clients (owners of the Hyatt) and a few odd jobs (which paid cash as well) and the rolling three month AXA contract which we continued together until 2009. Peter Cairns join us from 2002 on that adventure.
    We haven’t seen as much of Jon over recent times. The last time was an AXA catch up at the McKinnon Hotel. Great memories from over 30 years of an incredibly smart larrikin who worked hard and played hard.
    Love to all.
    Linda Cunningham

  9. A very moving service. I found out about a life that was not discussed as Jon was a very private bloke. Being a member of Peninsula Forward, the Yacht Club and Probus we were in regular contact and enjoyed many bottles of red together , even pressing on after lunch in Jon’s lounge when we should have all gone home.
    He will be sadly missed
    Tim

  10. Whilst I only knew Jon for a relatively short time here in Somers, I really enjoyed his company both at the Yacht Club on a Friday night and when we met up on the beach Jon with Rosie and me with Sasha, the two dogs got on well together too. We shared a common bond in our love of our respective football teams back in England, both unfortunately struggling at the foot of the table (ladder for Aussies).
    Rest In Peace Jon

  11. I had the pleasure to work with Jon for many years at AXA.
    I learnt many things from him workwise, but the ongoing banter we used to have about English and German football in particular was a highlight.
    My deepest sympathies to Jon’s family.
    He will be truly missed.

  12. Thank you Sue and family for letting me share this time and reflection with you all.
    A lovely service covering many parts of Jon’s life and like said, some we didn’t know.
    A life well lived,
    Rest peacefully now “Attoe” as most of your CBC family so fondly called you.
    Beryl Jackson.

    1. Thank you Beryl from Sue and the family, also for being the “go between” spreading the word for me, I have had so many lovely phone calls and messages.

  13. Brought back wonderful memories for Carol and I of our time working with Jon in CBC days. Carol at Queen St. and myself in International Banking alongside Corporate Banking pre merger. Wonderful service.
    A real professional. Love and best wishes to family and friends

  14. What a lovely service. Jonathan sounded like a real character. Sending much love and my deepest sympathies to you all at this time.
    Melissa Tobin x

  15. We appreciated being able to watch John’s Service. We send our deepest sympathy to all his family.
    Former NAB colleagues – Bob and Heather Bromley

  16. My condolences to Jon’s family
    I worked with Jon for many years at AXA and remember his professionalism, sense of humor and winning smile.

  17. It was with deep sadness that I read the passing of Jon.
    He was such a wonderful person, a great man with beautiful charisma.
    I knew Jon from AXA Commercial Lending days – he had certainly left an imprint on my heart and will be missed dearly.
    To the family, please accept my deepest condolences.
    May you rest in peace Jon
    All our love
    Teisha & Matthew Bonner
    xoxo

  18. Thinking of you at this sad time. May your happy memories sustain you. With love Sue, Kevin and family

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