John Bushey

Damon Shields
Damon Shields

February 10th, 2018, 9:52 am #11

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
John was a talented and brilliant man who was a true ambassador for the hobby. John always welcomed new collectors and would make sure you felt like you belonged.

Johns life was well lived. He always found a way to play it forward by helping others. When I remember John I will think of his passions, -Handcuffs, magic, and of course Bob Dylan. He was an amazing man who never stopped caring.

John will be missed.

Damon
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Mark Lyons
Mark Lyons

February 10th, 2018, 9:59 am #12

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
It is with great sadness that I am learning of this.
I just spoke to him a few weeks ago and he sounded great.
We made tentative plans for his visit to the lock show in Anaheim and he was going to stay with me for a couple days.
As it was stated above, he was the bond that kept many of us in this hobby together.
His ability to research information is unparalleled and his knowledge helped me with some of my better pieces in the collection.
These attributes are now gone but his memory certainly will live on.
A great friend that will be missed dearly.





Mark
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February 10th, 2018, 3:27 pm #13

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
We all share the sadness of John's passing. John was a "motor" to the handcuff society and contributed a lot to the hobby; both socially,
by getting people together, but also with lots of information. His booklet on the Lorey handcuffs is a good example. I still would like
to see his research on the Wisner handcuffs I know he started. I certainly hope some people will gather all work he didn't got finished
due to his illness.

As a tribute to John, I have posted a few photos of him from the time we met. The first time we met was at Cannon's Escape Convention in 2005.
We all had such a good time together and so much fun. I certainly miss the good old times and I'm afraid it will not come back again.
The option sort of disappeared with John's passing.

My thoughts go to his family and closest friends. Rest in peace John and thanks for all! At least, you are not suffering anymore.

Lars







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Patrick
Patrick

February 10th, 2018, 5:39 pm #14

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
Hi

I' m sorry to hear this sad news
I want to wish all the best to all
He was a very good person

Best. Patrick ( handboeienfreak )
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Joined: June 10th, 2013, 1:27 pm

February 10th, 2018, 8:37 pm #15

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
I couldn't be sadder to hear the news of Johns passing. I consider myself lucky to have known him and to consider him a friend.

Below is a link to a video of John's presentation at the 2016 Lancaster Lock Show. There he talked about researching the Lorey Handcuff and the McKenzie Mitt along with a few magic tricks thrown in. I'm sure that he wouldn't mind me sharing it here with his many friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDJSSGKWuYA


Rest in peace John, you will be greatly missed.
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Nils
Nils

February 11th, 2018, 10:33 am #16

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
That is very sad news. My sincere condolences to John's family and those who knew him.

I always experienced John as a very kind and helpful person, and I remember coming across his name again and again when I started collecting almost 20 years ago.

It reminds me that what counts is not the stuff we amass over our lives, but the friendships we make along the way and the way we lead our lives.

I will miss him.

Nils, Munich
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Chris Gower
Chris Gower

February 11th, 2018, 1:34 pm #17

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
So sorry to hear the news, John was always so helpful and friendly. He gave so much to everyone with the research he did. You will be greatly missed and my life has been enriched thanks to you. RIP
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Margarette
Margarette

February 11th, 2018, 6:19 pm #18

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
I am absolutely devastated by this news! I may have only seen John at conventions, but he was always such a nice man!

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Michael Busch
Michael Busch

February 11th, 2018, 8:55 pm #19

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
I met John for the first time at the Cannons' Convention in 2006. Before we only had corresponded by email, and I well remember how deeply I was impressed by John's personality, his kindness and also his voice. When he shared information and told interesting stories, it was not only the contents of what he said but also the way he said it that made you feel you could listen to him eternally.

Many aspects of John's personality were outstanding; what I always will remember was the fire that was burning within him when it was about bringing friends together in one place to share a good time. More than once, when I was hesitating to make the trip to the Conventions in California or Indianapolis, it was his inspirational posting on this forum that finally let me make the hotel reservation and book the flight. From him I learned that the best thing of going to a convention is not to bring home another item for the collection but that it is all about bringing back the memories of good times with friends.

Also my family was deeply saddened when I told them about John Bushey having passed away. My son, who is 13 years old now, still remembers John Bushey doing rope magic at the Cannons' Convention going from table to table many years ago.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his family and to all his friends.

May you rest in peace, John.
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February 12th, 2018, 12:17 am #20

I just heard that John Bushey passed away last night. Rest in R.I.P. JOHN
He shared so much with so many in so many ways. Goodbye John
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