Tribute To John In Barbados: His Last 7 Calls To Mike Rivero's Show, Photos, & A Very Special Message From His Daughter Tribute To John In Barbados: His Last 7 Calls To Mike Rivero's Show, Photos, & A Very Special Message From His Daughter
By Martin Hill
December 27, 2016


Very sad news this past Friday, December 23; 'John in Barbados,' the erudite caller who had become a staple on Mike Rivero's radio show, died after a sudden illness.

I didn't know John personally, only from hearing his calls into Mike's show. But all regular listeners are surely familiar with John's astute analysis of world affairs accompanied by his entertaining, spunky, often-cynical presentation.

I for one will admit that I shed some tears when I heard his daughter call into the show Friday to announce his death. The sudden death of such a vibrant man reminds us of our own mortality, and that we never know which day is our last.

I thought John deserved some kind of tribute, along with some closure for the WRH community - sort of a virtual wake, if you will. In addition, I was curious about this man, his background, and what kind of life he had led- he was a very intriguing character.

John's daughter and wife liked the idea and agreed to share the following stories and pictures. In addition, I told them that I'd put a comment section here so that John's friends can share any thoughts or condolances they have on this page, so that his family can read it. Please feel free to do so. You don't need to log in or register, you can post as a guest.

I have also included the last seven phone calls that John made in to the WRH radio show.

I hope you enjoy this humble tribute. John will be greatly missed. Our prayers and condolances go out to John and his family. May God bless them and may his soul rest in peace.

UPDATE: Some close friends of John who are greatly grieved over his sudden loss have contacted me and want to ensure that John's legacy lives on. We are just putting this site together and will include a lot of archived information, audio interviews, and discussions with the erudite John Marsh, who left us too soon on December 23, 2016.

The purpose of this website is to bring John's friends and fans together in a social, educational, and memorial tribute platform. We will continue John's legacy of social interaction and intellectual discourse among those who knew and loved John.


We are going to have a radio memorial discussion of John within the next few weeks and everyone is invited to participate. You can get notice of details by signing up for our mailing list here. We will not spam you.

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Here is what John's daughter had to say:

John Marsh

Hello Mr Hill.

I am Selina Marsh, John's daughter. Both my mum and I are touched at by what you are doing, and I know my dad would be thrilled.

As for writing about my dad that is not a problem. i will just write and you can pick what you want to use, as the man people knew on Mike's show was the person I didn't pay attention to very much. Political debates is not something I wanted to deal with in the house and me being his daughter I would usually take the opposite view to whatever he was saying. So this is the man i knew more.

John Marsh was an opinionated, stubborn, pain in the ass. 9 out of 10 times he couldn't tell a joke right, which just made us laugh. He was the type of dad that if he knew I hadn't done my best he would tell me and push me to do better. Upon entering high school in the UK I was put in a class for a few months until they could perform the tests to make sure every student was in the correct class. After my test but before the results my dad told me if I went up 2 classes he would increase my allowance by five pounds.

That was a mistake as his part. I got my allowance every week and when the results came in, I had climbed not just two classes. but five. I ended up in the top class of the school. My dad was over the moon, but at 11 I was far more interested in reminding him he had agreed to give me an extra 5 quid. And although he did do the whole 'are you sure it was 5 pound more not just 2' he was a man of his word and I got the raise.

He was a mischievous boy, and the antics his baby brother and he got up to went from silly little pranks to really dangerous stunts. As a young man he joined the air-force, and traveled the world. He got qualification after qualification whilst there, as he loved to learn and absorb knowledge.

After the air-force he became an electrical engineer, and ended up with his own business. With his business he fixed machines at place like coca cola, and other types of factories. Whatever he was doing he gave it his all. It didn't matter if it was business or pleasure. He liked facts, and liked to make sure if I asked him a question no matter how old I was well and truly informed. Which brings me to a story I will never forget.

I was about 12 and we had been discussing tran-sexuals in school and me being a shy kid refused to ask the teacher questions. So I waited till I got home, and asked my dad "dad how do you turn a man into a woman and a woman into a man?" My dad being the type of person he was stopped filling out the paperwork for his business, took a blank piece of paper and as he began telling me how a man is turned into a woman he also decided to draw pictures to go with the explanation.

I honestly can't remember the words he used to tell me how a woman can become a man. But I do remember the picture he drew. and the reason I can remember his explanation of the woman is because I was too shocked, mortified and embarrassed over the explanation of the man and the drawings that accompanied them.

After that I learned that if I wanted to ask a question and get a simple explanation that didn't require diagrams and about an hour of in depth explanations, I needed to go to my mum. In a way I guess my dad just wanted me to be well informed but at 12 all I kept thinking was TMI.

He and I had great arguments if we had different opinions, but we both backed up our opinions with appropriate information. He and I are both gemini's so we clashed.

The week before he died he and I were arguing about the DNA manipulation thing that is going about at the moment. He said it is great for medical conditions and thought it should been done. For me although I thought it was good in theory I didn't think it should exist, because once DNA/gene manipulation starts then people wouldn't stop and just do it for medical reasons. Although we both saw each others points, neither of us would back down.

When he retired, he couldn't sit still, so he built a 2 bedroom cottage for me to live in, When that was done he decided to take up golfing. But that couldn't interfere with him sitting down for Mike's show.

He loved sci-fi shows. and watched every star-trek, he had a crush on Jeri Ryan (7 or 9) from voyager. His fave movie was bucket list. If he was asked he would help out a friend in anyway possible. He was a kind and loving husband and father. There is probably a hundred more things I could say but I think I have summed him up.


She continues: "Here are a couple of pics; one is him and mum posing which was taken about 15 years ago, and the other was taken only a couple of years ago. him and mum on a catamaran, living it up with a drink in his hand. Thank you for this, Selina."


Here are videos of the last seven calls that John made to Mike Rivero. After that is an eighth video which includes the news of John's illness on December 21st, and the call from his daughter informing Mike Rivero of his death on December 23rd.

Monday, December 12, 2016:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016:

Wednesday, December 14, 2016:

Thursday, December 15, 2016:

Friday, December 16, 2016:

Monday, December 19, 2016:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016: This was John's final call to Michael Rivero. 12 minutes.

Wednesday, December 21, and Friday, December 23, 2016: In this compilation clip, John's friend from Australia calls in on Wednesday to tell Mike that John is sick, in a coma. Following that are a few updates and then the recording of when John's daughter calls in to the show Friday 12/23 to tell Mike that John died. 8 minutes total.

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We love you, John. :-(

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