One year today

Monday 16th August 2021

A year ago today, my lovely wife Corinna died of cancer. My two step daughters and I were with her and held her hands when she went to join our ancestors. We were together for fifteen years, and it is no cliche to say that my life has not, and will never be, the same without her. I am coping with it all far better than anybody, especially me, thought that I was going to, but she is still constantly in my head and heart, and always will be.

Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.