Jon Driver died suddenly on 28th November 2011. Jon was a wonderful individual; a loving son, husband, father and brother; and an irreplaceable friend and colleague.

This is a place for everyone who knew Jon to share our memories of him and through this to help celebrate his life.

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1 December 2011

from John McDonald

In 2004 I wrote a book chapter on exogenous crossmodal attention with Jon Driver and Charles Spence. This week I started writing a follow up research paper on the same topic. I was thinking of Jon throughout the early writing process. Although we didn't work together often, Jon did a lot for my career. We engaged in a scholarly debate that appeared in press, after which Jon invited me to co-author the above-mentioned chapter. He also wrote numerous letters of recommendation on my behalf.

Thanks for everything Jon. It was an honour to work with you.