A private family funeral service will be held.
David Glyn Jones
Peacefully at Royal Blackburn Hospital on April 12th. David, aged 84 years of Clayton le Moors. He was the devoted husband of the late Julie, much loved father to David and Victoria, father in law to Helen and grandfather to Joe, Alex and Matthew. Originally from Stretford, David had ties with North Wales, where he was evacuated to family during the War. As a military policeman, David spent time in Germany and following his time in the Army was a cinema and club manager in Manchester during the 1960s.
He and Julie moved to East Lancashire in the 1970s, managing the White Horse pub in Padiham and subsequently setting up a grocery business in Blackburn. David and Julie retired to Clayton Le Moors in 2003. David’s passions included music, playing the piano and the organ for St Mary’s in Clayton Le Moors. His other great interest was cricket and latterly he greatly enjoyed watching his grandson play as a junior at Rishton Cricket Club.
If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of David these are being gratefully received on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice
Please feel free to send a message for the family of David Jones, they may wish to read them out at the service and some will be published here below the form.
MESSAGES for David Glyn Jones
Although I didn’t see David often, he was always ready for a good chat when I would call in after work with Victoria.
He was a lovely polite man who I’m sure will be sadly missed.
RIP David, sleep tight, Kerry.
Mrs Frances Allcroft
I am sorry I am not able to come and say goodbye.I have had to self isolate because of age and medical conditions, I have known you for over 50 years as you married my cousin who was my best friend I fact she was more like my sister, there was only 6 weeks between us and we grew up and did everything together. Therefore I don’t think of you as a cousin in law but rather a Brother in Law. It is strange to think my eldest daughter who was 4 years old was yours and Julie’s young bridesmaid. When she grew up and married your daughter Victoria was one of her bridesmaids. It kept it in the family.
Whenever we met we were always ready to insult each other (in a friendly way). Julie said I was one of the few who could get away with it. I think it was because you appreciated my love of classical music.
Go now and join Julie. I will keep you in my prayers.
David was an absolute ‘diamond’ amongst men. I fondly remember curry nights with David sr, Julie, David jr and Victoria at the shop on Livesey Branch Road and the immortal guidance that he had yet to discover a foodstuff that was not enhanced by the addition of mango chutney (although I’m reserving my position in respect of Roast Beef, Yorkshire pudding and onion gravy).
I’m only sorry that due to the current circumstances we’re not able to be with the immediate family and offer our support today, but we look forward to having a proper send-off when this is all over and a true celebration of a life well-lived can be had.