Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Monday 11th January 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions, a private family funeral ceremony will be held at Accrington Crematorium. For those unable to attend, the ceremony is being live-streamed at Website: Username. Wape5103 Password. 007050

George James Duckworth – Jim

On 23rd December, 2020 peacefully in hospital, Jim, aged 81 years of Rishton, formerly of Lower Darwen. The dearly beloved husband of the late Jean, much loved dad of Andrew and Jeanette, dear father in law of Maureen and Chris, loving grandad of Colleen, Billy, Aidan and Rosie-Jean and very dear to Vicky and Ruth. Also a much loved brother, brother in law, uncle and cousin.

Jim was proud to work as an accomplished engineer for most of his working life and also spent 10 years working for ICI where he made many friends. Jim always enjoyed whatever work he was doing and particularly enjoyed his time as caretaker and school janitor at Lower Darwen Primary School. He had a most generous nature, was sociable and loved going to the pub. Jim loved growing and nurturing his Bonsai Tree collection and was also a super-self- taught photo-shopper. Always up to the minute with the latest gadget, Jim was at the front of the queue with each release. He loved to laugh along to a good old comedy and was an avid star gazer. Enjoying music, he particularly loved the brass bands and folk music. A truly devoted family man, Jim really was their family hero.

Donations in memory of Jim are being received on behalf of The East Lancashire Hospice. To donate please click the blue button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Jim’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of George James Duckworth – Jim


Vicky Kenyon

Oh my, the fond memories I have of my second “dad” Jim, you will be so dearly missed..???? Rest in peace with Jean…lots of love Vicky xx If I could draw a duck I would xxx


Nat & Andrena

R.I.P James always enjoyed our chats over a couple drinks in the roebuck, you will truly be missed. Always a gentleman X


Paul and Natasha

RIP Jim x Loved our chats at the bar x Absolutely lovely gentleman who will be sorely missed xx Condolences to all the family thinking of you xxx


Neil Bradley (formerly of 89)

I lived next door to Jim, and Jean in Lower Darwen for almost 12 years.He was a great neighbour, always smiling and having time for a chat about all kinds of subjects..He moved to his Daughters house shortly before I moved and I missed our chats over the garden wall soon after he went..Condolences to his family and friends.


Diane & Julian Eccles & Family

RIP Jim, what a lovely gentleman, always something interesting to say xx



I know he will be sorely missed by you all. I’ll always remember with fondness the good times we had when you all came to Scotland, and especially how kind he was to myself, Aidan and Rosie. Thinking of you all at this sad time.


Rosemary and John Wooff and family

Jim has been part of our extended family with Jean for 30 years. We will miss seeing him , a true gentleman and interesting character. Rest in peace Jim xxx


Denis, Gracie, Denise and Derek, Peebles

He was a lovely man. We will miss seeing him on his visits to Peebles.



I’ve been best friends with Colleen for close to forever now, and I still remember their home being renovated for Pops to move in. Pops was always a joy to see and talk to <3 He was the closest person I had to a grandfather and I will miss his jokes and his presence when I can visit their home again x


Colin Duckworth

Beautiful service. Exactly my memories of Uncle Jim. So sad for his loss. One of life’s wonderful and amazing people. Lots of love Colin, Sara and Erin. XxX


Helen Knight

Andrew and Family, on behalf of Gary, Gavin, their families and myself just to let you know that we are thinking about you at this sad and difficult time. I only met your Dad on a few social occasions but it was always a pleasure to be in his company. I also know how much he meant to Aidan and Rosie. Thinking of you all.