Date: Friday 30th June 2023
Jack's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA
In hospital with his wife by his side on 13th June 2023, Jack aged 76 years of Rishton. The devoted and much loved husband of Catherine, dear brother-in-law of Sheila and a dearly loved relative and friend to many.
Jack began his working life serving his apprenticeship at Mullards, he later worked at Our Lady and St John’s High School as a workshop technician before moving to Whitbread’s Brewery as a cellar service engineer. Throughout his working life Jack made many good friends and he was always a well respected member of his working team. Jack loved the beauty of nature and always looked forward to getting out in to the open air to enjoy the countryside and he was an avid bird watcher, he enjoyed working with wood and was the most talented wood turner. In his younger years Jack loved to dance and was the most amazing jiver and he had been known to dance with up to four girls at a time. Jack was a well loved local character who was well known for his amazing hat collection. He was happy in his own company and he loved his home in Rishton, a place where he felt safe and enjoyed spending time.
Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Jack on behalf of MIND. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to us at the funeral home.
Please feel free to leave a message for Jack’s online memorial book by completing the form below.
Peter and Lynne Henry
Dear Catherine, Our thoughts have been with you and Jack, since hearing about his passing. Please know that Jack with be missed by so many.
Jack was a good friend and neighbour for nearly 30 years He will be sadly missed RIP
I met Jack only a few times but remember him well as a lovely man. So warm and friendly with a great sense of humour. He must have been a great companion. Sending love to Catherine and the family at this sad time Xxx
Jack was very special. He will be forever missed and remembered by those who were fortunate enough to have met him. My thoughts are with his family.
Catherine and Michael Inkpen
We are both thinking of you, Catherine, at this sad time. Jack was a wonderful man whom we remember very fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry to hear that Jack is no longer with Catherine. We were so lucky to have our breakfast with him a few weeks ago. We really enjoyed chatting to him. RIP Jack. Xx
Steven & Liz Davenport
Jack was a funny, kind utterly decent human being. If there were more Jacks in the world it would be a much better place. We ha many conversations with Jack, some serious and thought provoking, but the ones we will remember most will be the ones with daft stories and jokes ending with us belly laughing like big kids. Like everyone that knew him we’ll miss him very much. In the weeks, months and years to come we’ll think of him with smiles on our faces. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was our Pal. Rest Jack.XX
Sue and Phil Rigby
So sorry for your loss Catherine. Jack was a lovely man. Sending you our love.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace, Jack
Rest in peace Jack you will be missed
Mark and Adele Swift
Rest in peace Jack was an honour to know you one of our greatest customers at red rose timber.