Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Friday 8th March 2024

Service Details:
Jack's funeral services will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Jack Holland

Passed away peacefully at his home with his wife and daughter at his side on 25th February 2024, Jack aged 89 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved husband of Pat, loving dad of Michael, Lynda, Neil and Rachel, dear father-in-law of Val, Carol and Neil, cherished grandad of Ian, Jill, James, Chris, Emily, Charlotte, Sarah, Daniel, Jonathan and Edward, great-grandad of Lewi, Henry, Elsie, Rowan, Jack, Juniper and Albert.

Born and raised in Rishton with his 4 sisters, Jack met the love of his life Pat at a dance at Accrington Con club and they were married on the 1st July 1958 enjoying a wonderful marriage spanning over 65 years. Following his joinery apprenticeship, Jack joined the RAF where he loved being stationed in the Seychelles and Cyprus. After three years in the RAF Jack had a long career as a self-employed joiner. Jack was a true grafter who always took great pride in his work which also extended to his home life where he completely renovated two family homes.

Away from work, Jack and Pat loved to dance and were often at local dances and dance weekends where they enjoyed ballroom, sequence and line dancing. He was a keen motorcycle enthusiast and former member of the local branch of the Vintage Motorcycle Club, Jack also loved cycling and would often be seen cycling around the local area. Holidays were always a special time for Jack, he and Pat enjoyed many holidays in their touring caravan, often joined by other family members, they also enjoyed coach trips as well as holidays abroad. Particularly memorable were the special family weekends away at the Dalmeny Hotel in St. Anne’s.

Family flowers only please. Donations are being received in memory of Jack on behalf of Dementia UK. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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

    Joanne Fairweather

    Uncle Jack was the definition of a true gentleman. The love he had for all the family was truly amazing but also everyone loved him dearly. Go in peace uncle Jack and join your sisters whom I’m sure are waiting for you. We send all our love with you and we will never forget all the Happy times shared with you ❤️

    Ian and Patricia Clarkson and family

    Uncle Jack was a true family cornerstone of the family. He will always be remembered by all for his special endearing qualities like live for all his large family, gardening, motorbike, pride in his job as a joiner and always so ready and happy to help others and share his skill. As a brother to 4 sisters he was the gate keeper to the family. Rest in Peace Uncle Jack …..if you can when you are reunited with your sisters !!!!! Condolences to all his family. May your memories make you smile and give you comfort xxxx