Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Wednesday 10th August 2022

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Alban's RC Church, Blackburn followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium at 3.00pm.

James Francis Devlin – Jim

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim who passed away, suddenly but peacefully, in a private care home, aged 79 years and of Oswaldtwistle. ‘Requiescat in Pace’. The dearly beloved husband of Monica, much loved dad of Julie, Chris, Marie and Caroline, dear father in law of Craig, Adelle and Jon, loving grandad of Sadie, Katie, Chris, Daniel, Tom, Ellie, Ewan, James, Isabel, Ruby, Hannah and Charlie, loving great grandad of Amy, also a much loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

Jim spent his working life as a civil engineering contractor working alongside his son Chris at J & C Devlin Ltd. Jim was a great worker – practical, down to earth and had an abundance of common sense and a determination to always do his best. Being brought up on the family farm in Clonmany, County Donegal, Jim always retained a great love of the outdoors and kept hens and sheep. He also loved gardening. At his happiest socialising over a pint, Jim thoroughly enjoyed being in company. Following retirement, Jim and Monica were able to indulge their shared loved of travelling and had wonderful holidays to China, New Zealand and Canada as well as cruises and trips all around Europe. Jim was always happy with his lot and was naturally funny. He could sum you up in a second. With that twinkle never far from his eye, he would mischievously teach the grandchildren naughty rhymes. Jim will be remembered for being a devoted family man and a generous and kind gentleman with a great joie de vivre.

Donations are being received in memory of Jim on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society. To make a donation please click the blue donation 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.


Messages for the family of James Francis Devlin – Jim


Marie Newell

A beautiful heartbreaking obituary.


Enis and John Beech and family

We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing,he was such a lovely gentleman and will never be forgotten.RIP Jim.


Yvonne Potts (Yvonne 3)

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Monica and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Jim 🙏


Mary and J and Family

Sincere condolences to Monica, Julie, Chris, Marie and Caroline and all Jim’s family, keeping you all in our thoughts at this very sad time. May Jim Rest in Peace.


Margaret & Peter Wright

Our deepest sympathy for Monica and all the family.


Lyndsay Fielding

Always welcomed me whenever I came round, to be honest I spent so much time at the Devlin house I practically moved in! Always kind, funny and gentle. So sad you are no longer here, but know you’re having a right hood knees up, up there! You’ll be missed greatly. X


Pauline and David Hughes

Jim sounded a great guy, sorry we never meet him. May happy memories of him live on through all the family.



So very sorry for your loss.


Anne and family

Missing Jim and his cheery ways. Love from us all xxxxxx


Johnny and Mags coogan

Condolences to all the Devlin family on your sad loss, he was an amazing Gentleman.


Jean Wareing

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time God bless.

Glen Gibbons
Jim will always be missed and I had fond times having a drink with him, Monica, Caroline and Jon. Always one for cracking a joke and taking the mick out of the lads. All of our love, Glen, Louise, Ellie and George xxxMessage for the family of James Francis Devlin – Jim:


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