Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium

James Ranson

On 11th October 2019 peacefully in hospital, Jim aged 94 years of Accrington. The dearly beloved husband of Edith, loving Dad of David and Malcolm, dear father in law of Morag, loving grandad of Sheila and Helen and great grandad of Ellie and Sophie.

Jim served with The Royal Signals during the War and was based in Germany. He then worked as an auditor in Blackburn and Accrington for many years. Jim loved lists and was meticulous with figures and was gifted with  an eagle eye for precision.  He loved classical music and opera and was an avid collector of books. His armchair was surrounded by dictionaries. Jim was naturally inquisitive and anything that grabbed  his attention was thoroughly researched. Jim was passionate about natural history and had been a long standing secretary and treasurer of Accrington Naturalist and Antiquarian Society. He also enjoyed watching crime dramas and nature programs on TV. Jim will be remembered for being a loving and devoted family man and a true gentleman.