Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Friday 28th May 2021

Service Details:
A private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium

John Houghton (Jack)

Jack passed away peacefully on Sunday 23rd May 2021 aged 93 years

Jack was the beloved husband of the late Marie, from whom he was inseparable, dearly loved Dad of Susan, Jillian, John, Janet, Peter and Cathy, cherished grandad and great grandad also a dear friend and relative to many.

Jack lived in Rishton for much of his life. Jack worked for many years at the GEC in Clayton le moors, living his life in Rishton he regularly attended St Peter’s and St Paul’s Parish Church, he was a member and avid follower of Rishton Cricket Club. Jack had a keen interest in the ups and downs of Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley. Jack will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of jack are being gratefully received on behalf of Derian House Children’s Hospice via the donate button below

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

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MESSAGES for the family of John Houghton (Jack)


Lynn Jepson

Fond memories of happy times spent with you Mum and Dad. God bless Jack he was a lovely man.


Michelle and Tim Benson

Much loved and sadly missed.


Moira and Les Thornhill

Dear Jack we will miss seeing him on our trips north & hearing all his tales. Have such a lot of very happy memories of him & Marie too. May he rest in peace. Sending lots of love to Janet & ALL the lovely family from Moira & Les xxxx


Grahame & Imelda Martin

We didn’t know Jack very long, but in a short period of time he made a big impression on us. He would do anything for anyone, never complained, was always positive, and always spoke from his heart. It was truly a pleasure to meet him. He portrayed by example, of how we should all behave towards one another.