Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Monday 19th October 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. For those unable to attend the service will be live streamed, for login details please visit and enter the following username and password. Username Gavi0074 Password 370317

John James Rishton

Suddenly following a short illness on 10th October 2020 in hospital John aged 46 years of Accrington. The dearly loved son of Eileen and Ronnie, dear brother of Wayne, Paul and Louise, loved uncle of Ben, Alexandra, Oliver, James and Tom also a dear friend to many.

John worked as a recruitment specialist for many years, he was a hard worker who thoroughly enjoyed his Job he will be remembered for his intellect and Witt.

John was a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club, he attended the matches and this was a big part of his life.

He also enjoyed his holidays around Europe for well deserved rest relaxation and sightseeing in his spare time John loved listening to music.

John 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 John are being gratefully received on behalf of Cancer Research UK via the donate button below.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of John James Rishton


Liz Prest

John was my manager for a time at Manpower he was always upbeat friendly and so so funny. Im so sorry for you loss the world of recruitment will be a duller place with out him in it. X



Im so sorry to hear this devastating news, John was my branch manager at Manpower and I worked with him for many years, still in touch with him on Facebook only speaking recently after him being in hospital sending much love what a truly fantastic guy who will be sorely sorely missed.


Christian Ash

I worked with John at Manpower in the early 2000’s and very sad to hear about your loss. John was always great fun, approachable and respected by his team. There’s a large number of people who worked there at that time who’s good memories involve John. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.


Lauren Connors

I am so sorry to hear John has passed away, I worked with him many years ago, a great sense of humour. My condolences to the family.


Jeff Evans

I worked with John at Fircroft and was still in touch with him very recently. We had a mutual love of snooker and would message about that and Liverpool and sport in general. Only in August I introduced him to the snooker player Cliff Thorburn on Facebook, which he thought was great and cheered him up he said. I will miss chatting to him, he had a great sense of humour and was full of fun. It’s very sad, please accept my deepest condolences.


Paul Rishton

Funniest, cleverest person I ever knew, gone to soon, we are so going to miss you, Love you Bro ❤


Helen McLoughlin

A friend I had the pleasure of knowing for 30 years. He could be stubborn and annoying but very supportive at the same time. I like to think I could beat him at pool but I’m sure he let me win! I could hold my own with his sports banter to his annoyance lol. I will miss you dearly John, wish you could have trusted in me as I you. Love always JR from sexy legs xxxx


Katie Franklin

John was my Manager when he was at Manpower and I am so sorry to hear this news. John was well liked and it is a very sad loss. Thinking of all his family and friends. Take care and rip John.


Susan Cunningham and family

Your family are in my families thoughts and prayers. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.


Paul Rowling

John. You were my first Best Man, my Wing Man during the pub crawls in Accy, my Alibi man when I needed a friend to trust, my Music Man when we needed the right tunes to travel by car and the Birthday Boy when you had all that evening fun in Prague for your 40th. Your were a great person to be around for family and friends alike. You will be missed. May God be by your side. RIP!

John… For my first wedding at Gretna Green you were my ‘Best Man’… For the numerous Accy pub crawls you were my ‘wing man’ … For the beer run to Calais and those Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jnr tunes you were the ‘music man’… When the Battle sisters washed up in the kitchen whilst we watched the famous 5-1 Heskey & Owen demolition of Germany, you were my ‘alibi man’.. I remember the night time fun that we had in Prague to celebrate your 40th, after all you were the ‘birthday man’. These are fond memories of a man whose dry sense of humour was heard by many and read by many on social media. You will be missed by many. Friends and Family alike. May God be by your side for ever. Rest in Peace John



I worked with John many years ago at Manpower. A lovely person with great humour. His family and friends mattered a great deal to John. I’m devastated to.hear this today. My condolences to his family and many friends. He will be greatly missed by so many RIP John.


Justine Dyson

I met John when we both worked for Manpower on site for BT. He would never cease to make me laugh, even when we were under pressure and really busy and he was always thoughtful towards others. I am so sorry for your loss.


Ronald Bilsborough

Sorry for your loss. I watched the funeral online and it was touching. Paul spoke very well. I know how it feels to loose a son.


Leigh Redmayne

So sad , John touched the life’s of many through his work, gave me a job 25 years ago or so when my life was somewhat stalled , I met my wife at BT and feel lucky he brought us together, go well John, happy memories of bank holidays in Ossy.



My over riding memory is of bonfire nights when we were kids, when you lived at Peel Park. How we all collected wood from all over the area and trying to get it over the wall cos we weren’t allowed to use the gate. We would shimmy up the lamppost that was next to the wall and hand over our offerings to those in the field. Then all our families came together to make the most amazing bonfire. I moved away and haven’t seen him for a while, but all his family are in my thoughts.


Victoria Barker

John was the manager of Manpower Wigan when I joined in 2005, then my regional manager, he was funny before he even spoke, great guy and really sad to hear such awful news . RIP funny man xx



I was so saddened to learn that John had passed away. I worked with him at BT and he was truly a pleasure to be around. In an office with females you can imagine he was extremely popular, he was always professional and such a great sport. You must be devastated by his loss. My love and thoughts are sent to you all.


Helen Goacher

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s death. Quite possibly the wittiest man I have had the pleasure of knowing. The man who laughed at the inappropriate and always had you laughing with him. So many happy memories that I will cherish forever. Sending love to you all.



If anyone is monitoring John’s messages… then I want you to know how absolutely wonderful of a person he was. I’ve only just found out he’s passed away. We’ve always been in touch over the past and he was always the wittiest and cheekiest. He’d hate me for saying this but we once time synced The Greatest Showman over Netflix so we could watch and sing it together. What a mate ❤️  xxx