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George Jackman

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George was a kind & gentle man who loved his family dearly and loved life.

His love for his family had him searching out his sister, whom he lost contact with many years ago. The day when they were finally reunited was a very happy one and an event that George often talked about with great fondness and pride.

George always had time for people, especially his grandsons, nephews and nieces, often telling stories of his life. A favourite with the children being one about his time on a bread round, delivering bread by horse and cart, when, according to George’s tale the horse had to be led backwards up Mill Hill Lane in Winshill.

George had seven years in the Royal Navy, of which he was always proud. He was a long time member of the Royal Navy Association and, along with this family, was a regularly in attendance at dances and other functions organised by them.

After the Navy, George’s career took him into the brewing industry, where he had many happy years and made some good friends.

George enjoyed a game of darts, even winning a trophy or two along the way.
However, it wasn’t all fun and games as George was a lifelong fan of Wolverhampton Wanders FC, so he did have one ‘cross to bear’.

Being a Navy Man, George always had a love of the sea and enjoyed trips to the coast, favourite haunts being Plymouth and Whitby, where he was partial to a nice plate of Whitby Cod & Chips.

He was a caring, loving husband, of 49 years, to Winifred and proud Farther to Lynn & Graham. There were many good times, too numerous to mention, for those he will always be remembered with deep love and affection. He was also Winifred’s best friend.

George was always ‘happy’, he loved walking and was a keen gardener, especially after his retirement from the brewery. He was always content, enjoying a steady pace to his life, not a man to rush, always reminding us that, “There’s plenty of time, there’s no need to rush.”

He was known to whistle as he walked and people who didn’t remember his name often referred to him as ‘the man who whistles all the time’.

George was always supportive; his family always knew he was there for them when they needed him.

Added by: Lynn Baker on 3 September 2009.

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