In loving memory of Jeremy 'Jez' James Comper who sadly passed away on 31st October 2019.
Sadly, Jez passed away last month after a short battle with cancer. Everyone who loved him is devastated.
Raised in Duston, he moved to Daventry in his 20s and continued working for National Grid earning him the title of 'Jez the Gas Man' (even once he retired after 40 years of service in 2017). He was much loved by all who knew him. Not a man to speak unless he had something to say - this usually came in the form of a good-humoured quip at the people around him.
He was charming and witty. Sarcastic, silly and stubborn. A man of few words but a man of wise (or downright ridiculous) ones. A man who would help his friends with their own homes in return for a pint or even just a thank you. Completely selfless, he would give his time and money freely. A passionate sports fan - he loved watching Northampton Saints, Manchester United, the Cobblers and England cricket. He was the backbone of our family. He was besotted by our dog. He was a true gentleman.
We know that he was much loved throughout Daventry and beyond and hope that you can join us in celebrating his life on Tuesday 19th November at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Rugby at 1pm. We ask that you wear your favourite sports top (Man City at your own risk of him coming back to haunt you) - as he really hated having to wear a suit.
In place of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Friends of Danetre Hospital - for which we will have a donation box available on the day. They looked after our Jezzy so well during the past month and helped him to be comfortable so that he could return home for his final weeks. Truly, we are so thankful.
In the meantime, your kind words and memories that have been shared so far have bought us so much comfort. Please feel free to share your memories and photos here so that we can all laugh at the fool he could be.
Ann, Minna, Ellie, Lewis and Edward x
Funeral date: Tuesday 19th November
Address: Rainsbrook Cemetery and Crematorium, Ashlawn Road, Rugby CV22 5QQ
Dress: Your favourite sports top/jersey!
Flowers: No thank you. Please donate to Friends of Danetre Hospital
Wake: The Peppermill, Daventry Nn114tq