James William Brown (4 Nov 1934 - 16 Aug 2020)

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Nab Wood Crematorium Bingley Road Shipley BD18 4BG
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Emmott & Bradley Funeral Services

Born on 4th November 1934 in Sunderland, Jim, joined the RAF at the tender age of 15 as a boy entrant. He was part of the 10th entry at RAF Compton Bassett, travelling the world and making lifelong friends and memories along the way.

It was in the RAF that Jim met Hazel, a physical training instructor. They were married in 1956, living and working in Aden and then Malta, in a marriage that would be 64 years long this year.

On leaving the service he joined, what was then known, as the Central Electricity Generating Board, moving to Harrogate in the process and having a long and successful career in a company that he loved working for, and again making lots of long term friends in the process.

Jim was a keen walker, photographer and a student of history. There was very little he didn’t know about both world wars and he could pretty much turn his hand to fix or repair anything, especially cars and motorbikes. He was a story teller par excellence, bringing to life tales from his military service in vivid detail and always with a sense of fun and a respect for historical accuracy.

Jim was a loving and proud family man. He will be very much missed by his wife Hazel, and his three children Louise, Susan and John and his two son in laws Michael and Peter. He was especially proud of his grandchildren, Emma, Chris, Alex, Nick, Harry and Josh and his great grandson, Joseph.

He will also be deeply missed by his family in Sunderland. His sisters, Marian, Pat and Margaret and his (late) brother Tom and their partners John, Maurice, Billy and Carole. Also his family in Wales, sisters in law, Bonny and Doreen. He also leaves nine nephews and nieces, all of whom he was so very fond of. This is his family legacy and it was something that filled him with great pride and joy, especially in his later years.

A service of celebration for Jim’s life will be held in September. Sadly, due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, the memorial will be for immediate family and a small number of friends.

Louise, Michael, Emma, Chris, Hannah, Joseph and Nova Smith donated £100 in memory of James

Dad was loved by all for his fun loving spirit, open mindedness and great advice. Everyone could talk to him. He is already much missed.

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Susan and hazel Lithgow donated £50 in memory of James

To our lovely dad and loved husband of hazel
With love from all the family

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Angela and Barrie Waterhouse donated in memory of James

Condolences to hazel and the family

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David Portas donated £20 in memory of James

Sincere condolences

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Jane Donnelly donated £40 in memory of James

To Uncle Jim with love xx

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Jane Donnelly wrote

Remembering our favourite Uncle Jim, always full of laughter, great story telling and fun throughout our childhoods in the 1950's, 60's and beyond. A lifetime of wonderful happy family memories. God Bless you Jim, you will be sadly missed by us all. With much love from your nieces Jane and Kate and all of the Bullock family links over the Pennines XX

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April Young wrote

You always made me laugh and i always smile when i think of you especially when I remember how you always made such a fuss of me when i came home. All our love always April, Steve, James and Mark Xxx

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Chris Furness wrote

I’ll always remember my uncle Jim with great fondness and love. Those memories will be forever cherished.

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Chris Furness donated £30 in memory of James

In memory of my much loved and admired uncle

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Kate Gallagher donated £40 in memory of James
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Christine Troughton wrote

A fitting obituary for a lovely man.He was a genial man who told a story with great humour and wit.we always felt at ease in his company and greatly enjoyed our times with him.
I am sure he will be missed by all his family but hope the good times will always be at the forefront of your memories.

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  • A lovely tribute to my Uncle who had a very interesting life and lit up the room everywhere he went. He will be very much missed

    Posted by Stephen on 27/08/2020 Report abuse
  • Thank you Christine

    Posted by John on 27/08/2020 Report abuse
  • A great tribute to a great Uncle. One of a kind and an inspirational character. Was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Lots of love, Adam, Claire and Phoebe xxx

    Posted by Adam on 27/08/2020 Report abuse
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