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John Clark

"As long as we live, he too will live, for he is now a part of us, as we remember him."

Date passed: 10th of August 2019

Funeral date: 23rd of August 2019

“As long as we live, he too will live, for he is now a part of us, as we remember him.”

John sadly passed away on Saturday 10th August, at home, knowing he was loved, with his family by his side, aged just 58 years.

The beloved husband of Angie, loving dad of Joanne and Rob and devoted grandad of Kris, Ashley and Jayden, John will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his family and many friends.

Born on Saturday 22nd October 1960 in Hull to loving parents Margaret and Len. He was the middle son of three, Pete being the eldest and Geoff completing the family. When he was five the family moved to Haslington, John said that this is where he must have got his love of nature and the countryside from as Haslington was still a small village then, surrounded by fields.

He attended Haslington Primary School and when he was 11 he qualified (to his surprise) for grammar school. The family moved back to Hull when John was 14 and at 16 he decided that he wanted to be a Royal Marine.

Travelling down to the commando centre in Devon for his training, he bumped into an old school friend he had not seen for a couple of years, Bob Falconer who was also joining up. Although Bob was to settle in Devon he and John were to remain close friends.

John and Bob went through their training and got their green berets together, serving two tours in Northern Ireland and serving in the Falkland War in 1982. John said it was truly an honour and a privilege to have served alongside such men.

He left the marines in August 1983, met his wife to be Angie and had to find himself another job. He began work at Royal Mail in Crewe later that year.

He and Angie were married on 1st November 1986 and went on to have two children, Joanne and Rob.

John went on to serve Royal Mail for 26 years, finally leaving in 2010 shortly after the mail centre in Crewe closed down and moved to Warrington. He then set up his own landcaping business, he was to say it was his ideal job as he was working outside with nature. Rob would regularly go out with John on some of the bigger jobs, creating an even stronger bond between father and son.

Unfortunately in October 2014 John was diagnosed with cancer and had to give up his business. Typically, he said that having to give up his business was harder to take than knowing he had cancer!

John bravely battled his illness for nearly five years, going through various treatments, but never complaining or feeling sorry for himself. He faced up to his illness with dignity and bravery, typical of a man who once served his country with pride and distinction.

John’s funeral will take place on Friday 23rd August in St. Michael’s Church, Crewe Green at 12.45pm.

Donations in memory of John will be gratefully received on behalf of St. Luke’s Hospice.

For any further information regarding John’s funeral please contact us on 01270 584447.

29 Condolences

  1. Angie clark on August 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    My darling John, you were the best husband any woman could have wished for, in fact you were a dream, my pain will never go till we meet again 💓💓🇬🇧🇬🇧

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  2. Sheila & Gerry Wilford on August 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    The nicest gentleman I have ever met. My husband Gerry thought the world of John, so kind and helpful. He would do anything for you, his sense of humour was second to none. He was a devout family man. Family first would be his motto I am sure. We will miss you everyday John. Thanks for the beautiful memories. Never to be forgotten 💔

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  3. Ann Moran on August 14, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    No one will ever fill the piece in my heart that broke the day you left us. I will miss the banter, the laughs that we shared, you were a true friend and I will cherish the memories that we made on our journey of friendship. RIP my dear friend X

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  4. Joanne wardi(clark) on August 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    To my hero-always will be. Such a loving, caring devoted dad, always in my heart and thoughts. Miss you so much, love always, your daughter Joanne xxxxxx💕

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  5. Kerry Nixon on August 14, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Gone but will never be forgotten ❤️

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  6. Dawn moran on August 14, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    My heart breaks for you all, John was such a lovely man and will always be missed, your loss is most definitely heavens gain. My thoughts and condolences to all who love John, with much love from Dawn, Lee, Jaxon and Arla x

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  7. Joanne Nixon on August 14, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Rest in peace John, you were a lovely man, you well never be forgotten. Forever in our hearts xx

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  8. Kelsea on August 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    John was such a lovely man who’d do anything for anyone and everyone , he will never be forgotten and will always leave a peace in everybody’s heart!
    RIP John 💔❤️

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  9. Kelsea on August 14, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    John was such a lovely man who did everything for anyone and everyone . He will be sadly missed and will be forever treasured in everyone’s heart!
    RIP John💔❤️

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  10. Dave Rowe on August 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Although we only had a brief friendship at school and a couple of meets in Wistaston Manor when he came north with Rob, I know what a good guy he was. I’m sure he was proud of his family and my thoughts are with you. There’s always a military bond. We will have a beer in Valhalla I’m sure

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  11. Jayden on August 15, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Everyone loved grandad but he’s still in our memories and hearts. He won’t be forgotten because he was the best grandad/dad and man anybody could ever ask for. Love you grandad from your Jay (Jadybob)

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  12. Kris on August 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Grandad was such a kind loving man, he was the best of the best, he would help anyone in anyway he could. He was such a family man, he always put us first. Words can’t describe how much we love and miss him. Everyone he met they had the pleasure of knowing grandad. We all love and miss you grandad and you will never ever be forgotten, love from your grandson/son kris

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  13. Angie clark on August 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Hi, my grandad was a great grandad

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  14. Shell Clark on August 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    As long as hearts remember. As long as hearts still care. We do not part with those we love,they’re with us everywhere. It was a pleasure to have known John.

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  15. Geoff Clark on August 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    A dear brother and a true Warrior who will be missed by all whose lives he touched. He was an inspiration in my life. Till we meet in the final RV, rest in peace.

    Love

    Geoff

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  16. Helen and Eddie ecclestone on August 17, 2019 at 8:34 am

    John it was an honour to know you. You did so much for everyone, even during your illness you put everyone first, You have left a hole in a lot of hearts, heaven has gained one of the best, you will be sadly missed but never forgotten, you left your mark. RIP xx

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  17. Len Clark on August 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    In loving memory of our devoted son John who was taken from us too early in life. Happy memories will always be remembered with love and affection.

    Mum and Dad

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  18. Susan Dawson on August 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    So sad to lose such an amazing man to such a cruel illness, so many memories of my uncle John, from taking us to Chester zoo, Granada studios, Cadbury chocolate world, camping at sand le mere and so many more memories followed with his great jokes, where ever a beautiful soul has been, leaves a trail of beautiful memories. Love you lots, sending all my love to you all, the good 1’s shouldn’t be taken from us too soon x x x

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  19. Stuart Moulton on August 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We shared some good laughs and friendship at the Post Office, a great, easy going guy. My condolences Angie, to you and your family.

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  20. Vicky on August 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Uncle John will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. Always in our hearts. Lots of love, Vicky and Craig, Leonie and Isla xxxxxxxx

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  21. Mark Randell. on August 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    A gentle giant of a man. John would always greet me with a smile and a handshake. I shall miss our chats where time would fly by. John was knowledgable and funny and great company. He was the same in and out of work and he had a fantastic work ethic. Even though John was very ill after visiting I would always feel better because speaking to John would have that effect on you. I shall miss him. Condolences to Angie and the family.

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  22. Sara Dixon on August 20, 2019 at 10:53 am

    RIP John, you will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you. You had a kind and generous heart. You fought hard all the way through your illness and never gave up. Condolences to Angie and family, John’s strength will see you through. You are in my thoughts xxx

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  23. Kerry-Anne clark on August 20, 2019 at 11:52 am

    RIP Uncle John. You was such a great and amazing gentleman. Thank you for all the memories you have given to us, they will live on in our thoughts and hearts. I love you and always will. Love me and Allana-Jean xxx

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  24. Cheryl ELDRED on August 20, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    RIP Uncle John
    You & Aunt Angie gave us so many great memories when we were little.
    You are a true hero that always makes me proud to say.
    “My Uncle John fought for our country you know, he was in the Falklands when I was born. They had to send him a telegram & they won.”
    You were a true hero till the end,so brave & strong.
    You will be sadly missed but always loved.
    Lots of love to Aunt Angie, Rob, Kris, Ashley & Jayden
    Love,
    Cheryl, Dave, Damon & James.

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  25. Peter Clark on August 21, 2019 at 9:25 am

    So many memories of a truly great brother and friend who always had a joy of living life to the full and thoroughly enjoying every moment. You will always be in our hearts and through our great memories of you, always remembered with the greatest love and affection.
    Until we meet again.
    Love Peter and Sarah xx

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  26. Loren Clark on August 23, 2019 at 8:15 am

    You will be greatly missed uncle John. Rest in peace. You will always be in our thoughts and memories.
    All my love from Loren, Craig and Tristan xx

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  27. Chloe Clark on August 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Rest in peace Uncle John. You are a beautiful person inside and out and our hearts have had a little piece taken away.
    You will always be in our thoughts and memories.
    All our love Chloe, Dan, Brooklyn and Aaliyah x

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  28. Karen watson on August 25, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Heartbreaking News..
    I can’t believe I’m writing this John..
    Such a polite & caring soul.. In so many ways..
    We had such a good conversation when we last met , the love you have for your family , amazing strong man….
    You will be so missed by so many..
    Karen xxx

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  29. Hannah Condliffe on August 25, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Rest in peace John. I have lovely childhood memories whilst playing at your house with Joanne (of course Rob was so small then). So sorry for your loss, Angie xxx

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