Obituary: John Jack Harley

JOHN JACK HARLEY THE funeral service took place at St George s Church, Littleport on October 3 for John Harley, known as Jack to family and friends, who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King s Lynn on September 23, 2007 at the age of 86. Jack, who

JOHN 'JACK' HARLEY

THE funeral service took place at St George's Church, Littleport on October 3 for John Harley, known as Jack to family and friends, who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn on September 23, 2007 at the age of 86.

Jack, who lived in Littleport all his life, was born in Knowle House, Wisbech Road, Littleport, and worked as a plumbing and heating engineer and painter and decorator.

He was called up at the beginning of World War II, aged 18, and served with the Royal Engineers. He was de-mobbed in 1946.


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In his early years Jack, along with his brothers Philip and Tom, was a great motor cycle enthusiast. He was an active member of the Royal British Legion, a member of Littleport Ex-Servicemen's Club and the Littleport Society. He enjoyed bowling and playing dominoes and was a keen gardener.

He leaves a widow, Pam, whom he married in October 1951, son David and daughter-in-law Janet.

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The funeral service, conducted by Rev Rosemary Maskell, was followed by internment at Littleport cemetery.

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