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The obituary notice of John James WATKINSON

Rainhill, Published in: Liverpool Echo. Notable areas: Huyton, Kirkby, Whiston, Fazakerley

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John JamesWATKINSONWATKINSON - JOHN JAMES, August 29, 2020. Passed away peacefully in Whiston Hospital, aged 77 years. John leaves behind a huge family as he was the eldest in Alf and Connie's brood of seven, father to one, stepfather to five, grandfather to four, nephew, uncle and cousin to many and most importantly a friend to all. He entertained thousands of people throughout his life on stage and had a heart so big it could not last. "You know this old world is full of singers, but just a few are chosen to tear your heart out when they sing" Much loved and sadly missed xxx
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You were one of the soundest grandads about, a proper legend. One of the few people I know who had a clue about music, and you had the kindest heart. Missing you loads.
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24/09/2020
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I will always remember the sound of your boisterous laugh, it startled me as a child but I would be comforted by the broad smile that followed. I recall this being the reaction to many of the novelty gifts my mother gave you over the years, homemade gifts of little monetary value but the saccharine stitches displaying the years spent together rendered them priceless. When I think of my childhood I think of 7 Lunt Avenue, Connie sat on her armchair, the natural backlight piercing though the window, dancing in her hair. I think of the countless small animals that kept my wondering eyes occupied and entertained as she watched countdown. I think of you sat beside Connie, telling jokes and asking me about my hobbies, and insisting that you always gave me and my brother a chocolate bar or two regardless of my mother’s protests. When I think of my childhood, I hear you telling Ben to sing, howling along to his bellowing tune which would then be rewarded by a belly rub as he slobbered from his overspilt gums. I hear the strumming of your guitar, the Beatles covers that you sang for us with a quivering western twang. Though these memories may be decades old, they are engraved into my hearts recognition of you. The passing years loosened the grip on your six string, silvered your once singsong voice but the winning smile remained. After I said my last goodbye at your bedside, the images of a frail and ailing you began to fade, replaced by your cheeky grin sat opposite me as you handed me an oversized chocolate cake on a visit to the docks, your open arms greeting me and my brother in the doorway, and you sat in front of a large plate of roast dinner with a party hat pulled from a Christmas cracker set proudly upon your head. This is what I will describe when my children ask about the mystery man who’s proud face decorates my mother’s walls. You were never one for soppy and cloy gestures, so I guess for now I’ll see you on the flip side Johnny Wok, I love you 🖤
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I only met Johnny once but in reality I knew so much about him from the stories and poetry Emma retold about him and his life. The pictures she painted of his time spent philosophising with her as she grew up, passing on his wisdom, spoke of a long lost and enviable tradition and reveals where Emma’s talents were inherited. Johnny was lucky in his lifetime to completely understand and feel Emma’s (& her own family’s) devotion to him and Johnny’s heart can rest in peace knowing his heart will live on in Emma and her own children’s hearts.❤️
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Our Lovely Uncle John will be so sadly missed forever more
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I will never forget you serenading me with UB40
Free from pain to play 🎸 again
Goodnight God bless
Tina x ❤
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The legend my uncle johnny wok loved by many missed by all brighten the heavens with your music love hayley and her brood xxxx
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