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Jack Fawcett

As most of you know, our old friend Jack Fawcett passed away on 14/11/2020. He was a founder member of the FAC and will always be remembered for his stories and sense of humour. Here are a few of our memories of him.

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  1. Jack touched us all with his magic of his wisdom and lots of years of experience.
    His walking exploits are something I personally would be proud of.
    Walking the Pennine way and completing the lyke wake walk no less than 24 time’s and not batting an eyelid.
    I won’t be the first or the last to say I’m really glad I walked with him, he will always be a great roll model.
    Apart from when he looses his keys 😉

  2. Many happy memories of Jack especially the jokes he used to tell over and over again. They must have been good because he laughed every time he told them.
    You will be sorely missed Jack. RIP.

  3. Great photos of Jack, we wished we had seen more of Jack than we did. We met him years ago then moved from the area. Coll joined the walking group after Jack left but really enjoyed listening to him tell his stories when the lads met in the pub every fortnight.
    He will be missed.
    God bless and rest in peace Jacko.

  4. Great set of pics Keith with Jacko in full flow. His stories were legendary and his exploits were many and varied. I’ve personally walked many miles with him and no matter what the weather, the mileage or terrain (well, apart from maybe heather bashing) you could be guaranteed he’d have you laughing at either something he’d said or done before too long.

    Even in recent times when his health wasn’t too good you only had to mention some incident from his walking days and he would suddenly light up and the memories and stories would flood out. Jacko was a key part of the FAC and all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him are far richer with the memories he’s given us.

    Rest in peace Jack.

  5. Hi, what a genuinely funny guy. Lyke Wake Walks,
    The White Rose Walk and of course The Pennine Way. A good companion and friend. I will forever cherish many, many fond memories of a remarkable man. May he rest in Peace.

  6. Thank you all so much for the kind (and funny) words. Dad never lost his sense of humour, nor his ability to lose keys. Or his wallet. “Have you looked in the fridge, Dad?”
    Dad will be cremated at Chanterlands on Friday 11th December, at 1230. It would be lovely to see as many of you there as restrictions permit. With that in mind, it would be helpful if you could give me an indication if you would like to attend – but I’m sure you’ll understand that I can’t promise anything. Please contact me via Chris Pickering.
    In the fullness of time, Dad’s ashes will be scattered at Ravenscar, at the end of the Lyke Wake Walk.
    Thanks again, not only for your tributes but also – and especially – for the friendship and camaraderie that you showed towards Dad over many, many years. You really meant the world to him.
    With love.

  7. These few lines were read out by Bob on our 50th anniversary at the Lion Inn in July 2016. They seemed so fitting and appropriate to describe the comraderie and companionship that the FAC lads have and to have lasted all these years. Days lonely and gregarious. Grim days and hilarious. Days of delight most various. I’ve suffered everyone. These four lines sum up our days on the hills with Jack. Some days out fade away with time, others remain in our innermost thoughts forever never to be forgotten just like our friend Jack. In life we choose our friend’s and they choose us.

  8. Hundreds of miles walked and hundreds of memories over the last 50 years with a bloke who liked a dram or two. A true friend in every sense of the word. Will be missed in Three John’s on Thursdays. I hope the rest of the Club continue the search for the elusive B……. Alkanet. A good mate who will be sadly missed. RIP Jacko

  9. Hope you’ve all raised a glass or three today In memory of Jack. I certainly have – my first drink since the day he passed away.
    We’ve sent a cheque for £230 to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Chris P has very generously sponsored a tree in Jack’s memory.
    Have a good, and safe, Christmas, and we look forward to celebrating Jack’s life properly with you all when circumstances permit.
    Friggin’ good riddance to 2020.

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