James Sandiford
James Sandiford
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: May 21, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Feb 17, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Haslingden, Lancashire, United Kingdom
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

This memorial website was created in the memory of James Sandiford, 83, born on May 21,1929 and passed away on February 17, 2013.

He leaves behind his wife, Gladys, his two daughters Jill and Helen, his son-in-laws, Colin and Bryan, and his loved grandchildren, Joe, Teia and Eryn.   We will all remember him forever.  He was a great man, and a true gentleman.

Funeral Services for James Sandiford -  the former Mayor's Consort - will be held at            St. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Ave, Haslingden,
Wednesday 27 February, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  

A natural burial at  West Pennine Woodland Remembrance Park, Entwistle Hall Lane, Turton, BL7 0LR. will follow. (www.westpenninepark.com
The Mayor and Mayoress will be in attendance, and the funeral service will be conducted by former Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Stephen Brown.

Donations will be gratefully accepted and distributed to a wide variety of local charities for disabled people and their carers. 
Please make checks payable to: Funeral Service Charity Account and send to
Johnson, Durning and Woods Funeral Services,
"in memory of James Sandiford"
8 Pleasant St., Haslingden, Rossendale,
Lancs. BB4 5LG.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by gary and marcel berger on 17th February 2015

"I remember what a true gentleman Jim is. I admire him for his can do attitude and his hard work ethic. I remember the meat pie stories. Rest in peace JIm. May we all try to be a little more kind to others and work hard as we remember this wonderful man."

This tribute was added by PAUL WOODRUFF on 25th February 2013

"Good to have met you Jim. A brief Encounter,but part of our memories. Great Smile.Good Man. God Bless.
Paul & Dee Woodruff
Mayor & Mayoress of Lancaster 2011/2012"

This tribute was added by Bryan and Helen Swan on 25th February 2013

"In memory of a true gentleman, we send our heartfelt sympathy to Gladys and family".

Bob and Ann Clark - former Mayor and Mayoress of Padiham"

This tribute was added by Paula Morris on 24th February 2013

"I’ll always remember Jim’s smile. Despite suffering ill health for many years, he was always cheerful and positive when I met him. We’re thinking of you all at this sad time and wish we could be there to give you a hug. All our love, Paula, Stuart, Katie and Tom xxxx"

This tribute was added by Jeanne McCarten on 22nd February 2013

"We met Jim two or three times and always found him to be a lovely, gentle soul, with a smile, happy to share a funny story.  Our love and deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time.
Jeanne and Mike xx"

This tribute was added by Dan Swan on 21st February 2013

"We are truly sorry about your father's passing but most of all not being able to have met him and being with you at such a sad time.  I know you and your family will miss him dearly.  God bless..,Dan & Kathy"

This tribute was added by Jane Shotliff on 20th February 2013

"This doesn't allow you enough space! To continue. Uncle Jim was the life and soul of the party, such great fun. His party piece was turning me upside down - which he did for the last time at my wedding in 1984! My earliest memory was of him playing Santa Claus when I was about 3 ..I still remember singing to him and getting a paint set! Will be very sadly missed - but led life to the full"

This tribute was added by Jane Shotliff on 20th February 2013

"Whether it was the Morecambe connection or the similarity in looks, Uncle Jim was always synonymous with Eric Morecambe to me! Was it the specs? The shape (!) The wicked sense of humour? Or the fact we spent most Christmas afternoons at his house, playing beetle, drinking iliicit under-age snowballs and watching Morecambe and Wise on the TV (obligatory Xmas viewing back in the 60s and 70s)"

This tribute was added by Norma Rutherford on 20th February 2013

"Words are so inadequate at a time like this but that wonderful smile on such a wonderful man is what I will always remember about Jim, and his great sense of humour. He had a great love of life and that will live on in all of you. My love and sincere condolences to you all and the biggest hugs ever. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Jim was one of the best! All our love, Norma & El xxx"

This tribute was added by Sandra Moxon on 20th February 2013

"Helen spoke very highly and fondly of her father as a husband to her mother, a father to herself and her sister, a father-in-law and a grandfather.  I am very sorry to hear about his passing but looking at the photos he truly achieved the most important thing in his life - love and happiness.  With sincere wishes to the whole family from Sandra, Paul, Elizabeth, Tom and Boo xxxxx"

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