ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Snape, 72 years old, born on January 8, 1947, and passed away on April 27, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on April 27, 2021
Can't believe it's been two years since you left us on that fateful day! You're never forgotten and we still get visits from you, but not as often as before.

RIP Jimbo

Gone but not forgotten. X
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on December 26, 2020
Hi there Jimbo.

Just want to let you know I'm thinking of you this Christmas.

It's been a strange year and one that you would absolutely not have wanted to experience, so your timing was perfect!

I hope you and your Mum are celebrating up there with all our dearly departed friends and just want to let you know I enjoy your visits - sometimes they're spooky - other times just plain funny - so don't stop popping in to visit wherever you want to.

See you when it's my turn to take the journey!

Love

Chrissie
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on April 27, 2020
Remembering you Jimbo, on this, the first anniversary of your passing. I hope you finally found peace and your way back to your MUM. Say "hi" to her for me.

Keep stopping by when you like - I always know when you're here.

Won't ever forget you Jimbo - God Bless You. X
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on January 8, 2020
Remembering you today on your birthday. You should have been 73 today and celebrating your recovery from the cancer that took you from us far too soon.

Have a good one in heaven Jimbo and give my love to all who have gone before.

Never forgotten!

X
Posted by Dawn Jump on May 1, 2019
Well Jim I first met you cause u was a friend of my dads and mums u was such a nice man and I came into ur shop for a teddy made a Blackburn rovers 1 and a Blackburn rovers cup for my dad we had such a good laugh in them days blob shop you was such a fighter but heaven had 2 take another Angel sleep tight rip xxx
Posted by Lynn Thomson on April 30, 2019
Well what can I say about you Jim ? From the first time I met you I knew we would be friends. Who ended up being my hero who supported me when I needed it who was my advisor and a true gent. We fought our battles together until god called you one last time to sit by his side. I will miss you Jim but one thing I will always remember was you gave the best fight you could and so will I , god bless you my friend till we meet again   
Posted by Chris Kavanagh on April 30, 2019
god, bless you Jim. good hearted and genuine guy x
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on April 29, 2019
Words cannot begin to say how much you meant to me and how much I loved you. So glad that we had time to prepare ourselves and to say our last goodbyes. I know you felt that by leaving you would be letting me down, but I told you to do what you had to do and gave you my blessing to go to be with your Mum in heaven.
You were my lover, mentor, my hero and my Best Friend and I will never forget you. 
Sleep well my love and as we discussed, I'll see you on the other side. X

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Posted by Chrissie Fuller on April 27, 2021
Can't believe it's been two years since you left us on that fateful day! You're never forgotten and we still get visits from you, but not as often as before.

RIP Jimbo

Gone but not forgotten. X
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on December 26, 2020
Hi there Jimbo.

Just want to let you know I'm thinking of you this Christmas.

It's been a strange year and one that you would absolutely not have wanted to experience, so your timing was perfect!

I hope you and your Mum are celebrating up there with all our dearly departed friends and just want to let you know I enjoy your visits - sometimes they're spooky - other times just plain funny - so don't stop popping in to visit wherever you want to.

See you when it's my turn to take the journey!

Love

Chrissie
Posted by Chrissie Fuller on April 27, 2020
Remembering you Jimbo, on this, the first anniversary of your passing. I hope you finally found peace and your way back to your MUM. Say "hi" to her for me.

Keep stopping by when you like - I always know when you're here.

Won't ever forget you Jimbo - God Bless You. X
his Life

The life story of a gentleman and a true hero!

James (Jim, OldGitJimbo) was the first-born son of Sylvia and James. His mother was a seamstress and his dad was ex-merchant navy. He was educated at St Augustine's school in Chorley and loved to play football as a teenager. He prided himself of his "heading" abilities. A keen Blackburn Rovers fan, he also enjoyed watching Premier League football, Cycling, Rugby and Darts. He was also keen on politics and 1960s music.

He worked in many different jobs over the course of his life, starting out as a mill worker in Blackburn, where he was trained to use most of the machinery and got used to working multiple shifts long into the night. He also studied at Blackburn College and eventually progressed to office work in debt management services and travel. At one point, he ran his own taxi business and became so successful that he hardly ever slept. 

He was married to Val and they had two children, Suzanne and James (Darren). He also had two grand-children. He was proud of his family and used to enjoy taking them out on road trips at the weekends. He played darts for a number of local teams and would have loved to have gone professional but his family life and the fact that his prospective sponsor died, unfortunately put paid to those ambitions.

After his marriage broke up, he moved back to Chorley from Blackburn where he spent five years caring for his dad, and then caring for his mother for eighteen years before she sadly passed away in November 2017 from a rare muscle cancer.

In 2012, he joined forces with Chrissie Fuller to form the t-shirt printing business MiTeamShirts which they ran from home right up to the beginning of April 2019, when his health started to fail seriously and the business was transferred to Chrissie.

Jim was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2018 and chose not to have chemotherapy. Instead, he chose to treat himself with herbal medicines and healthy eating and remained quite healthy for almost 12 months. He was diagnosed with metastases to the brain in November 2018 but in spite of this he continued to spend quality time with Chrissie and his good friends in the local pubs, doing what he did best, entertaining us all with his singing. He will best be remembered for his renditions of "Amore" by Dean Martin and "Jonnie, Remember Me" by Jonnie Layton. 

Only in March/April did the cancer start to get the better of him and he then had a number of hospital admissions that left him tired and drained. He was hoping to recover enough to start a course of chemotherapy that would potentially have reduced the cancer but, sadly, he was too ill.

Jim was so strong throughout the whole of his illness and was determined to try to beat the cancer, right up until the last week of his life, when the pain and breathlessness took its toll on him and he finally decided that enough was enough and that he wanted to go to sleep and never wake up. One week before his death, he held a celebration of his life and said his final goodbyes to his friends, family and fans in Pearsons, Chorley. He also managed to raise almost £300 for cancer-related charities.

Jim's legacy is one that we should always remember. Don't give up on life and keep on fighting to the end. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by everyone whose life he touched.

   

  

  

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