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JamesThe Myton Hospices
- Canley Crematorium - Cannon Hill Chapel Cannon Hill Road Coventry CV4 7DF
- 18th Feb 2019
- Funeral Director
- The Co-operative Funeralcare Kenilworth
In loving memory of James Gregory who sadly passed away on 23rd January 2019.
Jim was born in Coventry in 1936, the only child of Claude and Frances Gregory. He spent his early childhood during the war, and like many young boys he found it rather exciting. He also loved to spend time with his aunties, uncles, and cousins.
His interest in magic started around the age of nine, and aged just 16 he joined the Magic Circle. He went on to have a successful career working the club, corporate, and variety circuits as a comedy magician. And he continued to entertain people right up to his final days.
He met his wife Maureen at a dance the day after her 17th birthday. Whilst posted in Hong Kong as part of his National Service in the RAF, they wrote to each other every day. In 1961 they married and were together until sadly Maureen passed away in 2009.
They had two children, Julian and Jenny, and two granddaughters, Emma and Alice. And in November last year Jim was delighted to welcome a great granddaughter, Daisy, to the world.
Jim had a very wide circle of friends, including life-long friends that he met in the RAF. He touched many people’s lives, and will be much missed by all.
On 18th February we will be celebrating Jim’s life, and hope you can join us. If so, please click the ‘attend funeral’ button. We’d love also for you to add messages and photos.
Jim asked for donations in lieu of flowers to Myton Hospices. He had three separate stays at Myton in Warwick, and each time the care was wonderful.
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