Frances Jackson

  • Born: 17 February 1935
  • Died: 3 December 2018


Frances was born in Warrington and lived in Latchford,the only child of Lily and Jack. From an early age she was dancing and this was to be a major part of her life. She met her husband Harry in Blackpool , he was from Coventry. They married at Warrington Parish Church when she was nineteen and went to live in Coventry, moving back and to eventually finally settling in Warrington to raise their two children Christine and Stephen. She worked at Crosfields,the GPO , as a demonstrator for Electrolux and Unilever. Frances and Harry both were members of Crosfield and the CO-OP amateur operatic society's and after Harry's death she joined the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and also took up crown green bowling. She had a caravan in the Lakes, Silverdale ,for 18 years,spending great times with her grand children Lee , Emma, George, Scarlett and Heston. During that time she moved to Bury to be nearer Christine, which turned out to be a wise decision , as after two years she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. She never gave into it and adjusted as it took control of her body. She was adamant that she stay in her own home alone. She did this with the help of carers , whom they say she trained to her standards, many of whom became her friends. She managed this until the last few days which she spent in Bury Hospice, where her care was exceptional. During the last few years Frances enjoyed her great grand children Naomi and Ellis , her face lighting up as they came into her room, she knew she was right not to give up , to fight , a very brave lady who will be greatly missed.