Hoylake Sailing School (pictured above) has announced that Captain John PercivalÂ (pictured below) has passed away:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Captain John Percival on Sunday 9th March 2014. John was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008, which had been under control until recent months, and he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday morning with his family at his bedside.
Over the last 6 months John stepped back from day-to-day business at JPMA/HSS due to his deteriorating health. He took formal retirement in early February 2014. Anna will continue, with the help of the Business Development team and the rest of the Crew (who now number more than 30), to maintain the renowned high standards of the school as they have successfully done through the last 6 months.
Johnâ€™s wife Maureen, and daughters Anna & Lyssa, warmly invite you to join them on Friday 21st March.Â A commemorative service will take place at St Hildeburghâ€™s Church, Hoylake at 15:00. You are then invited to celebrate Johnâ€™s life in the style for which he was known â€“ music and a few scoops â€“ at Hoylake Sailing Club.
In lieu of flowers, Johnâ€™s family request donations to either Hoylake RNLI Crew Fund, or Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Charitable Fund – Palliative Care Team. Donations can be made by cheque to Co-Operative Funeralcare, Hoylake.
Captain WJH Percival MNI MRIN
6th April 1945 – 9th March 2014
Pam Ferguson says
R.I.P John, you will be sadly missed by all, Stan and Pam , Plasterers Arms Hoylake.
David and Krissie Macdonald says
R.I.P. John, you will be sorely missed. Condolences to Maureen and family.
Bert & Vic says
Our condolences to John’s family.
Bert & Vic (yacht Rita)
Bill Lucas says
I didn’t know John all that well, however, I enjoyed a good few scoops with him from time to time and listened to may of his stories and a particular, a good “do” at the stag night of a great mutual friend for whom I was best man. He was a great character and will be missed by everyone who knew him around here. So sorry to hear this sad news, may he rest in peace and condolences to Maureen and family.
A sad time for Hoylake. We had known each other since junior school days and John always gave great thought to any topic that came up in our area over the years .I have had long discussions over the time to talk things through and will miss him.
He built up a great business in Hoylake which brought in many Visitors to the area and MONEY for businesses, hopefully his work will continue through his family.
Our thoughts are with them in this sad time..
penny watson says
I was sorry to hear of John’s passing. He always had a cheery wave and a smile. I will miss him
Rosina Bell says
Looking through Hoylake Junction I have just come across this sad news. I lived next door to John in Park Way, Meols over 60 years ago. I remember his parents and sister, Barbara I think her name was. We used to play together. He would have known me as Rosina and it was my grandparents who lived at no. 28.