Hoylake Sailing School (pictured above) has announced that Captain John Percival (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.
John’s wife Maureen, and daughters Anna & Lyssa, warmly invite you to join them on Friday 21st March. A commemorative service will take place at St Hildeburgh’s Church, Hoylake at 15:00. You are then invited to celebrate John’s life in the style for which he was known – music and a few scoops – at Hoylake Sailing Club.
In lieu of flowers, John’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