Obituary: Jake Connors

Jake Connors rest in peace
Local lad and popular figure Jake Connors

Tragically, with so much life left to live, well known local lad and popular figure Jake Connors passed from this world on Saturday 8th October 2011 in a motoring accident, only 23 years young.

Jake leaves behind a long list of family and friends with the unenviable challenge of coming to terms with such a tragic loss together, as they reconcile a history of fond and happy memories with deep sense of grief, shock and unexpected loss.

A telling indication of the regard in which Jake was held, as if any were needed, was the huge turnout for his funeral and wake last Wednesday (19th October 2011), as well as long list of folk queuing up to pay their tributes at his remarkable and moving Facebook remembrance page, which has gathered the names of well over 600 mourners and well wishers:
Jake Connors Facebook tribute

Our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved this much loved guy. Jake Connors, rest in peace.

Incredible ovation for Jake Connors at the George in The Tree, Balsall Common (click image to enlarge)