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#1 dinosore

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hi all just got back from my dads ( former Hornets player Bernard McGurrin) and he informed me of the death of his former team mate Jim Parr who passed away on April 4th, Jim was 78yrs of age, and died in hospital following a brave battle against kidney failure. His funeral will be held at Charnock Richard crematorium on April 18th 1-00pm. The family have requested family flowers only or donations if desired to Age UK, c/o the funeral director messrs B Livesey ltd, tel 01257 262602.
The family have also requested bright colours be worn as a celebration of his life.
I know Jim was well liked by Hornets supporters of his era, RIP Jim.

#2 Pedro

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

I remember Jim Parr playing for us in the sixties. He was a very good player who always gave 100%. I think he played in the second row or loose forward. My condolences to his family.

There was another Parr played for us around that time - Ken Parr I think. Not sure if they were related.

I also remember Bernard McGurrin playing for us. He was a skilful player with a good rugby brain. I think he played stand off or loose forward. Dinosore please correct me if I'm wrong.

 



#3 dinosore

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Yes Pedro dad played stand off or loose forward, he signed for Hornets from Wigan where he probably had a pretty even split between 6 and 13 with a few games at centre, i think at Hornets he played much more as a loose forward, Jim Parr also played at Wigan ( they are both Wigan born) starting out at centre and as you say moving into the back row in later years.
As far as i know Ken Parr was not related but i will enquire and let you know.

#4 Pedro

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

Dinosore. Thanks for the quick reply.

Please give your Dad the best wishes of a long time Hornet's supporter. Was your Dad in the 57-58 cup semi final Wigan team that beat us 5-3? I was 9 at the time and had to miss the match as my cousin was getting married. I was sure that if I had been there cheering Hornets on we would have won!!!

I know your Dad got a winners medal that year.


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#5 dinosore

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:02 PM

No he didn't play in the semi, he was actually in dispute with Wigan at the time although he did play in the final against Workington at wembley, Wigan won 13-9 dad played loose forward. He will be 80 himself this July god willing, i will certainly pass on your good wishes.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Dinosore, if you can get some details about Jim Parr I'll put an obituary in the next programme.

My email is andy.pugwash@live.co.uk

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

Dinosore, if you can get some details about Jim Parr I'll put an obituary in the next programme.

My email is andy.pugwash@live.co.uk

Thanks.

 

Loads of info in the Observer Puggie, I'm sure you can extract what you need from that.

 

Condolances to Jim's family and RIP Jim.


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#8 cjp0349

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Hi Everyone

 

Bit late coming in on this one but Jim Parr is my Dad and I would just like to thank you all for your kind words and comments.

Just to let you know his funeral was a fantastic celebration of his life and he would have been very proud of the turnout. Several ex-Hornets were in attendance, Norman Short helped carry the coffin and Ray Myers gave a great eulogy in his own inimitable style.

Dad had great memories of his time at Hornets and would be very flattered to know he is remembered so fondly.

For those of you that read Harry Edgars Rugby League Journal I will be helping to comply Dads obituary for a forethcoming issue and supplying him with some great old Hornets photos from Dads collection for future publication

 

Once again thanks and best wishes to you all  :)

 

Carl

 

PS Regards to your Dad dinosore and Jim and Ken were not related






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