Obituary: Patricia Jackson, community stalwart (1941-2023)

Patricia (Pat) Marjory Jackson (Nee Gavins), 19 September 1941 – 24 February 2023, sadly passed away in hospital on 24 February aged 81.

Pat did a great deal for the community of Hunslet. The area has lost a great asset. Pat’s daughter, Nicola said:

“Mum was Chair of the Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association (TARA) for 10 years, she was part of South Leeds Carers, was a trustee with Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL), on the board of South Leeds Life and had been involved with three research groups, which included peer reviewing and supporting the delivery and treatment of mental health in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“She had been Women’s Officer for the Labour Party and been involved in party work at the local level. She wanted to improve the lives of people in the community and wanted to make a difference.”

Pat was a loving mother and devoted wife to the late Dennis and will be sadly missed by her children, Jacqueline, Louise, Dennis, Geoffrey, Nicola, Alan, Andrew and James; and by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral was held at Lawnswood crematorium on Friday 24 March.

Pat’s family didn’t want flowers, but donations would be appreciated for any of the following charities, Cerebra, Alzheimers Research, or Cancer Research in her memory.

Pat will be sadly missed, remember her by raising a glass.

Jeremy Morton adds: Pat was a great supporter of South Leeds Life, helping distribute editions of the newspaper around Hunslet as well as serving on the Board. She will be greatly missed.


This post was written by Stewart Walton


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