Colin Jackman

Colin served the community

Tributes have been paid to the former president of the Spalding branch of the Royal British Legion.

Colin Jackman, whose given first name was Percy, died at home on October 24, aged 85.
He grew up in Peterborough and took on an electrician apprenticeship before joining the Royal Engineers in 1958.
He was part of the regiment for nine years before returning to being an electrician.
After retirement, Colin moved to Spalding in 1998 and joined the Royal British Legion branch.
He helped with the Poppy Appeal, working with schools and started the market stall on Saturdays.
He became deputy poppy organiser in 2019 and also served as treasurer and chairman as well as organising remembrance events in Spalding and at Springfields.
Colin was also instrumental in finding new premises for the legion and served on the committee for the new memorial in Ayscgouhfee as well as the flagpole decorated to mark the RBL’s 100 years.
A spokesman for the Spalding RBL branch said: “Colin knew the Royal British Legion inside out and if you needed to know anything Colin was the one to ask.
“He will be greatly missed and leaves a big hole.”
Away from the Legion he attended Spalding Baptist Church and played indoor bowls at the Castle Sports Complex.
He leaves behind a wife of 64 years, three daughters and a son-in-law, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchilren.
Daughter Liz Carvlin said: “Dad was a kind gentle loving man with a sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

Colin Jackman and his last picture leading granddaughter Amy down the aisle 21 days before his death.

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