Ray Jackson, stalwart of Sheffield TUC, R.I.P.

We are very sorry to pass on news of the death of Ray Jackson. Please see tribute in the link below from Mick Rix.
Ray Jackson’s funeral is on Monday 4th September
For those wishing to attend Ray Jackson’s funeral, it will be at 12 noon at Grenoside Crematorium.
ASLEF is laying on 2 coaches from Sheffield Station for anyone wishing to attend. They will leave from Paternoster Way (outside The Hubs/Showroom) -first coach will leave at 11am the second coach at 11.15am.
Coaches will depart from Grenoside at 1pm. The first coach will come straight back to Sheffield, The second will take mourners to the wake at the Angel pub in Grenoside

Ray Jackson, who has been poorly for some time, was a stalwart of Sheffield TUC, always present on International Workers Day to tend to the wreaths, always willing to hold the Sheffield Trades Council banner on marches and demonstrations, and a regular and active attendee at our Executive Committee and Delegate Meetings. A very principled man with strong views, a sound trade unionist and internationalist. He could be blunt and obstinate and wouldn’t suffer fools gladly. An ASLEF member and loyalist to the core and a strong supporter of the retired members and pensions issues. He took great care of Bill Ronksley in his latter years as his health deteriorated, visiting him regularly as a true loyal friend. Sheffield TUC sends its deep-felt condolences to his family and will always hold his memory with the deepest respect. When we know of the funeral arrangements, we will pass this on.

Tribute to Ray Jackson from Mick Rix here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php…
Below: Ray Jackson and Bill Ronksley hold fort on the Sheffield TUC stall at Wortley Summer Festival in 2016