Jim Cretney (deceased)
Eric James Cretney (Jim) started life on 27 July, 1926. The son of Henry Cretney and Rita Demirimond. Jim grew up with three siblings, Phillip, Christine and Edward all of whom predeceased Jim. They lived in Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Jim attended Pocklington School and then Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. At the end of WW2 Jim served in the Royal Navy as an able seaman working on a destroyer as a radar operator. After graduating from Cambridge he served his residency at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London and during that time he met his wife of 65 years, Jeanne.
Jim loved sports and particularly enjoyed watching cricket and rugby. He and Jeanne enjoyed seeing many parts of the world together. They lived in a number of places over the years but were particularly happy living in Kibworth. They made many friends in the village over the years and Jim really enjoyed playing snooker at the golf club and times with friends playing bridge. He also made many friends on his daily walks in the village and enjoyed taking the time to stop for a chat.
Jim had a very optimistic and cheerful approach to life. His daughters, Jennifer and Judith, would like to honour and remember this approach with a ‘celebration of life’ at The Swan, Kibworth on Monday 26 June at 1pm.
Jenny and Jude