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Tributes Pour In Across Wexford For ‘Gentleman’ Jack

Tributes have poured in across Wexford for the popular Jack Higginbotham…

The Wexford RNLI have led the tributes for Jack Higginbotham, who was a founding member with Wexford Lifeboat, after he passed away today (Saturday).

They described Jack as a “gentleman” and an inspiration to many.

“The crew of Wexford Lifeboat wish to extend their sympathies to the family of Jack Higginbotham who was a founder and long standing volunteer with Wexford Lifeboat. Jack was one of life’s true gentlemen, a father figure to all the crew and he will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace,” a spokesperson for the volunteer organisation said.

Wexford councillor, Cllr George Lawlor, also expressed his sadness with the news:

“Deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of one of Wexford’s finest mariners. Jack Higginbotham was someone who gave so much of his time to benefit others. His association with the sea saw him give a lifetime of service to his beloved RNLI in Wexford Town. He will of course be greatly missed by his loving family but also those who were privileged to know him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis,” he stated.

It’s clear that Jack has made a very positive impact on a lot of people during his lifetime. Along with being a great character, many also described him as a “mentor” and a “father figure” across the community.

Jack’s funeral details are yet to be confirmed.

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