Jim's son and daughter, Ben and Aimee Twyneham, are really heartened and almost overwhelmed by the response to their father’s passing earlier this month. While they can't thank people individually, they do want to send a "thank you" message to everyone who has expressed their sadness or felt loss at his departure.
Ben and Aimee look forward to seeing those of you who can make it at Canley Crematorium on Wednesday 26th July at 1.30pm and welcoming you afterwards at the Chestnut Tree in Craven Street, Chapelfields, 3.00pm onwards, there to raise a glass, as Jim himself was known to do, in his honour.
This will be a celebration of Jim's life and particularly of his love of Coventry City FC. Therefore, Ben and Aimee want us all to wear whatever Sky Blue we can at the Crematorium and afterwards at the Chestnut Tree - no black!
Jim Twyneham - DJ, quiz master, and above all a life-long City fan, unswerving to the end. The voice of Highfield Road, 'Jim the Tannoy' was the sound of CCFC for, literally, generations of fans. Brought to the club by John Sillett and George Curtis, he fulfilled the role on a voluntary basis, bringing pleasure with an unmistakable vocal quality that was deep and rich, combined with a famously dry wit and a passion for his home town club.
As a partner in the locally famous "Silk" discothèque, a presenter on local radio, and through involvement in Horizon Studios, base of 2-Tone recording, Jim championed his other love of music.
An active member of the Sky Blue Trust, Jim wanted nothing but the best for CCFC and was prepared to argue for it strongly and at length in those rich tones.
The Trust wishes to join with all City fans in extending their deepest condolences to Jim’s family for their loss. He will never be forgotten.
Trust Vice-Chair, Bruce Walker said, "Jim was a mate and a part of my history. When I visited him a few days before his death his last words to me were 'Say Hi to everybody'. I said I would and I’m saying it now on his behalf."
Our thoughts are with his friends and family, particularly his son and daughter, Ben and Aimee.
RIP JT – we’re really going to miss you.Write comment (0 Comments)
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