We were very sorry to hear of the sad death of Jim Homersham aka Dr JJ. Jim had suffered from asbestosis having spent years in the building trade as well as fronting Dr JJ’s Blues Band and finally lost his battle against the illness on Thursday 18th June.
Jim was always a larger than life character and over the years played at many Boogaloo weekenders as well as gigs at the Farnham Maltings. He always got a great reaction from the audience and brought a lot of fun and enjoyment wherever he played. He was also a personal friend, along with his lovely wife Carole.
We didn’t see so much of him since he moved to Suffolk, but we know that he was very happy there. We are pleased that he made a final performance for us at Pakefield in September 2013. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
All are welcome at Jim’s funeral to say their farewells. The date is Tuesday 7th July. 12.45 at Seven Hills crematorium, Felixstowe Road, Nacton, Suffolk IP10 0DQ.
Jim also suffered from Ménière’s disease which is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear. It can cause vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear. Jim once told Carole that Meniere’s disease had been more debilitating than cancer as it stopped him performing. Therefore if you would like to pay your respects to Jim please send a cheque made out to ‘Meniere’s Society UK’ to Tony Brown Funeral Services, The Funeral Parlour, New Cut, Saxmundham, Suffolk. IP17 1EH. Please include a note to say this is in memory of Jim Homersham. You can also leave a message on Jim’s Facebook page (you will find it as James Homersham).