Information received from Bill Chard
It is with sadness that I have to report, DCI Jim McFarlane, affectionately known as “Smiling Jim” passed away yesterday afternoon 24/10/21having lost a long and painful battle with cancer.
We send our condolences to his wife Maureen and the rest of his family.
Jim was 79 years old born 31.01.1942
He joined BTP in 1970 aged 28 in Derby, then became a DS in Birmingham and later moved to London on promotion to DI in 1984 at Baker Street.
FUNERAL DETAILS FOR (Smiling) Jim McFarlane.
Tuesday 9th November at 1230 hours.
Location: Basingstoke Crematorium, Manor Farm,Waltham, North East Hampshire. RG25 2BA.
It’s close to the M3 and A303/A30.
Family flowers only, donations welcome and details will be be given on the day.
A special note: SMART CASUAL WEAR ONLY PLEASE, NOT BLACK.
Maureen would like an estimate of numbers attending so she can organise catering.
To this end Bill CHARD has agreed to act as a liaison point, so anyone intending to attend please contact Bill asap on firstname.lastname@example.org