Jamie was a caring and thoughtful young boy, but he was also a typical teenager who was full of energy with an enthusiasm for life. A close family friend said that Jamie had fitted a lifetime of talking into his 13 short years, because he was such a chatterbox!
Anyone who had ever met Jamie would agree why, in his eulogy, we explained how his name reflected his character:
Joker Articulate Mature Intelligent Extrovert
Sadly, Jamie passed away on 14th March 2015 – he was only 13 years old.
We found Jamie in his bed on that fateful Saturday morning – he had died in his sleep as a result of severe viral myocarditis. Thankfully we’ve been assured that he would have known nothing about it.
The support since losing Jamie has been overwhelming, with donations enabling us to fund heart screening events with CRY in our local area. We like to refer to it as Jamie’s Legacy.
Jamie will never be forgotten and we remain devastated by his sudden exit from our lives, but he remains in our hearts and memories and we talk about him often. He will always be an integral part of our family and hopefully we will all meet again one day.
As we said at the end of his eulogy, “Sleep Tight, Little Man”.
Graham, Jenny & Ross
This memorial fund has been set up by the Loncaster family to help CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death through supporting CRY’s screening programme. Please visit their website to make direct contact: www.jamieloncaster.co.uk
The aim is to fund the screening of young people’s hearts within the local community. To date this fund has screened just over 2,000 young people, with the overall aim to achieve their target of 3,000 over the next couple of years or so.
Jamie was full of energy and enthusiasm for life. One friend said that he had fitted a lifetime of talking into 13 years. How very true! He was loved by all those who met him and in his eulogy we explained how his name mirrored his character: Joker Articulate Mature Intelligent Extrovert Jamie sadly passed away