Jamie was born on his Granddads birthday at 9:00p.m. on 9 November 1988 in Peterborough Maternity Hospital he weighed a healthy 8 pounds 12 ounces. Masses of jet black hair and a lovely smile that stayed with him throughout his life. A quick learner, even at play-school keen to know about numbers and colours. As he grew he was fascinated with dinosaurs and could name them all. Tragically, when Jamie was aged just seven years old his dad died from a sudden brain haemorrhage. Jamie’s education understandably suffered for a while but he gradually recovered and soon became quite an academic. Keen to learn, when Jamie finally left school he went straight to college and took his A levels. At about this time Jamie developed a keen interest in music taking piano lessons and even playing the guitar and keyboard. From college it was time to leave home and go to University in Leicester studying human psychology, in between the partying ! It was at about this time that Jamie’s confidence grew and his personality developed in to the lovely human that he was. Always kind and thoughtful, always there with a big smile and some good advice for his friends. He was known as “the social network” by his friends as he was the one to be organising nights out and get together s.
At home Jamie was always loved by his family, mum Tina, sister Hollie and step dad Steve as well as all the rest of his family. Although through his teenage years he became almost nocturnal sleeping all day and staying up all night he still managed to hold down some part time jobs to earn some pocket money. Never one to make a fuss he had his wisdom teeth taken out and still insisted that we should all go out for dinner that evening, his eighteenth birthday. We all enjoyed family holidays together in places as varied as Skegness, Cornwall, Blackpool, Turkey, Paris and Florida, his favourite and ours. Jamie gave all of us a big scare when he developed a heart condition aged just sixteen years old. Not being one to worry he took it all in his stride taking medication everyday. Eventually he had a procedure at Papworth Hospital.
At 18 years old Jamie passed his driving test but didn’t see the need for a car as he was living in central Leicester. He travelled all over the country on trains to meet up with his friends for party’s.
His proudest day, and ours, was when he graduated from University on his step dads birthday 22 July 2010 . The day before he died he was delighted to receive a letter from Manchester University accepting him on a Human Rights course.