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Pensioner Dies Just Days Before Dream Holiday

Friday December 13 2013


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A PENSIONER suffered a fatal heart attack - just days before he was due to jet off on a dream holiday.

Derek Jackson, 76, collapsed on his way back to his car in Wombwell last Friday after having his regular pint in the Old Town Hall pub.

Derek, of Edward Road, West Melton, had been in Wombwell to finalise the details of a six-week Christmas holiday to Barbados that he and his wife of 46 years Janet were set to go on just two days later.

Widow Janet, 67, said: "He did have a mild heart attack in July but he was looking forward to getting away from all the doctor's appointments and spending Christmas in the sun."