Jacob Thomas Clarke

1989 - 2022

Passed away on 12th April 2022, aged 32 years.  He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and all those who knew him.   A celebration of his life will take place.

Service Information

Date and Time
Monday, 9th May at 11.30am

Marlborough Road Methodist Church,
7 Marlborough Road,
OX16 5BZ

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity 254 Registered charity No. 1160024

Cancer Research UK 2357 Registered charity No. 1089464, SC041666, 1103 & 247

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What a pleasure it was to work with you over the past year, your positivity and drive was was a real inspiration. I will always remember you downing shots at the Christmas party! Rest in Peace Jacob.

Helen Hopkins

I only knew you for a fleeting moment Jacob but your courage has filled my heart. May fair winds and following seas lay you gently to rest. RIP young man.

Jayne George

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Jacob…God bless

Kath and John Clarke

Jacob was such a beautiful soul and whilst I only met Jacob a few times I feel truly honoured to have met and worked with him. I wish all his family and friends my very best wishes at such a sad time and you will all be in my thoughts. All my love Becs x

Becs Phillips (RNLI)

I am thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Anne Chapman

I am very much thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Anne Chapman

You are all very much in my thoughts at this very sad time

Anne Chapman

I worked with Jacob for the year he was at Diabetes UK, right over the start of the pandemic and the first lockdown. I will always be grateful for the time and support he gave me in that uncertain period of time and for the long calls we would have putting the world to right! I know the work Jake did will help countless people around the world, long into the future – people who benefit from the work of GOSH, Christian Aid, Diabetes UK, Kidney Research UK and the RNLI to name just a few. What a legacy.
Sending love to his family and friends at this difficult time. Love Jodi x

Jodi Kiang

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Sending you all our Love.

Mike, Sheila & Maureen Clarke & Families

God bless Jacob, sending love to the family

Kim and Andy Buckle

I am so grateful to have shared so many happy memories with you. We laughed so hard together and it was an absolute honour to be in the same band as you. You will never be forgotten. Thanks for all your love and support. Rest well. Always in my thoughts x

Aaron Gregory

I had the privilege of recruiting Jacob (Jake) to the charity after he had completed his marketing degree, and whilst the role was not quite the hours and focus area he wanted it allowed him to ‘get his foot in the door’ and he relocated from the family home to join us. It was only a matter of time, as I thought would be the case, before he move on to other roles in the charity and over his years with us contributed so much to Kidney Research UK.
To hear that his life, with so much promise, was cut so short and that such a lovely person is no longer here, my thoughts and prayers are with his mum, dad and twin at the very sad time. He is is remembered by everyone he touched in this life.

Elaine Davies

You were the first ever kidney transplant friend I made. I haven’t got the words to describe the joy i had in getting to know you. And the fun we had at so many parties and nights out (you were awesome at dress up!) It was an honour to have you perform your musical talents at my 10th and 13th transplantaversary celebrations. You were an incredible man and friend. I will miss you immensely. Lots of love Jake always xxx

Sarah-Louise Harwood

It was lovely working with Jacob, albeit short. He will be dearly missed for his lovely personality, passion for legacies and easy going nature. I salute his bravery…

Hannelie Ehlers, RNLI

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with you, Jacob. The passion you showed for charity work was inspiring, and I appreciate the support you gave me not just professionally, but in my personal endeavours too. I’m so glad we got so many laughs in at the Christmas party, and our last meeting in London. You will be missed greatly, and my thoughts are with your family and friends at this time. Rest in peace, Jacob x

Lottie Hazell

I was lucky to get to know you over the last few months, and I won’t forget your great sense of humour while we were filming in December on a freezing cold clifftop and our chats over many cups of tea, comparing photos of our twins. You’re gone far too soon, my thoughts and best wishes are with your family and twin at this terribly sad time. Rest in peace Jacob.

Carly Vrettos

On behalf of the Kidney Research UK team, please accept our deepest sympathies, our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss.
We have fond memories of Jacob (Jake) and his contribution at the charity made a significant impact to raise funds for research and improve the lives of kidney patients.
We are all thinking of you today.

Kidney Research UK team

I remember Jacob very fondly from his days at Kidney Research UK. I enjoyed his sparky and determined approach and always found him interesting and fun to talk to whether it was about work or his many interests including his music. He always gave me the impression of someone living life to the full. I am so sorry to hear this very sad news and would like to pass on my sincerest condolences to his family.

Anne-Marie McCarthy

Extremely likeable, kind, full of ideas, passionate, true gentleman. Will miss you, Jake…

Joanna Bright

What an amazing man Jake was. There aren’t enough words to really say how fun, kind and loyal he was. Jake was such a good laugh and always the first to agree to a party! I worked with Jake at Kidney Research UK, had the best time at Glastonbury with him and shared plenty of house parties and nights out. I have the BEST memories with Jake that will last forever. Jake will he remembered for being strong willed, independent, a party animal, generous, a great friend to so many people, funny and so kind. Life has been so incredibly cruel to of taken Jake and I’m sending all the love in the world to his family and the rest of his friends xxx


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this incredibly sad time.
With our love

Amanda & Lee

Jake never failed to make me laugh and have some of the best memories of my life with him. When I met him he looked after me and I made a friend for life. Sorely missed. Rest well x

Martin Filler

Jake will always remind me of laughter. A top lad with incredible banter. Also a good poacher striker as part of the epic league winning footy team “The flying buttercups”. Honored to have spent the best years of my life at Uni with Jake.
Rest in peace buddy and thanks for all the hilarious memories.
Love and thoughts to all the family and friends at this sad time xXx

Andrew Bownds (Bowndsy)

It was a genuine pleasure and a privilege to have known and worked with Jacob. Sending love and support to his family and friends. Rest in peace Jacob x

Shelly Pearce (RNLI)

Jake was such a kind and generous soul, so welcoming when I joined Kidney Research UK. His passion for creativity really shone through and he was so encouraging. It was always lovely to catch up with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Rosie Loft

I has the pleasure of meeting Jake and working with him at Kidney Research UK. He was one of the first people to introduce himself and made me feel so welcome when I joined the charity. I helped convince Jake to buy a bike and sign up to do the London Ride 100, I’m not too sure if he ever did ride it again after that event. I’ll always remember his competitive nature, whether it was when we played badminton the ‘office Olympics’ or even the office bake-off. You will be missed by everyone that knew you. x

Amy Young

Jake, where to even start. We worked together for 7 years, sitting next to each other/opposite just driving each other mad. So many long conversations that I’m so grateful for now. You had a perspective on life that just made me either laugh or say ‘oh Jake with an eye roll!’. The Christmas parties and nights out (even the girls nights outs) were so much more fun when you were there. Will miss you jake. Sending lots of love to your family and friends xx

Sam wylie

I had the pleasure of working with Jake for many years at Kidney Research UK. We shared many interests including music, beer and Manchester Utd amongst many. Jake was always positive and made me laugh with his dry humour. Will miss you Jake. Rest in peace. Nev.

Neville White