Jack Ure: ‘A popular and much loved student’ says 6th form director of teenager killed in Cambs crash

Moving tribute to Jack Ure, killed in a road accident at Littleport

Moving tribute to Jack Ure, killed in a road accident at Littleport - Credit: Archant

Jack Francis Ure 28th April 1995-20th June 2013

Jack was a popular and much loved student at Ely College Sixth Form.

He was a very bright young man with a wicked sense of humour. He was at the centre of numerous escapades both in and out of college, but was always able to extricate himself with his quick wit and winning smile.

Jack was an active learner and fully involved himself in lessons, looking to demonstrate how much he knew and to engage his teachers in discussions around the subject but usually off topic.

He suckered me in so many times!


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No one thought more highly of Jack than he did himself but with his tongue firmly in his cheek. Never afraid to voice an opinion, he loved debate and would happily take the opposing view to everyone else, just to prove that he could win the argument.

Our favourite “Jackism”: ‘I’m kind of a big deal’ is now immortalised in a mural at the college.

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A sport lover, he was a popular captain of the college football team and a talented player. He was, however, knowledgeable about pretty much any sport and always willing to ‘talk sport’.

We are a small Sixth Form so everyone knew Jack and as a community we are devastated by his loss.

He finished his last A level exam on Thursday morning and left the college in high spirits, promising to see everyone at our Summer Ball on Friday, where he’d been nominated for a number of awards – none of them for his work!

Jack was hoping to go to university to study Business Economics. I am sure that thanks to his intellect, ability to think on his feet and self-confidence a successful career in business beckoned.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s family and friends, especially his parents Tony and Emma and his sister Lucy.

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