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In Memory of

John Alan Sankey

Alan was a talented musician and singer. A great youth worker for The Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade. Alan had a wide circle of friends as well as being a loved family member who will be missed for ever. X

John's story

Alan was born in Ashby the youngest with two elder sisters. He was educated in Ashby and left school at 16 to go into The Royal Navy for a brief spell, that life didn't suit him so he came into the garage business working as a panel beater and later moving into sales. Following a job in plant equipment hire he went to work as a HGV driver and that is when he found his niche in training. Firstly on lorries, coaches and later on JCB's, dumpers, cherry pickers, anything that moved he trained people on it. Latterly having to give up his training work he became the Church Administrator for St David's Church Coalville. Alan had been poorly off and on over a few years, his back, eyes and then the devastating diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in July 2017. Alan passed away on Friday 16th March 2018 in Glenfield Hospital. There is a point where the oxygen can't get through the fibrosis to pass into the blood stream. Alan was brave to the end of this horrible disease and more research is needed into medicines that halt the damage. https://www.actionpulmonaryfibrosis.org/ https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf Alan was a great guitar player first in folk groups and then in our Church music group, he was an active member of various choirs over the years. Alan enjoyed drinking whisky and visiting distilleries. We went camping, cruising and enjoyed many holidays abroad. It was the joke to check with the Sankeys first to see if they were available as they are always busy!! A great family member, friend, colleague and Christian soul. Rest in Peace......F1SS2ASS.....x

Remembered by Ann Sankey Mbe, Wife

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John Alan Sankey's Tributes

  • Memories on your birthday F1SS2ASS xx
    £50.00
    Donated by Ann MBE
    03/02/2021
  • Happy Birthday Miss you loads Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    £10.00
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
    02/02/2021
  • Missing you at this family time F1SS2ASS
    £50.00
    Donated by Ann MBE
    15/12/2020
  • Happy Christmas. Miss you lots Lots of Love. Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    £15.00
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
    14/12/2020
  • Happy birthday for the 2nd Feb....miss you lots F1SS2ASS
    £50.00
    Donated by Ann Sankey
    29/01/2020
  • Thinking of you Uncle Alan Love Martin Debra & The Boys xxxxx10.00
    £10.00
    Donated by Martin & Debra Wyatt
    27/01/2020
  • Merry Christmas Uncle Alan Missed and Loved Martin Debra & The Boys xxx
    £20.00
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
    11/12/2019
  • Still missing you trying to keep up with the garden....just as you did xx
    £50.00
    Donated by Ann MBE
    16/07/2019
  • £40.00
    Donated by Facebook Tribute
    11/04/2019
  • Wonderful and much loved uncle, missed every day x
    £50.00
    Donated by Deborah Geary
    03/04/2019
  • Remembering all the good time espeicially all those distillery tours..........proabably!!
    £25.00
    Donated by Mike & Sue Skinner
    03/04/2019
  • In memory of Alan Sankey. A true gentleman and kind person. A life lived well.
    £20.00
    Donated by Mary Malins
    03/04/2019

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