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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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  • Merry Christmas Uncle Alan Still missed so much Love Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Debra Wyatt
  • Happy Birthday Uncle Alan Miss you loads Martin Debra & The Boys xx
    Donated by Debra Wyatt
  • Thinking of you Merry Christmas Love Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Debra Wyatt
  • Happy Birthday Uncle Alan Martin Deb & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Debra Wyatt
  • Still miss you lots F1SS2ASS xx
    Donated by Ann Sankey MBE
  • Merry Christmas Uncle Alan Miss you Loads Martin Deb & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Debra Wyatt
  • Memories on your birthday F1SS2ASS xx
    Donated by Ann MBE
  • Happy Birthday Miss you loads Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
  • Missing you at this family time F1SS2ASS
    Donated by Ann MBE
  • Happy Christmas. Miss you lots Lots of Love. Martin Debra & The Boys xxxx
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
  • Happy birthday for the 2nd Feb....miss you lots F1SS2ASS
    Donated by Ann Sankey
  • Thinking of you Uncle Alan Love Martin Debra & The Boys xxxxx10.00
    Donated by Martin & Debra Wyatt
  • Merry Christmas Uncle Alan Missed and Loved Martin Debra & The Boys xxx
    Donated by Martin Wyatt
  • Still missing you trying to keep up with the garden....just as you did xx
    Donated by Ann MBE
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  • Wonderful and much loved uncle, missed every day x
    Donated by Deborah Geary
  • Remembering all the good time espeicially all those distillery tours..........proabably!!
    Donated by Mike & Sue Skinner
  • In memory of Alan Sankey. A true gentleman and kind person. A life lived well.
    Donated by Mary Malins

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