Alan Brierley

1938 - 2015 | Sheffield

Alan was originally a joiner by trade. He delayed his National Service until he had completed his apprenticeship and married Joan on January 2nd 1960, with a brief honeymoon in London, just before joining the army. He became a successful salesman, se…

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Alan was originally a joiner by trade. He delayed his National Service until he had completed his apprenticeship and married Joan on January 2nd 1960, with a brief honeymoon in London, just before joining the army. He became a successful salesman, selling everything from ice cream to cockles and vacuum cleaners to toupees, spending a lot of time on the road following leads around the country. His varied career also included spells as a taxi driver and as a private hospital administrator. He worked hard all his life and eventually achieved his dream of retiring in Ridgeway in the countryside. In retirement, Alan cared for his wife, Joan when she became less mobile. He started to become forgetful with early dementia but never lost his cheerfulness and cheeky sense of humour. He thought the world of his sisters Jean and Christine and his children, Debbie and Paul, and was very proud of his grandchildren, Siobhan, Berni & Adam. He was a kind, gentle man and would do anything to help his, family, friends and neighbours. Alan was strong and healthy all his life - he never complained or took time off work. He became ill with a chest infection & was later diagnosed with untreatable lung cancer. He became very poorly in the short space of just a few weeks. He was well cared for in Chesterfield Royal Hospital and later transferred to St. Luke's where he received excellent compassionate care from all of the staff, but sadly passed away after just one night there. He will be greatly missed.

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Donation in memory of

Alan Brierley



Donations

Current total raised

£200.00

GiftAid £25.00

£20.00

Ann Reynolds

04/01/2016

RIP Alan

£80.00

Design Team

16/12/2015

Kindly donated by the colleagues of Alan's son, Paul, in Manchester

Ian Stuart Morgan

15/12/2015

Alan was a special man, a loving brother & brother in law. He was kind, Thoughtful and immensely Funny. He will be sadly missed & loved forever. RIP Alan, Chris & Ian

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Anonymous

13/12/2015

Anonymous

12/12/2015

Thoughts

2.12.16 - exactly a year since we lost you Dad. Weep if you must, parting is hell, but life goes on, so sing as well x

Added by Debbie - 02/12/2016


Happy Birthday Dad. Will love & miss you always x.

Added by Debbie - 19/09/2016


Playing table tennis with Adam reminded me of happy times playing against Dad on the table he built in our attic when I was young.

Added by Paul Brierley - 17/08/2016


I saw someone putting brown sauce on pizza today and thought of my Dad!

Added by Paul Brierley - 20/04/2016


Added "Hoots Mon" to my Dad's playlist today. There's a moose loose aboot this hoose.

Added by Paul Brierley - 30/01/2016