19/09/1949 – 19/04/2020
Dad was a long-distance lorry driver with a passion for learning new languages. His most amazing feature was his writing and love of poetry. His was an avid reader of Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolkien, Pratchett. He loved both the romanticism of Shakespeare and the creativity of Tolkien. Dad would tell us stories for bedtime from Lord of the Rings. He never read them, it was all spoken from his memory. Such a creative mind. But, our favourite bedtime story was The Little Red Car. Emotive and endearing and will always hold dear memories for me. Dad loved his family and was a proud father and devoted husband, always wanting the best for us.
Dad is loved dearly and missed by his children, Jenny, Kelly and Lee, and by his grandchildren, George, Milly, Annabelle and Ethan. He was the oldest of 7 children and loved his brothers and sisters equally.
Mum passed away on 12.04.13. Dad never recovered from the loss and huge void it left in his life. Whilst Covid took him from us prematurely, he is now at peace with mum, together again.