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Alan Minshull

“I carry your heart with me.”

Alan sadly passed away in Leighton Hospital on 20th February, aged 68 years.

The beloved husband of Marilyn, Alan will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

Alan was born on 11th April 1950 in Nantwich, to proud parents Mary and Clarence. He grew up in Weaver Road along with his brothers Brian, Jack, Ray, Stuart and his sisters Pat, Margaret and Deidre.

Alan worked as a roofer all his life and was father to Lisa, Becky, Emily and Russell from a previous marriage.

He loved his sports, watching cricket and Formula One, but his big passion was Liverpool FC. He loved to play darts and it was whilst playing in the Cheese Hall in Crewe that he met his wife Marilyn. They hit it off right away and he also got on great with Marilyn’s six children, Tracey, Peter, Graham, Racheal, Claire and Matthew. They were to marry in 1989.

Over time the family continued to grow, 23 grandchildren – Richard, Daniel, Scott, Vicki, Sam, Jack, Todd, Connor, Megan, Cameron, Oliver, Sky, Thomas, Oscar, Lewis, Sophie, Kyle, Callum, Josh, Beth, Jordan, Anaya and Harley. And seven great grandchildren – Lexi, Reggie, Millie, Teddy, Jaydon, Alfie and Brody. They all meant the world to Alan, he had nicknames for every one of them!

Alan loved the summer, being able to spend more time in his garden, taking pride in his wonderful displays of flowers.

Another of his passions was…..cream cakes! There’s no way Chatwin’s were going out of business with Alan around! And whenever the family were holidaying or had a day trip to Towyn or Rhyl they had to call in at his favourite bakery, Sandiway, to pick up some sweet treats while they were out.

Alan’s family would like to express their gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and staff who looked after him after he was admitted to hospital, especially those on the critical care unit.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th March in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 11.20am, followed by cremation.

Donations in memory of Alan will be gratefully received on behalf of the Critical Care Unit in Leighton Hospital.

For any further information regarding Alan’s funeral please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.

12 Condolences

  1. Kelly bickerton on February 28, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Love you grandad. Miss you. I keep talking about grandma visiting you, lots of love Jordan. Xxx

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  2. Connor Brock on February 28, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Love you grandad with all my heart, you’re my rock and you will never leave my thoughts, love you, see you soon ❤️xx

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  3. Graham bickerton on February 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Would like to thank you for all the great times we had together as a family. You were one in a million dad and a grandad. You will be sadly missed by all and we will all take care of our mum, your wife, for you till we meet again. Sleep tight DAD, LOVE AND MISS U XXXXX

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  4. Vicky bickerton on February 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Still hasn’t sunk in that you are gone! But i’m so proud to have had you as a grandad & a dad because you were my grandaddy! My hero! My all you were an amazing grandad and an amazing great grandad to Milly & Teddy. I’ll never forget your bond with Milly, you were so close. If I had not seen you for a day you would be missing her, she asked after you all the time and knows you,re an angel now, our beautiful angel. We all love you grandad, until I see you again ( my fred ), love you so so much, Vicky,David,Milly & Teddy ♡♡♡♡

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  5. Megan on February 28, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Love you grandad, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about you and until we meet again I will not stop thinking about you! You are my rock!xxx💙💙😇😇

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  6. Claire on February 28, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Love you dad, you will be missed everyday and night. Thinking of all the good times we have spent with us all, love you always, Claire, Jason and kids xxx

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  7. Jack mills on March 1, 2019 at 9:34 am

    RIP grandad, you were one in a million, one of the greatest men to walk this earth. Love you and miss you loads, fly high my liverpool legend❤️ You’ll never walk alone❤️

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  8. Matthew Bickerton on March 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you for all you have done for me dad. Some amazing memories that I will cherish and we were so lucky to have you. I Still can’t believe you have gone. I wish you were here so I could tell you just how much you mean to me. You have raised me into the gent you were and I’m so proud.
    Skye, Oscar, Lewis and Lauren miss you loads and we will always look up to the brightest star in the sky and think of you.
    Until we meet again dad

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  9. Lauren Bickerton on March 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Such a shock that you have left us Alan. You are loved by so many and will be sadly missed. You have helped your sons and daughters grow into beautiful people and have so many grandchildren looking up at you. There is and will always be so much love. Thank you for welcoming me into your family. Xxx

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  10. Alan Minshull on March 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Dear friends,
    You dont know me but I would like to send my condolences to you after hearing Alan Minshull passed away in February. Losing someone close is shattering and although time helps a little, the memories remain of their final moments.
    I have lost all my relations and both parents so I understand..
    I wish you healing and strength and that you remember the good times.
    The reason I am writing is because my name too is Alan Minshull.
    Much love and blessings.

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  11. Vicki Whitehead on April 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    No longer are you suffering, you put up such an amazing fight. To know you are now at peace is our only comfort.
    You were loved by your whole family, you passed on a little bit of you to everybody.
    Thank you for always making me feel welcome within the family, we shared many years of memories which I will always hold dear.
    You will always be remembered and always missed by everyone who’s life you touched.
    Anaya and Harley miss their Grandad lots and every night wave at the brightest star to you.
    “Grief is just love with no place to go, Hold onto the love not the loss”
    God Bless Alan. Xxxxx

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  12. Vicki Whitehead on April 6, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for being such a brilliant Dad to us all, and a loving husband to my mum. I’ll always treasure the memories I have with you. You taught me so much and I hope that I’ll be the dad to my kids that you didn’t have to be to us.
    Shine bright, You’ll Never Walk Alone!
    Love always Pete, Vicki , Anaya & Harley xxx

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