Phillip John Brooks (22 Aug 1950 - 3 Dec 2014)

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Funeral Service

Location
St. Edmund's Church St. Edmund's Close, Allestree Derby DE22 2DZ
Date
18th Dec 2014
Time
1pm

Cremation Details

Location
Markeaton Crematorium (Round Chapel) Markeaton Lane Derby DE22 4NH
Date
18th Dec 2014
Time
1.40pm

In loving memory of the late Phillip John Brooks who sadly passed away on 3rd December 2014

Phil was born in Hucknall in 1950. He moved to Allenton in Derby in the sixties.

At the age of 18 he met Kay Duffy of Alvaston and and they married in September 1969.

They had three children together - Jason (1970), Jade (1975) and Scarlett (1985) and now have six grandchildren - Indiah Rose Hickson, Honey Hickson, Talullah Hickson, George Brooks and Jensen and Sara Brooks.

Phil loved football as a younger man and and played for many successful teams including Liversage Arms, British Gas and Ajax (not of Amsterdam!).

In later life Phil enjoyed Golf and played Allestree, Sinfin, Brailsford, Morley Hayes and Breadsall.

Phil's working life was varied including time at British Gas, Mobile deejaying, owner of the Blue Note and Brownes night clubs in Derby, joinery at Vinshires and security at King's.

Phil's last job and the one he loved most was working as a Police Community Service Officer on the Mickleover beat.

Phil and Kay were popular faces on the Mod and Northern Soul scene and could still be found throwing shapes on the dance floor until very near to Phil's passing.

Phil will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

All are welcome at the funeral at St. Edmund's on the 18th December 1.00 pm.

There will be refreshments at the Talbot in Belper from 2.30pm

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Jade Hickson wrote

Happy birthday dad wherever you are... I miss you x

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Kay Brooks wrote

My sadness is deeper than ever bad memories should remain in the past

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Kay Brooks wrote

I remember your first birthday with me I bought you shoes, and we met on the market place and we went for a mixed grill at the Britannia bar in the main centre derby you were 18 and we had our whole lives before us

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Kay Brooks wrote

The first time I met you was at the Italian club on osmaston road ,the year was 1968 I had been at work a year at Rolls/royce derby. The chemistry was instant and so it remained until you took your last breath. We faced hard times and good times together and together we came through. We danced we laughed we cried . Riding on the back of your scooter holding on so very tight we did,nt have a care in the world. Warm summer Sunday afternoons on markeaton park watching you play football,dancing together to the latest sounds of the 60's. Walking down the isle with you,watching our babies grow,making my parents proud,. Dancing in the kitchen together,sweet dreams are made of this.

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Only now after the months that have passed can I write these words. I miss you Phil more than words can say my heart breaks and the tears flow. I find strenghth in the good times that we had, in our wonderful children,our beautiful grandchildren ,the support of my brothers and their families who have always been there for us, and our loyal friends I thank you all from the bottom of my heart Kayx





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  • How I miss you so

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  • Our last summer holiday together ,little did we know what was to come. But I know you are still with me all the time you would not leave me we had so much .

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sandra brooks wrote

I just found out my brother phillip has passed away, am im so sorry to hear of your great loss has a husband,father an grandad. .Phillip will allways have a piece of my heart to my big brother.R.I.Peace xxx.

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Nathan Brooks wrote

I never met you but I'm sorry to have stumbled upon this sad news on the Internet. Sadly my Dad Richard passed away 2013 and I'm not sure if you or any of your family knew. Rick had two sons, Tristan and myself. Sending our condolences. Xx Nathan

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Sacha Brooks wrote

Dear Uncle Phillip. I know I never saw you for a LONG time but you were always in my heart. I also loved my cousins Jason & Jade and miss them. I cannot get over how much you looked like Grandad. Uncle Richard passed away recently too, this is very very sad!... Il let the rest of the Brooks Family know your are no longer with us! Dont forget Iv always LOVED you no matter what!

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Lynda Daly donated £10 in memory of Phillip

Such a great man, who will be sadly missed.

A great charity to donate to and we hope our money helps.

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Paul and Sue Duffy donated £25 in memory of Phillip

Sadly missed. A great brother-in-law and true friend
Paul and Sue Duffy

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Rebecca Brennan donated £50 in memory of Phillip

Phil Brooks - what a true gentleman, a kind hearted man, who always had a smile on his face, his happiness was contagious, just being around him made you feel good, we will all miss you and your jokes, but you have left us all with so many lovely memories, you may be gone be you will always be in our hearts lots of love Becky xxx

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