Stanley Parkin (29 Mar 1928 - 8 Jan 2015)

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StanleyRoyal National Institute of Blind People

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Funeral Service

Location
Amber Valley Memorial Park Crematorium Derby Road Swanwick DE55 1BH
Date
26th Jan 2015
Time
11am
Funeral Director
Alfreton & District Funeral Service

Funeral Reception

Location
Palmer Moorwood ClubHall StreetAlfretonDE55 7BU
Date
26th Jan 2015
Time
12pm

In loving memory of the late Stanley Parkin who sadly passed away on 8th January 2015 leaving five children Diane, Tony, Graham. Christine and Mandy and their respective partners John, Sheila, Evonne, Martyn & Richard; fourteen Grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren & five great great grandchildren.

The funeral will take place on Monday 26th January at Swanwick crematorium 11am and afterwards at Alfreton Palmermoorwood Welfare

Stan lived all his life in Alfreton and was the youngest of seven children, five brothers and two sisters. Stan had limited vision and was registered blind. He did a variety of jobs ranging from working on a farm, milk delivery and was later to retire from working at Bentinck pit.

He met and married Florence Lewis on 25th March 1949. They used to go dancing regularly to the drill halls and shared a similar taste in music. Stan loved big band music, especially Glen Miller and Joe Loss.
Stan and Flo loved spending their holidays at Ingoldmels and for many years during the 1970's went to Butlins holiday camp and continued to have caravan holidays right up to Florence's passing in July 2003.

Stan had a great passion for horse and dog racing and regularly frequented the local bookies, this was something he had grown up with as his dad used to be a bookie when Stan was a small boy. Stan had a great sense of humour and loved a good banter even up to the time of his passing. His laugh could be heard echoing around when watching Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and other television comedies such as Open all Hours and Last of the Summer Wine. He also loved to watch detective drama and especially liked Steven Siegel movies.

Stan was also a member and regularly went to Alfreton Welfare. where he had a group of friends known as "The Gang".

Stan will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family are requesting donations on behalf of RNIB The Royal National Institute of Blind People. Donations can be made through Just Giving via this page.

Further Details from Alfreton & District Funeral Service (01773) 834973

Danniella Goodall donated £180 in memory of Stanley

A collective donation from the funeral kindly donated by attendees, thank you all very much

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Lynne evans wrote

In memory of our Grandad and Greatgrandad love you lots and will miss you millions, sleep tight little boy blue xx. Lynne,Steve,Scott,Craig & Meg xxx

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Lynne evans wrote

In loving memory of a dear Grandad & Great Grandad Stan. We will all love and miss you Grandad hope your now with Grandma Flo we all miss her too. Sleep tight little boy blue forever in our hearts xxx

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Paul, Joanne, Aaron, Aidan and Mitchell. Gent donated £20 in memory of Stanley

God bless Grandad. x

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Paul, Joanne, Aaron, Aidan and Mitchell. Gent wrote

To a very special granddad and great granddad, Absolutely gutted granddad that you passed before we got a chance to see you in hospital. at least you're back with mammar now, always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

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Christine Stewart donated £20 in memory of Stanley

christine stewart donated £20 in memoy of my dad stanley parkin and wrote a condolence to him on fri 23rd jan 2015 headed you wrote

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Christine Stewart wrote

You left so unexpectedly, now who'll look after me, he took the best ,and left the rest ,when he took you from me, I know your with my mother now,both happy as can be , but one day we'll meet again just you wait and see. love you dad. I'll miss you everyday. xxxxx

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Sheila Lewis donated £20 in memory of Stanley

love you stan reunited with the gafferxxxx

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Richard Martin donated £20 in memory of Stanley

I'm glad I got chance to get to know you Stan. I'll never forget your sense of humour and your greeting, "Now then Richard, what you got to tell me". Keep them on their toes up there and Rest in Peace Stan.

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Mandy Goodall donated £20 in memory of Stanley

You often said that we would miss you,
How those words have proved you true.
We lost the one and only Dad,
Dear Dad, when we lost you.

I will miss you everyday xx

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Danniella Goodall donated £10 in memory of Stanley

Grandad, i hope you're still betting on everything that moves!

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