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StanleyRNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind People
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