Oliver Vickers (14 Mar 1940 - 3 Dec 2018)

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Location
St Michaels Church Church Street South Normanton DE55 2BT
Date
20th Dec 2018
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
W Flint Funeral Service

Funeral Reception

Location
The Carnfield ClubLees LaneSouth NormantonDE55 2AD
Date
20th Dec 2018
Time
1pm

With such a cruel twist of fate, we lost Oliver (Vic) Vickers on 3rd December, at the Royal Derby Hospital, just twenty seven hours after the passing of his beloved wife of 56 years, Jean, mother of their seven children, they also leave eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Oliver grew up in Derby, then spent his early adult life serving with the Notts and Derbys Sherwood Foresters, first posted overseas in Singapore, then on to active service in Northern Ireland during the troubles. It was whilst on leave 'back home' that he met Jean and there began their lifelong journey together.
Oliver and Jean will be remembered in a double service at St. Michaels Church and afterwards at the Carnfield Club, Lees Lane, of course, any friends, neighbours or colleagues, are most welcome to attend the service at church and join with their life remembrance celebration afterwards.
Full floral sprays are being provided by the family and Oliver had also expressed his preference for donations towards Cancer Research rather than any guests' financial outlay on flowers, believing it to have a more worthy, long term effect.

anita vickers wrote

Hi great grandad chesse. I am just writing to you that I have finished nursery for now and then I go into reception at a new school. I cannot wait grandad. I know you and granny flip flop would be proud that I can write my name and know my 2 times table and I can count to over 100. And I havejust turned 4. God bless love ya loads (Monkey) Mikayla-Rose.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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anita vickers wrote

Hi my wonderful dad. Just saying I did not enjoy my birthday yesterday as you and mum were not there to celebrate it with me at my house. We would have gone for a meal (if not got virus) Talk to you soon my greatest father. Love ya loads Nita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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anita vickers wrote

Hi dad, grandad and great grandad just sending you a message to say happy fathers day for Sunday 21st June. (I am writing early as I will be busy with the family at home) I hope you and mum will be together for your special day. I will light my candle for you on the Sunday. Bye for now my dearest father. Love you loads forever and ever.Nita,Shez. Mikayla-Rose (monkey) and Craig. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Happy 57th Wedding Anniversary Grandad have a wonderful day celebrating with Granny in Heaven.
I celebrated VE Day and did my own poster for it and I dressed up in 40s style.
Really missing you and Granny I always wish you both where still here.
Love from your Grandaughter Shez xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hello my dearest father. I am saying I hope you and mum will be together on your 57th wedding anniversary for 18th May and celebrating. Love youl loads. Anita, Shez, Mikayla - Rose and Craig xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hello my dearest father. Just getting in touch to say we are celebrating the 75th year of VE day. Which I know you and mum would be celebrating at home. (due to this awful lockdown with covid-19). Shez has done her own poster and britsh flag to put in our window (which is really nice). We have been listening to the radio celebrating VE day and I had tears in my eyes thinking about you celebrating today and talking about the wars like you used to. Well dad until another time my best man talk again soon. Lots of love to you and missing you loads. Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi dad just saying happy easter and I will be having fish today like we use to. Mum would always say on the phone ya dads gone for our fresh fish for good friday. Hope you are with mum at easter time. Love and miss ya loads. Love Anita, Shez, Mikayla (monkey) Rose and Craig. Still in lockdown. Be glad when they found a vaccine. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi dad just to say give mum a kiss for me on mothers day for tomorrow. Love and miss ya loads Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy 80th Birthday to my dear Grandad Oliver Happy Birthday to you.
I put some nice Orange flowers on for you earlier hope you like them, Orange is my favorite colour.
Wonder what you would have done on your 80th? I bet traveling to Derby for a meal with Granny and calling her woman and swearing like you used to do haha.
Really wish you were still here love and miss you so much Grandad.
Lots of love from your Grandaughter Shez xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Alan Carby wrote

Thinking of you on your special day today Vic...

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi ya great grandad Oliver. I am just saying happy 80th on the 14th March. Hope you will join great grandma Jean on ya birthday. Oh I got a certificate and ribbon for my gymnastics. I am enjoying swimming too. I know you would have been proud of me with swimming as you use to be a great swimmer. Well have a great 80th and I still miss ya loads and loads especially when we use to blow raspberries at each other oh and I use to hide great grandmas shoes hahahaha. Well sweet dreams great grandad love and miss ya loads. Mikayla - Rose. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi ya dad I am just wishing you a happy 80th birthday on the 14th March. Wow cannot believe you would be 80 this year. Only trouble is i cannot give you a hug or hear your voice which my heart still aches every day from the pain because you and mum are not here. Love and miss you loads my dear father. Love Nita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Dear dad. I cannot believe that it is nearly 2020. Wish you was still here for us to celebrate the new year in, like we use to. I will light my candle to celebrate the new year 2020 with you and mum. Love ya loads Anita, Shez, Mikayla and Craig. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Merry Christmas dad really going to miss you at this time of year.second Christmas without you and dont get no easier.
Will raise a glass to you .love you always shane sandra xxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

One year without you Grandad I still don't want to believe you have gone from this world really missing you so much.
I put some nice orange flowers on the grave earlier hope you and Granny like them.
Had half a Guinness for you, your favorite drink what you used to have and going for chinese later.
I also went to a church and lit two candles one for you and one for Granny.
Can't wait for the day I get to see you again Grandad love and miss you so much.

Love from your Grandaughter Shez xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi dad I cannot believe it is nearly a year ago since god had taken you from earth. I hope you can hear now especially mum's voice hahaha. I will light a candle on the day god had taken you from me and earth. I miss you everyday. Love you loads forever love your only daughter Anita, Shez, Mikayla (monkey) - Rose and Craig. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Give mum a big kiss from me and sandra for her birthday hope you looking after each other one day we will meet again.
Really missing both of you .days get easier but some days they dont.love to both of you .
Love shane sandra xxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Hi Grandad I can't believe it will nearly be a year since you and Granny left earth, so sad and really heartbreaking.
Everytime I see the same car you drove I always think its you driving with Granny sitting in the front or back.
One day a few weeks ago I saw a car looked liked yours again, there were two old people in it I really thought it was you and Granny I started to cry so much.
I wish you could give me a sign that you and Granny are around watching over me.
Please send me a white feather I can put it next to a photo of you and Granny.
Love you Grandad and always miss you everyday.

Love your Grandaughter Shez xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Dear father I hope you will be with my mother on the 17th November for her 76th birthday. I hope you both will celebrate her birthday in heaven together, just like we used to on earth. Miss you loads.Love Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita vickers wrote

Hi my wonderful dad. Just saying that I cannot believe that god had taken you nearly a year ago. I miss you coming to derby for your breakfast with mum most days. When i see a car similar to yours I think you are pulling up outside like you use to when visiting us. I miss your voice everyday but you are in my thoughts every minute of every day. Well got to get on and sort Mikayla out. She waves to you and mum in the sky. Wish you could see her now as you two would be more mis-chievious just like before. Will talk soon. Miss and love you loads Love Anita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi my wonderful father just a quick message to say I am still missing you loads and loads. Mikayla - Rose being noisy as usual and she said hi grandad cheese when she had seen your photo on site. Well time for me to get something done will talk to you again. We went to see you and mum at the weekend. See you soon love ya loads love Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita vickers wrote

Hi dad just talking to you to say I have spoke to mum today about my dream I had. I know you would be laughing and say silly woman that's what I miss a lot not hearing your banter with mum and everyone else. Well time for me to go and sort this house hold out hahahahaha. I hope you are enjoying your t.v while mum is hoovering hahahahahaha. Love you loads dad love Anita your daughter.

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