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

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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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Happy Father's / Grandad Day
Grandad, I always wish you were still here.
Wonder what you will be doing today, bet you still swear like you used to and call Granny woman haha.
I wake up everyday thinking I will hear you and Grannys voice coming in the house when you used to come every week, makes me sad that I won't see you both again only in my dreams.
Miss you Grandad and love you have a nice Fathers / Grandad Day in Heaven

Love from your Grandaughter Shez Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Dear dad happy fathers day .i know your not here to enjoy it.but one day e will be united .really so missing you .love you always dad shane sandra xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita vickers wrote

Hi my wonderful father. I am just saying have a happy fathers day on 16th June. I will be going to see you and mum. I will celebrate your day with a meal as we always went for a meal every fathers day. I really miss you loads. I show Mikayla your photo everyday and she always says grandad cheese. I dont want her to forget you. Love and miss you loads love your daughter Anita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Happy 56th Wedding Anniversary Grandad.
Really isn't the same without you, wish you and Granny were still here.
I don't know who was worse for swearing you or Granny haha.
I did a video for you and Granny hope you both will like it I think deep down you both will.
Me, Mum, Craig and Cartman went for an all you can eat breakfast at the old army depot, it was yummy.
We raised our glasses in memory of you two.
I hope you enjoy celebrating your Wedding Anniversary Grandad with Granny in heaven.

Love and miss you
Love your Grandaughter Shez
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Shane Vickers wrote

Happy anniversary dad wish you was still here with us so missing you.
They say time heals a broken heart .and one day i am sure it will.but for now it is agony.love you always shane sandra xxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Happy anniversary dad wish you was still here with us .time is healing but not enough
Car running like a bag of shit .bet you laughing your head off .missing you so much love always shane sandra xxxxxxx

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anita vickers wrote

Hi dad if you were here today you and my mum would be celebrating your 56 years of marriage tomorrow on 18th May. We always went for a meal on your anniversary but I will light a candle tomorrow instead. Love ya loads Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hello my lovely father just saying to you happy Easter. This is our first Easter without you and mum I will keep our tradition going by eating fish for Easter Friday just like you cooked every Easter Friday when we were children and older. You would say to me when I was older " Have you brought ya fish for Friday at Easter its our tradition I would say yes of course I have" hahaha. I will miss you saying that to me dad. I will be lighting a candle at Easter for you and mum. Hope you are with mum at Easter dad. Bye for now my wonderful father.
Love to you Anita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Hello Grandad Oliver I will be putting flowers on your mums grave later my great Granny.
I wonder what you will be doing today with your mum on Mother's Day.
I always wanted to know if your mum named you after Laurel and Hardy.
Well thats it for now just a short message this time. Love you Grandad miss you.

Lots of love from your Grandaughter Shez Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita Vickers wrote

Hi dad just a message to say I hope you spend the day in heaven on Sunday on mothers day with your mum (my grandma) and my mum. We are going to lay some flowers on your mum's grave in Derby as you did every year for mothers day. Love you loads dad love from Anita, Craig, Shez and Mikayla. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita vickers wrote

Hi dad just want to write a message to say i miss talking to you. Writing on this site helps me to say I love and miss you loads. Still cant get round to losing you. Mikayla still waves to you in the sky and says grandad cheese. I have to draw a grandad cheese car for her which I like so she does not forget whom you are. Well going for now my wonderful father. Love and miss you loads. Love your daughter Anita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sherrie Vickers wrote

Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to my dear Grandad Oliver
Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a nice day.
Wonder what you will be doing, wonder if granny will be with you.
Really missing you so much and love you so much.

Love from your Grandaughter Shez Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Anita vickers wrote

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear father and grandad and great grandad happy birthday to you. Have a happy 79th birthday my wonderful father. I love and miss you loads. Hope mum is with you on your birthday. Love you from Anita, Sherrie, Mikayla-Rose and Craig.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Happy birthday dad always here with me love you xxx

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anita vickers wrote

Hi my wonderful dad. We go and see Shaky next week. I know what you would be doing while mum would have been at the concert putting your feet up and watching t.v. and saying to mum "come on when you lot going" hahahaha like you use to when we were getting ready to go to bingo or a concert. I miss them times dad. Miss you loads and love you loads dad. Nita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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anita vickers wrote

I cannot believe that it is nearly 11 weeks since god had taken you from earth. I miss you shouting at the door and switching the t.v. on especially channel number 81 with the old films on you liked. Every time I watch channel 81 I always think you are sat with me watching it also like we use to do while mum went to have her nails painted. I miss you everyday my wonderful father. My heart aches for you and mum every day. Love you dad. Love your daughter Anita. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shane Vickers wrote

Missing you so much love you so much xxx

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Offline donation: The total amount donated at the double funeral service was £232.45, divided equally between The British Heart Foundation & Cancer Research, £116.23 donated in memory of Oliver
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