Dad I wish I could get to hug you one more time then I would hold you tight and never let go, but sadly that's not possible. I will think of you with love today and always, you'll live locked safe within my heart. I will miss you so much but you have left me with lots of lovely memories and I will treasure them forever .... love you so much Bubs xxx
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BrianThe Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust
In loving memory of the late Brian Dooley who sadly passed away on 28th January 2015
Brian was born 21st February 1936 in Aspley , Nottingham to Harry & Lilian.
He was Baptised in May 1936 at St Margaret's Church Aspley.
During his formative years he lived at Nr 8 Albury Drive Aspley with his parents and brother Roy.
He attended William Crane School for boys were he was a A & B student with good school reports.
Left School 22nd March 1951 to work at Simms Sons & Cooke ( Spring Close Works at Lenton now the QMC )
Took apprenticeship at People's College of Further Education in carpentry and joinery ( following into his fathers trade )
He was called up for National Service 5/6/56 were he became a Senior Aircraftsman in 57 Squadron base at Conningsby - he worked primarily on Camberra's carrying out night flight duties- And was on active duty based in Italy - de-mobbed on the 4/6/58
Whilst in the RAF he married Gillian in March of 1957 and had the grace with Gillian of four children Clayton, Michael, Angela, Beverley ( Bub's ) from 1958 to 1964.
On De-Mob he returned to Simms Sons & Cooke leaving to join the maintenance team at WJ Furse .
In the early seventies he left Furse to take up the position of Maintenance Manager at Atkey's ( British Leyland main dealer in Nottingham)
He left Atkeys to become self employed working firstly in loft conversions/extensions etc - whole house building in the later years
Unfortunately he had to take early retirement due to illness in 1999
Not being comfortable in retirement he volunteered at the then newly formed Beeston Shop-mobility where he became the Site Manager and Chairman over his last 15 years
We the children have lost a parent a teacher a fixer and hero