ALAN CORDIN (11 Jun 1947 - 15 May 2020)

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Location
Annesley Woodhouse Cemetery Skegby Road Annesley Woodhouse NG17 9JS
Date
1st Jun 2020
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
G. Gilbert Funeral Service

In loving memory of ALAN CORDIN who sadly passed away on 15th May 2020:

It is really difficult to sum up a life, especially one that was so varied as Alan’s (Dad), if you knew him you’d understand. If he knew you, particularly if you became friends, that was it for life and what you saw was what you got and if you didn't like it... well that was just fine by him ;0)

Alan was always involved with people from work to volunteering, he cared about people and definitely liked to know about you if he met you. You could say he liked to know the “in’s and out’s of a ducks arse” but it was his way of genuinely paying attention and being interested in what you had to say. I don't know about you but it is rare to find someone who can listen. He would happily share his “wisdom”, short, usually to the point and irritatingly accurate for the most part, some personal favourites “gerr on wit job”, “cross the bridge when you get to it” (i.e. stop worrying and gerr on wit job) and just “do your best”.

You could never draw him into an argument, I think both family and colleagues have noticed this through the years and looking back it is because he knew what a waste of time that could be and he had better things to do. Lyn would always wish those better things might include tidying up his “filing” system but any spare time he had was spent outdoors in nature watching the birds where he felt most at home. If you can remember Grizzly Adams I'm pretty sure Dad would have relished the mountain hermit life but then again he’d have missed us lot and by us I mean you reading this.

Please use this page to share memories and photos to a man we thought was pretty great and we hope you did to. It can be too easy to dwell on things that happened but Dad never once complained about being unwell nor did he feel a victim. He always said it comes to us all and he was determined to keep enjoying what he could. So, in honor of this, share something silly, funny or even annoying . Use it to make each other laugh and if it makes you cry “gerr on with it” then carry on and do your best.

A son, a brother, a cousin, a husband, a dad, a grandad, a colleague, a friend, and, a bird watcher (not a twitcher) ;0)

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Lyn Cordin wrote

St Wilfrids Church 28th June 1972 at 2pm

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Denis Bohm wrote

I met Alan at Birdfair in 2015 after he won a birdwatching holiday in Herzegovina that I put for auction for charity.  We shared many laughs very often at my expense (and I loved it).  I enjoyed his company so much that I kept inviting him to Herzegovina following years. I will fondly remember those years.
Alan, I will miss you. You were a wonderful person and thank you for your friendship.

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  • Hi Denis thank you so much for your kind words and your donation. Alan enjoyed his visits to Herzegovina with you he said it was a lovely place and i know he enjoyed your company too.such a pity he wasn’t well enough to go with you this year, but I’m glad he had the opportunity to go when he was well.take care keep up the trips. Lyn, James and Clair

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Denis Bohm donated £20 in memory of ALAN

I met Alan at Birdfair in 2015 after he won a birdwatching holiday in Herzegovina that I put for auction for charity.  We shared many laughs very often at my expense (and I loved it).  I enjoyed his company so much that I kept inviting him to Herzegovina following years. I will fondly remember those years. Alan, I will miss you. You were a wonderful person and thank you for your friendship.

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Lyn Cordin wrote

Today would have been Alan’s Birthday. Love you Lots now and forever xxx

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Lyn Cordin wrote

Today would have been Alan’s Birthday.

All my love now and always Lyn xx

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Cllr Andrew Harding donated £50 in memory of ALAN

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and sympathy are will you all at this very difficult time.

Cllr Andrew Harding (Ashfield District Council)

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  • Hi Andrew, Thank you for your words and donation.

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Suzanne Duckmanton donated £10 in memory of ALAN

R.I.P. Alan God bless

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  • Hi Suzanne, thank you x

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Gill Brookes donated in memory of ALAN

Happy memories of working with Alan over the years on Leisure Express, the Rangers and later as a CPO. He was a big personality with a big heart, a good friend to all and working with him was a pleasure and a privilege. Sadly missed but hard to think of him without smiling, love to all the family x

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  • Thank you for this Gill, I'd forgotten about his Leisure Express days, thanks for sharing x

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Tammy Fowler wrote

Rest In Peace Uncle Alan. Sorry I was unable to say goodbye. Sending love to auntie Lyn, Clair & James Xx

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  • Hi Tammy, thank you, love to you and family xxx

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Simon Fowler wrote

I’m so sorry I missed saying good bye Uncle Alan, Will
miss your whit, your no nonsense way of life. Have great memories when we had our Christmas together. I haven’t got any photos to share but my memories will never fade. Rest easy Uncle Alan, and love to Auntie Lyn, James, Clair and rest of Family. Hope to see you all soon x

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  • Hi Simon, Thank you, how crazy was Christmas!!! xxx

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Your smile will be missed RIP Alan

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  • From Alwyn & Julia Bowskill.

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Always miss that smile

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Always looked forward to having Lyn & Alan round for a meal especially at new years eve. Alan was inevitably his usual late self, but he was always good company! His charm and wit will be sorely missed. Thanks for being a good friend. Julia, Alwyn.

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  • Thank you Julia & Alwyn xxx

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