Alison Wilcocks (19 Apr 1945 - 22 Nov 2020)

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AlisonMacmillan Cancer Support

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Location
Wessex Vale Crematorium Bubb Lane, Easteigh SO30 2HL
Funeral Director
J Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd

In loving memory of Alison Wilcocks who sadly passed away on 22nd November 2020, aged 75 years.

She will be greatly missed by her much loved family;
Bob, Sally, Claire, Rob, Chester and all who knew her.

Donations in memory of Alison to
Cancer Research UK (Alison specified this charity specifically).
and
Macmillan Cancer Support (the family have added this due to their amazing support throughout the last few weeks of Alison's life)
can be made via this page

or can be sent c/o
J. Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd.
17, St. Denys Road, Portswood,
Southampton.
SO17 2GN

Alison was born Frances Alison Wilcocks on 19th April 1945 in Exmouth, Devon, daughter of Cliff and Albina Light. Shortly after she moved to the Isle of Wight to be closer to immediate family. She was always known as Alison. She lived in Ryde and then moved to Orchard Road in East Cowes. She attended The Convent in East Cowes before moving to Ward Avenue Secondary School. During this time, she was close friends with Sue, Sue and Ruth. Sue became her best friend, a friendship that lasted for a lifetime. On leaving school she worked in the power station. The years spent in East Cowes were highly entertaining as she borrowed small boats to travel to and from East and West Cowes. Alison maintained her Isle of Wight friendships throughout her life, regularly visiting and having to be picked up from the boat after consuming ‘a little bit’ of alcohol.
Alison then moved to London where she worked as a secretary before moving to Germany with Matilda to work in a hotel. She returned two years later and settled in Southampton in the YMCA with Sue and others. She worked in Owen Owen department store and Southampton General Hospital.
Whilst working at the General Alison met Bob on a drunken night at the Top Rank. He lost the bet and ended up with Alison. They did not see each other for a while as Alison’s brother Clifford passed away and they lost contact. They met up again a few months later and began dating. On 11th September 1971 Alison and Bob married in East Cowes. They moved to Claremont Crescent in Regents Park. Her friendships that were created in Regents Park proved to be lifelong. They enjoyed a few years of cricket, football and family social gatherings before the arrival of Sally in 1974. In 1976, their family was complete with the arrival of Claire. Alison continued to work in the evenings at the General Hospital, leaving Bob to look after the children in the evening.
Alison quickly created good friendships with others in the street and at her work. She was a regular visitor at Calmore Cricket Club, making the cricket teas as Bob played. She enjoyed many social evenings and was even carried home once by Bob over his shoulder whilst Sally was in the cricket bag.
She worked for a short time at Hill College in the administration area before moving to Hampshire County Cricket Club in Northlands Road. She was secretary to Tony Baker, Chief Executive and moved with him to the Rose Bowl in West End. During this time Alison found houses for many international cricketers (including Shane Warne, Matt Hayden and Heath Streak) and was always looking to ensure that they were comfortable and looked after. When she retired, she took up several hobbies including singing, Pilates, supporting friends with their businesses, supporting the Alzheimer’s Society, taking care of her father in law Bob and cooking for her family on a Sunday. She even went travelling for 3 months to New Zealand and Australia.
In the final years, Alison enjoyed holidays away with Bob, Barry and Shelia. She was often found walking or at the golf club drinking coffee with her family. She enjoyed walking the dogs (Max and Stanley) and became fondly known as the ‘Food Lady’ as she constantly fed them. To her delight, she became a Nanna three years ago with the joyful arrival of Chester.
Alison showed strength of character throughout her whole life. She was stubborn yet kind and nurturing, always being there for those who were in need. She was generous and supportive, putting others before herself to the very end. Her sense of humour and smile were infectious, and she maintained this up until her last words. She will be greatly missed by everyone, but her legacy will live on.

Joy and Ben Lyon donated £20 in memory of Alison

We have many happy memories of spending time with Alison and family while the boys played cricket and the wives and children played and chatted.

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Chris, Richard and Susie (Brinton) Leppard donated £60 in memory of Alison

In memory of Ali, our dear friend for over 50 years, who will be so sadly missed. We will always remember her for her lovely smile, sense of fun and for her kindness and friendship.

Chris, Susie and Richard

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Diane and Pete Lane donated £25 in memory of Alison

In memory of our good friend of 40 years
Rest in peace

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Mike and Jean Swain donated £30 in memory of Alison

A beautiful and wonderful friend for over 50 years RIP Ali xx

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Jill Smithers donated £20 in memory of Alison

Had a lovely few years working for Hampshire Cricket with Alison, a fantastic lady.

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Paul, Jonny & Sally Baker donated £50 in memory of Alison

In memory of an absolutely lovely lady who is sadly missed by many.

RIP Alison x

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Kitty (Barb, Gill and Jean) Swain donated £30 in memory of Alison
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Rachael Thompson donated £50 in memory of Alison

You really were one in a million. Sweet dreams x

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Margaret and Gordon Sampson donated £20 in memory of Alison

Deepest sympathy, much love to the family

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Gill Reid donated £20 in memory of Alison

I still can't believe you are not here but I'm so glad I have some fantastic memories going back over 50 years,all of which involve so much laughter and love. A wonderful friend never to be forgotten ,we will raise a glass to you and think of all those really special times. Luvs ya. Xxx

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Sue Mussellwhite donated £30 in memory of Alison

In loving memory of my best friend. True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.

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A lifetime of friendship, fun, laughter and sadness.

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Stephen & karen Hughes donated £30 in memory of Alison

Rest in peace Alison, you’ll be missed by so many. Much love to Bob, Sally & Claire, we’re so sorry for your loss xxxx

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I love this Lady 😆. “ Alison? “ let me take a photo of you” .. ok smile . Yes and this what I took !!! It tickled me so much God I’m going to miss her. X

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Vox pop choir ... VE Day

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Being silly in M and S menswear before doing a flash mob with Sing Now .

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Rays Birthday .. this was such a lovely day. It all got very silly . Alison made me laugh so much I couldn’t breathe .. “what a funny wonderful lady” 💕

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Sing Now .. fun!

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Choir party .

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Mike and Janet Newman donated £10 in memory of Alison

So many good memories of sunny days at cricket. Rest in peace Alison.

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June Oneil donated £30 in memory of Alison

So many happy memories of my big cousin on the Isle of Wight,
will never forget the happy times.

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June Oneil donated £30 in memory of Alison

Will miss that smile Alison, you could light up a room. Always in our prayers. Jim & June

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Susan Gill donated £30 in memory of Alison

A lovely lady . Will be truly missed .

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Dave and Barb Hibberd donated £30 in memory of Alison

A wonderful lady and fantastic friend, we’ll miss her humour and kindness. RIP Alison

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Brian and Pam Osman donated £20 in memory of Alison

Such fond memories of a working colleague at Northlands Road and the Ageas Bowl.

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Barbara Foley donated £30 in memory of Alison

Alison - A lovely kind friend who was always such fun. I will miss you. God bless you. x

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