Alan Geoffrey Moore (1 Apr 1959 - 16 Jan 2021)

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Alan Geoffrey Moore, the middle child of Ivor and Nancy Moore, was born on the 1st April 1959 in Odstock Hospital. He passed away on the 16th January 2021 at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

Alan is survived by his son Luke, mum Nancy, elder brother Peter and younger sister Jenny.
Alan grew up in the countryside in Wilsford. He attended firstly Wilsford CofE school and latterly Rushall CofE school. At age 11 yrs Alan passed the 11plus exam and so went on to attend Devizes school. He excelled at technical drawing and mathematics which would prove to be useful for his future career as an electrical engineer. He also enjoyed participating in sports - rugby and squash, as well as volleyball, where he would meet the love of his life, Lisa Hopgood.

On leaving school Alan completed an electrical apprenticeship at T H Whites and after consolidating his knowledge and skills became self employed with Morelec. The company today is Devizes Control Systems (DCS). Al loved his work, was highly skilled at it and developed many warm friendships with his customers.

When Alan’s childhood sweetheart Lisa was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2018, he bought their dream family home in Coate which he adapted both to meet Lisa’s needs, and to provide a lovely environment for the three of them, Lisa, Alan and Luke, to enjoy with family and friends both indoors and out. Al was an enormously sociable guy with a large circle of very good friends who brought him much comfort during difficult times. Al cared for Lisa until her sad and sudden death in June 2020.

Alan will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity towards others, his laid-back nature and his smile, which came so easily. Alan will be missed by many, as a composed boss, a colleague, a considerate friend and a truly devoted, loving family man and Dad to Luke – the apple of his eye - of whom he was so hugely proud.
In January 2021 Alan contracted coronavirus and was suddenly, tragically taken from us.
A private family service will be held at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, on Wednesday 10th February at 13.45hrs. Family flowers only.

Due to coronavirus restrictions we have been unable to invite the many more people who loved Al to formally say goodbye to him. If you wish to pay your respects, a procession will be passing the DCS Unit at Hopton Industrial Estate at 12.55 followed by a passing through Longcroft Road at 13.05.

When restrictions allow, and when it is safe for us to all be together again, we will hold a memorial celebration in recognition of Al’s happy disposition and the fun and joy, happiness and love he brought to all our lives.

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Paula Neate wrote

Miss you at work every day Alan,  especially today as it's your birthday and your turn to get the cakes in!!
Not sunk in yet that we won't see you again, still doesn't feel real.

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Jenny Moore wrote

Happy Birthday Al.
Miss you more than you’d ever believe.
Love
Jen xxx

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Richard Gray donated £30 in memory of Alan

Rest In Peace Alan, a true gentleman.

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Simon Kew donated £20 in memory of Alan

Will be missed by all at Kew Electricals. Condolences to Alan’s family in this tough time.

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Lorraine Bourne donated £70 in memory of Alan

What a lovely man!
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Alan
Great fun, easy going nature and sense of humour
He will be missed so much

From some of his closest friends and colleagues at AB

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Julian Hopgood donated in memory of Alan
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guy Blanch donated £50 in memory of Alan

I have fond memories of working with Alan on numerous projects..

Having Alan on the end of the telephone to help resolve electrical issues whilst in the depths of Africa was very re-assuring... What patience he had !

Good humoured and his 'we can try it' attitude was quite frankly ... the epitome of good British engineering !

The realisation that we no longer have him around has still not sunk in yet - he will be sorely missed....

My condolences to all his work colleagues, friends and famille.. x

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June Gibbs donated £10 in memory of Alan
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Ivan Kilford donated £50 in memory of Alan

I am proud to say I knew Alan for 35 years. With the size and complexity of the panel at Shoreham along with the mayhem of harvest and shiploading it was a massive comfort to me knowing that Al was always there to help solve any problems. Over the years we had many enjoyable conversations it was clear how much he loved his family and how fond and proud he was of the people that worked for him. Genius dedicated to his work loyal to his customers and above all a friend. Sadly missed.

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Canada 1979...Lis, Al & Jules. Arriving in a Vancouver

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Christmas 1978...Lis & Al...

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  • Wow! They’d not been together too long then had they.x

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Maggie Barker donated in memory of Alan

Alan was one of the good ones - he will be sorely missed

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Natalie Strong donated in memory of Alan

Big man with a big heart. RIP Alan. The Strongs xxx

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Ken Spreadbury donated £30 in memory of Alan

Alan, it was over 40 years ago when we first met when I was the new boy at T H White. Over the years a few things have changed like our hair style and trouser size but your smile and friendship remained throughout. I am sure that you are once again able to hold Lisa's hand and one day maybe we will be able to finish our conversation over which bike would have been the next.

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Christmas 2020. Al cooked a fab dinner, the first at Coate and as usual was a brilliant host.

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Happy memories at All Cannings Rock Against Cancer festival.

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Louise Gray donated £50 in memory of Alan

Difficult to find any words that are adequate. Al will always hold a special place in our hearts. We are so fortunate to have shared wonderful times with Al, Lisa and Luke. Al was full of fun and that's how we will remember you - the parties, dinners, our family holidays together, festivals and days out. As much as that we will miss bumping into you in the pub and around the village. So many future plans for fun are now gone. Luke is a credit to you and Lisa and will remain a part of our lives. Thanks for the good times Al. We remain devastated. With love, Lou, John and Lucy xxx

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Phil Rowan donated £20 in memory of Alan
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Phil Rowan wrote

I had the pleasure of knowing Alan for must be 25-30 years he was just a great human being and will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
Thanks Al and see you again some time.

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Dave & Pat Bolwell donated £20 in memory of Alan

Gone to make control panels for the Big Fella, God Bless Alan

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John Wilcock wrote

My former work colleague at TH White, boss at Morelec, near neighbour in Longcroft Road and occassional drinking buddy in the pub. I knew Alan for 41 years and can't remember a single time when he had a bad word to say about anyone, or upset a single person. I remember bumping into Al for the last time in the GWH car park just before he lost Lisa. He really will be sorely missed.
An absolutely top bloke. RIP AGM.

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Happy Times in Paris '88

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Nigel Pearce wrote

I knew Alan for over 40 years, firstly as a work colleague at T H Whites, then as my Boss, At Morelec.
Really sad to hear that he has gone.
You couldn't have met a nicer bloke, Alan will be sadly missed.

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