Frank Walker (6 Jul 1941 - 17 Feb 2021)

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Location
Amber Valley Memorial Park Crematorium Derby Road Swanwick DE55 1BH
Funeral Director
Alfreton & District Funeral Service

In loving memory of Frank Walker who sadly passed away on 17th February 2021 after a fall from a step ladder in his home.

Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Dadda), great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Frank’s early years were spent in Alfreton, with holidays visiting relations in Stamford.

On leaving school he had a variety of jobs including Butterley Company, farm work and repairing motorcycles for Frank Raynes in Alfreton.

Frank’s love of cars called and he gained an apprenticeship at Kennings in Alfreton.

During his time at Kennings he obtained his National Craftsman Certificate. He also became a volunteer firefighter, another role he loved.

In 1960 Frank attended a dance at the Drill Hall in Alfreton and met his wife to be Joan.

In 1962 they married and set up home in Somercotes, Frank’s role in the fire service progressed to a full time position, unfortunately after the birth of Janet in 1964, due to poor wages, Frank had to make the decision to leave the service and return to the role of a mechanic.

The family moved to Codnor and in 1967 Bryan was born. Frank’s career in the motor industry progressed until in 1970 he purchased Somercotes Hill Service Station, a year later the family moved back to Somercotes to live. Over the next 20 years the garage was to become a successful business. In 1990 the garage was sold due to Frank’s ill health.

After a short time lecturing Frank became a partner in another new business ‘Bincleaned’

Frank and Joan moved to Swanwick and retired.

Frank was an active member of the community and was part of the following organisations all of which he loved, Somercotes Men’s Group, Somercotes Pantomime Group (remember the fairy!), Alfreton and Ripley Operatic Society, Musical Dimensions, and was also a Mason

His hobbies included singing, dancing, fishing, DIY, gardening and caravaning. During these activities he made many good friends.

Frank’s funeral will take place on Friday 19th March, unfortunately due to the current COVID restrictions it will be by invitation only, with respect to the family please do not attend the crematorium grounds without an invite since other guests are not allowed.

However we would like you to join us virtually if you are able as the service will be broadcast and the details are as follows :-

Service Date 19th March 2021 at 2pm
Service Chapel Chapel – Amber Valley
Website https://www.obitus.com/
Username. Ralu0585
Password. 684630

So please feel free to join the family in the celebration of Frank’s life

The family have asked for family flowers only but donations to our chosen charities can be made via the Just Giving link on this site.

Please do take the time and opportunity to share with the family your messages, stories and memories of Frank below.

The family would like to thank everyone for their messages of condolence, cards, flowers and donations received as at 10.03.2021 £500 has been donated to the firefighters Charity and £110 to QMC leaque of Friends.
Thanks also go to all who were able to attend the funeral either in person or virtually.

Janet Stevenson donated in memory of Frank
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Graham Swift wrote

Remembering the happy times that we shared at various events and to be in your company was always a pleasure. You will be greatly missed.

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kerry stevenson wrote

RIP Frank

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Ian Mickleburgh wrote

Fondest memory of uncle Frank was him inviting me fishing with my dad and himself, and ended up clearing the sea urchin. Will treasure my memories and hope he's met up with my dad Frank now x

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Ian & Beckie Mickleburgh wrote

Fondest memory of uncle Frank was him inviting me fishing with my dad and himself, and ended up clearing the sea urchin. Will treasure my memories and hope he's met up with my dad Frank now x

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Ian & Beckie Mickleburgh wrote

Fondest memory of uncle Frank was him inviting me fishing with my dad and himself, and ended up clearing the sea urchin. Will treasure my memories and hope he's met up with my dad Frank now x

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Julie Coles donated £50 in memory of Frank

God Bless

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Musical Dimension donated £40 in memory of Frank

With fond memories of Frank, a past member and continued supporter from Christine and friends of Musical Dimension

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Christine Richards donated £20 in memory of Frank

With fond memories of Frank from Christine , Debbie and family

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kerry stevenson wrote

So sorry for the loss of Frank
Rip love from bryn kerry and maisie

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John Wall wrote

In memory of a longstanding friend

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John Wall wrote

In memory of a longstanding friend

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John Wall wrote

In memory of a longstanding friend

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Veronica Walker donated £50 in memory of Frank
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Elizabeth Mickleburgh wrote

You went away so quickly, we never said goodbye. You will be sadly missed by all the family.

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John Wall wrote

In memory of a longstanding friend

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Allan Mickleburgh donated £40 in memory of Frank

Fair winds and a following sea. Rest in peace Uncle Frank

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Allan Mickleburgh wrote

Fair winds and a following sea. Rest in peace Uncle Frank

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Allan Mickleburgh wrote

Fair winds and a following sea. Rest in peace Uncle Frank

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John Wall wrote

In respect of a longstanding friend

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John Wall wrote

In respect of a longstanding friend

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John Wall wrote

In respect of a longstanding friend

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John Wall wrote

With respect for a long standing friend

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James Shaw donated £10 in memory of Frank
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James Shaw wrote

I did not know Frank for a long time but whenever I would see him he would be full of life and happiness and always took the time to speak to people. Rest in peach brother, you’ll be sadly missed but not forgotten.

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Stuart Evans wrote

RIP Frank, gone but not forgotten.

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Mark Rayner wrote

It was a true pleasure to know Frank, a true gentleman, who was always there to help those around him. Frank readily shared his wisdom. and helped me on many occasions. He always had a smile, and was great company.and I thank him for the many happy nights we shared
My deepest condolences to Joan and the family.
Frank you will be sorely missed

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