Alan Stewart (21 Nov 1964 - 6 Sep 2021)

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Linn Crematorium Lainshaw Drive Glasgow G45 9SP
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This is the a page for us all to celebrate the life of Alan Stewart.

Alan was born on the 21st November 1964 and grew up in Arden. He attended Arden Primary School and moved onto Hillpark Secondary School where he met his soul mate, Pauline.

After leaving school he joined the gas board where he made life long friends. However, his dream was to be a firefighter and he acomplished this in 1987. He began his career at Govan Firestation and moved to Castlemilk Firestation a couple of years later where he became a part of a close-knit team began to be actively involned in the Fire Brigade Union.

In November 1988, Alan and Pauline got married at Eastwood Registrary Office and set up home in Mount Florida. They had 2 beautiful children, Emmeline born in May 1990 and Poppy born in August 1992. He was immensly proud of both his daughters.

Anyone who knows Alan automatically associates him with music. He had such an eclectic taste and was always open to hear different styles and genres. He was a fountain of knowledge and could be relied upon for making the perfect playlist for any occassion. He had more records, CD's and tapes than most record stores combined. Building this collection was his life long passion.

Alan retired from the fire service in 2017, having completed his 30 years service. He continued living his life to its fullest. When he wasn't going to gigs, he was experimenting in the kitchen to make the best food for his friends and family. He was a proud season ticket holder for the Glasgow Warriors and even though he called Scotstoun "the coldest place on earth" he used this as a great excuse for a cheeky dram from his hip flask.

Alan will be remembered for being the life and soul of the party. He would do anything to make everyone around him laugh and was never short of funny anecdotes to share. Everyone who knew him has their own memories, stories and pictures. We would like this to be a place for everyone to share.

Alan's funeral will take place at the Linn Crematorium on Monday 20th September 2021 at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects to a loving husband, father and friend.

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Apprentices night out to celebrate our time being out.

Apprentices night out to celebrate our time being out.

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Last day at the Scottish Gas Training centre.

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Alan and some of his fellow Gas apprentices in the Training Centre.

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Colin Cameron donated £20 in memory of Alan
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John McFadden donated £20 in memory of Alan

Alan was a great guy and a wonderful counsellor and support for his fellow firefighters he will be greatly missed

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Jane Fallis donated £20 in memory of Alan

With love and sympathy x

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Carl Thompson donated in memory of Alan

All our love Pauline, Emmeline and Poppy x

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Amy Whyte donated in memory of Alan

Thinking of you all x

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Carolanne G donated in memory of Alan

Thinking of you and sending love x

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George Peddie donated £20 in memory of Alan

Legend

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Claire and Amanda donated in memory of Alan

To Emmie and family, thinking of you at this difficult time.

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Raymie, Tricia, Mhairi S.M.K. donated in memory of Alan

Deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts

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Stewart Bald donated £50 in memory of Alan

RIP Alan.You will be sadly missed.

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Jim Munro donated in memory of Alan

Rest in power my friend.x

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hmv Argyle Street donated £100 in memory of Alan

In memory of Alan from the entire team.

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John Watt donated £20 in memory of Alan

I first met Alan in 1998 when I arrived at Castlemilk Fire Station as a naive, trainee firefighter. He let me find my feet before looking out for me in his own unique way, much like an older brother .
He helped me immensely with his wealth of experience, knowledge and encouragement.
We discovered we had some mutual friends and similar music tastes which led to many enjoyable and informative music discussions, although I still remember the look of disdain when I brought back a first generation iPod from America , “that will never catch on.… you can’t replace vinyl “. He wasn’t completely wrong … I purchased a new turntable recently and began collecting vinyl records again, now how would Alan organise these I ask ?
Alan was all in with everything he did and frustratingly good at most….. pool , poker and an agile goalkeeper too. I think my lack of a “poker game face” cracked him up a few times .
His love for his family shone through and I remember how cool I thought it was seeing him side stage with Pauline , Emmeline and Poppy at his daughters first gig … the iconic Fugazi at The Garage !
I will miss Alan’s humour , loud laugh and gleeful glint in his eye … especially evident when he took a few unsuspecting crew members outside of their comfort zones with his controlled abandon style of driving .

To a true Gentleman, Rest In Peace Alan

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Starsky and/or Hutch. I can't remember.

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Alex Miller wrote

I had the privilege of knowing Alan firstly as a Firefighter (whilst detached to Castlemilk). Secondly as a Fire Brigades Union Official (we shared an office) and lastly as a dear friend.
As a Firefighter, Alan ensured those in peril or needing assistance received it quickly and professionally. This approach was equally adopted during his time as a Fire Brigades Union Official. As an official Alan held various posts and represented the membership with some great success however it was during his spell as the Fairness at Work representative that Alan,in my opinion, delivered some outstanding work on behalf of those with disabilities.
Lastly as a friend, Alan was a joy to be with. He was loyal, faithful and such wonderful company. He had a wide range of subjects he was passionate about including music, film, rugby, Greece and his family who he loved devotedly.
There was never a lull in the conversation when we met up.
Time passed quickly as we chatted about anything and everything. Whether it was by phone, in a bar or quite often the aisles of Asda, one constant remained...at the end of the meeting or chat I left with a smile on my face.
Alan was a wonderful, delightful, caring and witty man and will be sadly missed not only by me but also by those that knew him and loved him.
Rest in Peace Alan.

I had the privilege of knowing Alan firstly as a Firefighter (whilst detached to Castlemilk). Secondly as a Fire Brigades Union Official (we shared an office) and lastly as a dear friend.
As a Firefighter, Alan ensured those in peril or needing assistance received it quickly and professionally. This approach was equally adopted during his time as a Fire Brigades Union Official. As an official Alan held various posts and represented the membership with some great success however it was during his spell as the Fairness at Work representative that Alan,in my opinion, delivered some outstanding work on behalf of those with disabilities.
Lastly as a friend, Alan was a joy to be with. He was loyal, faithful and such wonderful company. He had a wide range of subjects he was passionate about including music, film, rugby, Greece and his family who he loved devotedly.
There was never a lull in the conversation when we met up.
Time passed quickly as we chatted about anything and everything. Whether it was by phone, in a bar or quite often the aisles of Asda, one constant remained...at the end of the meeting or chat I left with a smile on my face.
Alan was a wonderful, delightful, caring and witty man and will be sadly missed not only by me but also by those that knew him and loved him.
Rest in Peace Alan.





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Morven MacKenzie donated in memory of Alan

I worked alongside Alan from 2011 until he retired. I always enjoyed listening to his many gig stories and his love of Greek food. Alan also took on the role of my driving mentor which will also be greatly appreciated. That big loud laugh will live on in memory.

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Craig Philip donated £50 in memory of Alan

You’ll be missed Alan x

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Alan meeting one of his heroes Damo Suzuki. He adored this man's approach to live music.

Alan meeting one of his heroes Damo Suzuki. He adored this man's approach to live music.

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