William Albert "Bill" Hickey (17 Apr 1950 - 18 Apr 2014)

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Location
Honor Oak Crematorium Brockley Way London SE4 2LW
Date
8th May 2014
Time
10am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

In loving memory of the late William Albert " Bill" Hickey who sadly passed away on 18 April 2014
A devoted Husband, Father, Son, and Brother to a Family who's Heart with his passing has been left shattered.

Bill requested only Family Floral Tributes, But A Donation to Cancer Research UK is welcome.

Bill also requested to his Family that there be no Wake... A simple Toast to his life from his friends where ever they were was enough...

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One of the many events attended

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Memories of Dubai

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Florence .. An amazing time

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Little Brittain Yacht Race Cowes 2011

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Martin wrote

A great man whom it was a privilege to know and work with.

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Martin donated £20 in memory of William
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Rob donated £10 in memory of William
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Brandon wrote

My toast to Bill was a small glass of The Arran, Cask Strength, 12 year old, single malt whiskey, taken straight with no water.

Fabulous!

Brandon

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Brandon wrote

Gina

Bill was larger than life and a great friend to all who shared time with him.

He lived life to the full and we will do well to follow in his footsteps and keep his memory in our hearts.

Brandon Williams

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John Burt wrote

Gina -
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Having spent several afternoons with Bill and our clients from the States at his favorite venue, I can safely say that the mold was broken after Bill was created.
Bill was an inspiration to us all.

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The Mace Foundation donated £500 in memory of William
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Maria wrote

.....and even the sky wept today. xx

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Antti Herlin wrote

Dear Gina

On behalf of KONE Corporation and myself personally, I wish to
express my sympathy to you and to the whole family on Bill’s
passing away. Bill was an esteemed, loyal and highly recognized
colleague whose performance was exemplary without fail.
He will be missed by all of us.

With best personal regards,

Antti Herlin
Chairman
KONE Corporation

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Ari Lehtoranta wrote

Sometimes in your life, not very often, you meet a person that you immediately see is larger than life. They have charisma and they take the place whenever they enter it. They may not always possess the finess and smooth way of dealing with people but they do have strength and influencing skills that make people follow them.

When I met Bill in 2008, I felt immediately Bill was such a character. It took some time for our relationship to start working in the best possible way. Bill needed to test new people to make sure they had some value added for his customers. During these years I have always considered Bill as the best sales person in KONE. He was the best in connecting with customers. He never got any surprises. He had guts to say “no” and he won the deals often against competitors whose only hope was to lower prices below reasonable level. He lived for his work and KONE. He never stopped working, and losing a tender for him was not an option unless he decided the case was not good for KONE. Our success in London is to great part because of him but he was also a great team developer and made sure that everyone knew their tasks in the tender team, and coached us to be always the best in tender reviews. He was highly regarded by our industry and this afternoon is a good evidence of it.

Bill later became a subordinate and a friend. He had become a legend already earlier. His memory will live in KONE for ever, London sky line will be his testament to us. I will miss him immensely.

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Lionel wrote

you will always be "Billy" to me the only real friend I had all those years ago. Rest in peace I'll always remember the great times we had as kids.

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Richard wrote

Bill

You will be sadly missed.

Happy memories

Richard and Ruth McNaughton

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Richard donated £60 in memory of William
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Lucio Falco wrote

bill,my heart is broken and i miss you terribly.you were like a father figure to me.we spent a lot of time together and had so many great times you made me laugh like no one else.you genuinely cared about me and my life.you and gina will always mean the world to me and i will never forget you.you are and always will be a true friend.my thoughts are with gina and all the family.till we meet again boss xxx

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Scott wrote

Bill, with heavy sadness in my heart, I would like to say, to me you were always the entertainer and I hope you know that whenever I was in your company I felt privileged to be with a true friend and someone with always a sympathetic ear. As much as I tried to entertain you - you would never have it. A man cast from the Portland Stone that built our London City, with the manners and morals that I was brought up with

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Gerard Loty wrote

Dearest Bill,
Thank you for being such a colourful character and friend who taught me to talk to 'people' as 'people'. What a wonderful gift. Gina, we are thinking of you, Ged and Deb.

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Benny Kelly wrote

Bill
What a large hole you have left in the Team of Life's
Characters.
I shall always remember that first lunch we had at the Inter Con when you thought you could outdrink me.
The out of control wheelchair could have had you locked up.
God Bless You. You will be sorely missed.

Benny

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James wrote

RIP from Jim, Jackie and all at Woodlands

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Alan Wall wrote

Bill was a character whom is fondly remembered and sorely missed, the lift industry will never seem quite the same without him, may you rest in peace

Alan

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Alan Cronin wrote

Such a tragic loss for all who knew Bill and worked with him across the years. Yes the industry in which we work has lost a character however at this time our thoughts turn to those of have lost a love one, husband and father. Deepest condolences. RIP Bill

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Marja-Liisa Siikonen wrote

Bill, you were a great person who thought us the concept of serving customer and customer loyalty.
You could make people feel precocious and respected. In addition you were courageous to initiate new ideas and pass them through.
We lost a lot with you and shall miss you.

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