Alan Bickle (29 Jun 1953 - 13 Apr 2022)

Funeral Director

Hope Vineyard Church Hendon Road Sunderland SR1 2HX
26th Apr 2022
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Peacefully in St Benedict’s Hospice on April 13th aged 68 years, Alan. The dearly loved husband of Diane. A much loved dad of Louise, Kathryn, Andrew and Heather. A loved father-in-law of Iain, Stephen, Kerry and Chris. A loved brother of Bev and Mandy, brother-in-law, uncle and an incredible grandad of Charlotte, Benjamin, Noah, Lucy, Mia, Ethan and Halle. Friends please meet on Tuesday April 26th for a service in the Hope Vineyard Church, Hendon at 1.00pm. Private family committal to follow. All are welcome afterwards to the church hall for refreshments. Family flowers only, donations lieu kindly received for the work of St Benedict’s hospice. A donation box will be available in the church. All enquiries to Andrew Grey Funeral Directors, 30 Station Road, Hetton-le-Hole. Tel: 0191 5265800. He walked through the valley and is now forever with the Lord. Loved forever and always.

Funeral Director: Mr Andrew Grey

With deepest sympathy from Andrew & staff

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Joyce Frater wrote

Remember Alan with such fond memories. Always looked on Alan as family. My thoughts and condolences to Diane and all his family RIP Alan.

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Phil Oliver wrote

Great memories of Alan since starting school together Easter 1958. He was the fastest runner in the playground at the start of his sporting excellence. So many great football, Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis matches. Working together in Church for over 40 years on all types of Services. His Ministry in the Village was first class and his memory for names legend. A true friend whose memory will live with me until we meet again in glory

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Gary Sleep wrote

A wonderful caring man who coloured my whole life. I think in 54yrs of knowing him, i can count on one hand times i saw him without that sparkling smile on his face. Whether at Church Youth Club, the many footy matches he took the Church youth footy team on (despite the fact we were rubbish!) and enabling me to have the absolute best day i could on blessing my marriage. With my dad already passed, there was noone else i wanted to do it, and to have Alan at the front of the church on the most important day of my life was irreplaceable. I hope you can find comfort in his faith having taken him to a better place. Love to you all, Gary.

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Emma Robins wrote

Alan las left a huge legacy at New Silksworth Academy. All the children and staff speak so often about memories of the assemblies he led - lots of fun with laughter and smiles. For me, a true gentleman with such a caring nature. I always remember the kind words he offered me when I first joined the academy as HT and he continued to support me during the years which followed. Sending love and strength to Diane and family x

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Tracey and Ray Ursell wrote

Diane and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace with our Lord Alan

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