A larger than life character with a unique and colourful dress sense.
Dad had so many hobbies and passions, far too many to go into in just 3000 characters, but his biggest passions were definitely golf, philately, mountains, cruising and of course, his beloved Braithwaite towers and power stations. His knowledge on these subjects and his unbelievable memory was second to none, remembering the most obscure facts and often 'teaching' mom and I (although unfortunately our memories are nothing compared to Dad's). He loved to share his knowledge with friends and strangers alike, uploading photos of Braithwaite towers to facebook, quizzing people on dates and faces and sharing his expertise on the golf course.
To have to sit by and watch one of the biggest, most exuberant characters deteriorate and to watch him lose interest in his passions was heart breaking. There were just 39 days between Dad's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and his death, during which the cancer caused him to deteriorate at an immense rate.
We hope to raise awareness of the speed at which pancreatic cancer can take hold of someone and to raise money to help researchers establish an early diagnosis method.
- Eileen, Graham and Alex
- £10.00 Paul Earland
- £10.00 paul lamb
- Gerry McSloy
- £25.00 From all the Evans’s and Kneller Evans’s