Alan Fowler ~ Wingates Band.

Discussion in 'Obituaries - Unregistered visitors can post here' started by Keith Stanley James Lever, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    I have been asked by Gordon Higginbottom to post up the following obituary:

    ALAN FOWLER, formerly Bb Cornet and principle Eb Tenor Horn of Wingates Band has passed away, he had been ill for quite some time.
    Alan was a member of the Wingates Quartet which won The British Open Quartet Championship 1969 in Oxford. He served Wingates Band well for many years, a TRUE GENTLEMAN who has earned a place in the bands illustrious history.

    The funeral will be at The Charnock Richard Crematorium (post code PR7 5JP), on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at 12.00 Noon.



    Rest In Peace ~ Alan Fowler.




    Keith Stanley James Lever.
     
  2. Mello

    Mello Member

    Thanks Keith for posting this. Sorry I couldn't post it myself, as TMP will not allow me to post . only reply. So sorry if I have broken the rules folks, but Alan Fowler served Wingates for some 24 years winning the Open and Nationals along the way, and I really wanted people to learn of his passing as I know some will attend his Committal , and asking Keith to post for me was the only way I knew of posting. Apologies if by doing this I have offended the administrators etc. Just hope you will understand, it was not for personal gain.
     
  3. Mello

    Mello Member

    Goodbye alan

    Thanks to all who attended Alan's committal today. A wonderful send off , not just from the Band Fraternity but from the MG car Club He would be so proud to see so many people , some who travelled long distances just to pay their respects. Alan being such an unassuming gentleman, he would probably be stuck for words. I know his mother was so proud , as was his wife Dot, despite their sad loss , both taking the trouble to personally thank everyone for their attendance. RIP Alan.
     
  4. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    Nice to see that Alan had a good send off Gordon, unfortunately I was unable to be in attendance due to the huge distance from Derby to Chorley.

    Rest In Peace Alan Fowler, another fine gentleman now in the Lords Heavenly Band.

    KSJ.
     

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