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Alan Cooke - ex Ellerman Wilson Line

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Old 12th December 2017, 14:23
rigeng rigeng is offline  
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Alan Cooke - ex Ellerman Wilson Line

Very sad to have to write the Alan passed away recently. His funeral was yesterday. He was a wonderful guy, always ready to help, never let anyone down. Anyone reading this who knew Alan may be interested to know he was a founder member of "Walking Football", and received an award from none other than Sir Geoff Hurst for doing so.

Anyway, hope this is read by a few of his former shipmates from Ellermans.
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Old 8th May 2018, 17:16
john nichols john nichols is offline
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Hi Rigeng
Alan was my brother in law, I am biased but fully agree that Alan was a great guy, we grew up together from the age of 15.
Although we were both with Ellermans for many years we sailed together only once on one of Ellerman Hustler container ships, he was 2nd Engineer and I was Master.
Alan was diagnosed with Mesothelioma - asbestos related lung disease - which we feel was a result of using asbestos in enginerooms over many years
John Nichols
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