It is with great sadness that we advise you that on the morning of Saturday 18th October 2014 one of our longest serving and much loved colleagues, Alan West, passed away peacefully with those he loved so very much by his side.
In recent years Alan had battled courageously with cancer and he did this in his own inimitable manner without fuss and unbelievably with the humour for which he was so well known. Even through these difficult times his only concern was for those around him and his strength of character was an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues both current and past, Clients with many of whom he had a special relationship, friends and those in the industry generally.
People sometimes say that the company brand flows through the veins of certain members of staff and in Alan’s case this was without doubt the case. His contribution to the industry was immense and his enthusiasm, energy and tenacity to get the job done correctly was instilled in those around him over the 32 years he worked for the company. As a result of his dedication and steadfast loyalty to those he worked with there are now many younger employees who he trained who continue his good work with the same level of professionalism and integrity .
Alan leaves behind a wonderful family (some of whom work for the company) and many friends that loved him very much. Our heartfelt best wishes go to them at this difficult time.
Whilst Alan hasn’t been with us operationally for some time his larger than life presence will be missed by all.
Kevin, Nick and all at Stonewest
The funeral arrangements are as follows: Monday 3 November 2014 at 12.45pm in St Richard’s Chapel at:
Surrey & Sussex Crematorium
Telephone: 01293 882345”