Minsterworth, Glou, UK

Alan Francis John SterreyAge: 92 years19222014

Name
Alan Francis John Sterrey
Given names
Alan Francis John
Surname
Sterrey
Birth July 1922 29 24
Source: GRO
Text:
STERREY Alan F J, Islington, 1b, 552, 3, 1922, mother:McLean
Death of a paternal grandfatherHenry Sterrey
April 1926 (Age 3 years)

Source: GRO
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STERRY Henry, Chepstow, 11a, 13, 2, 1926, 62
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Ann Pritchard
July 1943 (Age 21 years)
Source: GRO
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STERREY Clara A, F of Dean, 6a, 293, 3, 1943, 80
MarriageFlorence Emily Irene MorganView this family
September 4, 1948 (Age 26 years)
Source: GRO
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STERREY Alan F J, Spouse: MORGAN, F of Dean, 7b, 1059, 3, 1948
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Registration District: Forest of Dean Parish Church in the Parish of Lydney with Aylburton in the County of Gloucester 1948 Sep 4 Alan Francis John Sterrey, 26, Bachelor, Civil Engineer's Assistant, 23 Forest Road, father Francis Bertie Sterrey, Railway Fitter & Florence Emily Irene Morgan, 27, Spinster, [no occupation], 14 Victoria Road, father Richard John Morgan, Electrical Engineer Witnesses: Graham Reginald Deves[?], Elsie Edith Nelmes, L P Jones, Vicar
Shared note: No children.
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Marion
January 5, 1959 (Age 36 years)
Text:
Registration District: Islington 1959. Death in the sub-district of Highbury in the Metropolitan Borough of Islington Died Fifth January 1959 at 16 York House, Highbury Crescent, Islington Deceased Elizabeth Marion McLean, female, aged 88 years, widow of John McLean, a ships steward 1a. Pneumonia (left base); II Rheumatoid arthritis and anaemia. Certified by P A M Soutter MB Informant F McCool, son-in-law, 16 York House, Highbury Crescent, N.5 Certified a true copy by C H Gosling, Registrar and issued to Lydia Ellen Sterry (sic) on 20 January 1959 for the purposes of the Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Act, 1948.
Death of a fatherFrancis Bertie Sterrey
October 1, 1962 (Age 40 years)
Source: GRO
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STERREY Francis B, F of Dean, 7b, 424, 4, 1962, aged 69
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Registration District: Forest of Dean 1st October 1962, Lydney and District Hospital Francis Bertie Sterrey, Male, 69 years, of 23 Forest Road, Lydney, Railway Engineering Fitter (Retired) 1 (a) Carcinomatosis (b) Carcinoma of Stomach. Certified by J C M Brambell MB Informant Alan F J Sterrey, Son, present at the death, "Malabar", Kimberley Drive, Lydney Frank Lloyd Wintle, Registrar for the Sub-district of West Dean in the County of Gloucester.
Death of a motherLydia Ellen McLean
May 31, 1991 (Age 68 years)
Source: GRO
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Name: STERREY, Lydia Ellen Registration District: Gloucester County: Gloucestershire Year of Registration: 1991 Month of Registration: June Date of Birth: 27 December 1897 Volume No: 22 Page No: 1871 Reg No: 691
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Registration district Gloucester, sub-district Gloucester, County of Gloucestershire 31st May 1991, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester Lydia Ellen Sterrey, Female, maiden surname McLean Born 27th December 1897, Highbury, London Nurse (retired), Sydenham House, Blakeney, Glos, widow of Francis Bertie Sterrey \endash Railway Fitter (retired) Informant Alan Francis John Sterrey, Son, Kilmorie, 14 Kimberley Close, Lydney, Glos 1a Bronchopneumonia. Certified by C Knowles MB Registrar illegible
Death of a wifeFlorence Emily Irene Morgan
January 2007 (Age 84 years)

Publication: Obituary
Text:
"Jill Sterry (nee Florence Morgan) of Kimberley Close, Lydney who left LGS in 1939 passed away in January 2007".
OccupationFlorence Emily Irene MorganView this family
Civil Engineer

Death August 12, 2014 (Age 92 years)
Source: Peter Essex
Burial August 22, 2014 (10 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
Francis Bertie Sterrey
Birth: March 15, 1893 29 29Lydney, Gloucestershire, England
Death: October 1, 1962Lydney and District Hospital, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England
mother
Lydia Ellen McLean
Birth: December 27, 1897 26Highbury, Middlesex, London
Death: May 31, 1991Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage: May 14, 1921Christ Church, Highbury, London, England
15 months
himself
Alan Francis John Sterrey
Birth: July 1922 29 24Registration District, Islington, London, England
Death: August 12, 2014Gloucester Royal Hospital, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Family with Florence Emily Irene Morgan - View this family
himself
Alan Francis John Sterrey
Birth: July 1922 29 24Registration District, Islington, London, England
Death: August 12, 2014Gloucester Royal Hospital, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
wife
Marriage: September 4, 1948St Mary, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

BirthGRO
Text:
STERREY Alan F J, Islington, 1b, 552, 3, 1922, mother:McLean
MarriageGRO
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STERREY Alan F J, Spouse: MORGAN, F of Dean, 7b, 1059, 3, 1948
MarriageMarriage Certificate
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Registration District: Forest of Dean Parish Church in the Parish of Lydney with Aylburton in the County of Gloucester 1948 Sep 4 Alan Francis John Sterrey, 26, Bachelor, Civil Engineer's Assistant, 23 Forest Road, father Francis Bertie Sterrey, Railway Fitter & Florence Emily Irene Morgan, 27, Spinster, [no occupation], 14 Victoria Road, father Richard John Morgan, Electrical Engineer Witnesses: Graham Reginald Deves[?], Elsie Edith Nelmes, L P Jones, Vicar
DeathPeter Essex
Marriage
No children.
Shared note
As of 2013 living at 14 Kimberley Close, Lydney GL15 5AE. Phone: 01594 842332. Alan was a surveyor with the County Council. Participant in STERRY DNA Project. Eulogy - Alan Francis John Sterrey [ Suzanne Grindrod, Assistant Curate, Lydney Parish] Francis John Sterrey was born on 20 July 1922 to parents Lydia & Francis Sterrey in Highbury, North London. The family moved to Lydney where Alan attended various schools until winning a scholarship to the Gloucester Technical College in 1936. He developed an interest in surveying and was fortunate on leaving school, in becoming what was then known as an Engineering Learner with the County Surveyor of Gloucestershire county Council in 1939. During the War Alan volunteered for the royal air force, serving some 5½ years seeing service in many places, but mainly in the far east where he received the Burma Star. He spent much of his early service in the development of RADAR and later joined a research branch of the RAF still dealing mainly with RADAR. He returned to work at Gloucestershire county council where he met Jill who worked in the same department as a shorthand typist, and later became the County Surveyor's Secretary. Their friendship soon developed into love and they were married on 4«sup»th«/sup» September 1948. Alan continued his training and progressed in his chosen profession until his retirement in 1982 after almost 44 years of service. He was appointed Assistant Divisional Surveyor in the Forest of Dean where he enjoyed many happy years. He later became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and continued his interest in surveying and its many new developments. Alan and Jill were a loving couple and were all each other needed. Alan always considered himself fortunate to have had such a long and happy retirement with Jill and to have been able to look after her during her many health problems. He felt so blessed to have had so many happy memories of 58 years of marriage. As a couple Alan and Jill wanted for nothing, and lived life to the full. One of their favourite holiday destinations was Torquay and they even considered moving there at one point though they never did. They often enjoyed weekend trips to London and the Theatre. Alan was a genuine gentleman, would always tip his hat and open a door for a lady. He was always immaculately dressed and would never go out without a tie on. He had a long association with the Mason's and was a life member. Alan and Jill were ultra organised and having no children of their own made plans for their later life asking his cousin Margaret to do what she could for them when the time came. Alan has certainly made Margaret's task a lot easier with the detailed records of everything around the house even a note of when each room was last painted and what colour. Alan continued to drive himself around until not long ago and would take himself down to the docks daily for his walk around there. Alan was meticulous in everything and knew what he wanted right up until the end. Margaret was instructed on several occasions to buy specific items for him and they had to be right. For example he only ever used white towels - that is completely white without any embellishments or coloured strips, only white would do. Jill passed away 7 years ago and since then all Alan really wanted was to be with her since they had lived for one another. Alan had soldiered on with Margaret and Tony keeping an eye on him. He was pretty ill at the end but had done all he wanted in life and his desire was to go to sleep and not wake up so that he would be with Jill again. Alan and Jill are indeed together again may they rest in peace.