This site is dedicated to the memory of Alan Cantrell.

My dad and best friend, who will always live on forever in our memories and hearts.

'If I could write a story, it would be the greatest ever told of a kind and loving father, who had a heart of gold. I could write a million pages but still be unable to say, just how much I love and miss him every single day. I will remember all he taught me, I'm hurt but won't be sad, because he'll send me down the answers and he'll always be MY DAD!'

Love and miss you every single day! Your advice, your smile, your wit, but just being able to ring you when I'm down, see you when I need someone to talk to! Because you were my dad and always knew what to say! Love you dad! Wish l could just talk to you for one more hour and tell you about your AMAZING grandson William, who is the double of you and so intelligent, you'd be so proud! Also, that in September you're going to be a grandad again, to a beautiful baby girl called Rose! But, don't worry, I'll tell them all about their grandad and the incredible person you were!

Dad, l wanted to share with you this song with you. The lyrics say it all really!


'Father, Son - Peter Gabriel'

Father, son
Locked as one
In this empty room
Spine against spine
Yours against mine
Till the warmth comes through

Remember the breakwaters down by the waves
I first found my courage
Knowing daddy could save
I could hold back the tide
With my dad by my side

Dogs, plows and bows
We move through each pose
Struggling in our separate ways
Mantras and hymns
Unfolding limbs
Looking for release through the pain

And the yogi's eyes are open
Looking up above
He too is dreaming of his daddy's love
With his dad by his side
Got his dad by his side

Can you recall
How you took me to school
We couldn't talk much at all
It's been so many years
And now these tears
Guess I'm still a child

Out on the moors
We take a pause
See how far we have come
You're moving quite slow
How far can we go
Father and son

With my dad by my side
With my dad by my side
Got my dad by my side
With me!'


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