BETTS Alan John 30.8.1940 ~ 11.9.2010 Beloved son of Willa, loved husband of Sybil and loving father of Denise and Diane slipped peacefully away on Saturday morning at Southampton General Hospital. Alan is deeply missed by his sisters Leslie, Valerie and their families, by his sons-in-law Ali and Phil and his grandsons Sam and Jacob. The I.B.M. Club and all Alan's retired colleagues have lost a stalwart in jollity at their gatherings. Condolences from Alan's wider family and many friends here and abroad are truly appreciated. Alan was born with a built in love of life. He was keen on cars, mad about colourful flowers and a great practical joker and was never happier than with a gadget to fix or a computer to challenge. Mostly it was his willingness to give his time to help others that will be most remembered. Alan, we salute you. R.I.P. Sincere thanks are sent to the oncology department staff for their thoughtful care throughout Alan's illness. -------------------- Funeral service to take place at Wessex Vale Crematorium on Thursday 23rd September at 1.00 p.m. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent to A.H.Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY.