The funeral was held recently (4th May) for Alan David Gentles of Knutsford who died on 20th April 2011, aged 55 years. Alan was born in Manchester to Sydney Ernest and Ruth Gentles, he had two sisters Pauline and Carol. Alan was brought up in Knutsford and attended Norbury Booth School in Knutsford then Wilmslow Grammar School. On 31st May 1980, he married Elaine Johnson at Mobberley Parish Church. They settled in Knutsford, before moving to Mobberley. Alan worked as an H.G.V. driver for Twibells, Morrisons then for Irlams and Stobarts. He enjoyed D.I.Y. and watching football. He is survived by his wife Elaine; children Daniel, Hayley and her partner Martin; his sisters Pauline and Carol. The funeral and committal were held at Altrincham Crematorium , conducted by Revd Ian Blay. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for Christie Hospital. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.