Michael John Monk (27 Feb 1954 - 30 Nov 2018)

For Charitable
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Renal Unit at James Paget Hospital

Funeral Service

Location
Gorleston Crematorium Oriel Avenue Gorleston NR31 7JJ
Date
19th Dec 2018
Time
1.45pm
Funeral Director
The Co-operative Funeralcare Gorleston, incorporating Hunts

In loving memory of Michael John Monk who sadly passed away on 30th November 2018

Michael was born in Plaistow, London to Frank & Sheila Monk. He was one of five boys and grew up in Rainham Essex.
He joined the Merchant Navy at 16 and joined his first ship in Tokyo, where his love of travel started. He left the navy and had a spell in the armed forces. Following this he then spent a number of years in New Zealand and Australia, where he married Sharon his wife of 38 years.
When Michael returned to England he began a lengthy career in the Fire Protection industry. He built a good reputation with many organisations and gained loyalty and respect from the people that he worked with.
He had a tremendous interest in politics at a national and local level and worked with his local community to assist people resolve issues and get the help they needed.
Military history was a life long passion and he could talk endlessly in great detail about armies and campaigns through the centuries. He loved to talk to people and always showed a genuine interest in what others had to say, often offering advice or assistance. He cared about those around him and had a very positive attitude no matter what happened.

Michael has been a loving husband to Sharon and devoted father to his sons Oliver, Alexander and daughter Eloise. He will be sadly missed by many and will leave a deep void in our lives. He is loved more than he will ever know xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sally Phipps wrote

Rest in peace

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Frank Monk wrote

You have gone and left us Mike and we are all incredibly sad here in NZ. You have however left us with a huge amount of memories which we shall always treasure. You have also left a great legacy in your three children whom you and Sharon have nurtured into three of the finest people . We will meet again Mike , until then , rest easy brother.

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Arthur, Not a day goes by I don't think about you, you will be missed more than you could ever imagine, forever in our hearts, until we meet again some sunny day ❤️ Xxxxx R.I.P

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Still in love after all those years at Keeleys wedding xx

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One of my favourite photos of you both <3

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  • Lovely couple rest in peace Mick

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Lisa Chorlton wrote

Mike
I feel honoured to have been you’re little sister. You were the best big brother ever and we are at a loss without you. I will see you again one day I promise. Sleep tight and rest in eternal peace.
Love Always Liz XXX

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Vanessa Monk wrote

Uncle Mike I always heard some great stories about you and dad Uncle Pete and Uncle Harry some of the mischief you got up to as a young lad always made me laugh when Dad would relay this to us kids I will always think of you and miss you every day RIP Uncle Mike love you always love Ness xx

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Thinking of you today xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Afternoon tea on board Ventura

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  • Cheers in Cadiz, Spain

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  • A stroll round Ville France

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  • Roman Baths, Bath

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  • Ready for black tie evening on Ventura

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  • Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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  • Pizza in Italy

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