Steven Hankinson (17 Apr 1960 - 26 Dec 2018)

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Funeral Service

Location
Robin Hood Crematorium Streetsbrook Road Solihull B90 3NL
Date
14th Jan 2019
Time
10am
Funeral Director
The Co-operative Funeralcare Yardley Wood

I am writing this in loving memory of Steven Hankinson who sadly passed away on 26th December 2018. Steve was my beautiful husband and soulmate and had fought a brave battle with PSP. He was a wonderful person and I will love and miss him always. Everyone loved Steve, he was a kind, caring gentleman with a fabulous sense of humour which he retained throughout his illness. He was described by friends as a great guy, an amazing man, optimistic, loved and full of fun. He loved to run and was a big contributor to parkrun and was always friendly and welcoming to new runners. Steve was a truly wonderful person who I will love forever and will miss him every day.
All my love to you my darling Steve and I hope you are now running free Love Sarahxxxxx

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Freedom

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You didn’t float away!

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The first kiss of Mr and Mrs Hankinson

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The cat that got the cream!

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A naughty tipple!

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Helena Straw wrote

I first met Steve because he was dating Sarah. We had some lovely dinners together and Christmas’s. I was so happy to finally see my sister with someone who supported her in everything she did and someone who had so much get up and go that they went out there and lived life to the full as a couple and as individuals. At that point I knew my sister would always be okay. Thank you for that Steve. Thank you also for the chance to spend time with you and laugh and joke with you even when things were so sad. When you were on oxygen you told me you were so full of gas you were going to float away! I did offer to put weights around your ankles! Sorry I couldn’t find the Disaronno when you got home from hospital, but so glad you enjoyed it on your wedding day and what a perfect wedding that was. Steve you are an inspiration, a comedian, a fantastic Husband to my sister and a truly wonderful person. I am so honoured to be able to call you my brother-in-law and friend. Bless you Steve xxx

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Happy memories of dressing up for dinner on our cruise xxxx

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I hope you are now running as well as this photo my lovely Steve - I will love you always xxxx

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Our fabulous date to run 10K finishing in the Olympic Stadium- the best date I have ever been on xxx

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Our beautiful garden that we made together xxx

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Your beautiful flowers Steve, bright and colourful chosen to remember your bright, happy outlook on life xxxxx

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GERALD AGBARAKWE wrote

The first day i met Steve was when i got sent in for a meet and greet, so i can introduce myself to Steve and his family, you cannot help but notice his vibrant charisma even amidst challenging times.
I remember whenever we take him for a walk, how he used to guess which lift will open for us, how he beeps when someone is in our way, how he uses his fingers to signal left or right when out in his wheelchair.
Even in challenging moments, Steve still tries to bring solutions and ideas as to what can be done next. He always says "I am easy going", and i do agree. The camaraderie built over a short time cannot be overemphasized.
I have indeed learnt a lot from Steve. Steve was indeed a good man.

My sincere condolence to the entire family.

Rest on Steve!

Gerald, one of Steve's carers.

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GERALD AGBARAKWE wrote

The first day i met Steve was when i got sent in for a meet and greet, so i can introduce myself to Steve and his family, you cannot help but notice is vibrant charisma even amidst challenging times.
I remember whenever we take him for a walk, how he used to guess which lift will open for us, how he beeps when someone is in our way, how he uses his fingers to signal left or right when out on the wheelchair.
Even in challenging moments, Steve still tries to bring solutions and ideas as to what can be done next. He always says "I am easy going", and i do agree. The camaraderie built over a short time cannot be overemphasized.
I have indeed learnt a lot from Steve. Steve was indeed a good man.
Rest on Steve.

My sincere condolence the family!

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This is Steve at a works party at the Beaufort back in 2000, Sterve always had a smileon his face and he took pride in his work at the time was a valetor, on a side line he did security work, so proud to have met him and share some of his life,

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An old working team with Steve

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Lisa Sabotig wrote

The sad loss of 2 lovely people in 2 months got me thinking about this wonderful quote again.

You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every bit of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those gathered that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly.

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Helena Straw, Johnny Joseph Straw-Matasich and Joh Straw Matasich wrote

We are all blessed with Steve being part of our life. Christmas day 2018 was a wonderful day spent with Steve, his wife (Sarah) and immediate family. Steve brought laughter and cheer to all of us. God bless you Steve, Thank you for your love and friendship.
John Matasich

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Lisa Sabotig donated £31.95 in memory of Steven

"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away." Ray Bradbury

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Neal Skelton wrote

I never met Steve but felt as though I knew him through Sarah's messages. What a fighter he was to the very last!! Steve persisted throughout his grave illness in getting married, getting home and getting to Xmas. Sadly the struggle proved too hard and he succumbed soon after. Sarah - you could have given no greater love to Steve by making his final days (with all their ups and downs) as memorable as they were. Two words that don't often appear in the same sentence - Congratulations and Condolences. Neal x

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Stanley Hankinson wrote

A truly a good caring man who bought joy and happiness to all. Steve was a fantastic brother who would always help if he could.
I will miss you Steve you will be always in my heart

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In memory of Steve xx

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Sally Ann King wrote

I will always regret the fact that I never met you Steve. I felt like I knew you from all my conversations about you with Sarah! You were clearly a very special man and together you were a very special couple. I am so sorry that the time you had together was short, you deserved to live happily ever after together. Rest in peace now that all your struggles are over.

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Sandra Joanne donated £10.65 in memory of Steven

This is such an unknown disease, awareness needs to be raised and the fight continued.

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