Glenn Alaia

18th October 1956 ~ 25th October 2023

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Glenn Alaia (Adair)
ABA British Heavyweight Champion 1977 passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday 25th October 2023 aged 67.
Loving husband, dad, grandad, brother and uncle.
Funeral service will be held at the North Devon Crematorium, Rowan Chapel on Wednesday 15th November at 11am.
Family flowers only please.
Donations in his memory for Barnstaple Boxing Club by retiring collection or c/o Braddicks & Sherborne Funeral Directors, No 1 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF (01237) 477222.

Funeral Service

North Devon Crematorium
Old Torrington Road
EX31 3NW

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2023

Time: 11.00am

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35 comments on “Glenn Alaia

  1. Tony Wicks left a message

  2. Tony Wicks left a message

    A good and proud man who always put his family first , he was a true friend to me for 44 years, I have the privilege to say he was my best mate, he will be truly missed RIP GLEN ❤️

  3. Britney davis left a message

    Rest in paradise Glenn, we all will miss your cheeky and bubbly personality. ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

  4. Roger Huxtable left a message

    RIP champ can’t believe will be missed :tealights: :candle:

  5. Dermot McGeough left a message

    Dear Glenn ( FATHER )
    You always said you would never make old bones!
    A man’s depth is not in their social status or monies in the bank, it is measured by the love and admiration for the people they cherish.
    You had a heart of a LION and the wisdom in your teachings to me have shaped me into the man I am and my son Atlas will never forget what a great man you were!
    I loved you like a father and you were my inspiration to always go forward in life no matter what it throws at me. I always looked up to you as I thought the world of you!
    Rest now and know that you have guided your family on the right path in life, Jake and George have become good men and are a true credit to you and Elle…
    Forever Dermot and Atlas

  6. dolly wicks left a message

    like an uncle to me since i was young, a scary but amazing man.
    if he saw my sadness he’d punch my shoulder and say “oh grow up dolls”💪 while that cheeky grin came out shortly after.
    rest easy big man❤️
    sending my love to all the family xxx

  7. George Alaia left a message

    I love you Dad ❤️

  8. Charlotte James left a message

    As soon as u walked into a room you made me smile you’re jokes and cheekiness will stay with me always such a strong man with the biggest heart ❤️ and will be missed so much xx

  9. Ian Coote left a message

    One of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the privilege to call a friend

    We didn’t see each other every day, week, month or even year but when we did it was just like we had seen each other yesterday

    You’ve been a voice of reason for me and supported me through my struggles and I was looking forward to more time with you and now you’re gone

    You’ll be missed Glenn, by everyone that knew you, one of the most honest and loyal people I’ve ever met

    Sleep well my friend 💛 xx

  10. Ginger left a message

    I have been lucky to have known you for a very long time absolutely the straightest man I know, always had time to help with anything he possibly could and the best boxing brain I know top bloke rest in peace mate

  11. bill james left a message

    Glen you were the best friend a man could ever have,when we first met some 46 years ago our friendship grew into one that i loved you as a brother through bad times and good you were always there and although our friendship was tested by others nothing could break the bond we had,i will always miss you and i feel you will always be in my thoughts,you were a giant of a man in heart and soul RIP till we meet again
    with all my love Bill :tealight:

  12. Lisa sims left a message

    A gentleman amongst men – I’ve had the privilege of knowing Glenn for 45yrs.
    Nothing made him more happier than to be with his loving wife, children & grandchildren.
    It’s been a real pleasure watching, listening & learning from a true legend, God Bless you Glen 🥊 Thank you for looking out for me in life x love to you always 💜
    I’ll always remember you as my big brother x :tealights:

  13. Will James left a message

    Honestly I still can’t believe I’m writing this, always looked up to you, listening to you as you loved to give me your advice and have a little moan 😂. It was always a joy to hear your stories and listen to youre advice on life as well. A true champion.
    You and dad always there for me when I needed help and always there for dad when he needed it also. Can’t thank you enough for being there for us.
    We truly miss mate love always from Will.

  14. Glenn Harris left a message

    You leave a massive void in this world, where you remained proud, fierce , full of the right principles.
    Family first, loyal to friends and would give anyone a chance.
    There will never be many men missed like you in this world.
    You have made your mark and will always be remembered.
    Lisa and Glenn

  15. Glenn Harris left a message

    You leave a massive void in this world, where you remained proud, fierce , full of the right principles.
    Family first, loyal to friends and would give anyone a chance.
    There will never be many men missed like you in this world.
    You have made your mark and will always be remembered.
    Lisa and Glenn :tealights:

  16. Eleonora Alaia left a message

    Right now I feel like I’m the moon and you’re the sun. They never see each other but continue tirelessly hoping to meet again one day. I miss you. 💔 :tealight:

  17. Sarah Woolmer left a message

    I have no words
    I wish I’d seen you more in recent years
    You always made me smile and supported me when I was at my lowest
    Thank you for showing me that that there are good humans out there and believing in me
    Sleep tight Glenn
    When I get there I’ll definitely make more time to see you
    Xxxx :tealights: :tealights:

  18. louise Griffiths left a message

    This world isn’t the same without you Glenn but I am grateful for the time we had together my dear friend my legend .I miss you dearly and am honored to say you where my best friend. A friend taken from life too soon going to miss you so much your smile your laughs and most of all your story’s whiles you tap my arm to see if I’m listening love and miss dearly 💔😢❤️🩷🩶

  19. PETER HARDWICK left a message

    A giant of a man,I will always remember training with him. The true testimony to Glenn is the number of genuine and heartfelt messages to be read here.Rest in peace Glenn and my condolences to all your family and close friends.

  20. Gilly left a message

    It was such a honour to be taken under your wing as a friend,training we called beastings and will never forget how our crying in pain made you always laugh. You always managed to push us to houre limits and get the best out of us. You where such a inspiration to us and will remain a good reason to keep going .A fighter never dies ! You said its in you and u carry it to the bitter end!!!see you some day my friend
    Gilly :tealights: :tealight:

  21. Tierney McCabe left a message

    It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matter.
    You taught me that Glenn and I’ll forever hold onto that.
    Thank you for being such an important part of not only my life but to Mila & Remi’s as well. We’ll always love and miss you.

  22. Tierney McCabe left a message

    It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters.
    You taught me that Glenn and I’ll always hold on to that.
    Thank you for being such an important part of not only my life but Mila’s and Remi’s as well.
    We’ll forever love and miss you.

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  24. gary left a message

    what a legend, you will be missed💪❤️

  25. Bubsy left a message

    Life will never be the same;
    The world will never be the same.
    We have lost a force of nature,
    many tears will fall from the sky,
    the seas will overflow with grief.
    “A great tsunami will rise”
    We will all have part of you with us,
    always in our hearts.
    Till we meet again.
    Bubsy, Nigel, David, Gemma, Charlie and Sophia.
    RIP my little brother.

  26. Jamie Maddock left a message

    Glen, one of the last of a dying breed of men. I could never thank u enough for the time n effort u spent on me. Always in my heart. RIP Champ xx

  27. Jon Gifford left a message

    I’m so gutted to hear of your passing, Glenn. I remember many a story that you told. This world won’t be the same without your big heart and personality. Rest in peace. :candle:

  28. Josie Davie left a message

    I have been privileged to have been part of your family for over 35 plus years,your sister being my very best friend,your mum and dad who I cared for and missed tremendously and now you,I will miss your jokes and the way you would put the world to rights,you certainly knew what you were talking about,and so many laughs rest in peace Glenn,my brother from another mother x x x : :candle: :candle:

  29. Lorraine left a message

    My little brother, 6 years younger than me and I can’t believe you are gone 💔 You were born at Canterbury hospital Lakemba, mum and dad owned thier own business so I was given the privilege and trust for when I came home from school to look after you. Your little arms would reach out to me. I so enjoyed looking after you. My heart is broken for Ellie, Jake and George, your children in Australia and all of your grandchildren. RIP darling Your Lorraine. 💔 :tealights:

  30. Johnny Hislop left a message

    Rest in peace Glenn. You were definitely one-of-a-kind.

  31. Kamil left a message

    Glenn You will be remembered each day from the start .
    For the memories that we shared forever live within our hearts…
    We always remember you with that big smile.
    We miss you every day
    Rest in paradise Glenn❤️

  32. Ilona left a message

    Glenn you was a special man in our life, thank you for everything what you did for Kamil me and Marceli .
    Truly amazing person that I ever met in my life!
    Rest in peace Glenn ❤️❤️❤️

  33. Kam Ben Shannon & Ant left a message

    A true friend connected to my soul. From the first day I saw George, I thought this is an old soul. And then I met you and your wonderful family, and i thought…. how can I have such a strong love towards someone I’ve only just met. You will always live on in our hearts, a true friend, I real gent, a rear gem. For me, you weren’t just a friend but a big brother too. Love you Glenn. Thank you for being in our lives. You and Ellee have always been there for us and we are here for you (always). We will miss you. We will never forget you 💗. U’ve left an imprint in our hearts 💕 . Love u Glenn. ( mad dog/Johnny ) xx

  34. Antoni & Tammy Pulcinella left a message

    Sending all of our thoughts and prayers to all of your family today as you celebrate Glenn’s life. We are thinking of you all. God bless 🙏❤️. May you rest in peace Glenn :candle:

  35. Christine Oliveira left a message

    Our funny buckets will forever be full of fun memories, laughter, kindness, wisdom and lessons from you Glenn. You will be forever missed ma cheeky friend. 💔❤️