Nick Lisle, sadly passed away on the 18th October 2017 after an epic 4 1/2 year battle with Cancer, he was only 60 years old.
Nick took the original diagnosis on board and was determined to beat it, after many hours of Hospital care and numerous operations he was given the all clear..... but it didn't take long for the Cancer to return in another place and was far more aggressive then the originally diagnosed one. It was in his liver and had quickly got hold, this led to more Hospital Care and more operations, sapping his strength in the process. But he kept his sense of humour throughout, which is something, everyone loved of him.
Nick had drawn up a list of things he wanted to do and he cracked on and i think he managed to do most of them.
This shows how much fight this amazing man had, as recent as July, Nick took part, with two friends from the Pirates, in the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham, this consisted of a 2.4Mile Swim, a 112Mile Bike Ride and a 26.2Mile Run. Nick did the Swim, the main picture above is of Nick with his Unicorn 'rubber ring' was from this event, despite his own health issues, he completed the Swim. He was knackered afterwards, but he completed it.
Jumping forward to more recently, Nick's health quickly went down hill, enough for him to be admitted to the charming St Wilfred's Hospice in Eastbourne on the 27th September 2017. This wonderful place quickly helped him relax and take a breather, 2 weeks after being admitted Nick decided he felt well enough to go home and a meeting with senior staff was held, they agreed that Nick could go home as he was very perky and his usual cheeky self. But literally the day after his health rapidly went down hill, within a couple of days full end of life care was actioned.
Thank you for reading this far, this memorial fundraiser is to try raise some money to pass on to St Wilfred's Hospice in Eastbourne. Nick was happy and comfortable there, he was very much at peace and he was allowed to pass away with dignity, looked after by true angels who make up the nursing staff. But i should also say, all the staff were polite and lovely here.
He often had family or friends with him at many different times of the day and night.
Your wife Jackie and your three Step-'kids' Toni, myself and Ian, Ian's partner Hayley, your two beautiful Grandchildren Alice and Harry....... but also everyone who met you or knew you will miss you terribly.
Sleep well Ironman. XX
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