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 Daniel Paul Pedley

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Daniel Paul Pedley

Birth
Acocks Green, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death
3 Jan 2010 (aged 27)
Acocks Green, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Burial
Bentley, North Warwickshire Borough, Warwickshire, England
Memorial ID
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DANIEL Pedley, who has died at the age of 27, was an immensely popular figure always at the centre of a party.
Raised in Acocks Green, Danny touched the lives of many, not least his childhood sweetheart Stacey and their children, six-year-old Lacey-Leigh and Mason, aged three.
They met one memorable evening in the grounds of Christchurch in Yardley Wood where they would gather with friends as mischievous teens.And it was at their local church that the besotted couple married in December last year, just six days before brave Danny lost a year-long battle against small cell lung cancer.
Educated at Lakey Lane Infant School in Acocks Green before joining Kingsbury School in Erdington, Danny had fond memories of his school days, not as an academic more as an avid socialiser."He loved school and his teachers," mum Debbie recalled."But I think he loved his mates more than the education."He was always out and about with friends – he was 100mph."It was through an interest in boxing that Danny, also known to friends and family as ‘Paddy' because of his perceived Irish appearance, first met and befriended former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin.
Such was the bond they developed that Gavin has pledged to dedicate his fight, at Wembley next month, to the memory of Danny.Opting to go straight into full-time employment rather than college, Danny first worked at a scrap yard in Birmingham before taking up a role on a farm.But it was while working with step-dad Leo for construction firm Laing O'Rourke that Danny really felt at home.He was never short of a story or a means to make a quick buck.
"He was a bit like Del Boy," Debbie said."If anybody needed something or wanted something selling they would go to him."He could sell sand to the Arabs."One of his friends would bring clothes round because he knew Danny could shift them."If he was skint he'd have a pound at the top of the road."A massive car enthusiast, Danny was adored by Lacey-Leigh and Mason, who Stacey said never left his daddy's side."It did not matter where he went Mason would go with him."He was the perfect father."Lacey used to ask how she was born and we told her we picked the brightest star in the sky."When he passed away I told her the bright star is where her dad is too."
On Christmas Eve 2008 the results of a chest X-ray revealed cancerous cells in Danny's lungs.
He underwent a course of chemotherapy, but the treatment was withdrawn last summer when doctors ruled it was having no impact on the cancer.Not one to give up a fight, he sought medical advice on the internet and flew to Mexico to be prescribed a course of Fan-c.Sadly the antibiotic alternative to chemotherapy, rarely administered in the UK, served only to alleviate rather than cure his symptoms.
Danny is survived by his wife and children, parents Debbie and Leo, brothers David and Ryan, and sister Jade.

DANIEL Pedley, who has died at the age of 27, was an immensely popular figure always at the centre of a party.
Raised in Acocks Green, Danny touched the lives of many, not least his childhood sweetheart Stacey and their children, six-year-old Lacey-Leigh and Mason, aged three.
They met one memorable evening in the grounds of Christchurch in Yardley Wood where they would gather with friends as mischievous teens.And it was at their local church that the besotted couple married in December last year, just six days before brave Danny lost a year-long battle against small cell lung cancer.
Educated at Lakey Lane Infant School in Acocks Green before joining Kingsbury School in Erdington, Danny had fond memories of his school days, not as an academic more as an avid socialiser."He loved school and his teachers," mum Debbie recalled."But I think he loved his mates more than the education."He was always out and about with friends – he was 100mph."It was through an interest in boxing that Danny, also known to friends and family as ‘Paddy' because of his perceived Irish appearance, first met and befriended former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin.
Such was the bond they developed that Gavin has pledged to dedicate his fight, at Wembley next month, to the memory of Danny.Opting to go straight into full-time employment rather than college, Danny first worked at a scrap yard in Birmingham before taking up a role on a farm.But it was while working with step-dad Leo for construction firm Laing O'Rourke that Danny really felt at home.He was never short of a story or a means to make a quick buck.
"He was a bit like Del Boy," Debbie said."If anybody needed something or wanted something selling they would go to him."He could sell sand to the Arabs."One of his friends would bring clothes round because he knew Danny could shift them."If he was skint he'd have a pound at the top of the road."A massive car enthusiast, Danny was adored by Lacey-Leigh and Mason, who Stacey said never left his daddy's side."It did not matter where he went Mason would go with him."He was the perfect father."Lacey used to ask how she was born and we told her we picked the brightest star in the sky."When he passed away I told her the bright star is where her dad is too."
On Christmas Eve 2008 the results of a chest X-ray revealed cancerous cells in Danny's lungs.
He underwent a course of chemotherapy, but the treatment was withdrawn last summer when doctors ruled it was having no impact on the cancer.Not one to give up a fight, he sought medical advice on the internet and flew to Mexico to be prescribed a course of Fan-c.Sadly the antibiotic alternative to chemotherapy, rarely administered in the UK, served only to alleviate rather than cure his symptoms.
Danny is survived by his wife and children, parents Debbie and Leo, brothers David and Ryan, and sister Jade.


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Daniel Paul
21-12-1982-3-1-2010
MY Son
A man who left a mark so big it could
be seen from heaven.
"MURPHY If the measure of a man is how much he's loved A giant amongst men you are"
In life we stood by his side In death we do the same No goodbye's only peace
One love forever Danny P. Your journey has just begun
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