Mel Downing (3 Sep 1944 - 12 Aug 2017)

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MelForest Holme Hospice Charity

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Funeral Service

Location
Poole Crematorium Gravel Hill Broadstone BH17 9BQ
Date
30th Aug 2017
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne

In loving memory of Mel Downing who sadly passed away on 12th August 2017.

Loving husband of Sue, father to Vicki and Ade, Grandfather to Ellis, Father in law to Caroline & Graham and brother to Vonnie.

So incredibly missed by all his family and friends.

A great man with a warm heart, a big smile, never-ending humour, flamboyant taste in clothing, questionable colour choices, but not such a bad drummer!

Heaven is just that little bit more cheerful, brighter... and noisier than before.

We would love you to join us at Poole Crematorium on 30th August at 12.30 in bright cheerful clothing.

We will then be meeting at The Willett Arms pub directly after the service for drinks, nibbles and giggles, just as Mel would have wanted.

The Willett Arms can be found at 2 Oakley Hill, Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN. Less than a 5 minute drive from Poole Crematorium.

We are requesting family flowers only with donations to Forest Holme, which can be made from this page. Many thanks.

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Vicki Pauley wrote

Merry Christmas to you Dad, even after 5 long years our Christmas’s still feel empty without you. We miss you so much, but we do get through it with a smile on our faces because you left behind so many happy memories especially Christmas ones. Cheers Dad, lots of love sent to you from Vicki xxx

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Sue Downing wrote

Wishing you a heavenly happy Christmas my darling. Our 5th Christmas without you doesn't get any easier. The tree is sparkling in the corner, but sitting here without you to share it with is as hard as ever and will never be the same. We will all get together for a drink or two and remember happier times. Our memories of you and all we did together are our treasures. Sending you lots of love and big hugs my forever sweetheart 💗 💖 💕 Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sue Downing wrote

Wishing you a happy heavenly 56th wedding anniversary my darling Mel. I'm forever grateful I got to share 53 wonderful years with you, but how I wish it could have been more. I know I can't bring you back although i wish it every day, a piece of me went with you the day you went away. I'm left with wonderful memories which I'll cherish forever. Thinking of you today and every day my forever sweetheart. Sending you lots of love and big hugs on our special day Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sue Downing wrote

Sending you heavenly happy birthday wishes my darling Mel on your 77th birthday. How I wish you were here for us to celebrate your special day with you but it wasn't to be. We will get together later for your favourite supper and remember all the good times we had. Miss you more as each and every day passes. Sending you lots of love and hugs my forever sweetheart 💖💗 Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Vicki Pauley wrote

Sending birthday wishes to you dear dad. Another special day without you, but remembering all the great celebrations we had. Those memories always guarantee to put a smile on our faces even though our hearts are truly aching. XXX

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Vicki Pauley wrote

Dad, it’s been 4 years since I last heard your voice, but my mind and my heart has a little chat with you every day. The love and the memories you left us with guide us always. Miss you so much Vicki .XXXXXX

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Sue Downing wrote

My dearest darling Mel. It's been 4 long lonely years since you left us. I miss you so very much. The precious memories you left behind help me face each and every day. What we shared will never die. You live on in my heart until the day we meet again. Sending you lots of love and big hugs my forever sweetheart. Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Vicki Pauley wrote

Happy Father’s Day. Another special day goes by when you’re not here with us to celebrate, but it doesn’t take a special day to remember you because you remain in my heart and mind every day until we are together again. Miss you dad so very much. Xxxxxxx

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Sue Downing wrote

Thinking of you each and every day especially today. Wishing you a heavenly Happy Valentines day my forever sweetheart. You'll be in my heart forever. Sending you lot's of love and big hugs. Yours forever Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Merry Christmas Dad, 4 years without you here celebrating the big day. It’s doesn’t get any easier, but memories of all the great times we had helps me through.. lots of love forever in my thoughts XXXX

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Sue Downing wrote

My dearest Mel sending you heavenly happy 55th wedding anniversary wishes, if only you were here for us to celebrate together. I love you today as I have from the start. I'll love you forever with all of my heart. Miss you so very much my forever sweetheart. Until we meet again my darling I'm sending you lots of love, big hugs and kisses. Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sue Downing wrote

I'm thinking of you today as I do every day my darling Mel. Wishing you a happy heavenly 76th birthday. How I wish you were here for us to celebrate your special day together, but we have all the lovely memories of happier times you left behind. Sleep in peace my forever sweetheart, until we meet again. Sending you lots of love and big hugs. Yours forever Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

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