Peter Leslie Waylen (Passed away 29 Jan 2019)

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Peter LeslieBrighter Futures

£440.00 + Gift Aid of £10.00
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Location
Kingsdown Crematorium Kingsdown Lane Swindon SN25 6SG
Date
14th Feb 2019
Time
10.30am

In loving memory of Peter Leslie Waylen who sadly passed away on 29th January 2019
Pete was born in the village of Keevil, Wiltshire. The third child of Len and Vera Waylen. He was one of five children. At school Pete excelled in sports, particularly football and athletics, smashing some school records. Pete became a police cadet and after his national service he joined the police force in Calne and Chippenham, where he met Margaret Joan (Maggie). He would often pick her up after football, sweaty, battered and bruised, but she was smitten anyway.
Pete and Maggie were married in 1960 and lived in Chippenham. They later moved to Codford with their baby daughter where Pete became the village policeman. Their second baby girl was born in the police house.
After Codford, the family moved to Swindon where they lived in a police house in Cranmore Avenue, eventually moving to Nythe in 1972.
Pete retired from the police force in his late 40s and became the coroners officer for Swindon for the next 14 years.
Peter had two great passions in his life. Margaret Joan and football.
Pete loved all sport but football was his absolute favourite. In his youth he had been a semi professional football player for Chippenham Town and played for Wiltshire and England Police. He was a Swindon Town Supporter.
In later life Pete became a grandad and took great joy in seeing his three beloved grandchildren grow to adulthood.
Pete fought a long and brave battle against cancer in the last few years of his life but remained strong until the end.
Pete was a gentle giant with a massive heart who leaves behind the legacy of a loving family and many happy memories. Rest in peace Peter.

Lindsay Rawsthorn wrote

My mum has spoken to the funeral director this morning and I am so proud to say that £1080 has been donated by family and friends in my dads name. This will go to "Brighter Futures" at the Great Western Hospital to help local people in the town where dad spend his life living and working in the public service. My family and I are overwhelmed by this generosity and thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts ♥️

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  • I thoroughly agree with everything Lindsay has said. An amazing total. Thank you so much everyone for contributing and supporting our local hospital appeal. Awesome ❤

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Margaret Waylen donated £50 in memory of Peter

Thank you so much Nan, Don and Heath Mackenzie , our lovely neighbours for donating this generous sum of money in memory of our precious Hubby, Dad and Grandad Pete. This is such a good local cause.

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Margaret Waylen donated £200 in memory of Peter

This wonderful donation is from our neighbours Keith and Anne Singfield. Thank you so much guys for your generosity for such a good local cause xx

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  • Thank you so much Anne and Keith, for this incredibly generous donation and for always being there. Two very special people. With all our love Lindsay, Debbie, Margaret and our families xxxxxxx

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John Pearce donated £50 in memory of Peter

I have many happy memories of Pete during his time as Swindon's Coroner's Officer. I was very sad to hear of his passing and would like to pass on our sympathies from myself and everyone at Pearce Funeral Services.

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  • My family and I are overwhelmed by your generous offer. We felt it fitting that any moneys collected should go to Brighter Futures at our local hospital who went the extra mile for Pete in the last weeks of his life. Thank you so much. From Margaret Waylen and Family.

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  • Thankyou so much John xxx

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  • Thank you John xxx

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Derek Walker wrote

Remembering a very special and dear friend, Peter has been taken from us too soon and we will miss him so much.

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  • Thanks to Martin White for finding this photo we hadn't seen before. xxx

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Love forever my darling ❤

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  • Thank you so much John and Lisa for donating to such a good cause xxx

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