George Wheatley (3 Sep 1928 - 2 Feb 2019)

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Location
Poole Crematorium Gravel Hill Broadstone BH17 9BQ
Date
27th Feb 2019
Time
1.30pm
Funeral Director
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Verwood

In loving memory of Capt George Norman Wheatley RM (retired) who sadly passed away on 2nd February 2019, aged 90.

Much loved husband of Pippa, father of Peter and Patricia and brother of Ann and Daphne. George was born on 3 Sep 1928 in Totnes, Devon. He lived an incredible life which included a 23 year career in the Royal Marines. He was awarded the King’s Badge, and his officer postings included Christmas Island and HMS Fearless. An ocean racer and yachting consultant, George sailed the Atlantic ten times and did more than 200 English Channel Crossings.

George lived with his family in Verwood, Dorset for over 40 years. His interests in retirement centred on amateur radio (G4HNJ) and steam railways. He was a dedicated model engineer with Bournemouth and District Society of Model Engineers.

The funeral takes place on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 13:30.
Poole Crematorium
Gravel Hill
Broadstone
BH17 9BQ

There will be a gathering afterwards at
Verwood Heritage Centre
The Potters Wheel
Manor Way
Verwood
Dorset
BH31 6HF

Family flowers only, donations to The Royal Marines Charity via the link on this page. Alternatively, you can post a cheque payable to ‘The Royal Marines Charity’
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors Ltd
5 The Old Pottery
Manor Way
Verwood
Dorset
BH31 6HF

Offline donation: Mrs Hilary Chittenden donated in memory of George
Offline donation: P Drake donated in memory of George
Offline donation: Bournemouth & District Society of Model Engineers donated in memory of George
Offline donation: Mr A Whitehead donated in memory of George
Offline donation: Carol & Robert Owens donated in memory of George
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Offline donation: Ron Reeks donated in memory of George
Offline donation: Mr & Mrs J P Gardner donated in memory of George
Pippa Wheatley donated £300 in memory of George

Thank you to RMA and Ben (bugler) for helping to make George's funeral special last week

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Pippa Wheatley wrote

Thank you to RMA and Ben (bugler) for helping to make George's funeral special last week

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Bournemouth and District Soc. of Model Engineers. NA. wrote

In memory of a highly respected long standing member.

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Malcolm Batt donated £10 in memory of George
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Gary Worsfold donated £100 in memory of George

George was a great friend. Always fun and funny, with a sense of adventure and spirit that was always positive. We became friends almost instantly.

His amazing stories of adventure enthralled me. I often told him, he should write a book!

My little boy (also George) adored him. If we visited the club, he would always ask if George would be there. He was always a friendly face with plans and ideas that seemed to bubble and effervesce but, always intelligent and thought through with a mind that was expansive.

This quality is rarer than you think.

A brave, fearless, intelligent, funny and worldly man. They only made one George Wheatley and I doubt his like will ever be repeated, I shall miss you old chum.

Gary & George Worsfold

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Gary Worsfold wrote

George was a great friend. Always fun and funny, with a sense of adventure and spirit that was always positive. We became friends almost instantly.

His amazing stories of adventure enthralled me. I often told him, he should write a book!

My little boy (also George) adored him. If we visited the club, he would always ask if George would be there. He was always a friendly face with plans and ideas that seemed to bubble and effervesce but, always intelligent and thought through with a mind that was expansive.

This quality is rarer than you think.

A brave, fearless, intelligent, funny and worldly man. They only made one George Wheatley and I doubt his like will ever be repeated, I shall miss you old chum.

Gary & George Worsfold

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John Wroe wrote

I first met George in the early 70's when he met Pippa Kendal, my best friend Peter's sister. In due course we met George on many occasions and especially when we were in England on visits from Sydney Australia where we have lived for over 40 years.
I always enjoyed George's enthusiasm for his engineering projects and more recently his determination to master the Internet and 3-D printing. We often emailed each other on matters "engineering".
George displayed a wonderful sense of humour and no trip to the UK was complete without a trip to Verwood.
George we will miss you. You were but one of a kind and your exploits and service to your country and fellow man were exemplary

John and Sally Wroe

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