Michael Smith (20 Jun 1934 - 14 Apr 2020)

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MichaelMultiple Sclerosis Society

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Poole Crematorium Gravel Hill Broadstone BH17 9BQ
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Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne

In loving memory of Michael Smith who sadly died on 14th April 2020

Rita and Don Shorey donated £30 in memory of Michael
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Jenn Singleton donated in memory of Michael

Sending so much love to all of you.
Michael , you were such a bright star in our lives, and a great and generous friend. Your youthful energy, spirit and zest for life belied your age always. Thank you for all the fun and memories with Wimborne Drama. You died on Joe’s birthday and the day bedtime mine, having reliably sent me a birthday card, just in your style - you never forgot. We will miss you so so much. All our love, Jenn, Jim and Joe.

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  • Darling Jenn, I was so moved to read your message. Both mum and dad loved you all very much. Ellie xx

    Posted by Ellie on 16/05/2020 Report abuse
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Irene Davies donated £10 in memory of Michael

With deepest sympathy from Irene and Mike

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Alan Starling donated £50 in memory of Michael

We have decided to donate to the MS society rather than send flowers. I hope that the funeral went as planned.
Ellie and Nick, We have been thinking of you both and know how difficult it must be at the moment. Ellen, myself, Shimona and Chloe send our love and we hope to see you both with your families at some point when restrictions are lifted.
Love Alan, Ellen, Shimona and Chloe

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Carol & John Bruton donated in memory of Michael

Lots of love and treasured memories. Our friendship over the past twelve years has been very special. Will always hold dear our times together and think of you fondly, now at peace with your beloved Verena xxx

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Jasmin Starling wrote

You’re a wonderful person, caring and loving.You are now with your wife auntie Verena and your sister Mum Eileen Peggy . You always in our thoughts and prayers. I will treasure our happy memories together with the Starlings RIP Uncle Michael.

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Karl Howard donated in memory of Michael

RIP Michael and hope you are now at peace with Verena. Thank you for fond memories and our thoughts are with all your family and friends. Lots of love

Karl and Cherelle xx

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Jonathan Talbot wrote

Sara and I greatly appreciated the companionship and generosity of both Michael and Verena in the short time we were privileged to know and spend time with them in Wimborne since 2007. We nearly bought the house they lived in since then and used to joke that because they had bought our house we were going to spend as much time in their house as we could - and we did! Our own house is full of things that Michael and Verena bought for us so almost every room has its own reminder of them and the times we have spent together whether in Wimborne or New York. Our lives have undoubtedly been enriched by knowing you and we mourn your loss and your family's loss and will remember you fondly.

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Heinrich and Marzia Maurer-Lamperti donated in memory of Michael

We cherish every moment we spent in Michael's and Verena's company. Unforgettable are Michael's sense of humour and empathy with which he won the hearts of his Swiss relatives. We will miss you, Michael!

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Paul Starling donated £20 in memory of Michael

I have many good memories of both my uncle Michael and aunt Verena, from my childhood with family gatherings, to showing them around Hong Kong with my wife Jasmin. We will raise a glass to them on Friday evening. All our love to both Ellie and Nick and their families.

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Malcolm Thomas donated £50 in memory of Michael

Bless you Michael & you can now be with Verena

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Wendy Ebsworth donated in memory of Michael

I will miss you my darling friend Michael.... always there for me. Over 30 years of a wonderful friendship have given me many cherished memories. Your passing will leave a huge gap. I know, though, you are now at peace with your beloved Verena.

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Mary Hazeltine donated £50 in memory of Michael

“Goodnight sweet prince “

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Richard Williams wrote

Fond memories of such a lovely man, going back over forty years. First as my best friend’s dad, then family friend and supportive accountant for so many years. Rest in peace, Michael. Lots of love, Richie and Loretta x

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Richard Williams donated in memory of Michael

Fond memories of such a lovely man, going back over forty years. First as my best friend’s dad, then family friend and supportive accountant to my business for so many years. Rest in peace, Michael. Lots of love Richie and Loretta x

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Jean & John Darnell donated in memory of Michael

Michael - such fun we had with you and Verena. Never forgotten.
We will raise a glass to you on the 1st.
with love
Jean & John

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Christian Maurer wrote

Michael will always be remembered as a charming and inspiring personality with a great heart. His talent for entertainement paired with humor will be missed sadly. A true Englishmen who was loved by Verenas Swiss family.

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  • Thank you Christian. Lovely words. Dad loved being part of the Swiss family.

    Posted by Irene on 29/04/2020 Report abuse
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Mair and John Graham donated £30 in memory of Michael

Many fond memories of a long friendship. RIP Michael. Love Mair and John

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Lizzie and Dave Peters wrote

You will be very fondly remembered by us for you inclusive, generous and fun loving personality. You lived life to the full and for that you are an inspiration to us all. You will be sadly missed.
Lizzie and Dave

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Sheila & Andrew Greenwood donated in memory of Michael

Dear Michael, We shall miss you and your wonderful optimistic outlook. It must have been so hard for you without Verena who was also such a joy! You were such a wise and good friend to our business but then it became so much more when we all became friends. This week we were looking at a lovely photo of you both when you came to our Wedding on the boat and we so enjoyed celebrating your Wedding Anniversary down in Wimborne. Much love from Sheila, Andrew, Joanna and Luke

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Richard & Chrissie Neal donated in memory of Michael

In loving memory of Michael. Remembering the happy times we all spent together at WDP. Rest in peace with your darling Verena. Love Richard & Chrissie xx

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Kenneth Branagh donated in memory of Michael

With gratitude, and in fond memory of Micheal

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Hilary Grant wrote

I taught with Verena, and David and I valued your parents' friendship. Michael was a good, caring and courageous man. We loved your parents togetherness and sense of fun and gift to make any social occasions very special.

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Iona Price donated in memory of Michael
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Charlotte Banks wrote

Darling Michael. Leslie and I so loved the many happy times that we shared with you and darling Verena. We have been so fortunate to have this wonderful friendship with you both and your lovely family who contributed so much to our many fun gatherings. We have been truly lucky to have been able to share such happy times over many years. Our Bastille Day celebrations with you all and our family too, on many occasions …. What a Blast !!! I have to say that you and Verena were always such sweethearts. The end of an era but the gorgeous memories will never end. XOX

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  • Thank you Charlotte truly lovely sentiments. It’s been a wretched couple of years and so sad we can’t give Dad the send off he deserved. BUT we will when lockdown is over WE WILL and we insist you are there xx

    Posted by Irene on 28/04/2020 Report abuse
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Jill & John Harris donated in memory of Michael

Michael and Verena were such dear, dear friends of ours. We have wonderful memories of happy times spent with them

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Judy Garrett wrote

Sorry to hear of your passing. Will remember your keen interest in life and those around you, your knowledge of stage and acting, and your hospitality. Rest in peace with Verena.

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David Pile wrote

I shall always treasure our long chats over a pint at the pub and will miss you greatly,God bless,Dave

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Larry Berkin donated £40.55 in memory of Michael

Go with GOD

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  • Thank you for your kind donation, Larry. You were a very special trans-Atlantic friend to Dad and he spoke of you often. Ellie x

    Posted by Ellie on 25/04/2020 Report abuse
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Christine Pilgrim wrote

With loving thoughts and countless memories of Michael and his beloved Verana, and all the joyful times we spent together. The thoughts feed my sadness but the memories sustain and bring smiles to my lips. I feel so blessed to have had such very good friends.
Go in peace, Michael, and may your light shine for years to come, encouraging us with your good humour, generosity , bravery and love of life. Always together, Chrissy xxx

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  • Thank you Chrissy. You were a part of some of the fantastically fun time we had as a family xx

    Posted by Irene on 25/04/2020 Report abuse
  • I second that. You were a very important part of our family when we were growing up. Fantastic times on your island . . . Ellie xxx

    Posted by Ellie on 25/04/2020 Report abuse
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