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Peter Dunnings Funeral.

Members will know from the announcement I made on the 24th July on this site that Peter’s funeral was held today at North Waltham, Basingstoke. Ann and I attended, both in our own right and to represent the club. It proved to be a very well-attended event, probably upwards of a 100 people, with many familiar faces, a number of whom were former members of the ODCC.

The sun shone and overall, the atmosphere although naturally tinged with sadness, was very positive and upbeat and it proved to be a true celebration of Peter’s life. The highlight (if such a description is appropriate in these circumstances) was Margaret’s tribute to her late husband which recalled events from the many years she and Peter had been together (they were married in 1959). All delivered with some aplomb and more than a touch of humour. I hope she won’t mind me saying it but we thought the lady was a star, a great credit to Peter and to their long marriage.

Talking to Margaret afterwards, I passed on condolences on behalf of all members of the ODCC for which she expressed her gratitude.

The Club will be making a donation in Peter’s memory and at his family’s request will be going appropriately to the RNLI.

Chris Seeney, Commodore

 

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