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Arnold Richard Lindgren Pearce

1929 - 2020


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  1. So sorry to hear that your Dad has left us. I wish we had been able to get him and Dad together one last time but it wasn’t to be. I have such happy memories of meeting up at Christmas when we were little and I know what a good friend Arnold was to my Dad.

    Alison Winskell
  2. I seem to have known Arnold “all my” life. I first met him as a teenager when he, as a handsome young British officer at the RAF base in Habbaniya, Iraq, met and married my eldest sister Kay.
    Soon thereafter I got to enjoy his company in the UK for many years while studying at UK universities. And that included not only weekend visits but Christmas trips, in his MG sports car, to his parents’ home in Sussex,
    I got to know Arnold so well over the years that he became an older brother whom I loved as much as I loved his wife, my sister Kay. I will miss him very much.
    I am grateful that, over the years, I got to know his family, specially Richard, Martyn, Rennie, and Elle, very well. They shall remain part of my family, for life, and I wish now to express my deepest condolences to them for this loss.
    Khalida, my wife, and I, pray fervently to God that He blesses Arnold and give him eternal peace, in the company of his life-long wife, whom he dearly loved, and all the good people who have gone before.

    Yuhanna (Kenny) Aboona
  3. Dear nephews Richard,Martin & Rennie please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad,my prayers & thoughts are with you. I knew Arnold in late forties in the RAF Habbaniya in Iraq about 90 Km east of Baghdad,my dad was high rank officer in the RAF Levies, i was teenage at that time my oldest sister Kay, your mother was very smart, intelligent & beautiful,she felt in love with Arnold, i did not like the idea of my sister falling in love with a British flying officer and i use to threaten her that i will tell my dad about her meeting with him but she used to persuade me to shut my mouth one way or another. Years later when i knew Arnold well i knew that my sister was very lucky to marry such a wonderful person, again my nephews accept my deepest condolences. Rest in peace Arnold.

    Uncle Khoshaba Aboona
    Toronto, Canada

    Dr.Khoshaba Aboona
  4. Farewell dearest brother Arnold. Now you are in a better place joined with your loving wife Kay
    (my sister) whom I know you loved dearly and respected highly together with all our
    family. You were always proud of our culture and we loved you more for that. We embraced you in
    our family as a very dear member. You were always happy among us and appreciated our customs
    and enjoyed our different food. I shall miss my frequent visits to you, Kay and your wonderful family and will always remember the lovely times we spend together; having our meals together, with your fantastic choice of wines, and the sherry you offered prior to that!

    We have lots of memories that we can fall back to.
    Rest in Peace dear brother Arnold, I am sure you are happy again with Kay in a better Peaceful Place.

    Katherine Shlimon
  5. Dear Ricky, Ren & Martyn.

    What sadness you have endured this year. I am so very sorry.

    Your whole family is special to us and I am glad Kendra and I can join you to celebrate Arnold’s life on Monday.

    Thoughts are with you
    Lara x

    Lara Milward (nee Pearce)
  6. From Marcus:

    It’s no overstatement to say that my grandpa is a defining influence on my life. He would augment my interest in whatever subject, from paleontology to car design, and encourage me to continuously learn. He had such a broad range of knowledge and experiences that I don’t think I ever asked him a question he couldn’t answer. Some of my best memories are spending time with him scouring the beach for any trace of an ammonite, or our intrepid expeditions to rescue Dora and Boots by bravely navigating the perimeter of my backyard pool. Thinking back now, I wish that I would have spent more time with him, but at the same time I am so grateful for all the time we had together. I will love and miss my grandpa forever, and I hope I will make him proud.

    From Oliver:

    It’s impossible to say I am who I am today without mentioning my Grandpa. From always being so loving and kind to seemingly never running out of interesting stories to tell us, I strive to be someone who can follow in his footsteps. Whenever we visited, he was always eager to go out to the beach or go on walks with us — always making each trip more fun and exciting. His never-ending knowledge of almost everything constantly amazed me and inspired me to learn more and more about the world around me. Although we lived so far apart, I treasure all the time we spent together and am so grateful to have known someone as amazing as him. I love you Grandpa, and I will hold you in my heart forever.

    From Emily:

    I cannot express enough how much grandpa meant to me. I remember knocking on his door with the biggest smile on my face, ecstatic to see him after the long flight. I remember sitting at the dinner table, where grandpa and I would put our faces together, and I’d say he looked like a cyclops, and our frequent trips to the beach to play frisbee and splash in the cool sea. Thinking back on these precious memories, it makes me realize that I took traveling to England every summer for granted. I know now that I was extremely fortunate to be able to visit grandpa. To be able to feel his love, and hear his incredible life stories. I wish that I was able to see him one last time, but I know that he is resting in peace. The many unforgettable moments with him will stay in my heart forever. I love you, grandpa.

    From Angie:

    This has been such a sad year for our family – to lose both mum and dad in just over six months is heartbreaking. We take great comfort in knowing they both led rich, happy lives and are together once more in a more peaceful and wonderful place.

    Words cannot express how grateful I am to have Arnold as my father-in-law. He fully embraced me as his daughter when I became part of the family and I’ve always felt so loved and cherished by him. He was the finest person I know – strong, wise, kind and patient. He placed his family at the center of all that he did and we are all the richer for it. He lived a life of great integrity and was so learned and smart. I marveled constantly at the breadth of his knowledge and interests – and he told the best stories! I remember asking him once what he thought was his greatest accomplishment. His answer was simple. “My family” – he said. He was happiest when we were all gathered together during the summer, surrounded by all his grandchildren. We all adored him and will miss him dearly. I’m so happy to have shared so many wonderful moments with him which I will hold close to me always.

    From Richard:

    Some of my earliest memories of Dad are of him telling us adventure stories that involved my brothers and I as characters. We often asked for more, so it was fortunate that his broad experiences and imagination enabled him to come up with so many. Dad had a wide range of interests and made sure to introduce us to, and support our curiosity in, many of them. I remember trips to Scotland where he taught us all in real time what to use to catch the particular type of fish around at the time. He encouraged us to develop perspectives and opinions on matters scientific, political and spiritual and be able to defend them. Regular debates over dinner were often spirited! Using his engineering expertise, he was endlessly inventive in building and repairing things. I know that his example has helped me many times to think “out-of-the-box” to fix things. He also made sure that we could look after our cars once we started driving … to be comfortable donning overalls and getting our hands dirty.

    I will really miss dad. His love, his advice, his support, his stories. I will strive to be as good a father to my children as he was to me and my brothers. … I know that what he gave us all will continue to positively influence our family for a long time.

    We are all so happy that Dad will be laid to rest next to Mum, in a place that they loved by the river that they so often walked along together.

    Richard, Angelina, Marcus, Emily & Oliver Pearce
  7. To the Pearce Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    May you find comfort in the times and memories you have shared.

    Chan Family
  8. To the family of Arnold Pearce,
    Our hearts weep with you at the passing of Arnold. May all your beautiful memories be a blessing to you during this painful time.
    Much love,
    Corrinne, Dan-Dan and Mikey

    Corrinne, Danielle and Mikey
  9. Dear Richard,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. See you when you are back.

    Lots of love,
    Sarita and Sienna

    Sarita Fernandes
  10. To the Pearce family and those that mourn for the passing of Arnold. Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Arnold Pearce, although we did not have the opportunity of knowing him better, he was always amiable, kind n caring person. Both him n Kay were a wonderful couple – very lovable. May he rest in Peace n the good Lord bless Arnold in his journey to heaven. From Johnson & Teresita and Regie

    The Yeo Family
  11. To all the Pearces
    Our hearts go out to you. While I only met your dad a few times, what sticks in my mind is his smile — it contained so much warmth and love. That, and the way he looked at your mum with such adoration. I know how much you all loved him and will miss him. My deepest sympathies.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts,

    Ali & Gordon Knowles
  12. To the Pearce Family,

    We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    Sending love,

    The Collins Family
  13. To Ricky, Martin & Rene,

    Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father.

    May God give you the comfort and peace you need at this sad and difficult time.

    Love from Nahren, Oraham, Paul, Julia & Mimi Gabraiel
  14. Dear Martyn and rest of the Pearce family:

    From our side, We would like to be closer to you in these moments but the COVID situation doesn’t make this possible. From Spain a big hug for all of you

    Angel Ruiz and Ecoculture team
  15. To Richard, Angie, Marcus, Emily and Oliver,

    My deepest condolences for the passing of your father/grandfather. Richard, I see you, your love for your family, as a loving husband and father, in your commitment, steadfastness, grace, generosity, and authenticity. I wish I had met your father, as he raised such a strong and caring individual. My prayers and heart are with you and your family.

    Debbie Lee

Service Details

Monday, November 16th 2020 - 13:30
All Saints Church - West Parley, Church Lane, West Parley, Dorset
AE Jolliffe & Son Ferndown
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