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David Aunger

Well known character of Wareham has sadly passed away after a short illness. His brother Dennis and family would like to thank the many people who took the time to look out for him over the years.


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  1. Will miss my daily chats with Dave. Hope that he can now rest in peace

    Fran Lewis
  2. Dave, you were such a troubled soul during the 3 years I knew you; you never quite recovered from the events of your life. Hope and pray that, now reunited with your dear twin sister, your Mum and your Dad, your soul will finally find the peace it could never find here. May God look on you in His Mercy. Until our time also comes, take good care xxx

    Mrs. Vanessa Cox
  3. I stopped and chatted to Dave regularly, he was such a lovely man. He would look past his own circumstances and often ask after my family. Thoughts with all of his family at this time and all of those who like me will really miss him.
    Thank you Dave for bringing joy into our lives.

    Adrian Hale
  4. Dave.
    I hope you find peace now mate. Seems so odd not to see you when i look out of my flat window on North Street.
    I will miss you my friend – R.I.P x

    Sean
  5. Dear Dave
    Rest in peace always remember your compassion when I needed it most rising above your own troubles.
    You will be missed and remembered by many
    God bless

    Phil
  6. Dave,
    What a gentleman he was! I used to work I. Boots wareham over the years. Dave was always a good friend to me, always asked how me and my children were and was always so polite! I spent many of lunch breaks on the bench with him having a good laugh and the time flew past when I was with him. He will be greatly missed and always within my thoughts. Sweet dreams my friend xx

    Laura Snowden
  7. A true gentleman and friend. Hold you head high in the streets of heaven Dave. You will be truly missed by us all.

    Debbie, Laura and Ben
  8. Dave would always chat with me at the Co-op… Saying for a Scouser I wasn’t that bad… He sat with my mum on the bench chatting to her keeping her company while I shopped.. A really nice man. Rest now mate.

    Best wishes to his family from mine

    Graham Morris
  9. Having met David some 12 years ago we shared many a happy moment talking fish, fishing, the countryside and life over beer in the Anglebury. He had such a sharp whit and sense of humour he was always great company and made me laugh. One evening we talked about how we both liked olives, the next day he arrived with a big pot for us both to enjoy over a beer. I will miss him deeply on my visits to Wareham.

    RIP Dave, go catch the big one!

    Dylan Roberts
  10. A lovely man and such a big part of the Wareham community , we never passed through town without saying “where’s Dave today?” Love and peace xxx

    Sarah and Ian xx
  11. Dave will be much missed in Wareham. He always asked after my kids and my Mum when she was still here. Dave was my secret weapon in the carnival odd item competition and helped me on the ones I was stuck on. The town really won’t be the same without him. I hope you have found peace now Dave.

    Joy Leaton
  12. Whilst shopping in Wareham it was always interesting to chat to Dave if he wanted to and I’m sad that he had so many regrets about the latter part of his life. I remember on one occasion when in North Street with some of my granddaughters he brought to our attention something that was happening on the Quay because he thought the girls might be interested. He was a kind, gentle man.

    Diane Kimble
  13. Carol,and I were sad to here of Dave’s passing, he was a friend, we knew Dave from Wareham Round table , and the Jewelry shop.He sold Carol and I our engagement ring 43 years ago . Rest now my old friend, and be at peace.

    Ian and Carol Barnes
  14. Cheryl Chubb
    Dave was a friend of many years over 50 years we spent time chatting in Wareham
    About our younger days
    Will always think of him with treasured memories
    And will miss him dearly xxxxx

    Cheryl Chubb
  15. Dave was a friend for over 50 years
    We always had lots of memories of our younger days
    In and around Wareham
    He will be missed by me and so many folks
    Wareham won’t be the same without him
    R I P dear David xxx

    Cheryl Chubb
  16. Dave
    Warehams not the same anymore
    Hope you are now resting in peace
    With your dad who you always talked about with such pride.

    Carol and Amber
  17. Dave, I already miss your presence in town, I will never forget the Christmas present wrapping lessons you gave me in the shop or the window dressing advice when I was doing themed windows, you had the biggest heart & honestly Wareham won’t ever be the same without you. I really hope you’re at peace now with your parents you so dearly missed. We wont ever forget you for aslong as we live!
    Rest now Dave, we will miss you x

    Amber Williams
  18. We will always remember our chats especially about cooking and food. We miss seeing you in the town, your absence is huge. Find peace now. Leigh and Danny (your friend you always called Peter Andre) xx

    Leigh and Danny
  19. An inspiration and a man with much knowledge, will be truely missed and allready is
    Rip David

    Dave hawkins
  20. Dave
    Wareham truly isn’t the same without you, I’ll never forgot all the times you had ago at me for not smiling as I was walking down the road, I can still hear you now “smile it might never happen” I never really knew what you meant but I do now and I’ll keep smiling just like you told me to! Rest in paradise my friend until we meet again xx

    Abbie
  21. David hope you can now find peace up there with Nan, Grandad, Brian and Brenda may you rest in peace.

    Will miss seeing you sat on the bench when I was working in Wareham.

    RIP

    MICHELLE. ANTONY, HARRY & CHARLIE
  22. My wife and I frequently chatted with Dave in the streets of Wareham. He loved our little dog Fudge. One day Dave stopped us and handed me a small item. It was a roll of doggy poo bags that we always have attached to Fudge’s lead. Dave had found it in Wareham, thought of us and picked it up to give to us the next time he saw us. We hope you have found peace Dave. We will miss you whenever we walk our dog in Wareham town. Keith and Angie x

    Keith Freeland
  23. Moving from Zimbabwe to wareham with my son was really hard.
    Dave, you took time out for me and were always there to help and advise.
    When my vacuum cleaner broke you carried it from the end of north street to the end of south st.
    What a true gentleman.
    Rest PeaceFully my friend, your troubles are over now

    Jo wright
  24. Wareham is not the same without David..He was such a character. He always had time to talk and tell you about his life. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Last time I saw him opposite the co-op he didn’t seem right and wasn’t his usual talkative self. I automatically look outside the Anglebury thinking I will see him ( even though i know he has passed away)…but it doesnt seem the same not seeing David again..Rest in peace.

    Deborah

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