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Derek Thomas Marsh

1935 - 2022


Donations will be gifted to the following charities:

  • National Coastwatch Institution - Swanage
  • Swanage Town & Herston Football Club
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  1. So many happy memories of Uncle Derek from spending so much time at Victoria Avenue and feeling privileged that my boys got to meet such a wonderful character. Sending love and thinking of you both.

  2. So many happy memories. Love and condolences to all the family.

    John & Gail Taylor
  3. Goodnight, sleep tight uncle Derek x

    Donna courtney
  4. Uncle Derek was one of my Dad’s beloved brothers. They were each so loved by all of us. Our family have been so lucky to have great men (and women) in it. We are sending all of our love to Sarah & Helen and their families and to the surviving siblings, David, Audrey,Sylvia, Eileen and Doreen xx

    Belinda & Jim Irvine
  5. Great memories of the Swanage Legend.
    A truly remarkable gentleman and character.

    Sending all our love xxxx

    Lee, Tracey, Daisy & Bert
  6. Derek was a true Swanage legend and a fantastic personal friend who will be greatly missed…….Sleep tight Derek. Condolences to all the family.

    Gerald Dimarco
  7. Derek, you will be sadly missed. Our love and best wishes to all the family

    The Arnold Family
  8. Derek the Swanage legend, fond memories of our annual trip to Swanage and Helen’s funny moon. Condolences to Helen, Sarah and family xxx

    Sarah & Jeff, Jack & Emily
  9. Derek, You will be missed by so many.

    We donated and sent with out message so I hope this is received.
    Our thoughts are with you x

    Dani and Dan Elm
  10. Lovely Uncle Derek, he will be greatly missed.

    Karina and Martin Steeden
  11. We will miss Derek, he was loved by all our family, a part of our lives and will not be forgotten, a good man and so much more! A chat with him would always leave you with a smile and a warm feeling. Love and sweet memories to Sarah, Helen and all the family xx

    Sarita, Luke, Elise and Liam
  12. Both Marion and I will miss meeting you on our walks and having a enjoyable good yarn, rest in peace dear friend.

    Dave & Marion Corben
  13. What a sad day for Swanage and everybody who was lucky enough to know Derek.
    We worked together for a short time over 20 years ago but never once since then did Derek pass me in the street without giving a friendly wave and a quick hello, sometimes I was lucky enough to stop and have a chat.
    The sun shone for Derek today but Swanage is a sad place tonight.

    Steve Burridge
  14. So many great memories a long time ago, our traditional Christmas card games with Fred and Nances at Worth. It was good to catch up 2015. Condolences to Helen and Sarah.

    RIP Pat and Rod .

    Pat and Rod
  15. A fantastic person who always had time for you.
    I’ve known Derek for a long time, back in the days when he played for Swanage with my father Don Puzey.
    He will be sadly missed, has now joined the Swanage legends in the sky.

    Ash Puzey
  16. Will always have such great memories of Derek.
    So many funny comments that he made that we will never forget.
    Hope they serve you extra Tatties up there Derek.
    Will always think of you so fondly, such a special man.

    With Lot of Love Brian, Tim and Tina xxx

    Brian Ayling Tim Castleton Tina Castleton

Service Details

Thursday, May 19th 2022 - 11:30
United Reformed Church - Swanage, 112 High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2NY
James Smith Funeral Directors

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