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Diana Jean Saville (Di)

1933 - 2024

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  1. Di was greatly loved by the Coward family. We shared many happy times during fabulous summer visits to Dorset. She was a true friend and will be deeply missed.

    Margaret Coward and family.
  2. We met as work colleagues in the Tourist Office and soon became friends sharing much together outside work! A true fried to all who were lucky enough to have known her.

    Shirley Malkin
  3. Di was a special friend to us in our early days in Dorset, always ready with generous hospitality; she was a great favourite with our daughters when they were small; and we continued over the years to enjoy and value her warm welcome, humour, and friendship. We remember Di fondly.

    Malcolm and Christa Porter, Alice and Kate
  4. I first met Di and her family when our daughters became friends at the village school in Langton in the late 60’s. Some years later when we both found ourselves living alone she came to live in Acton where I was living and we gradually became close friends. We walked the cliffs together regularly talking non stop so I invariably arrived home exhausted, there were a lot of laughs too and neither of us were averse to a fit of the giggles. She looked after my cats when I went away and tolerated my unruly bull terrier. Di was such good company and a good listener too with a wonderfully common sense approach to one’s problems, imagined or otherwise.
    When I moved to Somerset we kept in touch and regularly met half way in Shaftesbury for a good many years falling back easily into a warm friendship. Only when illness struck us both did we lose touch, unintentionally on my side and I’m sure on hers too, one always imagines there is more time… but there wasn’t enough.

    Cari Laurenson. ( Haysom)
  5. Di (or Mrs Saville as I called her then) was always a welcoming, kind and attentive host on the occasions I visited the family home in Langton back in the late 70s. I know she was a solid anchor for her children and will be remembered with great affection by all those who knew her. Rest in peace, Di. You have earned it.

    Fran Bollani (nee Gardiner)
  6. Di Saville, dear friend and neighbour to the Clarke family.
    “What a cool lady and what a beautiful life.” (Harriet Clarke)

    Nigel, Marilyn, Harriet and Olivia Clarke
  7. To all the Saville family.
    Sorry to hear of Di’s passing. Many happy memories.
    With love,

    Shirley Priddle and Family
  8. Diana has been for 34 years since my mother and I met her in Swanage a close and dear friend.
    We also spent lovely times together mainly there or in Paris when she came for a visit.
    Always cheerful, enjoying the smallest things life offers, she was such a kind, generous and caring person.
    She was also a lovely teacher of English !
    She is greatly missed.
    May she rest in Peace.

    Agnès Nohra-Leuret
  9. Dear Auntie Di, we will miss you so much. You were always there for us. We had such fun together on our trips appreciating artworks or eating out always with a glass of wine.
    Myself and the children have such happy memories of gatherings at your house. You always laid on a fantastic spread for everyone. You were such a unique and wonderful lady.

    Rest in peace

    Sue Fryer
  10. Fond memories of Di calling in the book shop to chat. She was always full of life with interesting tales to tell. Rest in peace.

    Jill and Mike Blanchard

Service Details

Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 12:30
FUNERAL LOCATION
St George's Church - Langton Matravers, High Street, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3HZ
BRANCH
James Smith Funeral Directors
Swanage
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