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Dunja Wood

1949 - 2018

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  1. My deepest condolences to Dunja’s family

    As leader of the BA Fine Art Part Time course at AUB which she studied some years ago I had the pleasure of Dunja’s company for 5 years

    During this time I got to know her well

    What a wonderful woman she was – generous, and full of heart and enthusiasm

    I am devastated to hear about her passing

    Paul Finnegan
  2. I have no idea where to begin and what to even say. I am absolutely devastated and I could not believe it at all and still finding it hard to believe.

    Dunja was a beautiful soul full of love and kindness for others. The ever smiling and helpful attitude of Dunja is what I got attracted to when I met her for the first time as a student in AUB. She was truly talented and a very fine maker.

    I am honoured and blessed to have known Dunja. She was my only family here in the UK. She walked in my life and never left myside. Dunja always made me feel so beautiful by uplifting my spirits taking interest in my culture and festivities and teaching me about her swedish culture. She truly cared and understood me as a person and was always there to advise me as a Mom but at the same time celebrated and would play with me as a young girl. I have had some of the most wonderful and memorable time of my life being on the swings of Salisbury and slopping down on the Golden Hill in Shaftesbury with her. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her always. My deepest condolences to Roy and family. You are all in my prayers and thoughts everyday.

    Dunja was honestly a very special positive person for me who brought me so much happiness and joy. I love her so much and will always.

    Preeti Sood
  3. When I heard how sick Dunja was it was hard for me to come to terms with that, and even harder when I heard Dunja had lost the fight.
    I remember back to those times over 50 years ago playing table tennis at her mother’s house. We always kept in touch despite being on opposite sides of the world. We always tried to see each other when I was in England. I thought what a terrific thing Dunja (still Duddy to me) did to drive to see myself and Chris in Southampton in 2014. Now that visit is even more special.
    Thanks Dunja for being our friend.
    Condolences to Roy and Family.

    Alan Stacey
  4. My sincere condolences to Dunja’s family. I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing her whilst she was a student at AUB. Dunja’s kind and generous nature made her a joy to work with and she was a force of energy in the student community. A wonderful person and I will miss her enormously.

    Michelle Griffiths
  5. I remember so well meeting Dunja in the print room at AUB when we were both studying for our Degrees. She came over and asked if I was Swedish, on account of my shirt and hair!
    Since that day she was so supportive and kind to me and provided so much encouragement in my work.
    I feel honoured to have known her. She was an incredibly generous woman full of life and kindness and I am glad I was able to help in a small amount with the Spreading Health Charity. She will be truly missed.

    Robin Mackenzie
  6. “The soul migrates from body to body. Weapons cannot cleave it, nor fire consume it, nor water drench it, nor wind dry it.
    Life is eternal. It existed before birth and it will exist after death. Life also exists between birth and death. It is beyond birth and death. Life is infinite. Life is immortal. ” – from The Bhagwad Geeta, one of India’s most important spiritual books.

    So grieve if you must for Dunja, for that is how we mortals express our love. But know that she is in a better place.


    Anindya 'Andy' Banerjee
  7. She lived loved, she died loved…..
    RIP Dunja; for family and friends – smile with your memories

    Dode and Val
  8. I got to know Dunja through our mutual friend Preeti and in the relatively short time I knew her, Dunja introduced me to the Swedish community in Bournemouth and managed to make me feel more at home where I had come to live. She was a truly generous spirit and I will miss her greatly and so will, I’m sure, all the Swedish people in the region. I will certainly miss speaking Swedish with her.

    Willem de Bruijn
  9. Dunja became part of our family in the early 60’s when she moved from Sweden to England with her Mother. They lived just around the corner from us and from almost the moment she arrived, she was always with us. She was a lovely, bright and vivacious young girl and we were all very fond of her. She was devastated when we moved to Australia in 1964 but we all k ept in touch with her and I managed to see Duddy on a few occasions on visits home , She and Roy and the children did make a visit to Australia and of course we saw her then.
    We were all deeply shocked and saddened at the news of her passing. Dunja went long before her time and she will be so sadly missed by Roy, her children , her grandchildren and her vast number of friends.

    Hilary Diack (nee Ford)
  10. So sorry that we couldn’t come to Dunja’s funeral and pass on our condolences in person. Tracie has been wearing her special ear-rings in memory of a lovely and multi-talented lady. All our sympathy to Roy and family.

    John and Tracie Billington
  11. Thank you Dunja for your friendship. Thank you for your warmth, support, your enthusiasm, your energy and for offering your many talents to further Spreading Health. We will miss you so very much.
    Pete and Glyn

    Glynis Hearn
  12. Just heard this very sad news. Dunja taught my daughter in pimpernel school in 2001. Much loved teacher. Condolences to the family.

    Veronica Jenkins / nee pope
  13. So sorry we couldn’t be at the funeral but our thoughts are with you.
    On the day of the funeral I wore the beautiful necklace Dunja made me to celebrate and remember her artistic flair and talent. We will miss her so much.
    Thinking of you and your family
    Tracie and John Billington-Beardsley

    Tracie and John Billington-Beardsley

Service Details

Tuesday, July 31st 2018 - 3:00pm
Poole Crematorium

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu are in aid of Spreading Health. For the funeral, please wear bright or clothing that you are most comfortable wearing.

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