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Eric Roy Mills

1938 - 2024

Refreshments will be served at The Bear, South Street, Wareham following the service to which all are welcome.

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  1. My heart aches at how much I miss you already. I will be forever grateful that you were my dad, as you were the best there could be. Your love and kindness will continue to guide me every day. Rest peacefully Dad, I will think of you often and love you forever.

  2. My Brother In Law, my friend always there to support and help those around you.
    Eric you will forever be loved and in my thoughts.
    Rest In Peace 💜 we miss you

  3. As a father, husband and man you were the perfect role model, Dad. Forever grateful. Love you.

  4. Dearest Uncle Eric, you were the best Uncle I could have asked for and I loved all the time we spent together.. You were the true meaning of family and we will all miss you so much. Love always

  5. A true gentleman, a much missed father, grandfather and father in law. We will and do miss you xx

  6. Thank you for all the love and support you gave us as your family and everyone you cared for. I will remember you with love and gratitude that you were my dad. Rest in peace xxx

  7. Eric was a wise knowledgable man who was very supportive and trusting whenever you needed a friend. I have known Eric for over 50 years and will miss the good times and the banter we shared I have always admired the fact that his family was always a priority. The world has lost a good man x

    Nick Pyne
  8. Eric, you were a great man always willing to help and welcome others into your family. You will be truly missed and always remembered. You made family occasions the best including your great singing of five gold rings!

  9. always brought fun and laughs whilst showing your love, thankyou for always putting a smile on my face. Miss you loads Uncle Eric, sleep tight xx

  10. My darling Eric, what a wonderful husband you have been to me. We would have celebrated our diamond wedding anniversary this September. Each and every year you have put me and our family first. Thank you for our long and happy life together, and for taking such good care of us, always.
    I shall miss you, and love you, forever xxxx

  11. Grandpa, you were the best grandfather I could ever dream of having. My friend, my role model, and a person who never failed to put a smile on my face. I am so lucky that you were my grandfather and have taught me to never take anything for granted ever again. Rest easy, I love you.

  12. My lovely Uncle Eric, I will miss you so very much and will think of you often. One of my most special memories is dancing the night away with you, just us on the dance floor where you put me to shame with all your energy. Until we can dance again, all my love x x

  13. Rest in Peace Eric, family man, hard working, and, cleverer than me. You will be missed by so many, it was a privilege to have called you my brother in law, the memories will always be there.

  14. Our lovely Uncle Eric, always welcoming, kind, generous and funny. Thank you for being you xxx

  15. Uncle Eric you always greeted us with a smile and were a wonderfully loved family man – I cherish fondly all our trips to Dorset as children and now, as adults, it won’t be the same without you. Love to Anne, Helen, Stephen, Robert and all the wider family. Thoughts and prayers are with you xx

  16. My family will always remember you as the life and soul of the party. You shone up a room with your presence. I will never forget you dancing the night away at our wedding and everyone commented on how awesome you were. You were kind and welcoming and although I was a step niece – it never felt like that. You always made me and my family feel as wanted and as part of the family as your own. We will miss you very much. X

  17. Uncle Eric, There are times that it’s hard to put in to words how we feel and this is definitely one of those times. There are so many great memories of family times of Christmas’, Barbecues, Weddings and Birthdays to name but a few. Your boundless energy shone through and showed how much love you had for your family and how much you enjoyed everyone being together at all of these celebrations. You were an amazing Uncle and we will all miss you so much.

  18. A lovely brother-in-law, Eric was always interesting and amusing to talk to. A true family man – kind, generous and welcoming to the whole extended family. So many good memories. He will be greatly missed. xx

  19. Eric was a wonderful man and it was a true privilege to know him. Sending my deepest condolences to Anne and family, sending love and thoughts to you all from Melbourne.

    James Archer
  20. Eric, the time spent with you and family in England was always truly wonderful and you were always available for some great moments! I know my dad appreciated all the skype calls and would always be running home to make sure he didn’t miss it! Thank you for all of that as I’m not sure dad could ever figure out how to call you 🙂

    You’ll be missed by many, and unforgettable to anyone you’ve known.


    Chris Oliver
  21. It was a pleasure to be a part of your final years, we had such fun
    You truly were such a character, your presence here will always be missed

    Take care Eric,
    Your favorite Nurse

  22. with deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one

    France Chris and Pat s mother
  23. It was an honour and a pleasure.

  24. Dear ‘uncle’ Eric
    I have such fond memories of our Easters spent with you and the family at Wareham.
    You were a real family man and I know you will be sorely missed.
    Lots of love to Anne, Robert, Stephen and Helen at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

  25. Uncle Eric, Thank you for everything, the family events were always a real treat and seeing you with a smiling face and open arms. Words cannot express how much you’re going to be missed but you’ll always be remembered. Rest in peace xxx

  26. RIP Eric, a much loved family member. A very talented and clever man who overcame a heat attack at a very early age. Always willing to help and a great source of support to Mum and Dad when they become frail. Most of all I will remember you for your kindness.
    With love always.

  27. Uncle Eric, despite the distance between us I will always remember your warm welcoming on our trips to England. Always so lively and happy with our family. I will also remeber the sound of your voice in my dad’s computer speakers every saturday for years on.
    You will be greatly missed. Lots of Love xoxox

  28. I have so many happy memories of our family holidays in the sun, relaxing with a cold beer and listening to tales from your national service days. Whenever I was out hiking down by the coast at Lulworth I would often glance down at the boats below and wonder if you were out on the water for the day. I imagine that’s where you are now, but maybe I’ll just have to look up instead of down. We’re all going to miss you loads, a top bloke who I was proud to call my father in law x

  29. Eric, my dear brother-in-law, thank you for so many memories to hold from all those years. You were a very special man, devoted to your family and so kind, caring and generous to all. Missed beyond measure. Rest peacefully.

  30. I first met Eric at school aged 13/ 14.
    I’m now 87. On Eric’s birthday June 8 1962 (on what appears to be a blind date) I first met Chris and the four of us went for drinks at Southampton pub in Surbiton.
    2024 will see us celebrate 61 years married thanks to Ann and Eric. The rest is history.
    Rest in peace Eric

    David and Christine
  31. Eric, you were always happy, welcoming, generous and full of energy. Nothing was too much trouble for you.
    Even though I was part of your wider family you always made me feel included. You will be missed very much . Rest in peace. xxx

    Julia Archer
  32. Eric, it was an absolute pleasure to have known you. A kind and generous family man. I enjoyed our discussions on the financial markets and the trips on the boat. You were always fun and interesting company.


    Mike Archer
  33. Thanks for the memories, the pints you downed with David and your willing help when I’ve called on you in the years since he died.
    Love, Carol.x

    Carol Blight
  34. A very sad loss of a lovely, kind and funny gentleman.
    Along with Anne, Eric was a great friend to my late parents, Michael and Beatrice and I will always remember his smile and great wit, particularly during hospital visits during mum’s protracted illness.
    My deepest condolences to Anne and all the family.

    Andrew Smith
  35. Truly amazing man ! Who had great advice and love for all his family.
    Rest in peace.

  36. Eric was always so kind and welcoming to us and our children which we are very grateful for. We enjoyed being part of your family events and will really miss seeing you x

    Kirsty and Andrew
  37. In Loving Memory of a very good Neighbour & Friend. Rest in Peace Eric.

    Mrs Sue Singer
  38. Eric, it was a great pleasure to have known you and to be able to call you both a friend and mentor. You will never know how instrumental you were in my career development at Winfrith and I shall always remember your friendship and kindness. Terry

    Terry Dorman

    Terry Dorman

Service Details

Friday, April 26th 2024 - 14:00
The Priory Church of Lady St Mary - Wareham, Church Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4ND
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors
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