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George William Glover

1937 - 2022

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  1. Dearest Uncle George, you were such a beacon of safe, solid strength and joy to me whenever I got to visit you and Auntie Sue. I loved the feeling of your beard when you gave us a hug as a child. All my love to Sue and your gorgeous girls and many wonderful grandchildren. Forever my favourite, Uncle George.

    Ella Kenion
  2. Our deepest condolences to Kate and all of George’s family.

    The Okennedy Family,Wexford
  3. At home and work, George’s memory is still all around us.

    In our house, he made the handmade winding staircase in Canadian Redwood, and the window sills and mantle shelf are all in English Elm. The clock on the mantle often reminds us of him each time it chimes. I still have beautiful hardwood boxes and cabinets he has made for me.

    A fire kerb appeared one day, unexpectedly, as George had decided it would finish off our new grate practically and nicely. He was kind.

    His knowledge of wood was terrific, and he could pick up almost any piece and tell from which tree it came. George’s experience seemed unlimited. He acquired his coach-building skills using ash and other timbers combined with sheet metal when coach bodies were hand-built and were the primary source of transport for the masses after the war. He also had excellent mechanical knowledge; he was a friend and support to a local classic vehicle club and could often be engaged in repairing his vehicles.

    George had great strength, lifting window frames and doors with ease. I would stand by entirely redundant as he just quickly picked things up on his own. He worked on churches and historical buildings with sympathy and care.

    Together we completed a bow-wood display case to contain the Bere Regis turret clock as the No 1 exhibit at the County Museum; I did the design, and he made it in bent ash and curved acrylic.

    Of course, he had many yarns to tell, and I suspect my curiosity caused him some tribulation sometimes, but he could relate a wealth of adventures when encouraged.

    The time scale of jobs can extend as a master artisan strives for perfection. You cannot always rush traditional materials and finishes; it is not always possible; as a result, George was sometimes misunderstood by those that did not understand the craft and had to wait for a while before he came to them. Still, the critical and foremost objective was that he created an object to admire for a long time afterwards. He was always willing to help.

    His perpetual legacy and heart are in many places if you know where to look.

    George, I will miss your cheerful whistling as you came down the lane to visit.

    We will never forget you.

    Alastair MacLean.

    Alastair MacLean
  4. We first got to know George in the early 1970s. He was still working in the London area and would arrive late Friday afternoons carrying a box of groceries for the family.

    After he left his London work to join the family at East Knighton George, a skilled woodworker could often be found in his workshop making doors, windows, staircases etc., for customers.

    Although a modest man, George could often be seen helping out at the school, W.I. and village events, having been volunteered by Sue.

    You might think George was too busy for hobbies, but he, with his daughters, joined Wareham Town Band, which he greatly enjoyed.

    Whenever we met George, he always had a ready smile and was keen to stop for a chat, often speaking about his family, who meant a lot to him.

    George will be greatly missed, not only as a husband and father but as a neighbour and friend to many.

    Rita MacLean.

    Rita MacLean
  5. George was a Life Member of the drama society in Wool.
    He made beautiful sets for our productions for years. He was responsible, reliable and nothing was too much trouble for him.
    He was a kind and caring man who devoted his life to Sue and their children.
    He was well liked and we will miss him.
    Rest well George.
    From all his friends at the D’Urberville Drama Society (Wool) XXXX

    D'Urberville Drama Society
  6. Some people have a natural inner glow and charisma and they are few and far between. To me George was one such character. I am pleased to say that I have had the privilege to know him. I didn’t meet with George as often as I would have liked but every time we met, even with years between our last meeting, straight away I felt totally at ease in his company.
    He had a wonderful sense of humour and a very relaxed demeanour. I have fond memories of getting home from school and being surprised to find George sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of tea and a chat with Mum. He used to drive coaches and when he was in the area he would pop round for a natter. I just loved his sense of humour and fun. Even when I had ‘grown up’ I always had that inner excitement when meeting him. He was fun to be with.
    I am very saddened by his passing and send my condolences for your loss to you all.
    George has left me with very fond and humorous memories.
    God bless you and thank you George.

    Dave Coles and family Bognor Regis
  7. George was so lovely and kind, a true “gentle man”. Many happy memories from our time as members of the D’urbervilles. So sad to hear of his passing, my thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with his family. Much love to you all xxx

  8. Grandad, I couldn’t be there for your send off and I’ll forever hold that guilt close to me. I know however, you’d tell me to turn my frown upside down and feed me pancakes with sugar & lemon and bribe me the way you used too when I was young with a choc ice or two.

    You’ll be so missed grandad,

    Lots of love always,


    Coral Price
  9. To the man who taught me how to cook a sunday roast and putty a sash window, I will never forget your wisdom, strength and kindness.
    Thank You for Everything.
    Rest in Peace
    My Father in Law and Friend

    Colin Hayes
  10. Dear Sue, Trish, Claire and Katie
    We are so sorry for the passing of George. A dedicated husband and father.
    He was also a well respected man who will be sadly missed.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Christine and Ian
    D’Urberville Drama Society

    Christine and Ian Udall
  11. George was a Life Member of the drama society in Wool.
    He made beautiful sets for our productions for years. He was responsible, reliable and nothing was too much trouble for him.
    He was a kind and caring man who devoted his life to Sue and their children.
    He was well liked and we will miss him.
    Rest well George.
    From all his friends at the D’Urberville Drama Society (Wool)

    D'Urberville Drama Society
  12. To Sue, Trish, Claire and Katie
    Sorry we can’t be with you today but you all are in our thoughts.
    Our condolences.
    Angela and Marcus
    D’Urberville Drama Society

    D'Urberville Drama Society
  13. To Sue and family
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Ellen and Reg
    D’Urberville Drama Society

    D'Urberville Drama Society
  14. Sue and all your family.
    My sympathy and condolences.
    D’Urberville Drama Society

    D'Urberville Drama Society
  15. Remembering a lovely villager – friend of many here in Winfrith & East Knighton. He will be sadly missed by his family. Sending love to them all and especially Sue.

    Patricia & John Yonwin

Service Details

Tuesday, October 18th 2022 - 11:00
Church of St Christopher - Winfrith Newburgh, High Street, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, DT2 8JW
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors
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