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Graham Brown

1963 - 2021

Much loved husband of Natasha and a loving dad to Joanna, Sam, Bobby, Millie and Benjamin.
He will be very sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

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  1. I lost my dad, my hero, my best friend, my biggest supporter and my worst critic on Monday the 13th. He saw the good in everyone and always knew that there was a light at the end of the tunnel, he helped me achieve my dreams and put my dreams before his, he’d deal with my problem no matter how big or small and always made sure we had a smile on our face. I love you dad

    Millie
  2. Only a Dad

    Only a dad, with a tired face,
    Coming home from the daily race,
    Bringing little of gold or fame,
    To show how well he has played the game,
    But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
    To see him come, and to hear his voice.

    Only a dad, with a brood of four,
    One of ten million men or more.
    Plodding along in the daily strife,
    Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
    With never a whimper of pain or hate,
    For the sake of those who at home await.

    Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
    Merely one of the surging crowd
    Toiling, striving from day to day,
    Facing whatever may come his way,
    Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
    And bearing it all for the love of them.

    Only a dad, but he gives his all
    To smooth the way for his children small,
    Doing, with courage stern and grim,
    The deeds that his father did for him.
    This is the line that for him I pen,
    Only a dad, but the best of men.

    Sam Brown
  3. A true gentleman, a friend, an advisor a critic.
    Mr Brown always had a smile and a joke, and always to first to keep my feet on the ground.
    A big man in our sport, which will be impossible gap to fill, his passion and enthusiasm to start youngest in the sport second to none.
    I am privileged to be able to call him mate.
    I know there is a clay ground in heaven that has just gained one of best characters I have know
    RIP Big G

    Tom Green
  4. Taking well to soon, a great ambassador for shooting.

    Kevin newton
  5. A true gentleman. Will be missed by many. X

    Annabelle
  6. Rip big G you will be missed by many, ❤

    Martyn Guilbert
  7. I’ve been shooting at the clay shooting ground Graham owned since 2013. Though I didn’t speak to him often, when I did he was never to busy to stop and say hello. And more recently when I was shooting a difficult target, he stopped and helped me with my technique which helped with the problem.

    And that spoke massively about his character, a kind soul that would go out of his way to help others. He will be missed by many.

    Rest in peace Graham.

    Josh Horn
  8. Graham you will be greatly missed by many. Grateful to have known you and shared memorable days shooting together. I will miss your humour and banter greatly. Love Rob and Liz xxx

    Rob & Liz Mulliner
  9. My love, my life, my world, what am I going to do without you. You were an amazing husband, father and grandad. You have left a big hole in our lives, you never believe how loved you were. Love you to the moon and back

    Natasha brown
  10. Mr Brown, Graham and a big cuddly bear, I’ve known Graham for years and luckily been a part of the most amazing family, being one of Millie’s best friends since nursery. I can’t even describe how much love and respect I had for this man, going over from school most days always asking me how I got on and if I behaved myself always knowing I done something naughty, giving me a big cuddle if I had a bad day and came over upset, this man had a heart of gold. He also always wanted the best for his kids, family and people around him, i want to thank the brown family for letting me be a big part of your family, I will forever cherish the amazing and unforgettable memories I have with you all and Graham. I love and miss you Graham, thank you for teaching me to be tough but always showing me your soft side❤️❤️

    Georgia Horler
  11. Always saw something In people, even if they could not see it themselves.
    Always busy but would make time for a chat.
    You and your family did so much for my best friend and his family and I will always be grateful for everything you did.
    Rest easy mate

    Alex De Pass
  12. I remember Graham teaching us rugby at Bovington Middle school, i rememebe he always had a smile on his face and was really attentive and caring towards the team. I grew up with his son and I could only ever say I would see and hear how supportive he was to his children. Really a true figure of what a father should be.

    Jason Milne
  13. My memory of Graham will be at the sports center a few years ago, he was a sweaty mess trying to build up his 6 pack, he did make me chuckle. RIP Graham you were a true Gent.

    Shirley Cragg
  14. A gentle giant was Mr B. Always took the time to stop and talk, and there for anyone. Taken to soon from his family but know he will be proudly looking over them. RIP Graham x

    Tracy Hagelburg
  15. Graham you will be missed dearly by a lot of people and more so your beautiful family.. known as a friend and a boss (and an awful joke teller!! )Taken far too soon.. RIP Graham 💙

    Suzy, Craig & Family
  16. I only had the privilege of knowing you for a few short years and in that time you went from stranger to good friend. You will be missed so much. A true Gentleman who I asked for advice and help many times and would always help and advise .A true inspiration

    The world lost a legend who won’t be forgotten.

    Tight lines mate

    I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,
    So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
    Please send along my fishing rod
    For I’ve been invited to the fishing spot
    Where every day is a day to fish,
    To fill your heart with every wish.
    Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
    I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.
    We will miss each other for awhile,
    But you will come and bring your smile.
    That won’t be long you will see,
    Till we’re together you and me.
    To all of those that think of me,
    Be happy as I go out to sea.
    If others wonder why I’m missin’
    Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’

    Tom Greasty
  17. Graham you were taken far too soon. May you rest in peace x

    Rosemary Maguire
  18. Graham Brown,
    What can we say apart from the fact we’re absolutely shocked to see a fine man taken too soon from the huge family he had, not just blood but basically everyone in Dorset. A guy that would stop and chat, have a moan about how Tash or the kids were being pains, the next venture they were undertaking and giving proper dad advice!
    A man who’s legacy will live on through all of his family and the dogs he has sold to friends 😉.
    Truly gutted and shocked. RIP Graham enjoy your time in the shooting club in the clouds x

    Jamie & Vikki Webb
  19. Graham was probably the best person I knew. So kind and generous. A gentle giant in more than statue. He was such a huge presence and he was always there if I needed a friend. I can’t believe that he has gone so suddenly. He has left some wonderful people behind who can be proud to have been part of his family. What a legacy. RIP Graham. You have left a big hole.

    Cherry Brooks
  20. It was a pleasure to know Graham. You could see how devoting and dedicated you was to your family.
    I don’t ever think I ever heard you moan knowing of the commitments you had whilst trying to run businesses to better your life for you and your family.
    Not only your family the charity work and devotion to the Armed Forces.
    I will remember you as a true Gentleman and kind caring man.

    Absolute Legend X

    Corrine Gillam
  21. Sorry for your loss a true gentleman to deal with.

    Tom Young
  22. ‘Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    So loved, so missed, so very dear.’

    Our thoughts are with you Tash and your family.. Graham was one of the good guys, he will never be forgotten..
    much love.

    Lynn & Keith Burt
  23. Graham – Great, Remarkable, Achiever, Handsome, Admirable, Man.
    So proud to call him my friend.
    I loved the bones of Graham from the very first time I met him, he made my beautiful friend smile laugh and together they were unstoppable with their unconditional love for each other.
    He was always there to help everyone around him before thinking of himself.
    Fabulous husband, father and grandfather.
    Sleep well big man, you will never ever be forgotten xxx

    Rach
  24. From teaching me rugby at Bovy middle to giving me my first lesson shooting clays , then seeing you at work many years later a gentleman always and a wealth of knowledge that the world has truly lost , rest in peace Graham was a pleasure knowing you xxx

    George Towers
  25. Glad to have been able to call you a friend for over 34 years, you will be missed by many leaving a huge gap in their lives and the shooting community you were so passionate about, RIP big man.

    Colin Pennington
  26. i only knew the family from when i was younger and living in wool but you are all such a lovely family and i am so, so sorry you have lost this beautiful soul too soon. just know that he’s watching over you all❤️

    Aimee
  27. Dad,

    You was like a shining light in a lighthouse, keeping us all safe and protected, guiding us through life, Thank you for all of your support and dedication that you always gave. You always wanted to make things better for everyone around you without giving yourself a second thought. The thought of not being able to give you a call or even wave to you each morning on the school run is crushing me. You had the most amazing sense of humour which we will miss so much. There is so much I could say and so much more I had to say to you. You really didn’t know just how much people, loved and respected you. I’m so proud to have been the one to call you Daddy. Sweet dreams Dad I will forever miss you and I will love you always xxx

    Joanna Brown
  28. We came to your wedding to the lovely Natasha and danced the night away. What a lovely man you were always smiling always asking after people. Your smile will live on in your children
    RIP Graham and sending so much love to your beautiful Natasha and children .Just heartbroken at this news xxxxxx

    Sarah Galley
  29. A true gentleman, a gentle giant is how I remember Graham, I’ll never forget the time Natasha was cutting my hair one evening and Graham came into the salon and sat next to me for a chat I could tell he didn’t really have a clue about hair but he gave it a good go. 🤣😂 You could see he loved his family so much and would help anyone that would need it. My heart breaks for you all. They say the good ones go first and it’s right. Fly high Graham, and know he’s looking down on you all Natasha and family. Xx

    Donna Eite
  30. Graham.. you will be greatly missed by many.

    You are and will forever be remembered as 1 of the most wise, intelligent and fairest of men I will ever know.

    You are also 1 of the most kindest, caring and loving family orientated people I know.. forever putting your beautiful, intelligent and very skilled wife and children first.. making sure they knew the love you had for them all.

    Taken far too soon Mr Brown and you will forever be in many peoples thoughts and hearts.

    Greatest of sympathies to Natasha and your family.

    May you rest in peace Graham.

    Stacey Galton
  31. Such a lovely family man, quick sense of humour and such a gentle giant! So desperately missed already and always. Completely devestated for such a amazing family. So sorry.

    Marie & Rod Gale.
  32. Anyone who shoots in the region probably knows this man. What a legend and yet always approachable and easy to talk to. He was big in every way. Generous, enthusiastic and a great ambassador for the shooting world. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. RIP Graham.

    Neil Legg
  33. So sad to hear of Graham’s Passing. Sending lots of love to all. Xx

    Danielle thompson
  34. Oh big man the world will be a darker place without your beaming smile and quick wit! You filled a door way and lit up the room with that cheeky smile and wicked sense of humour.
    You will be so sadly missed by far more than you could ever realise as you touched so many by just being you.
    Thanks for the memories Mr Brown!
    Have a peaceful rest xx

    Ellie Wheeler
  35. A very sad loss, taken far too early.
    A brilliant ambassador for our sport, a true gentleman.
    My most sincere condolences to all the family, our thoughts are with them. RIP Graham.

    Doug Forsyth
  36. A great ambassador for our sport, and I remember Graham starting Purbeck along with John Collyer. Will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Graham

    David Burgess
  37. I had the pleasure of working with Graham and still hold those days as fond memories. A true gentleman that would always help others and be there for you. Will be greatly missed and taken far to early. RIP Graham.

    Paul Wheatley
  38. I concur with everything that has been said about Graham. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. One of the best memories I have is dancing around the kitchen with him and his very dry sense of humour, his kindness, selflessness and being an all round great guy.

    My love and thoughts are with Tash and family, RIP big man you are a legend.

    Maureen Quinn
  39. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, he will be truly missed, He was such a Lovely helpful person. RIP Graham x

    Liz Somerset
  40. I consider my self lucky to have known Graham and more importantly know a lot folk who knew him.

    The scale of his generosity, community spirit, what to him were probably small things that have come to light as folk talk about the man are wonderful.

    Everyone I have spoken to has a personal Graham moment.

    We have ours.

    Hopefully he knew how much folk thought of him and I am pleased that his much loved and talked about family get to see him through the eyes of others as he would never made comment about his actions himself.

    RIP

    Tim & Katy Messer
  41. I knew Graham and Natasha back in the nightclubbing days when he was a bouncer and he was always the gentle giant back then looking out for us drunken reprobates. I was so glad I then caught up with him again shooting a few years later and have enjoyed being part of his amazing shooting world he created. RIP Graham x

    Lisa Dytham
  42. We used to love coming down to the Reg shoots at Purbeck, and always greeted with that big smile, RIP Graham, Tim & Mary Thornett.

    Tim & Mary Thornett
  43. Dear Friend
    We may have lost you but your spirit lives on through all the lives you touched.
    We will remember you above all for your kindness and generosity, your willingness to help and for only seeing the good in all people – sometimes to your own cost.

    Natasha and family, Sam & Jo our hearts ache for you and you are in our thoughts during this tragic time.
    Graham was one of a kind – a humble gentleman of utmost integrity and a true gentle giant.
    RIP

    FRANK & JACKIE ARICO
  44. A star has just dimmed in the shooting world.

    Rest easy Graham.

    Geoff Beck
  45. I first met Graham at the venue night club. Great doorman.
    I met him again at purbeck shooting school with my father John. A great man who leaves a great legacy. My sincere condolences to the family.
    Martin Andrews

    Martin Andrews
  46. Truly sorry to hear this, Graham was Purbeck Shooting School and always made you welcome and laugh. Condolences to his family

    Chris Core
  47. So Sad to read this today. I always enjoyed my chats about Speedway and life on our visits. A big man with a big heart, our thoughts are with you all xxxx

    Andrew and Sam Tomlin
  48. Graham-A much loved husband and father, always very supportive and protective of Natasha and his children. Such a sad loss to his beloved family. I am sure he will continue to watch over you all. Much love Janet and Lee Davis xx

    Janet Davis
  49. So sorry to hear your sad news.

    I have great memories of coming down from London and joining my best mate and friends at the club.

    Graham has always made us feel very welcomed.

    I will pop in and see you all shortly.

    Will Manders
  50. Such a massive shock to hear that Graham has passed away suddenly. He was a true gentleman and always had time for a chat. Will be eternally grateful for him getting my pink gun which he knew I always wanted. Our condolences to all the family. R.I.P Graham ❤

    Kev and Annie George
  51. Thinking of all Graham’s family with sincere condolences to you all and on behalf all of us who had the privilege of knowing him he will be greatly missed.

    Jeremy Weekes
  52. Graham and I worked together for many years and he was a great friend.
    He was a hardworking , honest and reliable man in every sense.
    He always achieved what he set out to and did everything to the best of his ability.
    He contributed greatly to the shooting industry and will be sadly missed by us all.
    RIP Browner my old mate x

    Andy Whitemore CEO Avalon Guns Ltd
  53. Geoff and I have lost a wonderful member of our family,who will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man with a big heart.R I P Graham, until we meet again .

    Susan and Geoff .
  54. This is very sad news, I first met Graham coming into the sport of clay shooting. It was amazing how he could get the best out of you, with just a few words. He would always give you some time even with a million things on his plate, which he always did have.
    RIP Graham

    Marcus Hamlyn
  55. Graham was one the kindest big hearted men we have ever met. Always keen to help family and friends . His smile lit up a room, his eyes shone with pride when talking about his family. He truly was a gentle giant and will always hold a special place In our hearts.
    A beautiful soul is never forgotten. Rest in peace.

    Samantha and Ian Cobb
  56. I’ve known and respected Graham for very many years and a visit to the ground was always enhanced by meeting up with him. His straight-forward manner, willingness to listen to advice and his desire to do the right thing was very much admired.
    A friend that will be sorely missed.

    Paul Cooling
  57. My memories of Graham are his beautiful smile, kind loving man, He will be sadly missed
    Sending lots of love
    Auntie Sylvia
    xxx

    Sylvia Lockyer
  58. Graham brought the voice of reason to council during his time there, and was passionate about standing up for his community.

    Reading about all the different roles people knew him in- here was a man who was determined to help others in whatever capacity.

    Gone too soon and glad to have worked with him for a short while.

    Laura Miller
  59. Graham would do anything for anyone and always had a smile for you. I know how proud he was of all of his family and he will leave a huge hole in your lives. Thinking of you all.

    James Robinson
  60. An absolute true gentleman to all Graham met . Always a massive smile on his face and would take the Michael out of you if you deserved it. One of dorsets great shots and a valuable member of the team for years.
    RIP Graham.

    Joey Froud
  61. I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Graham’s untimely passing.
    My thoughts are with Graham’s family and all at Purbeck Shooting School.

    His contribution to the sport is massive, a true gentleman, who had time for everyone.

    Andy Hitchmough
  62. The world has lost one of the good guys. A man of integrity, with a ready smile and a great sense of humour. He’s going to be greatly missed.

    Tash, our heartfelt condolences to you all.

    Alan & Stella
  63. Graham was a lovely man. I met Graham through my husband, Steve. He worked with Graham at Purbeck shooting school. He became a great friend to Steve. He supported him when he became ill. And would always be at his side if he ever needed him.
    Graham was a true loving, caring man. I’m sure you will be shooting some clays up there with Steve.
    I will never forget the kindness you showed my family. I feel honoured to have known you. You will be truly missed.

    Mary Curry
  64. Briefly with us on the shoot, always with us as a friend. RIP my friend.

    Bill Beaumont
  65. Couldn’t have wished for a more gentle and chilled teacher of all things shooting. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must have been to spend hours teaching, only to find I looked like a complete novice in my first comp as if I’d never had a lesson in my life….those were the Dorset Game Bird days !!! But he didn’t show any frustration at all, amazing person, and will be so sorely missed, Purbeck won’t be the same again without the man who made it. Thoughts to family whom he talked about so lovingly,

    Theresa
  66. I loved Graham more than anything….he gave me soooo many lessons….I was never going to make the Olympics…but he never gave up on me!! ….that shows he was one in a million!

    Ness Hawkins
  67. An absolutely lovely man who will be sorely missed by us and many others right across the shooting community. Our sincere condolences to Graham’s family at this very sad time.
    R.I.P. Graham

    Mike & Joy Bland
  68. So sad to learn of Graham’s passing.deepest sympathy’s to the family

    Peter. au
  69. Wishing you all smiles amid the tears as you remember happy times you spent with Graham husband/father/ grandfather and friend.
    In his life he touched so many, in his death many lives have changed.
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sending big hugs xx

    Sarah Stainer and family
  70. I will always cherish our ‘Scottish adventure’ and all the memories. You always were one of life’s good people and thank you for the help that you gave me in some difficult times. Rest in peace wee lad.

    CHRIS VIGAR
  71. I’m saddened to hear the news of Grahams passing.
    He was without doubt a true gentleman and a great ambassador to the sport.
    The advice he gave me on shooting was priceless and I will never forget it.
    he will be sadly missed.
    My thoughts are with his family.

    Brendan meaney
  72. Can’t believe this has happened and my thoughts go out to all the family. I always remember Graham wanting to help others. Organising a village disco for the children, donating generously to a local charity we were fundraising for. Always there willing to help. RIP Graham.

    The Foy Family.

    Ellen and Reg Foy
  73. Big man, big loss one of the best effortless shooters with a gun in hand I have ever seen. I will miss the furrowed brow and the jokes but his presences will be there, all around the ground for us to remember him. A sad loss and heart breaking for the Brown Family and I can only offer my condolences but his legacy will go on

    Pete Mullins

    Peter Mullins
  74. Shocked to learn of Graham’s passing. My few interactions with him at the shooting school left a lasting impression. My thoughts prayets and deepest sympathy’s to the family.

    Andrew Jackson
  75. Graham was a dedicated family man and very proud and supportive of all of your achievements and my thoughts are with you all through this tragic period.

    In his personal and work life he was always willing to help out anyone and nothing ever seemed too much trouble for him.

    Having known him for the best part of 30 years I am proud to be able to call him a true friend who will be sorely missed by myself and many people.

    RIP Big Man

    Paul Dumbleton
  76. Graham will sadly missed by many people especially his family. Only went once to the shooting school,but had the pleasure to enjoy a birthday meal with him and tash for a mutual friend . Enjoyed our chats and his great sense of humour when he came into the garage reception that I used to work at .

    Gary Baker
  77. Warm thoughts are with you all at this terribly sad time, what a huge loss to the world,

    Graham a huge shining light turned out far too early xx

    Marie Atkinson
  78. Had the pleasure of fishing with this great man and was able to call him a friend a great loss and a true gent

    John davies
  79. Graham . I’m so sad you’ve been taken .
    When mum and Dad brought me down to the school 3 years ago for a lesson I didn’t think you were going to end up to be such a good friend of mine .
    All the times you picked me up to shoot all over the country .I will never forget your jokes your laugh and when we had to concentrate.
    Will always miss you
    Jack Vickery

    Jack Vickery
  80. R I P GRAHAM KEEP THE CLAYS FLYING HIGH

    Michael
  81. Graham, the warm and friendly face that I saw from time to time at the salon, may you rest easy and may your family find comfort and peace in all the happy memories you made together. Xxx

    Kirsty Gamage
  82. Very shocked and saddened to hear this news. Graham was always happy to chat and give advice. He was just a lovely man. Our thoughts are with all of the family
    Charlie and caroline Gordon

    Charles gordon
  83. We only became good friends in the last
    year sharing a passion for shooting and
    fishing.Graham very kindly offered help
    with my daughter Sophie’s progress shotgun shooting, didn’t have to but shows the mark of the man
    The planned chesil trips will have to wait
    awhile…..
    All our love to the family, you should take
    comfort that you had a fine husband and
    father in these difficult days
    God bless
    Graeme and Sophie Watling

    Graeme Watling
  84. So shocked and sad, can’t believe that he’s gone. What an extraordinary man, we are so grateful to have known him and for the mentoring and guidance he provided to Cam. Our heartfelt sympathies and thoughts are with all his family and the wider ‘family’ at Purbeck.

    Chris Cooper
  85. Oh so sorry terrible news of Graham’s passing. He was one of the nicest men one could meet. Always helpful and Graham always found time to help. He found great pleasure in helping others , and nurtured many. Always in the background never the foreground. Not pushing himself forward for praise , just deriving pleasure from seeing success.
    Natasha and the boys and girls our heat goes out for you all.
    A massive massive void to be filled.
    Love Valerie and John XXX

    John A Harrison
  86. We will all miss Graham very much. He was a good and kind-hearted man with a great sense of humour. I will also miss his terrible jokes. Here’s one he told us a couple of weeks ago…we were talking about archery for some reason. ‘I was taught archery at school’ said Graham ‘we had a Pakistani archery teacher. Now what was his name…ah yes, William Patel.’
    Looks of mystification…then the penny dropped! I will always think of Graham whenever I come to Purbeck Shooting School in future.

    Alan Denton
  87. There was never a time where graham would miss the chance to crack a joke and make me laugh, even at times I didn’t feel like it. He would always welcome me into their home and invite me to family occasions with open arms. Graham had the kindest heart and would do anything for those he cared about which is one thing I admired about him. I will forever miss his big smile when he would arrive at the salon to make himself a cup of tea or to enjoy the massage chairs as much as we do. Thank you for being a huge role model to not only me but everyone else around you, you will be greatly missed by us all.
    Rest easy up there Graham, we love you❤️

    Jade
  88. Dear Jo, Sam and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The term, ‘ A straight shooter’ is defined as “ a gun or a shooter, who can be trusted to hit a target: An honest and trustworthy person “. Your dad was one of the best in both of its meanings. He was a Gentle man and a Gentleman.
    Very best wishes Matt Lardner

    Matt Lardner
  89. To the man that was the passion in clay pigeon shooting and ran a fabulous site.
    Rest easy and continue your passion until we meet again.

    Stuart Newcombe
  90. I never knew you for very long but it was an absolute privilege and pleasure to have known you lovely man xxx

    Dawn
  91. A true gentleman that became a good friend.
    You will be sadly missed Graham but never forgotten.
    Fly high buddy.

    Julian Morris
  92. A big man with a big heart. Graham was a real inspiration to everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed by us all.
    Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Natasha and the family at this sad time.
    God bless xx
    Tim & Karen

    Tim Lester
  93. I will miss this man for whom I had considerable respect and who provided me with one tip that transformed my clay shooting abilities. The sort of talent with which he was endowed does not come along every.

    R.I.P.

    Roger Wilson
  94. A sad loss to us all. Graham was kind, funny, generous – larger than life in every sense – and will be greatly missed.
    Our sincere condolences to all his family.

    Mike and Jean Etherington
  95. Graham was an amazing friend , so kind, so considerate and so gentle. He was a true English gentleman.
    My family and I will miss him.

    Graham taught our three children all the safety disciplines associated with shooting , a knowledge that they will carry forward and pass to their children.
    He was a fantastic teacher and superb instructor. He created the club and managed to overcome a major planning obstacle.
    Purbeck club is identical image of his personality, large at heart and calm and stress free .
    Graham hard work and dedication has created a wonderful club. The very best. I have shot at many clubs in Europe and England. None matches Purbeck.
    My sons and I have enjoyed his friendship as well as his professional personality to enjoy our hobby.
    Graham will live forever locked safety in our hearts.
    Our deepest sympathy to the family , friends and the staff at the club.
    Siamak Gheissari and family.

    Siamak
  96. Graham, what a legacy you leave behind.
    You’ll be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you.
    My heart goes out to your beautiful family, your strength and love will live on through them.
    You’ll be remembered with having the kindest heart.
    Rest in peace Graham. X

    Michelle Elliott.
  97. Completely saddened by this news. Such a lovely family man and true gentleman. It has been an honour to know Graham.

    May you rest in peace Graham.

    Stacey & Gavin

    Stacey & Gavin
  98. Shocked to learn that Graham had passed away.
    I have always enjoyed his professional and friendly approach at the Purbeck Shooting School and that of his family to whom I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
    I know he will be sorely missed by the shooting Community.
    Kind regards

    Rory
  99. I remember Graham as a Councillor for Purbeck District Council and he always made the time to stop and talk to everyone and I had great respect for him.
    Graham was a true gentleman and it was an honour to know him.
    Love to all his family.
    RIP Graham xx

    Sharon Lowey
  100. I’ve had the privilege of Graham’s friendship for around 30 years plus.
    He was always consistent, always laughing, always joking and spoke lots of sense. Left a big hole in everyone’s lives who new him. RIP

    Mark Dare and family
  101. So sad to hear of Graham’s passing.
    A lovely man who always shared a joke or two with us. He will be missed by so many, sending love to Natasha and the family.
    RIP Graham X

    Tom & Connie Mears
  102. What more can one say about this wonderful man that hasn’t already been said by those whose lives he touched and who mattered to him. A kind and generous man who loved his family and his dog. He invested in his business and his students to strive for the best and was well respected for that. I worked with him as a fellow Councillor at Purbeck District Council and he always had his heart and head in the right place. In short Graham was an all round good bloke. RIP.

    Barry Quinn
  103. So sorry to learn that Graham Brown has passed away a true gentleman one of a kind Purbeck will be his legacy forever.

    Aurelio Frulli
  104. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Graham. A great shot. My thoughts are with the whole family

    Helen Smith
  105. I have known and respected Graham for many years and he was my mentor when I first joined our Parish Council, where he was always the voice of reason and his love, support and commitment to the Parish and all its people clearly shone out for all to see, a trait which he also displayed throughout his time as a Purbeck District counsellor. Truly one of life’s gentle giants whose passion, dedication and achievements will be sorely missed by all who knew him – rest in peace Graham.

    Glenn Hunt
  106. Sending from Belgium our sincere condolences to all the familly!
    Graham gave me many lessons with patience.He was a true gentelman.
    R.I.P our friend

    Jacqueline Kumpen en Danny Goris
    “Lee Park Lodge” Broadlands

    Jacqueline Kumpen
  107. What a terrible shock my thoughts are with Natalie and Children, Sam and Joanna.
    Graham Brown Big man, big Heart, Huge Loss. I was fortunate enough to work with Graham for several years, learning much from his huge pool of knowledge, He strived for perfection in everything he did and tried to inspire the same quality in others around him. His famous quick wit always with him. May he rest in peace he will never be forgotten.

    Norman Fuller
  108. As everyone says Graham was a lovely man, who achieved so much in so many ways. Taken far too soon. Our condolences to the family.

    Richard and Elizabeth Davies
  109. We have only just heard the news about Graham which has both shocked & saddened us.
    A thoroughly nice guy & a true gentleman.
    Sincere condolences to all the family.

    John & Judi Price.
  110. Very sad to hear this news. I have known Graham for some time around the clay grounds and he was always cheerful and would find a greeting no matter how busy he was. Graham would also offer good advice on hitting the clay that you missed.
    He was a great ambassador for our sport and will be sorely missed.

    Clive John

    Clive John
  111. Graham you were a gentle giant, a pillar of strength & love. We were proud to call you our friend. We spent many shooting days with you over the years, and were privileged to enjoy time with you & your family. Always a smile, a kind heart & a wicked sense of humour! Our thoughts & prayers to Natasha & family.
    RIP You lovely man 🦋

    Teresa & Peter Flower
  112. I first met Graham around 1996 when Purbeck Shooting School was a portakabin in a field when my 12 year old son had been given a shotgun. Through sheer hard work and persistence he built it up into one of the UK’s top clay shooting grounds despite serious headwinds and setbacks. I will remember him as a kind and honest big hearted guy who seemed to have a joke or funny comment available at all times and I suspect that most of us will have fond memories of how he helped us in all sorts of ways when we had a problem.
    Thanks for everything Graham, it was a privilege to have know and worked with you. You did a good job. RIP

    Dennis Jones
  113. I have known Graham from the age of approximately 13, when he worked for Tim Harding at Fields Farm in Winfrith. He helped teach me to shoot pigeons and clays. He also showed me how to fish for mackerel. We would leave early in the morning and he would tutor me to shoot to the best of my ability. He always had time, patience and the ability to encourage me. Something I won’t ever forget.

    Graham knew I wanted to venture further and so he gave me my first car and my passion for Ford Escorts!

    Our paths have crossed many times since and he always stopped for a chat and talk about our families.

    More recently, Graham helped our son Alex to learn how to shoot, and also work at the shooting school during summer holidays. Alex thought a great deal of Graham and Sam , who gave him time and the opportunity to learn.

    I was really saddened to hear of Graham’s sudden passing. Far too soon for a man with many dreams and aspirations. It’s was a pleasure knowing Graham and I will miss him a great deal.

    Richard Boyall
  114. Sorry to hear of your passing, you will be missed. Thank you for your time and friendship
    Best wishes
    The Fords

    Collete and Paul Ford
  115. A real gentleman who helped and supported so many. You will be greatly missed by all of us who admired your vision, determination, hard work, persistence, humour and friendship. RIP Graham.

    Howard Witt
  116. I was very sad to hear about Graham’s passing. He tried to teach me how to shoot with some limited success, he had patience with me and was a lovely man. My condolences to his family, especially Jo an Sam whom I knew.

    Peter Hartles
  117. I first met Graham when we were both new by Councillors at Purbeck District Council – and I was sorry I hadn’t known him before. A big man with a big heart, most definitely in the right place, and a pleasure to know and to work alongside. A great loss not just to his family, but to us all.

    Tim Morris
  118. A speck of Gold dust is shining as Bright as the stars in the sky Robert and Graham are looking down at their beautiful families knowing that we will Always take loving care of each other xxxxxxRIPxxxxxx

    Cynthia and Terry
  119. What an awful shock, taken far too soon. Our thoughts are with Natasha, Jo, Sam, Bobby, Millie & Benji & all the family.

    Graham made a huge impact on my life, in fact he helped me get my life back! He was a key motivator in me believing I could achieve my aspirations.

    Rod & I had a great time in Italy with him, where he was liked, admired & I felt we really got to know him!
    He had so many admirable qualities. A brilliant coach, he had the ability to motivate and inspire. I will remember him for his quick wit, his sense of humour, how generous he was with his time, supporting me with my shooting aspirations & so many youngsters with talent. He loved helping people to ‘ be the best they could’.

    ‘We all die,
    The goal isn’t to live forever
    The goal is to create
    something that will’

    You achieved a great legacy for you & your family.

    We will miss you & I will miss our chats. RIP Graham x

    Lorrie & Rod Greening

    Lorrie & Rod Greening
  120. Graham Brown. One of life’s special people. After 42 years of our friendship, memory time has come far too soon. God bless, and thanks.

    David Sackley
  121. R.I.P birthday and blood twin. Journey ended far to soon 🙁 xx

    Kayleigh
  122. There are so many things you can say about Graham because he was so friendly and gave everyone the time of day. He was so supportive to me and the charity Diverse Abilities. To sum it up, he was an all round good guy. Graham will be hugely missed and our thoughts are with Natasha and family.

    Mark Powell and family
  123. Thinking of you all today. My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to you all ❤️. You will missed by so many Graham – your huge cheeky character and smile, cracking a joke at every opportunity. I will miss seeing you around the village. Fly high Graham it was an absolute pleasure knowing you xxxxx

    Bev Gordon
  124. I was privileged to have known Graham, as indeed we all were. Generous and open he always assisted me in my endeavours to encourage others in shooting. He knew me from Blagdon Valley Gun Club (North Somerset) from the early days. Thank you for the pleasure and kindeness that you extended to so many.

    Dominic OConnor
  125. I was privileged to have known Graham, as indeed we all were. Generous and open he always assisted me in my endeavours to encourage others in shooting. He knew me from Blagdon Valley Gun Club (North Somerset) from the early days. Thank you for the pleasure and kindness that you extended to so many. God Bless, may you rest in peace.

    Dominic OConnor
  126. Truly lost for words !!!!! I’ve not been involved in the shooting scene for a while now but have many fantastic memories and many of them at Perbeck Shooting ground along with Graham and his wonderful family. I will never forget any of you. God bless and I send you all my Love.

    Pete Hurst X

    Pete Hurst
  127. A big man with an even bigger heart, RIP my friend!

    Jim Moore

Service Details

Monday, January 10th 2022 - 14:00
FUNERAL LOCATION
Purbeck Shooting School, Puddletown Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7NG
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Albert Marsh Funeral Directors
Wareham

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