Service • Trust • Value • Care • Understanding

For general enquiries call 01202 367 307

FC Douch Logo

Independent Funeral Directors
Serving Dorset for over 100 years

Howard David Page-Clark

1953 - 2023

messages of condolence

Write a message and once it has been approved it will appear below.

Choose File

  1. We have so many fond memories of Howard.
    He was a very caring and funny man.
    His vocation of working for the church in so many ways will be missed and never replaced.
    He knew his destiny in God’s kingdom and we will meet again.
    God bless my friend see you in the morning.
    Dave and Sue

    David Hunnings
  2. In loving memory of my Uncle Howard, a wonderful man of God and example to us all.

    Dan Clark
  3. We first met Howard and Jodie at our first Post Green Camp in 1981, we came with a Church Group, from Christchurch Epsom Common, our daughter’s were then aged 4-6-16. It was our first time camping and a real experience. From the moment we arrived on site, there was such a peaceful/ tranquil atmosphere and we completely relaxed. It was over subsequent years as we continued coming back too Camps, that our friendship with Howard and Jodi, developed. At one time we had thought of joining Post Green Community, but that never happened, as by this time, the Community had started too develop the plans for Holton Lee. We became very involved and for several years I became a Voluntary Area Fundraising Co Ordinator, I did this until 2001. We then moved down from Epsom, and my first job was working as a Care Assistant at the Barn, and at the same time, we both started our volunteering and fundraising, which still continues today. Our friendship with Howard and Jodi developed, especially through our links with LMPC and St Dunstan’s. Howard will always be remembered for his way of listening and his deep thoughtfulness, his whole approach to life, shone through and made him a very Special Friend. I don’t think there are enough words too ever fully describe his wonderful character, he was totally unique and a truly wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jodi, Richard Gareth Vicki and Natalie and Vivienne. Rest In Peace, Dear Howard and Thank You for all you did for so many in your quiet and unassuming way, you will be greatly missed by so many of the lives you touched.

  4. Howard was one of a kind. One of the wisest, most deep thinking, calming people I have ever met. He showed Jesus wherever he went and I will miss him so incredibly much!
    I’m so grateful to have known him, and had him as such a lovely friend – I will never forget you Howard and all that you’ve taught me! Thank you and rest in peace you wonderful gentleman.

    Sophie Sutton
  5. Howard was a dedicated and committed governor of Lytchett Minster School, unstinting and creative in his contribution to the life of the school and supportive of its aims and ethos. He brought a genuine concern for people into all his interactions with students, staff and governors. We are very grateful that he was a governor here and know that, through his expertise and input, he has left an ongoing legacy to the life of the school.

    Lytchett Minster School Governors
  6. I remember Howard as a man committed to the education of our young people and quietly making his point. He took his governor responsibility seriously and contributed so much in the many years he served the governing body.

    I only wish there were many more human beings like Howard. He had a deep moral commitment to the community at every level both locally and beyond along with a strong streak of morality and humanity deep within his soul.

    The world will be a poorer place without him!

    Michael Lesser
  7. On behalf of the staff and students of Lytchett Minster School I would like to pay tribute to Howard Page-Clark. Howard was a governor for a number of years at the school. It was clear that he cared deeply for our young people. He was a mild-mannered, kind and compassionate man, imbued with great humanity.
    We thank him for his service to the school and the local community.

    Andrew Mead (Headmaster of Lytchett Minster School)
  8. Howard has been a constant in the parish for so many years. He has been the solid foundation of steady faith. We will miss him so much.
    There are so many past members of the congregation who will have been delighted to welcome him into heaven.

    Jane Parker
  9. Kind, compassionate, gentle, humble, nurturing, inclusive, loving, faithful, thoughtful, wise… these are just a few words that describe the friend we knew and loved as Howard. We had the privilege to get to know Howard in a relatively few short years, since joining St Dunstan’s and LMPC, however the impact he made on our lives was great. Howard will be greatly missed by us, but his legacy will continue.
    May you rest in peace, Howard.

    Fran and Jane Routledge
  10. Howard’s heart without doubt affected me growing up. I can’t recall a time without him at the front of Church . He was always filled with a calm and collected kindness that knew no bounds.

    Its amazing to think of all the times I got to spend with him as I grew up into the man I now am and I can’t be more thankful for the many conversations and prayers we shared as I built my faith with his guidance.

    Even down to doing the wedding rehearsal for me and my Wife . A special moment after spending my 25 years growing up next to him.

    A man of God . Gone to be with the King of Kings . An inspiration that always pointed to Christ.

    Rest in peace Howard .

    Albert Churchouse
  11. Howard and Jodie you always made us feel part of your family when we stayed at the farmhouse. We had great conversations and lots of laughs. So privileged to have shared time with you.
    Howard, such a gentle soul.

    Eve Tidswell(Oldfield) ,KenTidswell and Rupert Oldfield.
  12. Howard and I met on our first day as we matriculated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in 1971.
    We were companions within the college faith community for three years, and he gave immeasurable support to undergraduates and others through that time.
    As a contemporary of ours says, he was one of the kindest and gentlest person we ever knew.
    He wrote encouraging letters through long vacations. He shared in a working group at a forming community in Little Gidding (T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets). He supported me in visits to India on a university mission, and America. He became the Clerk to the College Chapel. He could punt with the best of them. And we had the adventure of travelling to Cumbrae for his wedding.
    He was a rare saint.

    Stephen Kingsnorth
  13. Howard has been a dear friend for 45 years. He has inspired us on our Christian path and his wisdom and humour have supported us so many times. We know we will see him in glory, but he leaves a big hole in our hearts. Every Sunday (being a feast day) we are reminded of Howard because we still use his recipe for American pancakes given to us in the 80’s.

    Stephen and Shelagh Ibbs
  14. Howard was first known to us at Post Green Camps and later in the community. Such a caring, thoughtful, gentle, loving, helpful and deeply spiritual man of God. We remember a particular song that you wrote :
    Keep us in your gaze Lord
    Watch over us………..
    Howard is certainly now in the Lord’s gaze.

    David, Ruth & all the Harder family
  15. Dear Jodie,

    We were very sorry to hear the news of Howard passing away.

    Howard was such a lovely, wise and gentle person. We send our condolences to you, Richard, Gareth, Vicki, Natalie, Vivienne and all the family,

    With our love and prayers,

    Adrian and Rosemary Russell

    Adrian and Rosemary Russell
  16. We were so sorry to hear the sad news of the passing away of my cousin Howard. I remember him as a caring & gentle man. Thought and prayers to Jodi and the family .
    Hilary & Rod

    Hilary Bennett

Service Details

Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 13:00
Lytchett Minster Parish Church, Dorchester Rd, Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JE, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JE
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors
Get directions Order of Service