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Melvin John Dando (Mivvy)

1949 - 2023

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  1. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.i could not have wished for a better dad, you really were one in a million. We are all truly heartbroken, but we hope you are at peace now. I hope you knew how loved you were by so many people. Don’t worry we will look after mum. I miss you dad. This isnt goodbye its “see you later”. All my love forever. Didds ❤️

  2. It’s a struggle to find the words to say.
    Truly the greatest man ever.
    The reality of this still hasn’t and I don’t think ever will sink in.
    I count myself lucky to have had such an amazing grandad and will spend the rest of my life trying to become someone that you would be proud of.
    I am also glad my boys got to meet you and got to see and share in the happiness you bought to all of us.
    It’s the saddest thing thinking of having to say goodbye but I know that you will always be part of who I am.

  3. Don’t even know what to say 😕
    Don’t even think it’s real to be honest.
    Absolute amazing man best grandad ever.
    Do anything for anyone.
    Going to be weird coming up and not seeing you in your shed making something or asleep in your chair at Christmas 🤣
    Who am I going to get to come pick me up from work now when I need it 😩

  4. Miv,
    The kindest, most generous man I’ll ever meet.
    I wish Nala could’ve had the chance to grow up with her great grandad by her side.
    But we will remind her of the wonderful man you were
    All our love
    Rest in peace

  5. Dear Uncle Mivvy
    No words can describe how shocked and heartbroken I am . You were the most kind, generous, caring man I know. I’m so grateful I got to meet you . You will forever be in our hearts. Xx

  6. Uncle miv,
    Heartbroken you have gone.
    Thank you for always looking after my mum.
    Miss you
    Tracy x❤️x

    Tracy Hardy
  7. Well Miv, can’t put into words what we feel. You left too soon, you left your wonderful family too soon.
    Always had time for a chat didn’t you. Always smiling.
    Our thoughts for you, Janet, the children and grandchildren.

    Peter & Jane Ellwood
  8. Uncle Miv, we were only laughing a few months ago about you and your mobile phone, youre so like dad it’s unreal! I hope you’re now at peace and you’re with all your brothers and sisters mum and dad. Our family will look after everyone at this sad time. Sleep tight xx

    Amie Lundqvist Dando
  9. Dear Uncle Mivvy,
    We will miss seeing your lovely, smiling face at family get togethers. You always came over to talk to us to find out how we all were. You were a very kind, friendly, funny, caring man. We shall miss you! Our hearts and love go out to Jan and the rest of the family. Rest in peace ❤

    Kerry and Paul
  10. Our deepest condolences to you all, Mervyn was a true gentleman who always stopped for a chat or a wave as we passed each other, Kimmeridge has lost a very special person,

    Sharon Kenchington
  11. Dear Uncle Mivvy, I will always remember your smiling face, full of kindness and laughter. You gave lots of joy to us all. We shall miss you. Sending so much love and strength to all the family.
    💕 Forever in our hearts 💕

    Helen and Nick de Mello
  12. Miv
    The most lovely ,kindest man who loved his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren so much ❤
    I have such lovely memories of you and I’m so sad xx
    Lucy xx 😘

    Lucy dando
  13. Miv, you were a lovely kind hearted funny man, I have lovely memories coming to your home after school with Didds and bringing mum & auntie Shirley to look at your lovely garden..Gone too soon, thoughts are with Janet, Didds, chunky and all the grandchildren & great-grandchildren & family at the horrendous time, much love Sam Mathews xx

    Sam Mathews
  14. Mivvy, Remembering Happy Times during our childhood at Kimmeridge. Thinking of you all.

    Gwen Castle nee Fry
  15. Miv,
    Heartbroken you and your family in this really difficult time.
    You were such a loving man with all the time and helping hands for your family and friends.
    I always enjoyed visiting, and seeing you up to mischief or repairing something in your shed
    Your family will truly miss you, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rest peacefully Miv

  16. Brother Miv
    It was this time of year that you put a new fence around our Garden with me and Veen as your assistants.
    Good memories of a lovely week working with you laughing and chatting together.
    We think of you every time we look out into our Garden.
    Love Trev and Veen xx

    Trev and Veen Dando
  17. Mivvy we are devastated not to be with your family on Monday but have to be in london Everything you have made for us over the years will be in the garden and house reminding us of you and plants will survive in your wonderful cold frames . Thankyou Mivvy . Edward ,Millie ,Freddie and myself send our love and thoughts to you always the fox family

    Joanna fox
  18. It has been an honour being your granddaughter. No one will ever compare to you, Love you always… from Ally & you’re two great grandaughters Luna & Etta.

    Ally Dando
  19. True gent always had time for anyone showed them how to get things done will sure be missed rip

    Stew viney
  20. Mivvy introduced Jethro to me & for that I’m forever grateful.
    So Many good memories of you over the years. Hope your at peace now, your going to be missed by so many.

    Paul Best
  21. A long way away and a long time ago Mivvy but Ray and I will always remember the fun times we had working on the farm at Kimmeridge. Getting the cows in for me at New Dairy when we were busy and always helpful and willing and such a good worker.
    Condolences to all the Dando family who will always remember you with pride.
    Ron and Ray Fry Western Australia.

    Ronald Fry
  22. Dearest Miv,
    Words cannot say what a special brother you were.
    With your lovely smiling face and pencil behind your ear you would always make time for everyone.
    You will always be in our hearts
    Anne and Elaine xx

    Anne Farwell and Elaine Hardy
  23. Uncle Miv
    I didn’t see you as much as I would have liked but when I needed help moving out of my flat you were there for me, I just wish I could have been there for you.
    I’ll never forget at Blowers when you passed me some pliers and asked me to pull the turkeys teeth out. I can’t believe I fell for that one.
    Lots of Love
    Becky Dando xx

    Becky Dando
  24. Miv, you were one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
    Things aren’t going to be the same without you around. You were loved by all of your family and we are all going to miss you.
    Thank you for all you have done for us,
    Don’t worry I will stick up for myself with Didds, just like you did with Janet. Rest in peace.


  25. Our deepest condolences to you all . Mivvy made us feel so welcome when moving into
    Kimmeridge and we will miss his lovely smile and wave . Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow .
    Val and Pete Honeywill at number 23 .

    Pete Honeywill
  26. Our thoughts are with all your family at this difficult time. We will miss that big wave & smile you always gave from your truck, and will always think of you when walking the dogs through the wood & behind your beautiful garden, where we so often bumped into you. Kimmeridge has lost a true gentleman and stalwart of the village. Rest in peace.

    Nick, Julie & family xx
  27. Our thoughts and love are with your family at this sad time. Miv was such a gentle and kind man. We are lucky to have one of his beautiful carts in our yard and we will always remember the advice he gave us on our flowers and the time he spent helping us at the house. Such a very special man. Sandra & Laurence Puddlemill Farm

    Sandra Tamplin
  28. Dearest Miv

    Our hearts are broken.

    Words can’t express our sorrow at losing you. We will miss and love you forever.

    Buster and Caroline xxx

    Brian and Caroline Dando
  29. Sorry to hear Melvin has passed away. As i knew him so well being neighbours for so long. My heart goes out this wife and family.

    George Tait
  30. I don’t know how to start as i have no words. I am just so thankful that i had such an amazing grandad, you were the most kindhearted hardworking man to ever walk this planet and you always will be. I know that you will forever be by my side, i just wish i could have spend more time making more memories with you. I am so thankful that i had you in my life. I promise you i’m going to look after dad and make sure he’s alright. I hope i make you proud.

    I will always love you with my whole heart❤️❤️ leishy


Service Details

Monday, March 27th 2023 - 12:00
Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9BQ
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors

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