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Michael Ernest Pauley

Michael aged 88 years passed away peacefully on Friday 13th January 2023. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Michael’s request was for no formal funeral ceremony and the family are not requesting donations. However please raise a glass for Mike in his memory at your next opportunity and celebrate a life well led and enjoyed.

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  1. Mike, my Father-in-law of over 33 years. How lucky was I to have you in my life for all those treasured years. You always had a zest for life, fully engaged and interested in everything, especially all things to do with your family right through to the very end. I will miss seeing you relaxing in the sunshine on the balcony overlooking the wonderful views of Poole, I will miss your humour, I will miss your presence at the family dinner table, I will miss having to make that decision on whether I should pick up a bottle of Paddy’s or Bushmills when shopping for your extra treats, but most of all I will miss YOU. The great memories you have left behind will always bring a smile to my face. A long life well lived, and now it’s time to rest. Love from Vicki xxxx

    Vicki Pauley
  2. Dear Mike
    Remembering you with much fondness. Such a great sense of humour and a zest for life. You always had an interesting story to tell as Mel and I shared many happy hours with you Marian and our families.
    Remembering the wonderful holiday we had in Florida. Such precious memories will stay with me forever.
    Hopefully you and Mel will meet up and raise a glass or two wherever you both are.
    Rest peacefully dear friend.
    Love Sue xxx

    Sue Downing
  3. Mike was the best Father in Law I could have wished to have. He was always the centre of things and the rock the family had. I used to love chatting with him about history, politics and everything that was going on in the world. I had the privilege to read one of his (unpublished) books and he was a great writer. Chris is going to miss putting the worlds to right with his Grandad but I’m sure he’ll take forward the mantle of challenging people’s opinion. I’m going to miss Mike’s sense of humour, his excellent speeches and he’s cheekiness. You had a long life and made all our lives better for knowing you. Rest in peace. All my love Siobhan xxx

    Siobhan Pauley
  4. if there is one thing i can say about my grandad it’s that he always put the needs and happiness of others over his own.

    i shall miss talking to him and the things we discussed.

    may he live on in our memories.

    Chris Pauley
  5. Fond memories of walks through Upton Park and trips to the beach as a kid, and the birthdays and Christmases more recently. Rest easy Grandad – hope there’s a dram or three of Bushmills wherever you are x

    Ellis Pauley
  6. what can I say about my darling Daddy
    he was stubborn
    he laughed at his own jokes 🤣
    he loved a pale ale off the warm shelf and his paddy’s and water! and additionally more recently his 11am brandy in his coffee
    He wasn’t very good at pouring measures his singles were triples!
    History & an amazing writer not enough people witnessed
    he adored his football Poole Town FC and then Co founding Poole Borough FC and the club with his partners in crime .He wasn’t always Kind to the refs tho!
    He was kind & helpful to everyone he met throughout his life from our shop as a Councillor
    He was an amazing support to all the family encouraging advising and a taxi service for me & my friends on nights out in town!! but most of all loving
    He adored his grandchildren and always joined on with all their schemes and games!
    I will miss you so much my hero!
    thankyou for everything you did for me throughout my life and always bring there for Dean and Ellie too
    always in my heart ❤
    love Jane xxxx

    jane Adcock
  7. grandad was a true gentleman he is always in my Heart. I always slept 😴 on his lap when I was little. He gave good backscrachs to l always use to play games 🎮 with him l love ❤ him so much and I wish he could still be here.
    miss you grandad 😢
    love Ellie xx

    Ellie adcock
  8. Mike
    You were my whole life, together for 68 years married for 63
    We had three lovely children Mark Graham & Jane and three wonderful grandchildren Ellis Chris & Ellie
    Times of Great happiness including holidays where you took me to some unusual places
    The times when life was a bit hard you never grumbled retained that lovely smile and sense of humour
    I shall miss you terribly

    Marion Pauley
  9. I grew up knowing Mike & Marion, shopping in their shop & visiting the Post office on errands.
    You were so much a part of our life growing up, living as we did just across the road from the shop! Going to school with the boys & Jane. Being involved very briefly with the football club.
    You always had time to stop for a chat no matter how busy you were a fact I know mum appreciated when dad passed away.
    Andrea Holloway (Henley)

    Andrea Holloway

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This funeral is private at the family's request. However you are able to send a message of condolence or leave a donation if applicable.