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William Nigel Payne (Nigel)

1938 - 2023

Devoted husband of Yvonne, Loving dad of Tim, Andy, Kate, Liz and step-dad of Karen, Nicki, Helen and brother of Di.
A dearly loved grandad and great grandad who will be sadly missed.

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  1. Dad – I can’t believe you aren’t with us anymore, but I’m sure you are in spirit. I will miss you so much, I loved our trips over to see you & Yvonne in Briantspuddle, chatting about gardening, the latest wildlife you had seen & so many more topics. I know you are sleeping peacefully now, you made such a good impact on so many people during your life & I know you will be happy snuggled in with nature at Affpuddle xxx

    Lizzie Pillans
  2. Grandad,

    Thank you for everything you gave and taught me over the years.

    Hopefully now you can look down and make sure I catch every session..

    We will make sure your priority, our Grandma is forever topped up with Rossi’s, Fish ‘n’ Chips and all the love in the world.

    I never thought it would be your gravestone I’d be putting my glasses on.

    See you again one day, I’ll bring the digestives.

    Lots of love, Alex x

  3. I love you and I think the world of you. We’ve have the most fantastic time and thank you for looking after me. All my love, Yvonne x

  4. Dearest Dad
    I’m so sad to have lost you but you lived life to the full right to the end. Thankyou for everything and for being the most interesting and funny person I have ever met. You’ve touched so many lives and now it’s time to rest in peace lovely Dad xxx

    Kate Sheerin
  5. Grandad- you were the best grandad I could ever have wished for. Every time I’d see you, you would greet me with ‘who’s a lovely girl then’ and you did the exact same to Luchy and Bella. Thank you for always telling me all your Dr stories and making me want to be a nurse. I’ll miss you so much. I promise I’ll look after granny, keep her topped up with ‘Lucia Tonic’ and keep doing her nails forever. Loads of love, Toni x

  6. Grandad
    Thank you for always being there for me when I would need it and for always keeping a smile on my face.
    I know you’ll be watching my football games from up there and I’ll sing Joseph and his technicolour Dreamcoat 1 more time just for you
    Love you grandad ❤️

  7. Grandad

    Thank you for being the best role model throughout our lives. You could make light of any situation and had the most infectious laugh. I used to love helping you sort the honey through the years and all the summers down the river.

    Thank you for everything.

    Lots of love, Gilly xxx

  8. Can’t quite believe you’ve gone – who am I gonna go to when I think I’ve got something wrong with me now?! I’ve had a bottle of red from the bottom row of the wine rack – sorry! And I’m sitting on your part of the sofa! Look after my Archie – I know you loved him and know that Doris will miss you loads xxx

  9. Grandad

    It still feels surreal to be sat here writing this rather than chewing the fat over our favourite sturminster chips.

    A genuinely kind hearted and inspirational man, you shaped so much of what I have become today, and for that I can only truly thank you over and over.

    May the sorrow and anguish we feel now for the passing of such a great man become a celebration of the wonderful life you lived and shared with your loved ones.

    Never more than an Eccles cake away from the forefront of my heart,

    Until we meet again grandad

    Tight lines and gone fishing xx

  10. Dear Dad , I wish I could have one more hug , one more chat at your kitchen table, one more drive to Weymouth.
    Thank you for all that you gave to me , and to so many other people – kindness, patience , respect, and humour. Your glass was always half full , and if I’m lucky enough to become more like you as I grow older , then I’ll be a happy man.
    Andy xxx

  11. Dr Grandad,

    The smartest man I ever knew, and I think the smartest man I will ever know.

    Your quick whit and great sense of humour never ceased to put a smile on all our faces.
    Your fascinating stories would capture us all, we’d be hanging onto every word. Your love for nature, animals and all things sweet continue to live on in your children, and I see it in us grandchildren too. You will never be forgotten, you have taught us all how to live life with such greatness.

    I promise to always cut that extra slice of cake that we all so well deserve, and share it with the dog … although maybe not straight my fork like you did!

    You are so loved Dr Grandad, forever in all our hearts 🤍

    Abbie Pillans
  12. Dr Grandad,

    Your wicked sense of humour, kind spirit and love of nature will always be remembered and lives on in each of us.

    Family gatherings will not be the same without you.

    Rest peacefully 🤍

    With all my love,

  13. Nigel,
    You lived a very full and happy life, also being an incredibly talented GP saving many lives.
    I had the privilege of knowing you for 30 years. In that time we shared numerous dog walks, pub lunches, Sunday lunches and of course the Family holidays. Your love of food and the ability to recall every mouthful of a meal that had happened 10years or more ago was quite something. The influence you had in Alex and Toni’s upbringing has helped make them the people that they are today, which I will always be hugely grateful for.
    You will be missed so much by so many people. Hope you manage to find a decent pint up there. I’m banking on it for when I join you! Cheers Doug x

  14. Nigel, I will never forget the first time I met you. You were so friendly or not like any other doctor I’d ever met! Your jokes were very near the knuckle and your sense of humour was brilliant.

    Over the years you amazed me with your knowledge and memory. Any hobby you took up you became a bit of an expert and took very seriously learning all around the subject. You were a very intelligent man who led a very simple life. There were never any airs or graces about you.
    I particularly enjoyed our chats on medicine and comparing notes on what GP land is like now, and when you were working . I also liked our chats on gardening and sharing plants.

    Werent we all lucky? Cheerio Nigel. You’ll be best missed xx

    Judy Payne
  15. I only had the privilege of meeting you on a handful of occasions, but you welcomed me with open arms and your generosity of spirit and love and devotion to Yvonne shone through in abundance. Doug has regaled me with tales of family holidays and the fabulous influence you had on Toni and Alex, especially Alex’s love of fishing! It was a pleasure to be able to share your love of nature and it was an honour to have known you. I know you will be sadly missed.

    Gill Cant
  16. We shared a love of food – and I’m glad you liked my chilli jam!👍😎

  17. I have very fond memories of Nigel. Apart from fishing, red wine and honey! Nigel was very kind, welcoming and always made time for a chat at the numerous family parties. His love for his family and Yvonne was clear to all. A true gentleman and legend.

    Liz Grassby-Davies
  18. Dear Dad
    Thank you for so many special memories. Your love of life, knowledge and all things natural have always been infectious and brightened the lives of so many people. Thank you also for inspiring me in so many ways and showing me the things that mean so much to me: fishing, medicine, photography to name a few. Life is not going to be the same without you and your sensible, straightforward advice on anything and everything. You always brightened up the day when I spoke or saw you.

    I will miss you so much.

    Rest In Peace.


  19. Uncle and Godfather

    Methu chdi a caru chdi am byth.

  20. Nigel
    It was so special to find you on Facebook after all this time.I well remember our time together in 1958at number 32 Lady Margaret Road.We were roommates until you got a room at UCH.Remember Alma, Jackie, Pixie and the lads and enjoying a cigarette after our evening meal.This was all at the beginning of life’s journey.We both seem to have had a full and active life.I am so pleased that we managed to visit you inBriantspuddle and meet your lovely wife Yvonne.We went out for meals and you got to meet my wife Jo.Although we live at opposite ends of the country we kept in touch.
    Sleep well Nigel.It is a privilege to have known you and to count you as a friend.

    John Hyde
  21. Nigel was a lovely neighbour and we will miss him and Yvonne, they were true soulmates. Please accept our most sincere condolences. We will always remember him with affection.

    Brian and Linda Holmes

Service Details

Friday, March 24th 2023 - 14:30
The Church of St Laurence, Affpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HH
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors

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