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Independent Funeral Directors
Serving Dorset for over 100 years

Peter Douch

1946 - 2023

๐™…๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š, ๐™…๐™ช๐™™๐™ฎ, ๐˜ฟ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ฎ๐™ฃ, ๐™‰๐™ž๐™˜๐™ , ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ, ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐Ÿ“๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ด๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”.

๐ป๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘, ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘™๐‘’, ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ , ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘.

๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ'๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐˜Œ๐˜‰ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐Ÿ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ.

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ '๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ' ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด.

๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ '๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ 2023 09 01 ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ'

๐˜•๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ'๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต. ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ & ๐˜š๐˜ต ๐˜“๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข.

๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ'๐ฌ ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ

Dear attendees,

We understand that parking can be a concern, especially during such sensitive times. Here's a guide to assist you with parking arrangements:

๐Ž๐ง-๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ :
Limited on-street parking is available near the Minster Church. We recommend observing all parking restrictions and signage to avoid any inconveniences.

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐š๐ซ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ:
๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐‚๐š๐ซ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค (๐๐‡๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ƒ๐˜): This is a short walk away from the Minster Church. Suitable for those who wish to park nearby.

๐–๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ซ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค (๐๐‡๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐„๐’): Another close option. Spaces might be limited given its proximity to the church.

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐‚๐š๐ซ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค (๐๐‡๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐€๐“): Slightly further from the church but often has more available spaces. We recommend this car park if you're anticipating the closer options might be full.

๐๐ž๐š๐ซ๐›๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐ฌ: Waitrose & Co-Op Supermarkets may have parking. However, it's essential to check for restrictions before parking.

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  1. I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Peter since I was 18. He was one of the most funny, kind and caring people I know. He is irreplaceable and I shall miss him greatly. Rip Peter, you absolute legend xx

    Amy Turvey
  2. We’re sorry to hear about the passing of Peter. Condolences to the whole family from all of us at Gullivers Bookshop.

    Gullivers Bookshop
  3. I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter for many years. Firstly as my Mums employer & friend, and then being lucky enough to work for The Douch Family myself for over 9 years.
    Such a lovely, kind, funny, cheeky, supportive man. Rest in Peace Peter. You have touched many peoples lives. Love to all your family xxx

    Emma Regan
  4. So sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. Sending best wishes to all the family.

    Hair Ology Wimborne
  5. I will miss our hilarious conversations, running through โ€˜the numbersโ€™, our emails about the weather and that infectious smile.

    A true legend has been lost and will be deeply missed.

    Rest in peace Peter.

    Melissa Harper
  6. I met Peter through my friendship with Josephine when we worked together, Peter took my son under his wing and took him along to many a football match. A true gentleman a man of honour whom loved and adored his family. He will be so greatly missed by all those who met him. My love and best wishes to Josephine l, Dweyn. Nick, Quentin, Andrew and your families.

    Dawn Toop
  7. I was so sorry to hear the sad news and my thoughts are with you all. I first met Peter through cricket and going round the Dorset grounds watching my son when he or Nick would present the Team of the month award. I was lucky enough to see first hand the passion that Peter had for not just the Douch family business but all family business. I am sure the next generations will continue to make him proud.

    I know he will be missed by many and we send our sincere condolences to you all.

    James Robinson
  8. Our love goes out to Josie and all her wonderful family at this sad time. Peter will be missed by so many of us who knew him both as a boss and also a friend to us all. The world is going to be a sadder place without him. To see him last year when both Josie and Peter visited me in rehab was so lovely, it meant so much to me and all my family. RIP Peter, God Bless.
    Wendy & Ralph x

    Wendy & Ralph Percey
  9. Mr Douch (I know you always use to tell me to call you Peter!) I was so lucky to of worked for you back in my teenage years and beyond. You were such a lovely, kind and comical man with a heart of gold. You use to collect my son Cameron every Saturday to take him to watch AFC Bournemouth play football, we would spend hours talking about the Caribbean on our endless car journeys to and from Wimborne to Ferndown and I had so much respect for you as a person.. you were one of a kind!
    My love goes out to the lovely Josephine, Dweyn, Nick, Quentin and Andrew and to their wives and the grandchildren that were blessed to have you in their livesโ€ฆ I know you made a huge impact in many peoples lives and you will live on in lovely memories and follow in the footsteps of your own dad โ€œMr Douch Seniorโ€.
    Thank you for being an important part of my growth in life..

    Ema Pozzetti
  10. Having worked for Peter for over 20 years we had many a little chat, both about the profession and our personal lives. Years ago when he and Josephine were at a conference in USA, I asked a colleague to look out for them and hey presto! a photo appeared of them both laughing at being sought out by a stranger. And a couple of years ago, whilst Peter was in St Lucia he was helping me help a family repatriate their loved one, just because he could. Thank you for all the kindness you afforded me and opportunities you sent my way Peter, I’ll raise a rum to you.

    Vicki, Tony and Scarlet x
  11. Having had the honour of working with Peter for a number of years, I know just how much of a kind, funny, genuine gentleman he was.

    He was a pleasure to chat with, especially when it came to family, football (where we shared many a light-hearted joke) or about our beloved industry, for which he was just as passionate about.

    Watching him beam with pride when Nick took the presidency for Bournemouth Association, will fill my heart with warmth for a very long time.

    My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time. Sending much love to the whole Douch family and group. Xx

    Charmaine Wilkinson (Charlie)
  12. I knew Peter through sports, he was a top class cricket umpire and football refree, he umpiresd and refreed in matches i played in St.Lucia. He was such a wonderful individual, i also worked with his wife Josephine at St.Jude Hospital in Vieux-Fort, he will surely be missed. Sleep In Peace Peter.

    Arnold Canai
  13. My family is saddened by the sudden passing of Peter.
    We have known Peter and family for many years, being a friend and former colleague of Josie.
    It was always a joy being in Peter’s company both in the UK and St Lucia. Sharing his love for football with my son Trevor, by taking him to football matches, certainly left a positive impression.
    Peter will always be remembered for his kind, friendly and caring personality. Will hold on to the fond memories.
    Love to you Josie and family.

    Maura Bernard
  14. We are very sad to hear that Peter Douch has passed away. We only met him a few times, but found he was a very gentle man and easy to talk to. He will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences go to all his family.

    Rodney & Valerie Hawkins
  15. John and Rita Foster, Martels Funeral Services in Guernsey, would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family. We had some wonderful times together with Peter and his friend Charles.

    John and Rita Foster
  16. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with the whole Douch family, both relatives and colleagues.

    Helen Guyan
  17. I had the honour of meeting Peter when I worked for Lesley Shand Corfe Mullen back in 2010. He had a lovely way of making you feel like you were an important part of his team, no matter what your status or position in the company.

    The one thing that I really remember was the respect people had for him, and when he walked into the room, you instantly knew you were in the presence of a man with…well, presence…a man with poise, grace, and an ability to inspire those who worked for him, and with him.

    My deepest condolences to the family, on the sad loss of a wonderful man โค

    Steve Richards
  18. On behalf of the entire membership and staff of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, we offer our heartfelt condolences to Josie, Nick and the entire Douch family, friends and staff. We are so very sorry for your loss. Peter made all of us feel welcome whenever we had the opportunity to see him and his kind smile was always a welcome sight. Rest in peace Peter.

    Rob Paterkiewicz, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
  19. Aww Peter! You will be missed. From being a lovely boss to Amy and for the kindness you showed to Chloe and Jordan in St. Lucia.
    I will remember the laughs we had at the quiz nights. Happy times.
    RIP Peter. X

    Jan Turvey
  20. I was sorry to hear of Peterโ€™s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the NAFD dinners and he was lovely to me. Sending love to NIck and the family.

    Sammy Everard
  21. So sorry to hear the loss of Peter, my thoughts are with all of the family at this time.
    I had the privilege to work for Peter, and the family including his father, when I started at A E Jolliffe and Son in 2001, where I worked for 12 years. Peter supported me through my diploma and after leaving the company was a good support to me as the Bournemouth NAFD President, and even during the evening which was for business, he always took the time to ask how my family were.
    He was always honest and happy to give advice and his opinion if required, regardless of whether it was in his favour or not.
    I have missed not working for him, as he was a genuine man who you could discuss anything with, from work to of course football or cricket and anything in between.
    Best wishes to all the family from James and family

    James McDermaid
  22. It has been a privilege working for Mr. Douch for almost 17 years.
    I will miss our funny chats, your kindness, your interest in my family, your smile, your infectious laugh, your professionalism, and your commitment to our profession. You will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Douch Family at this dreadfully sad time.
    All our love, Marcella, Craig & Jack XXX

    Marcella McDonagh
  23. Condolences to all of Peter’s family at this very sad time.

    I only knew Peter for just over ten years; his regular visits to the James Smith FD branch in Swanage were always more than welcome; especially his sense of humour and that chuckle.

    His stories around his sporting passions and various travels were both fascinating and brilliant, and he was always interested in my own hobbies outside of work. His tales of cricketing and football travels, grounds and referees he’d seen were always told with a grin on his face and marvellous to hear.

    Peter really was a unique, friendly and fabulous character who will be missed enormously.

    RIP Peter

    Mark Chadderton
  24. Our thoughts are with you and though we never had the pleasure of knowing Peter personally we have enjoyed publishing the sporting reports sent in over many years -especially the cricket sponsored by Douch – clearly a great love of his life. We have also been helped in our own grief by the caring values upheld by The Douch family and thank Peter for the high standards he instilled in the business. We send our deepest condolences for his sudden loss. He will be missed by many.

    Nick, Janine, Ben and Louis Pulford (Dorset View & Viewpoint)
  25. We are very sorry to hear the sad passing of Peter, we send you our sincere condolences to Nick and the family at Douches from Tony, Steve, Joe and all the team at Rowland Brothers.

    The Rowland Family
  26. We wish to send our greatest sympathies to everyone in Peter’s family and also to everyone at Douch Funerals.
    Peter was a true gentleman and friend to everyone in the funeral profession and, on behalf of everyone at AB Walker, we pass on our love to you all.

    Julian and Nicky, Matt and Melissa and the whole team at AB Walker

    Julian and Matt Walker, AB Walker, Berkshire
  27. Nick and Family,

    My deepest condolences to you all. I was honored to have met Peter at Selected meetings. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed.

    Amy Hunt
  28. Condolences to you and your loved ones during this time. Peter was clearly loved & adored by his family, friends and colleagues.

    Sharon Kelly
  29. Peter the “St Lucian”, one who I could genuinely call a friend and contemporary! I said St Lucian because he was more St Lucian than I was, being recognized and acknowledged throughout the length and breath of St Lucia his adopted homeland where he made and cemented some genuine friendships either through his workplaces on Island, Football, Cricket or Rotary or simply being him! It was indeed a SHOCKER to message him as usual at 5.00 am Sunday morning before my morning walk to return at 8.00am to be greeted with a message that Peter had passed away the Saturday! It was like getting kicked in the gut! We shared many, many an enjoyable moment either on Island or the various Islands where we conducted business on the Brewery’s behalf! So much more to say but Space doesn’t permit! Journey well my friend to the Great Beyond, someday we will meet again and have a laugh as to our experiences on this Earth! Sincerest condolences to Josephine , the boys and the rest of the Douch Families. May his Soul truly Rest in Perfect Peace.

    Trevor Heath
  30. We are so vey sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our staff member Noreen met him recently in Christchurch. Our most sincere sympathies to all who loved him.

    Graham & Staff, The Gleasure Funeral Home, Ireland.

    Graham Gleasure
  31. Condolences from Vidett on Peterโ€™s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  32. We send our heartfelt condolences to Josie, Judy and their families. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. I first met Peter when we were both articled clerks at an accountancy firm in Poole. We both passed our final exams in May 1971 and I have kept in touch with Peter ever since those days. We met up on a regular basis and we enjoyed talking about sport, cricket and football. In particular, the progress of AFCB to the Premier League. I found Peter to be a very fair minded person. In fact, a true gentleman. We will always think fondly of Peter which relates to a friendship lasting over 60 years. May he Rest in Peace.

  33. It was our good fortune to meet Peter and Josephine at a SIFH meeting in Dublin first and several more times throughout the years. Our memories are of stories shared between sessions and speakers, especially comparing the generations who came before us, and also our sons who are following us, including Nick who we met eventually. From Canada, we are thinking of Josephine and the entire family as you celebrate Peter’s life.

    Bill & Sue Haskett
  34. Thoughts and Prayers are with the Douch family even though I only met Peter briefly at this years European Summer Conference he was such a kind person to speak with.

    Robert Justen
  35. Thinking of Peter’s family at such a sad time. I did not know him personally but imagine he was a very well respected man who will be terribly missed. Sending love and tender thoughts to you all.

    Jill Glencross Independent Funeral Director, Dalston, Carlisle.
  36. We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Peter. Peter was always a kind and courteous man and so willing to share his knowledge of our profession; always listening and gently inquisitive he sought to clearly understand matters and delivered his comments with kindness and clarity. We always enjoyed spending time in his company and SIFH meetings will never be quite the same without him. We send our love and prayers to you all.
    Derek & Sarah Case, Mortons Funerals, Birmingham

    Derek & Sarah Case
  37. I am extremely saddened by Peterโ€™s untimely death. We had known each other since the late 1960s, having Dorset Rangers in common for which club I played a lot of cricket with Peterโ€™s father, Jack. In the 1970s, we had St Lucia very much in common as we both worked on the island for many years. I was at Peter and Josephineโ€™s wedding there in 1976. We kept in touch over the years, met up whenever possible, the last such time being in January this year when I stayed with Josephine and Peter at their home in Desruisseaux. We emailed each other on a myriad of topics: Peterโ€™s stories, recall, memories and anecdotes of cricket in and around Wimborne were always a joy to read; his tales of events, sport and personalities of the eastern Caribbean were of the greatest interest. I shall miss his friendship and counsel immensely. My love to Josephine and the rest of the family.

  38. Mr Douch what a humble human being,Had the pleasure of meeting you and your family when you moved to st lucia.
    Your boys were enrolled at the Augier combined school that’s where we all became friends.
    To The family sincere condolences to all of you.
    Rest In Peace Mr Douch..
    Top Refree.

    Ian Ferdinand
  39. Mr Peter, uncle Peter (married to my aunt; Josephine) as I have known him most of my life. I was a part of the bridal party – a flower girl at his wedding. Uncle Peter spent quite a lengthy time with us in St.Lucia where he was respected and honoured by the people of the South especially. He played a huge role in many community events; the rotary club and engaged and supported sporting activities in the Vieux Fort district. He was also well known during his long tenure at the Brewery.
    With such a lengthy marriage to my aunt and being part of the James family.,there are too many stories to tell.
    Uncle Peter will be greatly missed by us all.
    May he be welcomed into the Gates of heaven.
    May uncle Peter R.I.P

  40. Claudia and I are so very sorry to here of the passing of Peter. We were so fortunate to get to know him at the European meeting . What a wonderful person inside and out. Please know we are thinking about you all . Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his entire family.. the Kepner’s .

    John Kepner
  41. Peter was so important within the Rotary Family. His advice freely given and his service second to none. How will we replace him, impossible. I’m just pleased yo have known and learned from him. Thank you Peter for everything.

    Derek Radley
  42. Peter was a good friend to my late husband Cavin Parker back in the 1960s through their shared love of Wimborne Cricket and Rugby Club, Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth. They attended many football a match together. We visited Peter and Josephine in St Lucia soon after Andrew was born. Please accept my condolences at this sad time.

    Janet Parker
  43. Dear Nick and all the family, What sad news to receive, both Carolyn and I offer our utmost sympathy and condolences to you at this time. What a man!! His knowledge and understanding of the Funeral Profession was second to none and I sought his advice more than once. His quiet charm during many conversations together was always inspiring. We sat together at the last SIFH conference for dinner on the Saturday evening and this is a moment in time I will always remember.
    I was hoping to be with you on Friday for the memorial service but now feel I would be taking on too much, even with staying overnight, so please accept my apologies. I will be with you in spirit and join in with the on line service. God Bless you all.

    Peter Gaunt, Chairman F.P. Gaunt & Sons Ltd. The Black Country West Midlands.
  44. To Peter and your familyโ€ฆ

    What a polite gentleman with a cheeky sense of humour and a glint in your eye. You leave a lasting legacy and will be remembered, so this is just a โ€˜farewell for nowโ€™. Be proud of all you achieved, and may you be the best batsman, bowler and fielder in your new place. Go for six, Peter.

    Rob Hazell
  45. We were so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. It was wonderful to see Peter and the whole family at your conference in June. Peter was rightly proud of you all and the legacy he has left is in very safe hands of care to your community and beyond.

    We will join you to celebrate Peter’s life and send our heartfelt condolences to the family and to the whole team.

    Iain, Lisa, Mark, Ali and all of the team at Richard Steel & Partners
  46. I was very sad to hear of Peterโ€™s passing.
    We had recently exchanged emails, and where going to meet
    Up for a Coffee.
    My sincere condolences to Nick and all his family.
    Rest in Peace Peter
    John Patrick Douch (West Sussex)

    John Patrick Douch
  47. Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the passing of Peter Douche a gentle and loving soul. Will be fondly remembered. Strength and comfort to the family.

    Rosemary Compton
  48. Our grateful thanks to Peter, with love and best wishes to all his family.

    Sean & Suze @ Excalibur Stone
  49. My deepest sympathy to the family. I am in sock my good friend had passed away. May he rest in perfect peace. You will always be remembered by the Fontenelle family from Saltibus.

    Gertrude Fontenelle
  50. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. My deepest sympathy from the Scotland family in Dominica/New York. Praying for strength for you through this time.

    Monica Scotland
  51. Sending love and strength to all the family. Thank you for inviting us to celebrate the life of such a great gentleman, Pete will be missed by so many.
    All our Love
    Karen, Conor, Corby and Kelsey

    Karen Moore
  52. I only got to know Peter when I joined Rotary some 12 years ago. I always knew when I sat at a Rotary lunch table with Peter that there would be at least one good story to entertain those present. His humour and sporting knowledge were a constant and I and many others will miss him dearly.

    John and Carole Gully
  53. Dearest Josephin and family wow wow what a perfect service for a perfect wonderful man, Peter would be very proud of all of you especially the boys, well done. David, Jonathan, Charlotte and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Peter will be greatly missed Desruisseaux will not be the same without him. Xx

    Rose Myers
  54. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this incredibly sad time. Thank you for letting us join you in the celebration of Peterโ€™s life, it truly was amazing and so perfect for a lovely gentleman.

    Phil & Debbie Brown

    Debbie Brown

Service Details

Friday, September 1st 2023 - 14:30
Wimborne Minster, Church of St Cuthburga, High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EB
Douch & Small Funeral Directors
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