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Richard Walter John Burdett


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  1. Richard Burdett 6.5.59 – 21.8.17
    Richard will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was a gentle giant with a big heart. He was a good friend and neighbour to many and his helping hand and practical skills will be difficult to replace.
    He is at peace now after a short but bravely fought battle with liver cancer. He died at home on Monday 21st August 2017 with Wendy, his sister and Rose, his wife, by his side.

  2. Richard,
    You are the only man I have ever loved. You are in my heart and mind now and forever.
    I have lost my husband, partner and best friend and my life will never be the same again.
    Thank you for sharing 35 years of your life with me. I will miss you more than words can say.
    Sleep well
    With love from

  3. Uncle Richard, where do I begin! I am sat on the bench that you and Auntie Rose bought us as a wedding present and that seems like a good place to start.

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel knowing that I will never see you again. I have so many fond memories of you that I will treasure forever.

    You were talented! A great chef and not to mention an excellent crafts man who could literally make anything from a piece of wood. The ‘Puck’ game you made for Jacob and Maisie is played often and will always be a family favourite in our house.

    You loved adventure and had a real zest for life, a sailor, a skier, you had a love for music and festivals (we shared a great taste in music….mostly!) You loved to travel and fly kites!

    You had a wicked sense of humour and loved to laugh. Even now I can hear your infectious chuckle. You were fun, often playing tricks on us as children!

    You were always looking for something new and unusual. You introduced us as children to a new programme called Wallace and Gromit. Your practical and unusual presents such as a cling film dispenser and posh corkscrew were just the best…and yes very useful!

    These are just a few of the things that made you special. You were kind, helpful and someone who could be relied on.

    Life can be so cruel, you had so much more to give. I will miss you Uncle Richard – gone but never forgotten.

    With love always,

    Becky xxxx
  4. To Great Uncle Richard,
    I will miss you. Thank you very much for the wodden game that you made us, me and Maisie always play it. I have lots of memories of you that I will remember forever. I had such fun skimming pebbles on the sea at Sandbanks with you and I loved playing with the bubble wands in your back garden! At Christmas I always looked forward to seeing the colourful lights you wrapped around the lamppost.

    Love From

    Jacob ❤️
  5. To great Uncle Richard,

    I will miss you. Thank you for the wooden game you made us. I am getting better at flinging the wooden pieces through the hole.

    I remember when we walked along the harbour and had fun skimming the pebbles at the beach.

    Me and Jacob had lots of fun playing with the bubble wand, in your huge back garden. We had lots of memory’s that we made together. We will not forget a single memory.

    I will miss you lots.

    Sending all my love.

    Maisie xx

    Maisie ❤️
  6. In fond memory of our neighbour Richard Burdett.
    Richard was kind and helpful and is sadly missed by us both.

    Charlie and Yvonne Bennett
  7. Richard,

    Thank you for always making me feel welcome, for spending time entertaining Maisie and Jacob, sharing your music collection and showing me your latest wood creations.
    I will never forget the time I went out with you on your catamaran, it was a great experience I’ll always remember.
    You will be greatly missed, trips down to Poole will never be the same again.

    Rest In Peace.



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