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William Hugh Fookes

William aged 67 years passed away peacefully on Tuesday 14th July 2020. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.


Donations will be gifted to the following charities:

  • Forest Holme Hospice Charity
  • Sturminster Marshall Parish Church Preservation Trust
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  1. So sad for you all and thinking of you, especially on 5th August.
    God bless Will.

    David & Jill Hepburn
  2. Sending you all our sincere condolences and heart- felt love at this sad time. We know that Will be be sorely missed by so many, but we also know that fond memories his kindness, helpfulness, love and thoughtfulness will stay in everyone’s heart for ever.

    Sue and Colin
  3. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Best wishes to all your family.

    Kathleen Hodrien
  4. Be still
    Close your eyes
    Listen for my footfall in your heart
    I am not gone, but merely walk within you

    Thinking of you and all the family especially on the 5th.

    Beth & Eve
  5. Such a privilege to have know Will. He’s going to be missed by everyone.

  6. Such a privilege to have know Will.
    He’s going to be missed by everyone.

  7. We will miss a good neighbour and friend ,our love goes to you all .

    Maryon and Frank
  8. So glad to have known Will, a true gentleman. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with those he left behind – may the joyful memories of him live on.

    Terry and Rod
  9. We will miss our friend Will so very much; he was an absolute gentleman in every respect and was taken far too soon.

    Sending our love to Helen and all the family at this very very sad time.

    Angie and Dave Mills
  10. It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear cousin, Will. We first met in early 1976 whilst living in London. He truly was a kind, generous man, interested in his roots and connections. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Helen, James, Andy and their families, as well as to Will’s brothers, Robert and Mike and their families. Wish we could be there. Sincerely, Adele and Jack

    Adele and Jack Ingram, Calgary, AB, Canada
  11. So sorry to have received this news,my thoughts go out to Helen James and Andy
    God Bless.

    Robert Golledge
  12. My thoughts are with Helen and her family at this sad time xx

    Jill Blakemore
  13. Sending our condolences to Will’s family. He was a good man who will be missed by all.

    Sue and Colin Broomfield
  14. Such a privilege to have known Will, such a lovely man taken too soon.

    Sending our love to Helen and the family at this sad time.

    Lorraine and Iain
  15. Our thoughts are with Helen and family following this very sad news.

    John and Pauline Britton
  16. Thinking of you at this sad time, and particularly sending our love and support to you all on August 5th.
    Will is going to be very sadly missed not only by his family and friends, but also by the community he served through Scouts and Corfe Mullen carnival.
    Sleep peacefully Will.

    Linda and John
  17. Thank you Will for being the best kind of friend we could ever wish for, we are lucky to have shared so many happy times with you and Helen and to have lots of wonderful memories. You ticked all the good boxes.
    Our love and thoughts and condolences are with you Helen, James, Andy and with Hannah & Ben and all of your families. We know your love for Will and his for all of you will guide you through this heartbreaking time.

    Spike & Ann Platt
  18. Thank you for the happy memories Will you will be greatly missed. May you now rest in peace with love to Helen and all the family xx

    Carol Hughes
  19. Even though we’re half a world from you all in Australia we hold you close in our hearts. We will be watching from afar but with you in spirit xx
    So many laughs we’ve shared together, good times here in Perth & in Dorset.
    Such a lovely, lovely man, Bless him xx
    Sending love & hugs to our dear friend, Helen & family
    Plum, Chris, Emma & Julia xxxx

    Pauline [Plum] & Chris Platt. Perth, West Australia
  20. Helen, our thoughts are with you and the family during this sad and difficult time. Will was such a gentle, honest, kind person and a very good friend. We are sure your happy memories together will be of great comfort to you. He will be sadly missed. We send our love.

    Dawn and Iain
  21. Thank you Will, for your friendship and camaraderie, for welcoming us into your life.
    We have so many happy memories of times spent together.

    A good man, in every sense.

    We will miss you

  22. THE DASH
    the poem by Linda Ellis
    I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
    He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
    For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
    For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
    So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
    To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
    If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
    So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?

    Thinking of you all.

    Iain Macdonald
  23. Our love and prayers are with you and family especially today Helen. May you always know God’s presence and strength alongside you.

    Christine and Nigel Feaver
  24. Helen, we send you and your families our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a special man. We hold you in our hearts with love and surround you with compassion. Penny and John.

    Penny and John Waller
  25. Sending you our love at this time. Will was a wonderful guy and taken too early.

    Neil and Karen
  26. We are both thinking of you on this very sad day. Although we did not meet up that often, we have such fond memories of our get togethers.

    Pat and Fran Lawrence
  27. Will will not be forgotton, we remember him for the fun at Cub Camps and the singing round the camp fire, the carnivals especially the Roman Soldier who tripped over, for sitting on Toms knee in a sketch for Corfe Capers, and for his ability at line dancing and for Swan Lake in a tutu with his Scouting friends. Sadly missed and fondly remembered.
    His memory will live on in a game he invented at Cubs and it was known as Wills Game.

    Elaine and Tom Gosling and family
  28. So happy to have known Will, a wonderful friend and gentleman.

    Linda and David.
  29. Will was a good man and an absolute pleasure to know. We shall take a little of what he has taught us and try to be more like him. We must live for those who are no longer with us. We shall not forget.
    You all have a lot of good memories to treasure but we know you would much rather have been making more together.
    Our hearts go out to you Helen and your combined families. Will was so proud of you all.


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