A page for us to share fond memories of Derek

Popped over to Studland for a quick stroll this afternoon ….
It was as beautiful as ever , but somehow seemed to be lacking all of it’s usual Soul , and had an air of Sadness about it …..
And from now on , I think it will always be that way ….
My old mate Derek has passed away , and I , along with many others who knew this wonderful man , just cannot imagine Studland without him being there .
I’d known Derek for 30 years , and can honestly say I’ve never come across a more decent , genuine , and lovely human being . He kept life simple , rarely seeing the need to leave his home village , and happiest when with a pint , friends , dogs , a tractor or a guitar .
If you go into Studland Village Hall , there’s a wooden plaque on the wall with the names of the Loveless’s from the village that went to War and became a Hero .
Derek never fought in a war , but didn’t need to in order to be a Hero ….He would help anyone , put a smile on their face , and was truly a part of the Community .
My heart goes out to all his lovely family , to Fay , and to his wide circle of friends ….
You truly were a Top Bloke , mate . – Simon Wells