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Whilst not a resident of Litton Cheney, Malcolm was well known there, much respected by all who knew him and greatly mourned. I think it is fitting, therefore, to include this obituary by his friend Anthony Edwards. Webmaster Malcolm Campbell Murray BUSH of Old School House, Looke Lane, Puncknowle 27 Nov 1943 - 6 November 2018 It is with great sadness we report Malcolm’s passing on Tuesday 6 th November after a struggle to lead as normal a life as possible over the last year despite his incurable illness. Mercifully his final days were without pain. Few people in Puncknowle and throughout the Bride Valley didn’t know Malcolm. He lived in Old School House for well over 30 years and his contributions to village life are legion. He was an active supporter of many of the social and fund-raising events in the Crown Inn, the Village Hall, the White Horse in Litton and at other gatherings. For a number of years, he was our Father Christmas and will be sadly missed just for that alone. He was also the first person to be called on for delivering wonderful food at local outdoor events - barbeques being his speciality. Over the years, he supported the village football team, skittles and darts teams, organised trips abroad and contributed to many other private and public functions. Many of us also benefitted from his workmanship in our homes and businesses, not only with his electrical but other general maintenance skills. A native of Hertfordshire, his first visit to West Dorset was as a child seeing his uncle and aunt who farmed at Ashley Chase. From that point, he absolutely loved Dorset and chose to settle here in his forties. Malcolm was a much-loved figure throughout the community and will be greatly missed - irreplaceable for many. His passing is mourned also by many of his good friends in Herts and elsewhere. Our condolences go to grieving and beloved daughter Michelle, son-in-law Ian, and grand-daughter Sian. His funeral will take place on Friday 30 November at Weymouth Crematorium and donations received in his memory are being given to Macmillan an' Marie Curie Nurses. Anthony Edwards
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