Book Of Remembrances

David Thurgood - Dengie Hundred 41 Club

David Thurgood 1943 - 2016

The Dengie Hundred 41 Club is sad to report the death of David Thurgood on the 6th January. David grew up in Mill Hill and moved to Burnham-on-Crouch 40 years ago setting up his Impamark business. He was also a keen Freemason and Rotarian and leaves a large hole in all these organisations. He was a unique chap, probably best summed up by these anecdotes taken from the order of service:

Like many children born during the war, he did not see his father until 18 months old.

In his teens he built a canoe in his bedroom which required the windows removing to extricate it.

On leaving school he went to Arctic Norway with the British Schools Exploring Society.

He wanted to be a Teddy Boy but his mother wouldn't let him.

He met his wife Anne through her brother, who he was in The Scouts with.

He played rugger for Old Millhillians.

He is probably the only person in the country to have labelled and computer cross-referenced all the herbs and spices in the kitchen cupboard.

He was both infuriating and impossible at times, but was the most loyal, honest and well meaning person you could wish to meet.