In Memory of

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Douglas 'Dougie' Benstead

This book contains a collection of memories of our dear Dougie, the tributes we want to pay him and the reflections we have on the times we shared.  It has been prepared for Lesley and Craig in hope that they will find some solace and comfort from reading through our memories and reflections and knowing how much Dougie was loved and treasured by us all.   

Book Owner: Clive Denny
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Jason & Linda

We were so incredibly saddened to hear of Dougie’s passing. Such a kind hearted generous gentle man. Dougie didn’t need to be the loudest at any gathering, he was instead full of wisdom and someone to go to when you needed some sage advice. A very wise soul.  Dougie was never happier than when …

Jackie

Dougie Bensted, quiet,unassuming, friend of hard work,constant for wife Lel. Remembered with a smile. Jackie …

Paul and Carol

We knew Dougie through mutual family.  A lovely man who always had time for a chat and a laugh. Very talented and was most happy when he was helping people Our thoughts and best wishes go to Leslie and all his family    …

John and Sally

We only met Dougie once but remember him well as a gentle friendly man with the talent, skill and vision to make the entrance to Bosanneth more user friendly. The huge support both practical and emotional that Lesley and Dougie generously gave to Clive and David during that terrible ‘desperate time’ sums up the …

Avery, Nigel and Sarah

For anyone that knew Dougie, words alone could never describe the sadness experienced on hearing of his passing. Dougie was a kind and caring man and quite possibly one of the best listeners you could ever meet. He was to be admired for his resourcefulness and hardworking nature as well as his warmth and …

Steve and Wendy

Having only know Dougie a few years once you met him you knew you had met good friend.He was kind gentle very thoughtful and always considerate and happy when he was helping others.He always had time for a chat and when he smiled he smiled with his eyes.He was a good friend to many …

Ian & Trevor

 Word’s seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel by the loss of Dougie.We got to know Dougie and Lesley over a number of years. Dougie was one of loveliest, warmest and friendly men to ever meet. Memories of spending afternoons sitting in the Gylly Beach cafe Falmouth with Dougie and Lesley drinking wine …

Liz Good

I didn’t know Dougie very well as we only  met twice.He seemed so kind ,genuine and a humble man and will be sorely missed by all he knew and loved him.Sending you much love and comfort!                         Love to all,       …

Sue and Guy Burgess

We were both very sorry to hear the sad news of Doug’s passing.   We first met Doug and Lesley through Clive,and it was at various parties that we were invited to, where we were able to chat and get to know them better.It has been some while since we last saw Doug – …

Marie

I didn’t know Dougie very well but have always remembered Lesley telling me, when I last met her at our Uncle Tony’s 80th birthday celebrations, that he had always been the love of her life and the only man for her.I feel for you Lesley, you must be absolutely devastated to have lost such …