logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 29 March 2003





Dennis Marsh 1935 - 2003

Dennis Marsh, a local man who earned the love and respect from everyone who met him.

Dennis lived and worked in Burngreave for most of his life. After working at Brown Bailey Steel Works for 20 years, he was made redundant. He then re-trained and worked as a Disability Support Worker for 15 years. He was married to Sally for nearly forty years, until she died five years ago.

He was a man who loved his garden and adored his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his five children, 12 grandchildren and everybody who knew him. He was a very kind and generous man with a big heart that he shared with everyone.

The funeral was held at Christchurch on 26th February and was well attended with family and friends. His daughter Deborah and grandson Jordan both gave very moving tributes to a much loved father and grandfather.

Dennis's family would like to thank the staff of St Luke's Hospice for all their help and kind words. Donations made to St Luke's Hospice are welcomed.

Dennis Marsh.

A Poem for my Granddad!

Words could never tell you how much you mean to me.
You tried so hard to stay but now you've gone away.
Away from all the pain now with my nannan you will lay.

I have cried a river but now I see
This is the best thing for you and me.

One true voice is no longer speaking,
One golden heart is no longer beating,
One loved man is peacefully sleeping,

All the happy memories that we share,
I just want you to know that I care.

I'll never forget you.
Goodnight God bless.

Love always
Georgina XXX