Alistair Peel (26 Sep 1971 - 2 Jun 2019)

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AlistairState of Mind Sport

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AlistairCystic Fibrosis Trust

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Funeral Service

Location
The Oaks Crematorium Bartons Road Havant PO9 5NA
Date
18th Jun 2019
Time
1.45pm
Funeral Director
Rowland's Funeral Service

This page is in loving memory of Alistair Peel who sadly passed away on 2nd June 2019. Alistair was a wonderful father to Maddy, 13 and Rani, 11 and husband to Catherine. His energy, love for life, laughter and enthusiasm was an inspiration to everyone who knew and loved him. Ali lived life to the full, from running to wild swimming, cycling to mountaineering, and every sport in between, no mountain was too high for him to climb.

We invite everyone who loved him to attend the funeral (details right) and afterwards a Wake will be held at Petersfield Rugby Club* where he was an inspiring figure and coach to the Under 11s' team, and where he enjoyed spending his Sunday mornings.

Children are very welcome to attend the Wake as Maddy and Rani would love to see their friends.

Please note: Flowers only from family members, all friends please donate to the charities. Alistair was heavily involved with Cystic Fibrosis Trust and we have chosen State of Mind Sport in view of his passion for Rugby.

* Penns Place, Petersfield GU31 4EP

Richard Peel donated £50 in memory of Alistair

A very sad loss of my nephew.

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Ian Stirzaker donated £50 in memory of Alistair
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Alix Longley donated in memory of Alistair

Will never forget you xx

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james lock donated £100 in memory of Alistair
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Sarah Partridge wrote

I’m thinking of you and your family so much, and especially today Catherine. Ali sounded like one amazing guy, who I wish I’d met. Sending love to you...Sarah x

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Joff Daintry donated £50 in memory of Alistair

So gutted to hear this terrible news. We have all lost a great friend and wonderful human being. Very sorry not to be there to say goodbye but his gracious and generous spirit will live on with us all.

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Fay Dalby wrote

So sad. I feel privileged to have known Al. All my thoughts go out to his family.

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Julian Carter donated in memory of Alistair
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Petersfield RFC U11s donated £275 in memory of Alistair

Ali, you will be missed. To add to the many messages already on here from our squad:
"We were shocked and saddened to hear the news about Ali. What a lovely, jolly guy. He will be so missed by all at the club, by the boys and the coaching team and families who knew him. He gave so much time to our kids and we are so grateful for that. Our thoughts go out to his family, to Rani, to his friends and all who knew him."
"So sorry to hear this news. Ali was always a pleasure to talk to and always made us feel very welcome. Our thoughts are with his family."
"Impossible to know what to say, such a huge loss."
"Beyond words. Devastated to hear this news. An all round super bloke, such a massive loss to everyone who knew him."
"I'm so sorry and saddened to hear this news. Thinking of his family and all the PRFC U11s."
"Unbelievably sad, a great loss."
"Such very sad news. Sending our greatest sympathy, Ali's family are in our thoughts and prayers."
"I'm shocked and saddened to the core to hear this news."
"Our hearts go out to Rani, such a gorgeous boy. We had such a lovely weekend with them in Bath, we'll never forget Ali throwing that ball in Pizza Express......"

Our thoughts are with Catherine, Maddy and Rani

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Al Hopwood donated in memory of Alistair

Catherine, Maddy and Rani - You will always be in my thoughts. Sending all my love to you during this terribly sad time.

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Caroline Roberjot wrote

My lovely kind, warm, funny, big hearted friend with the biggest laugh I have ever heard. We bonded over our mothers’ cooking and some great sailing. I can’t cook Everest chicken without thinking of you. I’ll miss that smile that could light up the room and your hilarious jokes my Burmese bro but will hold the lovely memories of you close. Our love and wishes are with you Catherine, Maddy and Rani

Xxxx

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Caroline Roberjot donated £20 in memory of Alistair
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Gareth Williams donated £50 in memory of Alistair

Ali you were an absolute gent, were kind, supportive and a beacon of positivity to the younger guys like me in Tallis House. Rest in peace.

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Bognor RFC wrote

Our sincere condolences from all at Bognor RFC, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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Bernie Rhodes wrote

Deepest condolences to Catherine, Maddy, Rani and all the Peel family.
Thinking of you all today. Bernie, Director of Rugby, Petersfield RFC.
I only had the pleasure of meeting Alistair a few times during my first year at the club. I know he will be sorely missed by all.

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Liam Wholey donated £115.53 in memory of Alistair

Ali was a bit of a hero to many of us at Gresham's Prep. I always looked up to him...on the athletics track especially. He really had a kind heart and looked out for us little guys! Ali will be remembered very fondly by so many people. My thoughts are with Ali's family, Liam Wholey

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Sophie Littleton donated in memory of Alistair
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Matt Burke donated £30 in memory of Alistair

I will miss geeking out talking about movies. I didn't know Al that well but he always had time for you and a lot if laughs. I wish you were around so I could have got to know you better. You will be missed. Thoughts are with you and all the family x

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Becks Hopwood wrote

Although I didn't know Al very well, whenever I saw him, his welcome and chat made you feel like you were the only person in the room. It was easy to get from him that he was a kind, open and warm man. His recent talk of his love for his children and being so grateful of Catherine's support was so heart warming.
Deeply missed and I'm sure his lovely attributes will shine through in Maddy and Rani.
I'm so desperately sad and sorry for his friends and family, a huge loss to anyone who met him. Our thoughts are with you today and always.

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Louisa Nairne donated in memory of Alistair

I was lucky enough to first meet Al though my place of work - we did ad hoc PR for Strabens Hall and my CEO was great friends with him and had been for 15 years. He always championed us a firm and quickly became a friend first, a professional contact second. He attended all of our events- no lunch or party was the same without him, he brightened up every single one of them, adding such fun, intelligence, interesting conversation and charm. He was instantly likeable, warm, kind, astute but modest sort, you couldn’t help but adore - he was infectious. Whenever I saw him socially (or even in a business context), we would catch up & without fail in the first instance he would talk about his kids & his beautiful wife - he would light up whenever they were mentioned, his love would sort of spill out of him.

I only knew him for about 4 years, but he was this life affirming, gregarious ball of energy. It’s safe to say a light has been lost, but I feel so fortunate to have known him. Sending my love and heartfelt condolences to his family. Rest in peace Al xxx

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Michael & Claire Beattie donated £50 in memory of Alistair

Ali, you will be so badly missed at PRFC. You gave so much time, energy and fun to all our kids. On behalf of our under 11, Reece, a big thank you for being a great coach. We are so very saddened by your loss x

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Bangor Uni, 1993

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Forest Crew Greece ‘sailing’ trip, 2001

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The chaps and the chaps’ wall, Bangor Uni, 1993

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St Michael’s Mount, 1994

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Dearest Al at Lesley and Toni’s wedding, June 2014

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