Roger Stephen Guttridge passed away on 8 August 2023 at the age of 73 at Poole Hospital, four years after his leukaemia diagnosis.
He battled his illness with courage and determination right up until the very end.
Roger was well known throughout Dorset as a journalist and local historian, having written for the Bournemouth Echo, Blackmore Vale, Dorset Life, and latterly here in the BV Magazine and authored over 20 books.
He is survived by his loving wife Sylvie and son Andy, and his granddaughter Eliza.
Services will be held at Poole Crematorium on Friday 25 August at 1pm.
No flowers please.
The family requests donations be made to the Dorset Wildlife Trust.