A Letter from John Fiori (Deputy Chairman Dorchester BID)

Friday, October 11th, 2013

As you may be aware, two weeks ago our Chairman Peter Legg suffered a major heart attack and went into a coma. Sadly, we heard early this week that he passed away on Saturday the 5th in the morning. To say Peter will be missed is an understatement. He was the type of person who listened, advised and did a fantastic job of organising the DBID, guiding and leading it through difficult months early this year.

Peter who did not suffer fools gladly, made sure that the BID was running in the right and honest way. He made it his business to know everything about DBID and its members, noting escaped him – He was more interested in doing the right thing for Dorchester than himself. This meant on occasion having to take difficult decisions and standing by his principles of honesty and fairness.

I myself was instrumental in getting Peter onto the BID board because I knew he was just the person we needed and so it proved. Over the election period he organised us in such a way that we received a remarkable YES vote for another 5 years. The board is a sadder place for Peter’s absence although I am sure he will always be there to guide us in some way.

I can honestly say having known Peter for nearly nine years he was the most honest, understanding and advising person that I have met in Dorset. I will miss his dry sense of humour. His cheeky smile was a joy to behold (he reminded me a little of an artful dodger with his laugh and banter).

Peter, the whole board of directors and myself wish you a peaceful and happy time up in God’s kingdom, we will always remember  you. We send our heartfelt condolences to all his family especially his wife Alison and daughter Zoe.

John Fiori
The Horse with the Red Umbrella
Deputy Chairman Dorchester BID

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