02 Sep 1960 - 10 Oct 2020
The funeral service for Dave was held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 56 Tait Drive, Greenmeadows, Napier on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.
I love you dad, your time with your grandchildren was cut to short. The transformations you went through throughout your life was insperational and you can never be replaced . Xx i will miss you and think of you always x
Dave, we only met a few times over the years, but you always left such a huge impact on Chrissy, she always looked up to you, and you were so much great support for her over the last few years especially. I will keep an eye on her and the kids. You were taken so very early, life isn't fair, and I don't understand why these things happen to such wonderful people. Fly high Dave you will be so sadly missed by all your family and whanau xo Sharn
Big Dave ????
Your impact on those around you wasn’t unseen, it was significant and so important to all of us. You were a bright light, a big teddy bear when we needed it and you were a goofball who loved big! The only man who’s let teenagers plait and straighten his beard and the only one who we could call Big Dave and love as fiercely as we love you!
Hey Old Man for over 30 years we been there for each other. You turned your life around to become the most amazing person I could ever have known. I will miss you Love you forever & always
Dave you are a legend, thankyou for allowing me into your life, you will always be in my heart, thankyou for wednesday night beofre the accident, you asked us a question-" do you know where you are going to end up", because i know where i am going to end up, I have peace knowing that you are with our father in heaven. god bless and i will always love you
A few years ago before God sent me to Pakistan Dave called me up on the phone and wanted to meet me and have a chat.So we met at cornwall park,and Dave hoped into the front seat of my car,he cauld only just fit in ,,ha ha ha ..Anyway as we both prayed in the holy spirit ,God gave me a word of knowledge about areas of Daves heart that God wanted to heal and go deeper .Im sharing this today ,because we all know that Dave really loved God and was used by God to reach out to the broken hearted ,the lonely ,the rejected ,the outcasts of society.But when Dave came to a place in his own life where he needed help ,he wasn’t to proud to ask for help,he allowed holy spirit to go even deeper in his heart and life ,and because of this he was even more effective in the ministry that God chose him and called him to do .Big Dave The Gentle Giant ,had a genuine relationship with God ,he was a humble man that left a legacy on this earth.Thankyou Dave for being the man of God you are.
My amazing, caring, funny cousin. I love you so much. My heart is broken into a million pieces. I wish we'd had more time n made more wonderful memories. I will miss you for the rest of my life. Fly high Tich, RIP XXXX
Rest In peace Dave, sadly missed
The news of your passing was hard to hear and i still can't come to grips with it. You were a mighty man of God and you inspired many people including myself. The respect you gave everyone, no matter their life was the thing that stood out for me. I am priveledged that you were there when i received my Banner for Born again Beleivers. A special moment.
Love you Brother.
Cam - BABNZ
Words cant describe the loss of someone so unique and simpley amazing. How far you came to better yourself. It blows me away hearing all you did for people, mind blowing compassion with understanding and really wish you were here to continue your misson and passion.
Rest in love. Xx
Lots of love, Josh and Emma.