“You are no more than a thought away”
Born on Saturday 29th November 1952, Dave attended Broad Street Junior School, then onto Crewe Boys Grammar School. His school reports described him as hard working and conscientious. He left school with three ‘A’ levels.
As a child, he loved to go camping with the Boy Scouts. He’s always been known for being very careful with his money, it wasn’t uncommon to return from his trips away or holidays with more money than he went away with .
He loved Rock music and shared his interest with his many friends at the Conservative Club.
He started work locally as an accountant, but didn’t really take to it, then worked at Leighton Hospital in Budgetary Control, finally ending up working for the NHS in Preston as IT Technical Manager, a job which he loved.
He had many friends in Preston which were long lasting, particularly Pete and Adrian.
He retired aged 55 and indulged in his favourite passions which were ships and steam locomotives becoming a board member of the Ribble Valley Steam Railway. He was also a great supporter of the Crewe Heritage Centre and joined many worldwide tours of shipyards and Naval bases.
Four years ago, he was diagnosed with incurable liver and bowel cancer, however he never let his condition rule his life, remaining active until very recently which was an inspiration to all his family and friends.
Dave passed away peacefully at the Royal Preston Hospital on Tuesday 21st August, the much loved brother of Avis.
His funeral will take place in Crewe Crematorium Chapel on Friday 7th September at 3.20pm, any donations in his memory will be gratefully received for the Macmillan Nurses.
For any further information, please contact our funeral home.