Slideshow: Tributes paid to David

PUBLISHED: 13:42 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:10 26 October 2009

THE former electrical engineer leaves behind his beloved two cats, Ginger and Blacky, nieces, Claudine and Christina, nephew, Karl and their father Michael as well as many friends. His cats were described by Michael as his pride and joy, he lived for th

THE former electrical engineer leaves behind his beloved two cats, Ginger and Blacky, nieces, Claudine and Christina, nephew, Karl and their father Michael as well as many friends.

His cats were described by Michael as "his pride and joy, he lived for them".

The keen steam engine enthusiast, used to work for Natural Rubber, a WGC-based company which moved to Herford, for around 20 years.

In his early 20s, David, who never married or had any children, was a trumpet player in a jazz band called Lea Delta.

Michael added: "He gave to many different charities.

"He was an honest, lovely bloke.

"I had no idea how popular he was; the phone has never stopped.

"Your paper has been the only thing that had kept him going throughout his ordeal.

"He said that himself.

"The paper has done us proud and the readers have been brilliant.

"Incredible."

David's funeral will take place at the District Cemetery, Southway, Hatfield, on Friday at 11am.

Everybody is welcome.

Donations and flowers can be made to Austins funeral directors, Letchmore Road, Stevenage, call 01438 316623.


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