After months of defying lung cancer David faded quietly and peacefully from this life at 17.40 today, 21st June 2014. The longest day.
He showed amazing strength and resilience since he left hospital because there was no more that could be done to fight this cruel lung cancer.
His partner Margaret looked after him at home for months. He did not want to go into a hospice. Living with pain-killing drugs, oxygen and help from the St. Christopher Nurses his life was a life that most of us wouldn't wish upon our worst enemy.
Now free of all worldly pain and indignity his passing is not only a relief for him but, I'm sure, his family and friends.
Well fought David. The odds were totally against you and it took many hard rounds in the biggest fight of your life before the final bell called time. Brave battle Dave. Goodbye.