Death Notice
  • "It was with great sadness we heard of David's untimely..."
    - David & Brenda & Cameron Anderson & Families
  • "Our deepest sympathies to you Nicki & your family. Such a..."
    - Brent & Liz Blakely
  • "to Nicki and Family, my sympathy to you all at the passing..."
  • "Dear Nicki, Ben, Katy and Ella. Thinking of you all at..."
  • "To Nicki & your extended family. Sending our deepest..."
    - Glenda & Graeme Albon

STOKES, David Bruce:
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer, David slipped away peacefully, surrounded by his family and best mate, at "Wyndale", the place he loved to be. Aged 55 years. Deeply loved and adored husband and soulmate of Nicola. Dearly loved Dad and best friend of Ben, Katy and Ella , and respected friend to Finley Cooke and Scott Carnochan. Loved son of Patricia and Bruce Stokes, and loved son-in-law of Nessie and the late Hilary Horgan. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Stuart and Julie, Tim and Bridget, and Andrew and Udette Stokes. Loved and respected brother-in-law of Greg and Judith Horgan, Elizabeth and Sam McSkimming, Barbara and the late Graeme Thompson, Michael and Jennifer Horgan, Margaret and Alan Fraser, Martin Horgan and Briar, and friend to Shirley. David was a much loved uncle to his many nephews and nieces. A celebration of David's life will be held at the Darfield Recreation Centre, on Friday, February 1, at 2.00pm. Dave would be happy if donations were made to the Westpac Air Rescue trust in lieu of flowers please.
"We will remember you on the hill in the peace of the early morning, with your dogs at your side and the sun on your back, a gentle wind on your face, as you watch your sheep trickle down the ridge."


Published in The Press from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2019
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