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Sunday, 16 June 2019
Our deepest condolences to you Nicki, Sarah and Lizzie, and the families of Andy and Francis. We are shocked and saddened by the loss of a terrific bloke who lit up every room he entered. Kindness, Rock, and cheeky humour personified. To those of us left behind we will be inspired by the way you lived your life, and are reminded to get busy living. Love Louise, Pete and Gabe from London.
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Thinking of you Nicola Sarah and Lizzie we are shocked but have fond memories of Dave to treasure at this very sad time with lots of love Rick and Janet and boys xxxx
Friday, 14 June 2019
Dave was such a nice guy, always tried to cheer people up and help them out. I enjoyed working with him at Transpower. My condolences are with his family
Friday, 14 June 2019
Dear Nicki & family - my deepest condolences. At Powerco we first heard of Dave's passing early on Monday morning, and were absolutely shocked and stunned given the last we had seen him happy and cheerful on the Friday prior had been just like any other.

I've only known Dave for the last year and a bit he worked our Wellington office, but over that time he became a bit of an anchor for our new but small electricity team. I was always struck with how genuinely warm and friendly he was to everyone - as he always took the time to connect and check in with everyone, he seemed to know and remember even the most minor things about our lives like how things were going with the garden, who was away travelling etc. Always keen for a yarn - it seemed he could talk at length on any range of topics - from his daughters (whom he was obviously immensely proud of), car and bunny issues, the Wellington bus routes, a fish and chip store he found in Tauranga, to detailed discussions on the pros/cons of overhead line or underground options to 110kV circuit to Putaruru or the triggering of thyristor valves. He seemed such a wealth of knowledge on everything, and always tried to bring fresh and practical perspectives to his work and system issues. It seemed rare that there would be a topic that he didn't have experience in, or wouldn't be able to comment on without a glint in the eye or a poke of the elbow.

Dave was just a genuine good bloke and it is so sad that he was taken away so suddenly. We miss him dearly and our thoughts are with you.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Like Roger Dacombe-Bird, I went to Viard College with David too. I was shocked to hear that David passed away and sincerely pass on my condolences to his whanau. We were a year group of incredibly diverse students and I remember David as someone who could relate well to all. Po mihimihi David.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
I'm greatly saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I met Dave at Transpower in the mid 90s when he was working in the HVDC section and I was a graduate engineer in Operations Planning. He was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. I kept up with him through various career changes and moves around the industry, and last saw him at an EEA event in Auckland I think a year or two ago. I'll miss him, taken way too soon.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
It very sad thing for me hearing of Dave's passing. He has been a reoccurring presence in my life since university. We shared a connection through being Railways Bursars, and along with Peter Couchman, flatted in the same street, Picton Ave. Dave was inspirational at telling lecturers what he thought.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
What a loss. The Energynews article does not mention Dave's amazing wit and humour nor his positiveness and honesty. Dave would say what he thought without fear but never to hurt or upset others. Often he would be laughing at his own humanness.
When working on the HVDC link in 1990 we had to perform faults on the transmission network to check all was working as designed. Advisers from the USA recommended expensive live line equipment. Dave in his very practical way set the faults up with piano wire, a dive weight, trailer spring loaded hitch, some nylon rope and a rubber mat all purchased from the local hardware and music shops. Priceless. When we met he was often talking of his girls and was so proud of them and pleased to be a father.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
A thoroughly good bloke...having worked with Dave in the NZED days, during his time at Transpower and more recently on projects with Powerco, he always was lots of fun and brought a unique perspective to projects he was working on! His passion, humour and energy will be missed. Our condolences to Dave's family....
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Condolences to the family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. I have engaged with Dave over a number of years from his days at Transpower. A pragmatist with a smile always and sense of humour for any situation. A great loss to our engineeering fraternity.
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