I have been in touch with Carole Dobson who has given me details of the funeral arrangements for Dave.
The funeral will take place on Friday 14th July. There will first be a private service for immediate family members at Harrogate Crematorium followed by an event to which all friends will most welcome. This will be held at 1:00 pm in the Calder Room at the Pavilions of Harrogate located at the Yorkshire Showground. Carole and her family will be very pleased to see Dave’s friends and acquaintances from Harrogate Advanced Bikes.
Dave had a large circle of friends and colleagues from North Yorkshire Police, his interests such as HAB and his later work following his retirement. Carole is therefore concerned to receive some indication of the number of people who might attend so she can arrange appropriate catering. I would therefore ask that if any members of HAB intend to come to the celebration of Dave’s life at the Pavilions, to let me know by email using the address below. I will then inform Carole of our numbers.
It will be quite in order to arrive on our bikes.
While this will be a sad occasion, there is much to celebrate about Dave’s life and, in particular, the way he helped so many of our members improve their riding skills. I remember the advice I received from him which was always given with insight, humour and with an overriding concern for my safety. I will miss him.
Chair – Harrogate Advanced Bikes