The Canberra Times of 19 July carried the following notice
David Joined the Society in 1998 and quickly became very involved. He helped and filled in for the then Treasurer, Barbara Moore, in 1999 and 2000. He took on the role of Treasurer in 2001 and 2002. He was a consistent library volunteer and manned the library most Wednesdays for a number of years. He provided valuable advice to visitors to the library.
In addition, he initiated and managed the service providing English certificates for members. He was also manager of the microfilm ordering service through the LSD.
He contributed to the Welsh and London Special Interest Groups, and was convenor of the London Special Interest Groups for a number of years.
June Penny states "David certainly met the objectives of the society with his friendly standard phrase:
'Heraldry & Genealogy Society - how may I help you?' when he answered calls while doing his voluntary duty at the HAGSOC Library and a similar welcome to members visiting the library - as always reliable and offering help and advice.
A true gentleman and loyal member of the Society."
His contribution to the Society was recognised by the award of a Life Membership in 2009.
Condolences to his family.