David Peter Watkins (24 Feb 1982 - 1 Mar 2021)

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David PeterRoyal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity

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Vinters Park Crematorium Bearsted Road Maidstone K ENT ME14 5LG
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Viner & Sons

In loving memory of David Peter Watkins who sadly passed away on 1st March 2021.
David, known to most as Dave passed away just a few days after his 39th birthday. Dave touched many lives and this is demonstrated by how many people have been in touch since hearing of his passing to let us know how much he will be missed. Thank you for your kindness.
Although Dave passed much sooner than he wanted he was still proud of everything he had achieved in his life most notably becoming a father to Amy. As difficult as it may feel at the moment he would want his life to be celebrated so please use this page to share your photos and memories of Dave.

Since Dave became unwell 5 years ago he was treated and looked after by Harefield Hospital. We were extremely grateful to all the staff there 5 years ago for saving his life and giving him more precious years. He always received amazing care both as in and out patient right up to the end and we were all treated like family whenever we visited. For this reason we have chosen to create a just giving page accessible from here for anyone who wishes to donate in Dave's name to support the incredible work they do.

Adam Watson donated £30 in memory of David
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Harefield Team wrote

David was an exceptional person that I had the honour to look after in hospital. The entire team felt very strongly we had to do everything we could to protect him and were devastated when we could not do anymore. He always spoke of the love for his family and friends and thought of you all every day. He was strong and brave to the end. We will miss him very much.

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Arthur De Val donated £50 in memory of David
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Ian Elphick donated £250 in memory of David

My condolences to all his family, it is such a great loss to lose a young man such as Dave. As Dave's employer I can honestly say that he was well liked by all the staff, he had a great sense of humour and was probably the most level headed of us all! He will be greatly missed by us all at Thompson Elphick.

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Vicky Abraham donated £50 in memory of David
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Martin Lee donated £11.14 in memory of David

Gone to soon. My condolences to all who knew him

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Nikki Bennett donated £100 in memory of David
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Linda Tipp donated in memory of David

With our deepest sympathy to all of Daves family and thinking especially of Catherine and little Amy with love - Linda and Bob xx

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Robert Tipp wrote

With love and deepest sympathy to all of Dave's family and thinking especially
of little Amy. Linda and Bob xx

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Maggie Opie wrote

To Dave the cheeky little boy I used to look after :) x Maggie

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Robert Tipp wrote

So very sorry to all of Dave's family for your loss of such a lovely person - with love from Linda and Bob

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Mariska Messer donated in memory of David

Our heartfelt condolences to all your family and friends.
Love from Mariska and Martin xx

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Deborah Richards donated £50 in memory of David
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Deborah Richards wrote

Dave, Thankyou for the lovely memories and laughter. As your big sister I am proud to have watched you grow from a baby into an amazing person with all that you have achieved. I will miss your laugh, smile and chats. My children will miss their Uncle Dave with his wisdom and jokes.
Little brother you will always be in my heart and thoughts every day
All my love
Debsxx

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Michael Watkins donated in memory of David
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Michael Watkins wrote

I like to thank you all for the kind words, memories, photos and donations sent. My memories of Dave of a cheeky young son, being proud of him growing up to graduate at University and to go on to marry Catherine.

I will always remember the fun we had going to Gillingham Football matches. When David became unwell, Harefield Hospital saved his life for him to go on and live for further 5 years. I am grateful to them for given this precious time to us which allowed Dave to be a Proud Father to Amy. Whenever we visited Harefield for his outpatient clinic appointments, that he would always want us to get a Full English Breakfast beforehand.

We will miss him greatly, a much loved son, never forgotten love Dad xxx

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Ian and Verity Johnson donated £50 in memory of David

We would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to you all at this most difficult time. Despite everything Dave went through over the last 5 years, he didn’t let it stop him from enjoying life and was always happy and had fun. He will be remembered as a genuinely lovely person.

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Paul Watkins donated £50 in memory of David
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Paul Watkins wrote

Dave, thank you for the many great adventures, memories, laughs and conversations we had growing up. For being my little brother and later in life being my older brother, giving me sound advice. You will be greatly missed and forever in my heart, love you 3000 Bro, Paul xxx

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Sharon Jeffrey donated £50 in memory of David

Dave was such a lovely person and always smiling. He was so embracing with our boys and they loved playing Angry Birds with him, especially as he always got them to the next levels!
Dave will be greatly missed by everyone and our heartfelt condolences are with Catherine, Amy and family.
Lots of Love, Sharon, Drew, Euan & Cameron xxxx

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A disappointingly blurry football photo (Reg is in  a navy top kneeling next to Rich's orange shorts!)

A disappointingly blurry football photo (Reg is in a navy top kneeling next to Rich's orange shorts!)

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A BBQ at St Andrews (Reg in shades)

A BBQ at St Andrews (Reg in shades)

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A long haired Dave at Flares in Pompey - June 2014

A long haired Dave at Flares in Pompey - June 2014

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Luton, Jon and Karl donated £50 in memory of David

Our sincerest condolences to Dave's family at this difficult time.

Most of our memories of Reg are of attempting to play football in Ravelin Park at university. Reg was reliable, good humoured and always played with a smile on his face (not qualities associated with all participants!). There are less memories of the drinks that sometimes followed after, or nights at St Andrews, for obvious reasons!

Reminiscing about Reg it's striking that no one has anything but wholly positive memories of a lovely man who we were all proud to have known.

With deepest sympathy

Luton, Jon and Karl

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Mike Richards donated £30 in memory of David

David was a great guy and will be missed by many people he was one of those guys ever one liked I remember talking David to the pictures age 10 with his sister couldn’t ask for a better brother in law RIP David

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