Dedicated to the memory of David West

This site is a tribute to David West, husband of Cherrill, father of Charlotte, son of Stanley and the late Barbara and brother of the late Tim West.

We invite friends and family to share their memories and pictures of David on this website over the coming days and months, who sadly died on 1st November 2017 at home in Chichester. You can submit a story, event or simply well wishes - we would love to build up a picture of David's life from those who knew and loved him.

David was born and lived in West Sussex. Born on 8th March 1951, he grew up in Horsham, attending Forest Boys School before completing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship at Lintott's. He met Cherrill in the late '70s and was married for nearly 35 years. Always interested in art and design, after years as a house husband looking after Charlotte, he changed career in the mid '90s qualifying as an interior designer and latterly working as a design tutor. A quietly confident, stylish man with a passion for music, design and cars, David was much loved and will be deeply missed by family and friends. He was a champion of the two women in his life, Cherrill and Charlotte, and will be remembered always.

The funeral for David

A Humanist funeral service is at Worthing Crematorium on Friday 17th November 2017 at 2:40 pm at the Muntham Chapel. 

A small gathering for immediate family and close friends is taking place afterwards at The Fountain Inn, Ashurst from 4pm. 

Worthing Crematorium Horsham Road Findon Worthing West Sussex BN14 0RG

If you would like to pay your respects to David we kindly ask that rather than flowers for the funeral, you donate whatever you can to Cancer Research UK. Details can be found on the charity page at the top of this website.

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Thoughts

Meeting a girlfriend’s dad is always a scary prospect, especially at the age of 19 when Charlotte and I first started going out. However, that was never the case with David. He always welcomed me into their home and part of the West family - from giving us his cool disco and funk vinyls through to wearing silly / scary masks as I spent my first Christmas away from my own family. Never was this more true than this year when - with some tears, a hug and lots of loving, kind words - he gave me his blessing to ask his daughter to marry me. It breaks my heart to know he is no longer with us and it’s in everyone’s grief and memories that what we have lost is so cruelly brought into focus. However, I know he will never truly be gone. In even these past couple of weeks I’ve seen him as we tidy his stylish house, as we listen to his jazz playlists, and in the stories people share. Most of all though I see him in Cherrill and Charlotte. And I cannot think of two better people for him to continue living on through.
Sent by Joe on 17/11/2017
To misquote Ola Onabule: "Where WE gonna go now that Soul Town's gone". You certainly were "the very essence of cool" - the go-to person for ideas on style, fashion, music and interiors. We miss your quiet but confident opinions and suggestions and sharing ideas. More than all that Dave - we miss your friendship and the lovely person that you were. Our hearts are heavy. Jane and Francis
Sent by Jane on 16/11/2017

If you would like to pay your respects to David we kindly ask that rather than flowers for the funeral, you donate whatever you can to Cancer Research UK. Details can be found on the charity page at the top of this website.

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