In Loving Memory of


David Andrew Harkins

Sadly our dearest David passed away on Sunday 25th April.

He was a dearly loved husband to Olivier, loving son of Margaret, brother to Eileen, Pete and Steven, devoted best friend to Nic and loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews.

David was also a dearly loved colleague and friend to many at Scottish Autism.

We respectfully and kindly request no flowers and alternatively ask that a donation be made in David’s memory on behalf of Scottish Autism for whom he worked loyally and passionately for 35 years. 
Donations can be made at the following JustGiving page:

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Malheureusement, notre cher David est décédé ce Dimanche 25 Avril.
Il était un mari très aimé d’Olivier, fils de Margaret, frère d’Eileen, Pete et Stephen, un devoué meilleur ami de Nic, un oncle aimé par ses neveux et nièces.
David était un collègue et ami très apprecié a Scottish Autism.
Nous demandons respectueusememt que tous les dons à la memoire de David soient faits au nom de Scottish Autism pour qui il a travaillé loyalement et passionnément pendant 35 ans.
Les dons peuvent être faits a la page suivante JustGiving.

Owner :Nic Broderick
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Nicola Cahill

David, when I heard that you were gone I was devastated. You were one of the first faces I came to know when I joined Scottish Autism, and from then became one of the most personable colleagues to speak with, so easy going and so caring. My thoughts and prayers go out to your …

Nic Broderick

sean mckenna

Completely shocked and saddened at this news. David you were one of the good Guys. I hope you are at peace now. …

Nic Broderick

Christine Dolan

David, you were one of the first people I met when I started at Scottish Autism, you made me feel so welcome and so at ease. You were always so kind, helpful and supportive. We will all miss you terribly. My thoughts are with your family and friends, and I hope you are at …

Nic Broderick

lynda M

David, i am in disbelief that i won’t see or chat to you again.  You were always at the end of the phone, offering imeasurable support to me, and if it were not for that unconditional support, i would not have continued to be in the post i am today.  Your humour was infectious …

Nic Broderick

Kay Hamilton

Dearest David, my heart is broken for all who knew you as you were such a loving, kind man and you will be so sorely missed! You and my mum were besties and we loved having you and Oli over for drinks and general mayhem, we ended up having a snowball fight one time …

Nic Broderick

Lisa Campbell

My heart broke when I heard of your passing David. I find it difficult to comprehend that I won’t work alongside you anymore. May you have found peace and I wish your family the comfort to face the days ahead with loving memories of you to treasure in their hearts.  Till we meet again …

Nic Broderick

Lauren Corbett

Our national selfie day pic one year – happy memories. Always there with a listening ear, infectious laugh and the ability to light up a room.  I will really miss you David, but I will not forget you or the giggles that we have shared over the past few years……getting yourself lost in Glasgow …

Nic Broderick

Laura McCairn

You were a joy to work with David. Your compassion for others really shone through in your work and in the way you interacted with everyone around you. You were so warm, friendly, incredibly helpful, thoughtful and kind. I’ll always remember your laugh and your ‘top of the morning’ greetings. My love and thoughts …

Nic Broderick

Siobhan Martin

You were an absolute gem of a man David and will always be missed by so many. Working with you was always a pleasure and thank you for all you did. My heart goes out to all your family and friends. Rest easy xx …

Nic Broderick


These messages left by friends and loved ones show how special , kind and loved you are. Nic is doing you proud in the strength he has and support he is giving to those who feel your loss so much. You have been his rock and support for so long and will leave such …

Nic Broderick

Fiona and Ray

David – what powerful tributes to a wonderful man and we too are heartbroken. A precious soul, you have meant the world to so many. Your unyielding kindness and support with our son Jamie has been immeasurable and words can never express how much we will miss you. Thank you for being part of …

Nic Broderick

John Cannon

David was someone who lit up a room with his presence.  I was lucky enough to work with him through his work with Quality Scotland and will always remember his smile, humour and passion for what he did.   …

Nic Broderick

Gail & Mark

Having looked through these beautiful and heartbreaking messages, we can only reiterate what everyone else feels. David, what an absolutely special person you were and how very very much you will be missed. In our hearts you hold a place no one else will ever fill. …

Nic Broderick

Vicky McMillan

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.   Here’s to an amazing man.  Rest in peace David.    xxxxxxxxxxxxx …

Nic Broderick

Linda Congerton

David….It has taken me to this time to write this message but to do so earlier would make it so, so real..Alas it is time to write and say goodbye. We all have our memories of what a wonderful human being you were. I remember the laughter, late nights and the wine when you …

Nic Broderick

Alain Carles

David tu es parti trop tôt rejoindre les anges, emportant avec toi une partie de nous même et laissant nos coeurs meurtris à jamais. Toi que tout le monde aimait et appréciait, toi qu’on adorait. Ici au Sénégal, ceux qui te connaissaient ont bien de la peine et je suis sûr que même le …

Nic Broderick


David, I have no words that even come close to expressing my condolences to your loved ones on your passing. There will be a huge void in the life’s of everyone you ever met. Your selfless heart, your wealth of knowledge, your never-ending energy, your laugh, your smile, your wicked sense of humour will …

Nic Broderick

Jade Love

You were a true gentleman David and will be missed by so many people. You were such a kind and thoughtful person and always brightened up the room with your smile. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time Xxx …

Nic Broderick

Bill Broderick

David Thank you for your kindness and your care, and your thoughtful ways. For being a big part of our family through the good times and the sad times.  You were always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. So thank you for the times we shared and for being you… a true …

Nic Broderick

Deborah Henderson

This news has hit us all hard at Scottish Autism as you were very much a cornerstone of the organisation and family. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly when I started and for always being so approachable and encouraging. I hope you have found peace David.  “Through love they are remembered and in …

Nic Broderick

Mark Connor

It is with a heavy heart to have to write this in your memory, and i’m still numb in realising it. To someone who depite the years that separate us since our last meeting, i wish i could’ve told you the impact and difference you made to my life, and to many others. You …

Nic Broderick

Felicity Lister

I can’t believe you’re gone. Always the one to call and check I was ok or if there was there anything you could do? Always positive, often giggly! I am honoured to say you were my colleague. I, and Scottish Autism will miss you but are richer for having had you in our lives …

Nic Broderick


One of the most thoughtful and selfess people I have ever known, the cards you sent and positive messages that always brightened my day. I will miss you deeply and my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. A beautiful soul xxx …

Nic Broderick


Rest peacefully xx …

Nic Broderick

Dorry McLaughlin

David – working with you was always a pleasure. Only you could make a risk register come to life! Your smile and the laughs we had especially over the last year are, and will always be, fresh in my mind. Kind, thoughtful and dedicated you will be missed by me and everyone at Scottish …

Nic Broderick

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