In Loving Memory of

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David Arthur Williams

David sadly passed away suddenly on 15th December 2020 at his home in Hartford, aged 74 years.  Beloved husband to Jane, proud father of Katherine, Hayley & Stephen, and a loving grandad.  He had such a large heart and presence, and will be sorely missed by his family and so many friends. 

David will be remembered for his philanthropic work for numerous charities and organisations; his dedication to the plastics industry with his loyal membership to ‘The Worshipful Company of Horners’ and ‘The British Plastics Foundation’; his determination to succeed at every challenge he set himself (including cycling the ‘Cape Town Cycle Tour’ SIX times); his passion for football – including Manchester City FC and being a committed member of his local FA; his love for travel, adventure and sailing; and his wonderfully cheeky sense of humour and ability to tell a good story.

David had so many great people in his life and so if you would like to leave a message about any memories you have of him then please feel free to do so here.

Donations if desired to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support or Shelter.  

 

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Gerald & Janet Tatlock

I worked for David for over 30 yeras and owe him so much not only as a boss but also as a friend It is unbelievable that he is no longer with us and our thoughts are with Jane and the family at this sad time His serious side at work usually ended up …

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Terry Harrop - Mid Cheshire DFA

David has been a member of the Mid Cheshire DFA since 1979 and was an outstanding referee during his time and has been President and Chairman for many years. David has given much to the development of football within our Association. The trips to the Etihad Stadium will not be the same. He will …

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David and Kathryn Forrest

Very sad to hear of the loss of David. We cycled many miles with him as part of the Hartford CATS cycling group, including a visit to my mums house in Bolton on the Tour of Lancashire, and when he cycled part of the Cheshire route to our pitstop in Middlewich on our LEJOG …

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Stephen, John and Karen Way

It’s still hard to believe that David is no longer with us particularly as we had seen him just recently looking so well. We all have many fond memories of him at family gatherings over the years. He used to enjoy visiting his Yorkshire Aunties but sadly, after the loss of our mother, his …

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Linda and Stephen MacDonald

We hope you can find comfort in the memories of the good times you had together. David will not be forgotten. With love Linda and Stephen …

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Lesley and Dave Howse

We were deeply shocked to hear of cousin David’s sudden death. He was always committed to the family and we remember well how supportive he was when my mother, his Auntie Flo, had a stroke.  David was such a live wire it is hard to imagine that he is no longer with us. …

Lesley and Dave

Robert and Margaret Quarshie

We  are sad that David is no longer with us. It was a privilege to have known him. He was warm, helpful and always went out of his way to ensure everyone was alright. He showed interest in our family and always made us welcomed at Horners events. We will miss his inspiring conversations. …

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The Steinholtz Family

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. With our deepest and heartfelt condolences, our hearts go out to you all today, Jane, Katherine, Hayley and Stephen. Our thoughts are with you. …

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Malcolm Wilkinson

I met David through the Horners and we have worked together on various Committees. I will always be grateful for David’s strong support to me as chair of the Polymer Committee when he chaired both the ECC and Awards Committee. He was always a strong presence with a firm but light touch and a …

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Jonathan Mead

My first meeting with David, Master Horner was when he interviewed me as a prospective Horner. Later, as the newly appointed Clerk, I attended my first committee meeting, the Polymer Committee, when David was Chairman.  He was very impressive, both in his obvious comprehensive knowledge of the polymer industry but also as a chairman …

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Michael & Sue Cornish

Our thoughts are with Jane and family. It is so difficult to accept that David is no longer with us, but such good memories. His support of me and all at LINPAC was greatly appreciated – so much drive, enthusiasm and interest in people. Wish we had seen him recently. …

Michael Cornish

Christine Harrison

I first met David about 14 years ago, a short while before I married his nephew.  Who was this fellow who ordered things that weren’t on the menu, and once inspected some hotel kitchens before making a reservation?  I wasn’t sure what I’d gotten into at the time, but it was soon clear that …

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Nick Butterworth and Ann McAllister

Sending our condolences to Jane and the family. We enjoyed cycling along with David on CATS rides and tours.  His enthusiasm and engineering curiosity made him something of a trailblazer; as well as possessing an automatic motorbike – which he didn’t bring on cycle rides – he was an early adopter of innovations in …

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Lynn Walters

It was with feelings of shock and profound sadness that I learned of David’s untimely passing thus bringing to an end over 30 years of friendship.  The eloquent and apposite tributes already paid by others in this Remembrance Book bear testimony to the character and achievements of a truly outstanding person upon which it …

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Alan & Lisa Adams

We have known David for 20 years as both a neighbour and friend, and will miss him greatly. He was such a generous man and threw himself into everything he did. I have fond memories of our annual cycling tours, and of trying to keep up with him on his electric bike when going uphill. …

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Graham Saunders

David was an admirable man, and great company. His enthusiasm for life was unquenchable, his kindness and sense of humour unwavering. I will miss him, as will many others. …

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George Copeland

In the loss of David Williams we have lost a great contributor.  David always wanted to be involved, whether with the BPF or the Horners – or for his many other interests in life. Despite some ribald – but friendly comments on his fascination with Lurex, he continued his cycling activities in South Africa, …

George Copeland

Craig and Judith Bell

David has been in our informal cycling group for several years, so we must have racked up hundreds of memorable rides together, both locally and on our annual tours. David took great enjoyment from his cycling as we have from his company and warm sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Craig and Judith   …

Craig and Judith Bell

Ray & Jackie Bailey

Sending our love and best wishes to Jane and all the family. It was a pleasure to have known David, he was great company on our weekly rides and at social events; as well as keeping us entertained with his numerous and humorous what’s app messages. He will be deeply missed. …

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Dave & Louise Carter

We were all devastated to hear of David’s sudden passing recently … taken way too early, and always the life and soul of the party! He was a great guy, and a fantastic Uncle; how could we ever forget the joint family holidays in Majorca and the USA … such fun and so many …

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Martin Sixsmith

It was a pleasure and a privilege to have known David as a friend and colleague for the best part of twenty years. His intelligence, humour, Kindness and bonhomie shone through like beacons wherever he was, whatever he was involved in and he touched the lives of many. The good natured banter we enjoyed …

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Maurice Key

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I first met David, his parents and sister Susan in Shoeburyness in 1966 and we got on really well, so well we had three holidays to Spain over the years. David always was a hard worker and went to night college while working full time. He introduced …

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Robin Kent

In more ways than one, David was a towering figure in the UK plastics processing industry. However great his achievements, I will always remember him as a man who filled the room with his presence and with his good humour and laughter. My antipodean heritage was always a source of amusement to David and …

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Ken & Beryl Acton

Dear Jane and family, we are so very sad at your sudden loss. We have known you both since the 1970’s and have many fond memories of yourself and an exuberant David as next door neighbour , friend, squash player, racegoer and sailor. David was such a outgoing, larger than life personality, so generous …

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Ray Anstis

David’s passing was very sudden and very sad.  David and I became members of the Court of the Horners at the same Court Meeting in 1995.  He always enlivened Court Meetings and made a valuable contribution to the Horners Company in so many ways.   I enjoyed his company and particularly remember the fun we …

Ray Anstis

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