In Loving Memory of

David Coleshill

Mr Coleshill will be deeply missed by the whole school community at Whitehall. 

Everyday he would greet us with a smile and warm greeting. His kindness and sense of humour were the hallmark of his service to the school community.

If you wish to pay your respects please leave a message of condolence here.

Book Owner: Abbie Mayo
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Amy Zara

It is with such sadness that I write this message about our lovely David! You were one of the funniest, most genuine and supportive person I know. Everyday you would greet me with some kind of insult or taking the mick out of me but with a great big smile. Wherever you are in …

Whitehall Infant School

Malik Family

Eisa will miss your cheery ‘Good Morning’s’  We will deeply miss the office banter, your humour and ultimate kindness.  May you rest in peace… Naheed, Atif, Iman & Eisa    …

Whitehall Infant School

Jacqui, Ella & Alyssa Jordan-Clarke

I left this a while thinking it may make it easier to write. I’m not sure if it has. What I do know is that I’m still shocked and so deeply saddened by the news. My girls speak of David at odd times – Ella in year 1 said ‘Do you remember when Mr. …


Yahya family

We were shocked and saddened to hear of David’s passing, we will remember him has some who greeted everyone in the morning regardless of the weather and didnt tire of making everyone feel welcome! His smile, commitment and sincerity will be sorely missed! 🙁 …

Whitehall Infant School

Lorrine John-Rush

Mr coleshill was indeed a very lovely and jovial person.  He would always greet you , if he misses you on your way in most definitely he would greet you on your way out which brightens everyone’s day.   May God continue to comfort and strengthen his loved ones , may he rest in eternal …

Whitehall Infant School

Alison, Mark, Eleanor & Harry

David greeted everyone so positively and friendly every day and made everyone feel so welcome, that will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts are with all of David’s family and friends and the whole school community.  …

Whitehall Infant School

Ayyub Kasim

Mr Coleshill was a kind man. He made sure every single person was greeted.  He will be missed 🙁 …

Whitehall Infant School

Matthew Quish (father of Peter Rouse-Quish - Year 1)

Peter, Karen and I were very upset to hear about the sad and tragic news about Mr David Coleshill. Please pass our condolences onto his friends and family.  Although our interactions with Mr Coleshill were generally fairly brief as we entered and left the school each morning and afternoon, we were always struck by …

Whitehall Infant School

Jason O'Connor - The Elms Sport In Schools

David was sincere, humble and you could tell from conversations with him he always had the childrens best interests at heart.  We are all shocked and saddended by his death but even from reading all of these wonderful messages you can see what a positive impact he has had on so many.  We send …

Whitehall Infant School

Jo Palmer

David’s gentle kindness and humour will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure and joy of knowing him through the Administrators’ Network.  Our sincere condolences to his family, work colleagues, school community and friends. …

Whitehall Infant School

Hannah Radley

I am so shocked and shaken by the sad and unexpected death of David. He was so full of life and good humour. He was always ready with a smile, joke, positive comment or greeting for me and the children. I will miss him and our regular interactions, both at the school gate and …

Hannah Radley

Blerim kola

Condolence to the  family  of Mr. Coleshill. Is sad news  to hear for Mr. Coleshill. He always  be gentleman  with all,we all missing you Mr. Coleshill.  …

Whitehall Infant School

Diane, Peaches and Albie

We were very shocked and saddened by Mr Coleshills passing. He was alway smiling, polite and friendly. A true gentleman. He will be greatly missed. We offer our condolences to David’s family. …

Whitehall Infant School


So sorry to hear this sad and shocking news. Mr.Coleshill was a so lovely and kind man. I’m sure he will be missed by many. My sympathy to his family. …

Whitehall Infant School


David Coleshill was likeable and a honourable man, dedicated to doing his best and able to extract the best from others with a smile. Never a time went by without a joke and a smile and his warmth brightened the day. Always an appointment to look forward to, David put his heart and soul …

Whitehall Infant School


I feel so sorry for his i got to know him personally, i had a lot a respect for him because he was so good person and he transmitted to me and my child a lot of good energy we will really miss him and remember on the way he was .We have been …

Whitehall Infant School


Mr. Coleshill was such a gentleman. He’ll be remembered for his humor and kindness. He was such an integral part of the Whitehall community. Always ready to help where he was needed whether it was greeting everybody in the morning or running the raffle stall at the fair. Sending my sincerest condolences and sympathies …

Whitehall Infant School

Aysa, Ollie, Tony and TJ Maddams x

Our condolences to David’s family, friends and all of his work colleagues. What a wonderful jolly man he was! I have truley missed being greeted by his happy, smiley face in the morning/afternoon and I wasnt even lucky enough to know him like you all did. He seemed like he was one of the …

Maddams Family

Craig Manley

Thoughts are with all that knew and loved him. David had a great sense of humour and will be sorely missed xx …

Whitehall Infant School

Maria Benjamin

We were shocked and saddened to hear the news about Mr Coleshill.  He was such a warm and welcoming person always greeting everyone in the morning and afternoon and wishing everyone a good afternoon, evening or weekend.  Our condolences go to his family at this sad and difficult time. …

Whitehall Infant School

Krystyna & Cass

What a great person Mr Coleshill was. Always happy with perfect manners and lovely sense of humour  You will be deeply missed Mr Coleshill.  Out deep condolences to whole family  Rest In Peace Mr David Coleshill  …

Whitehall Infant School

Haroon Azadi

We are truly saddened to learn about Mr Coleshill sudden death, he was such a great gentleman, greeting us everyday with warmth welcome and smile on his face.  He was taken too soon from Whitehall community and sorely missed by the pupils and parents alike.  May God rest his soul. …

Whitehall Infant School

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Debra Durairajah

We are so shocked to hear that you are no more to welcome us everyday as we are entering to school. You are greatly missed. Conveying our prayers & comfort to your family. Many days your warm welcome made our days & we dont see that person anymore. We hope you are in a …

Whitehall Infant School

Lizzie, James, Henry and Rosie

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Coleshill. He was a wonderful member of staff at Whitehall, who greeted us cheerfully every morning and afternoon at the gates. He was a huge part of our safe and happy school experience and we miss him greatly.  …

Whitehall Infant School

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