David puts his pen down
Nancy Ouchida-Howells writes:
Last week, David and I were at Knuston Hall enjoying the companionship of the calligraphy participants. He wrote many signs for their Open Day and a number of entries in a Memorial Book. At the party, he got up to join in a dance and we sang ďWhat shall we do with the drunken sailor?Ē. He was lively and in good spirits, but not eating custard and treacle pud.
Over the past six months, with antibiotics, David kept a urine infection under control but it rapidly spread to his chest on Monday. On Tuesday, he looked so poorly that I telephoned an ambulance to take him to Worthing Hospital. The doctors tried to stabilise him, but his heart suddenly stopped. He passed away peacefully at 4.50 pm on Tuesday 4 September with Nancy holding him.
The Funeral Service celebrating the life of David Howells will be at St. Julianís Church where he was baptised, sang in the choir and hand-pumped the organ. The Service will be on Thursday 27 September 2012, at 2 pm. Those wishing to attend the burial at Mill Lane Cemetery, are welcome.
After the Service, you are warmly invited to tea and light refreshments in the Church Hall. For catering purposes, if possible, would you please advise me if you are attending?
St.Julianís is located on St. Julianís Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6YW, near Shoreham College. Limited parking is available in the Church Hall
car park. Enter from Rectory Road, BN43 6EB. If possible, car pooling would be helpful.
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David loved the flight of aeroplanes and birds. In lieu of flowers, donations in Davidís memory are invited for the RPSB through HD Tribe, 40 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WB, Tel: 01273 452169
Nancy and Family thank you for the messages of support and sympathy received.
Please spread the word for dear David. Thank you very much.
There will be a full obituary in the Spring 2013 Scribe.