Mr David Colin Silvester

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David sadly passed away on Saturday the 8th of January at home with his girls around him.  After a shock cancer diagnosis in hospital on the 23rd of December, David came home on the 1st of January for end of life care. 

His diagnosis and sudden passing are terribly sad and shocking; his loss to our family is immeasurable.  David was kind, generous, funny, fair and incredibly loving.  He did everything he could for those he loved and was a truly wonderful husband, dad, father-in-law, gramps, brother, uncle and friend. 

David’s wish was for a private funeral, however, if you would like to make a donation in his memory, we have chosen ‘Cancer Research’ and ‘Isobel Hospice’.  Cancer is very prevalent in David’s family and is something that sadly affects many of our lives.  Isobel Hospice is a local hospice who were involved in David’s palliative care at home and were a great support at an impossibly sad time.


Judith & Purdey

Charity details

Cancer Research Uk

Cancer Research fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public. Your donation will help our scientists get closer to finding a cure.

Registered Number 1089464

Isabel Hospice Limited

Isabel Hospice is a registered charity which provides free palliative care and support for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such at MND, end stage renal conditions, end stage heart conditions, respiratory conditions or other neurological conditions, throughout eastern Hertfordshire. The population they serve is almost 350,000 people. Care is based on the simple idea that patients are ordinary people living with physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. The Hospice provides enormous support to families and friends, caring for the patients and all those around them.

Registered Number 1046826

Messages of condolence

So very sad on the loss of dear David. So many happy memories of days and years gone past and all his kind help too. Our love and thoughts are with you all Judith, Purdey & family. Valerie Mingay & Paul Griffin

Ms Valerie Mingay

Dearest Judith and Purdey, It is rare that we find people that stay forever in our minds and hearts our whole lives but David is, and will always be, one of those people for me. I will always remember his cheeky sense of humour and love and kindness for my mum and I. My condolences to you and your family. Heaven has gained an Angel for sure. Much love to you all, Tracey and family xx

Mrs Tracey Mingay Haste

Such a sad loss of a very special man. All our love and thoughts to Judith, Purdey and family.

Mrs Joslyn Baker-pearce

With fond memories from Colin, Maureen and Helen

Mr & Mrs Colin White

David was a kind, loving man who looked after us when we were finding our way in the world. Thank you David, for showing us that if we believe we can, we can. So much love to Judith, Purdey, Maddie and the boys. Kristi and Joe x

Mrs Kristi Adams

So saddened in losing my dear younger brother so suddenly. Shall miss our reminisces and childhood memories of times together. You will never be forgotten but you will be missed. Thank you for being my brother. Lots of love to Judith, Purdey and family who looked after him so well in his final days. Chris, Katie and Jonathan

Mrs Christine Tann

The loss of our very dear friend David is very sad indeed, we shared many wonderful times together and memories that we shall cherish forever.

Mr & Mrs John Carberry

Deeply sorry for the loss of a much-loved Husband, Dad, farther in law and grandad, Beloved David you will be missed each day, Sending love to Judith, Purdey & Maddie and those beautiful boys Tayt & Gray xx Darren & Sue ❤

Mr Darren Stoller

Our thoughts are with Judith , Purdey and family at this very sad time .

Mr & Mrs Peter and Jane Livings

To our lifelong friend, David, we love and miss you and will never forget you. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace. Love as always to Judith, Purdey, Maddie, Tayt and Gray. Love Tina, Colin, Emma and Helen xxxx

Miss Emma White

A special friend taken far too soon. Rest In Peace David. Forever in our hearts. Phil & Kenxx

Mr & Mrs Phil & Ken Levy

Huge condolences and love to all of the family. So so sorry for your loss. Lots of love - Claire, Allison & Sophia xxx

Miss Claire Habershon