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Lynn Aand Frank Ritchie on 9 June, 2021 at 8:58am

Our condolences to the family especially Lilly. i have known David since 1963 when i joined Southern Portland cement as an apprentice electrician then lateerin life when he joined FRH/BES as a partner. DAvid was a real gentleman and had a great work ethic and a caring
person. May he rest in peace

Sally Mclaren-Price on 8 June, 2021 at 2:54pm

It was a lovely service, you were courageous and strong, As you Prayed for he kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, I look forward to seeing David in the new system here on earth, That’s the resurrection hope, ( Isaiah 26:19) love to you all sally and cinnamon🥰

Katie Mohapp on 8 June, 2021 at 2:31pm

A beautiful service for a wonderful man. My love goes out to you Aunty Lil, Brad, Kio and Kelly at this sad, sad time. May the memories you all hold bring you peace and comfort. Much love, Katie xxx

Kylie Bailey on 8 June, 2021 at 1:24pm

Although today is a sad one for us, I cant help but think of the happy reunion on the other side. Nana Mac and grandad now with their son again and David no longer limited by illness... what an amazing experience it must be for them.
I know I will see my lovely, thoughtful and funny Uncle David again.
My thoughts have been with you, his family, for the past week and my prayers will continue for you as you go through the grieving process. Please know I love and miss you all. xxx

Chloe Selmes on 8 June, 2021 at 1:08pm

Today, it's raining where I am, but there is this beautiful double rainbow outside my window right now. I can only think it's you, helping me through this sad day. No one will ever greet me "Hey mouse", and give me those gentle, but warm hugs. Thank you for showing me how to be a gentle but beautiful presence in every room. I miss you, forever your Mighty Mouse.

Meghann Selmes on 8 June, 2021 at 11:13am

Thank you, Pop, for being so gentle and caring. I will miss your witty comments sneaked into every conversation. I will always remember coming to visit you in your Bowral home and spending school holidays playing. I wish I was able to say goodbye to you properly. I am so glad I have such a beautiful soul looking over me. I love and miss you <3 xxx

Patrick Selmes on 8 June, 2021 at 10:12am

To know that you are no longer here, Pop, upsets me more than words could say. You were one of a kind, always there to help, always wanting to be there for your grandkids. I will always remember running into yours and Nan’s home as a young kid, ready for an adventure with you, and I will cherish all the trips we took, all the places we saw. You have left a hole in our lives, and we will always remember you as the strong and confident man, who taught us all what hard work meant. We miss you, Poppy.

Ronda McLaren on 7 June, 2021 at 7:53pm

To dear Lilly and all the family.
Such a sad loss, such a beautiful man.
My heart aches for you all.
Sending all my love ❤️ to

Greg McLaren on 7 June, 2021 at 7:16pm

David’s passing leaves a giant hole in our family. To me he was the very definition of what being a man and father meant. As a boy, spending time with David, Lilly, Brad, Kio and Kelly were some of happiest times of my childhood. I have fond memories of camping trips and ski weekends at Lake Conjola. I learnt so much from David and for this I owe a debt I can not possibly repay.
Later in life we found common interests in aviation, stamp collecting and discovering New Zealand. I was lucky enough to spend a week walking the Milford Track with David, a time I will always treasure.
To Lilly, Brad, Kio, Kelly and your extended families, you have my deepest sympathies.
I will miss his dry sense of humour, his good advice and his brotherly love.
Happy landings Brother, till we meet again.

Brittany McMillan on 7 June, 2021 at 10:45am

During some of the darkest moments of our life we can be comforted by the memories of happier times and lessons learnt.
Pop from as early as I remember both you and nan smuggled us the foam from your cappuccinos and I’m sure it’s what contributed to my now daily routine of morning coffee.
Your passion for travelling and seeing the world was something I admired, and inspired me to always jump at the next opportunity to explore somewhere new, constantly in awe at the beauty that surrounds us.
Your talent behind a lens motivated me to invest in a quality camera and begin documenting my own adventures.
Thankyou for contributing to these elements which make up the person I am today. You left your mark on so many of us, whilst no longer here in the physical world, your love is still felt by us all. Until we see you again ❤️

Richard McLaren on 6 June, 2021 at 3:53pm

As a young boy, I idolized my Big brother. I wanted to follow his pathway in school, hockey, basketball, and National Service. He looked so good in that Army uniform, and I was so proud of him.
My greatest regret in our relationship was neither of us took the time to truly understand the other. It is an unfortunate trait in the McLaren family and I personally, am quite ashamed of it and the estrangement it caused between David and me.
I will miss him in my own way and will always love my Big brother, and my heart goes out to David's family, and understand what a loss he will be to each of you.

Lisa Mclaren on 6 June, 2021 at 10:10am

Dear Lilly , I’m sending you and the family much love today ,
Even though David was not big on conversation, when we did chat he always had something witty to say and a cheekyI little smile that went with it, I will keep that smile as my memory of a much loved man. Grace and mark send their condolences to you all and said they have many memories of being lost in his maze and say thanks for the fun ❤️

Kara McLaren on 6 June, 2021 at 10:08am

Thank you Poppy Mac, for teaching us grandkids so many life lessons, never failing to make us smile and buying us sweets even when dad said no. I’ll never forget your cheeky grin and equally cheeky sense of humour. Nor will I forget how much we loved us and always will. Miss you Poppy xx

Ian & Denise Mackey on 5 June, 2021 at 5:20pm

It is very sad to hear of the passing of David. Our condolences to Lilly, Brad, Kio, Kelly and families. My recollections of David are many, having worked together for 20 years without ever having a disagreement says a lot. When David joined FRH in 1980 he immediately embarked on building our business premises in Bowral. He never stopped, his energy and commitment was unending. He was super fit. His consumption of up to 15 cups of coffee per day was legendary. Our nights playing tennis and snooker with Roger and Clive will live on in my memory. The FRH/BES team of Frank, Roger, David and Ian forged a great business team which endured for a total of 25 years.Rest in Peace David. Ian

Joshua David Thomas McMillan on 3 June, 2021 at 9:49pm

On the 29th of May at 6:20 pm the world lost a great man. He wasn't fancy man & he wasn't flashy man, but he worked his axxx off for everything he had.
He was a role model of mine and someone I loved deeply. He inspired me to a better person and showed me that no matter what life throws your way you CAN keep moving forward.

You will never truely leave us for your lessons live on in those of us your heart touched.

My hope is that I to will have the courage to see it through until the very end.

May you rest in peace pop, may you live on in our hearts.

Marjorie McLaren on 3 June, 2021 at 9:48pm

I will miss you Dave xx

Kio and Scott McMillan on 3 June, 2021 at 7:05pm

Dad xx
Our Journey You, Mum, Scott and I have had over the last 5 years has been the most rewarding time of our lives. Thankyou dad for the laughs, the tears and the smiles that were so hard for you to achieve.
YOUR courage, strength and trust in me at the end was also totally
brave. YOU have left such a big empty place at the table at home and we will miss and love you always. Thankyou for being my dad ,my protector and my teacher. I will always love you.

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