Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Friday 12th April 2024

Service Details:
David's Funeral Service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

David Edward Monk

Passed away peacefully following a short illness surrounded by his loving family at his home on the 31st March 2024 aged 78 years, David of Great Harwood.

The devoted and beloved husband of Angie, loving dad of Naomi and Chris, dear father-in-law of Craig and Carla, and cherished grandad of Josh, Gracie, Amber, Jason, Jack and Mia.  David was well known in the local community and a loyal friend to many.

David was a larger than life character who could often be heard before he was seen, he had a twinkle in his eye and the most distinct and contagious laugh. Following his school years David secured himself an apprenticeship at LUCAS training to become an electrical engineer. Following this, David enrolled himself on to the first ever computer course at Blackburn College in 1966 which enabled him to seek work as a work study engineer. He spent time working at Birdseye and later at RISTS Wires before taking early retirement aged 50 when he continued to carry out his ‘bobbys’ jobs doing the Littlewoods pools round and delivering school meals. David was a man who was very content with his life, in his own words he said – ‘I have had the perfect life, the perfect wife and the perfect family’. His home was his happy place and he loved nothing more than relaxing in his chair watching one of his favourite films or his favourite series ‘Game of Thrones’. David was super organised and loved a list and he always ensured jobs that needed doing were carried out, usually by someone else as David always did ‘Just Enough’. He was the most proud family man and he truly doted on his children and grandchildren who he would have done anything for and he always looked forward to gathering family and friends for a celebration and a drink of his favourite Fosters Lager.

At the funeral service please dress as David would have known you, no need for formal attire.Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in David’s memory on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors

Please feel free to leave a message for David’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    John & Pam Janeczko

    David was one unique person. He was always pleased to see everyone and always had time for a chat. He was a character that will be greatly missed by lots of friends. RIP David. ♥️

    Marion Mercer Street

    So sorry to hear of your very sad loss Angie.R. R I.P.Dave you were truly a lovely guy littlwoods pools was where our paths crossed and it was always a pleasure to see you on a weekly basis.thoughts are with all your family.Marion.💙

    Suzanne, Mark & Maddi

    I shall miss driving round the corner and seeing Dave. He always had a friendly wave and a cheerful smile. Such a lovely man. God bless Dave xxx

    Keith and Eileen Topham

    To our Best Man. It has been a honour and privilege to have known you. We are thankful for the many happy and laughter filled occasions we have celebrated with you, your a real true gem, Angie, Naomi and Chris and their families. Many happy memories to keep your presence with us. Simply the best! Right! Love from your Best Man, Eileen and Gang

    James Topham and Catherine Spencer

    Dave was such a gentle and generous man and we were so lucky to have him in our lives when we were growing up. It was such a pleasure that he was able to make our wedding a few years ago. All our love to you all and the whole family. James and Catherine xx

    Janet & Tommy Crookston

    Sending our sincere condolences to you all xx David was such a lovely man who always made you feel welcome . may he rest in peace xx

    Barbara Taylor

    David was one of the best.

    Meryl Britcliffe

    So sad to here , worked with David for many years ❤️


    Legend. I’ll miss you big man, especially that big booming laugh of yours! RIP Dave and don’t get too up there with my old man!! All my love goes to Angie, Naomi & Chris.