1956 - 2020
Created by: Gillian Charlton
Thank you for your kind donation to the wonderful people at St Leonard's Hospice who cared for David and I with compassion and respect. David certainly wasn't a sheep and he never followed the crowd - he was one of the best human beings that we had the honour of knowing. My gorgeous man - so loved by Amy and Matthew, Michael, Joanne & Paul and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. Due to the current virus situation, funeral arrangements are limited to immediate family only but it would be great if you could share with us your memories of David. This tribute is a result of a limited funeral service and your opportunity to support this very worthy charity - no amount is too small. Please raise a glass of your favourite tipple to David on the 9 April 2020! x
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In remembrance on Fathers day. Always missed.
Donation by Matthew Charlton on 12/06/2022 8:12 am
So sad to hear of Dave's passing, a genuine straight talking guy and a great friend. Happy memories of fishing and festivals. we will have a glass ready on the 9th, rest in peace my friend, much love, Garry and Gill xx
Donation by Garry O'Reagan
So sorry to hear the sad news of David's passing. He true warrior who battled on until the end in the face of adversity. I have many memories of family get-togethers at Grandma and Grandad Charlton's. I always enjoyed seeing my two cousins David and Michael, we were the three musketeers. Also a big thank you to the amazing staff and carers at St Leonard's who do a fantastic job. All our love cousin Kim, Graham, Dale and Sophie.
Donation by Graham Lewis
Donation by Stuart Stephens
David you were a great neighbour, fun to be with and always there to help - you are missed. We met when I moved to Askham Richard and joined you and Gill on your pub quiz team - that’s when I found out how competitive you were but we did win! It’s a pleasure to have known you xxxx
Donation by Ruth Holt
In acknowledgement of the exemplary care and compassion that St Leonard's provided to David, my lovely big brother and his family at such a difficult time. David who kept a watchful eye on me as I grew up; who was fair, generous, loyal & hard-working, and idiosyncratic to the end. I'll miss you.
Donation by Mike Charlton
Dave was a true gentleman and had a heart of gold. Whenever we visited we would always be made welcome with wine, excellent food and much laughter. Dave liked his gadgets, DIY and was known for wearing his shorts all year round. Dave was also known for having a witty sense of humour, he was also very wise and clever. It was an absolute honour to have known him and our thoughts are with Gilly and family. A glass or two will be raised on 9th April in your honour. Gwen & Tony Pugh
Donation by Anthony Pugh
Worked with Dave for 20 years. No matter what the weather he always turned up in shorts. He always stopped in the afternoon for his break with the Archers. I will miss him dearly, a true gentleman and good friend. Take care, safe journey until we meet again. John. Xxx
Donation by John Flower
We will certainly be having a final drink with you on the ninth old boy. Here's to a great friend and work colleague who will be sorely missed by many. Cheers David. Be strong as a family. Love from Gill and Roy.
Donation by Roy Money
I worked with Dave for 4 years when I joined Jet Aire in 2014. He was a clever, funny, generous man who will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you all.
Donation by Craig Grassham
Sending lots of love to the Charlton family xxx
Donation by Heather Slater
A truly genuine man and a pleasure to have known.
Donation by Paul Bushby
Any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad. Thank you for choosing to love me. It's so hard to say goodbye but you fought a fight you couldn't win, I will treasure our memories in my heart forever. Huge thanks to the angels at St Leonard's Hospice who cared for you in your final weeks, they are truly amazing and the support they gave mum will never be forgotten xxxxx
Donation by Amy Hawley
Father, step father, David, dad.. non of these really cover what this man meant me. Hero, mentor and all round hard working guy who taught me so much. I am so glad I had time to say goodbye and tell you how proud I was to have you raise me. To all the nurses, doctors and members of staff at the Hospice, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way you cared for and looked after my hero David Charlton.
Donation by Matthew Charlton
A great loss of one of life's great characters and gentleman. Dave will be sorely missed by many friends and work colleagues. We will think of Dave and all his family on the 9th April. With love from all at Jetaire.
Donation by Sue Taylor
You put up one hell of a fight David, Really glad we got meet up again over the past few year. Rest peacefully big brother.
Donation by Paul Charlton
Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Much love Carol-Anne and Paul xx
Donation by Carol-Anne Shaw
Okay so what can ‘The Godfrey’s’ say about this amazing gentle, grumpy man who we were privileged to call friend and uncle. You came into Auntie Andy’s life and enhanced it along with Amy and Matthews life, you were always there for them never judging never questioning just offering support, belief and unconditional love. The love you showed for Aunty Andy was a love many of us can only dream of having, we always hope that we will meet the right one, when you and Aunty Andy met you truly were perfect for each other. The love, respect and admiration you had for each other was something we were truly privileged to witness, see and when we were with you witness. You fought so hard to stay and be with Aunty Andy but the fight was too much. Now you can be at peace, grumpy, relaxing in your shorts drinking your red wine with cherry in it. Thank you for all the laughter, music and been our friend lots of love fly high and watch over Aunty Andy love the Godfrey’s xxxx
Donation by Jannine Godfrey
A true one off, no matter how bad the job it could only get better when Dave turned up mars bar in hand! (except our combined York hospital disaster!) Miss you Dave, shorts and all. ray and hazel.
Donation by Ray Crabtree
From the first time we met David to the last he always made us laugh. Such a pleasure to have met a truly lovely man. We will always remember his halloween creations, gadget t-shirts and shorts. Our thoughts and love are with Gilly and family. x
Donation by Melanie Drew
David, very private, very genuine, remembered with love and respect. Margaret.
Donation by Margaret Snaith
Donation by David Gorman
Your presence and attitude has always been uplifting and of particular support lately. Thank you. Mandy, Drew, Isaac and Ethan.
Donation by Amanda Lonie
Donation in lieu of sending Christmas Cards this year x
Donation by Lisa Reinhard
To Dave, our lovely neighbour. We will miss your wonderful dry sense of humour and seeing you out gardening in shorts no matter what the weather was. Phil, Louise, Matt and Ashlin.
Donation by Philip Walton
My best friend, brave soldier, I will never stop missing you.
Donation by Gillian Charlton
David was a big man in stature and character. His own man. My privilege was to have known him through our teenage years and shared employment. I wish I had spent more time with him. I'll miss him. Gill, I'll raise a glass on the 9th, all my love Stef.
Donation by Stefan Jeziorek
Thanks for the care you provided to David and for the support you provided for his family. Gill, Amy, Matt and others, we're thinking of you. The current circumstances are making a difficult situation so much harder. Sorry we can't be with you on 9th, but we will be thinking of you, and will no doubt raise a glass later in the evening. Lots of love Anne and Sam xx
Donation by Anne Charlton
I was always welcomed into the Charlton household by Dave with food, wine, a game of Rummikub (which he was the King of) and occasionally a funny outfit. Dave liked his gadgets, his work van, wearing shorts and tinkering. Dave was wise, clever, witty, he liked things done proper and always appeared pleased to see me! I looked after Pearl (the cat) last year so Dave & Gilly could sail to Cape Town (see photo) for an amazing holiday and boy I'm glad I did. Paddington Bear has become a little more special to me. Dave was a loving husband to Gilly - you felt it whenever you were in their company.
Donation by Lisa Reinhard
David what a true gentleman, You always had a smile on your face especially at the rose & crown and then shorts !!!!!!!! What can I say your a really nice guy. I'm sure you'll be sadly missed by all your family and I'm sure loads and loads of friends. Wherever you are now pal you'll be wearing a pair of shorts......X Sonny, Susan, Sam, Haylea.
Donation by Sonny Lupton
A true gentleman, good friend and work colleague. The breakfast club won't be the same without you. Love Mick & Jen x
Donation by Mr M Helstrip
Since we were teenagers, Dave was always a source of wisdom, fun and blue wine. We spent so many great evenings together, from hosting our engagement dinner party with a unique menu, playing with Big Track to Trivial Pursuit tournaments, Dave always had a unique style, in shorts and shirts and plentiful wit. We will miss you so much big man, we will hold you safe in our hearts forever. All our love Di and Mike xxxx
Donation by Michael Blackburn
A genuine reliable man, will be sadly missed. Great humour, with many happy memories shared and crazy games played. Our thoughts are with the family and close ones. We'll raise a glass on 9 April, but can't be sure it'll be Barley Wine or Babycham. Phil & Alison.
Donation by Phil White
I first met Dave in December 2006 when I started working for Jet Aire Drain Care and my first impression was ""blimey, who's this nutter wearing shorts in this weather!!?". I soon realised that Dave wore shorts 365 days of the day, no matter what the weather was like outside! He was very generous and always bought every member of staff an chocolate egg at Easter and also a chocolate advent calendar at Christmas (always something appropriate such as Ben 10). As I recall, he didn't have a sense of smell so it always made me smile when he was sent to investigate when a client had reported "bad smells" coming from the drains!! We both shared a love of Greece and I always really enjoyed chatting about where we'd both been that particular year, sharing our experiences of where was good to visit (and the not so good). I remember one year upon his return from holiday: "Good holiday Dave, nice room?", "No, the room was like a cave". That was one of his less enjoyable holidays I guess!! I'll miss you Dave, RIP.
Donation by Paul Stephenson
Sending our love to you Gill, Amy & Matthew. David was a true gentleman it was a pleasure to know him. All our love Liz, Fred, Hannah & Lindsay x
Donation by Liz Bartram
David was a stoic Yorkshire lad. Whenever we visited, Gill and David's hospitality to us as a family was memorable. Much fun and laughter, flowing wine and excellent Crème Caramel always to be remembered. David 's wit and intelligence, his super D.I.Y skills and his love and dedication to Gill, Amy, Matthew and family, leave a lasting tribute. David you will always be in our hearts, we will raise a glass to you dear friend. Love Stuart Sally and the Ham family.
Donation by Sally Ham
This is so sad. David lived with this illness for such a long time. Even when we met last, in not the best of circumstances, you were funny and positive also not realising you had been sitting next to your cousin Nick in St James both waiting to see the medics hoping for some positive treatment. We are so sorry that we never got to bring our families together as planned as the man you became was obviously much loved by so many people. I just remember the little blond boy I used to take for adventures on the bus to see Grandma and Grandad Charlton. Your dad was so proud of you and so loved going to visit you for a slap up meal and a glass of wine or two. Always had a story to tell about you when he came to see us afterwards. Gill Michael Jo and Paul sending much love. Rest peacefully David. Aunty Anne Chris Rich and Matt.
Donation by Anne Owen
We have many fond memories of Dave and happy times spent as a family at Charlton towers! Dave’s hosting skills were impeccable and often your glass would have been filled many times without you noticing! We giggled many nights away watching Dave play his guitar t-shirt or whatever new fangled gadget was the rage that Easter. Dave was a calm, strong northerner that always made you feel at ease and so welcome. He was very humble considering all the talents and skills that he had, he will be greatly missed. Sending our love to everyone and will raise a glass to Dave on Thursday. Love Charlotte, Toby and Jen x x x
Donation by Mrs C Watson
Thank you to St Leonard's Hospice for helping David and many others.
Donation by Jane Charlton
David, the man in shorts - whatever the weather; a truly lovely man happy with a smile, and a great friend and neighbour. Always had time for a chat over the garden wall whilst working on his 'latest projects', he will be sadly missed. Diana and Alan J.
Donation by Alan Joyce
I remember the first time Gill brought David down to Wales. They stayed with my parents and I slept in the caravan that lived next to our garage. His relaxed, easy going personality made him so easy to be with he was immediately one of the family. It was summertime, so naturally he was wearing shorts. The next time I met David was autumn, he was still wearing shorts.....the third time was the middle of winter...…..and I discovered there was somebody in Britain who wore shorts MORE than me! Through my twenties I didn’t get to see as much of Gill and David as a good cousin should have. But when we moved to York in the mid 90’s, one of the absolute positives of the move was spending more time with them and seeing what a special man Gill, Amy and Matthew had in their lives. Solid but not hard - wise but not opinionated - warm and always welcoming. Never a moment was David’s company not a pleasure to enjoy.
Donation by Jeff Jones
In memory of David Charlton. David C
Donation by Corrienne Payne
My biggest brother, David. A genuine Yorkshire man. Geniune, proud, loyal and unwavering, just lovely! You will always be part of my most treasured memories. You put up a hard fight r David. Now rest peacefully. Jo xxxx Many thanks to the angels at St Leonard's.
Donation by Jo Charlton Wright
With sympathy to the whole family.
Donation by Patricia Askew
Fond memories of David, always ready with a smile and a joke. A kind & willing friend whenever he was needed. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Love Beryl & John.
Donation by John & Beryl Lazenby
Thinking of you all.
Donation by Robert Yarrow
It was a great honour to work with a true gentleman who always greeted me with a smile across the yard. Taken too soon in his retirement and sadly missed. Love Sue.
Donation by Sue Taylor
Gill, Amy, Matthew and Grandkids remembering and missing you so much on Father's Day.
Donation by Gillian Charlton
We remember Dave fondly - our immediate thoughts are his shorts and his generosity with his time (the fact he saved us from blocked drains on more than one occasion!) He was a kind man. So sorry for your loss Gill. Lesley & Steve (Askham Richard)
Donation by Lesley Dixon
One year on loving and missing you even more.
Donation by Gillian Charlton
Genuinely one in a million, they just don't make like Dave anymore. R.I.P. and enjoy the Barley wine. The JetAire exco team.
Donation by Andy McLean
Donation by Martin Chaplin
Thank you St Leonard's for looking after my dear brothers lad David. Unfortunately we did not see a lot of you in recent years but have fond memories of your childhood.
Donation by George Charlton