David John Leader, 24.11.1957 – 13.03.2022

It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce the sudden and tragic death of David Leader.

The Parish council described David as “An inspirational Parish Councillor, colleague and friend. The breadth of David’s active involvement in the local community including Comrades Hall, Hursey Common, the Community Shop, The White Lion, the Community Land Trust and School to name but a few is a true testament to his generous character and his passion for helping others….”.  A formal tribute will be paid to David at their next meeting on 21st March.

Our community is in shock.  The legacy David leaves behind is legendary. A valued friend of the Editor, our thoughts and prayers go to Elaine, Ryan and Rosie at this extremely sad time.  Arrangements will be published when known.

Elaine, who provided the lovely photograph, wants people to know they are so very grateful for the enormous gestures of love and support from friends and the community. “The flowers are beautiful and we are so grateful but going forward I think David would prefer for donations to be directed towards the Ukraine crisis.

David John Leader
24.11.1957 – 13.03.2022