“My thoughts and prayers are with David, his wife and children at this very sad time. Why anyone would want to end the life of another is beyond my understanding. A barbaric senseless act.
“I will miss David’s lovely smile, contagious sense of fun and our friendship. He was very kind to me as he was unfailingly to everyone, always ready with a kind word and a helping hand whoever you were. God Bless him and his family.”