Sad news re David Moore

It is with sadness that we have learnt of the passing of David Moore earlier in December. For many years David was a stalwart of the VPA amongst many other successes during his life. David was the store manager (taking over from Bob Ward) and was a champion vegetable grower, he loved the show competitions having a huge garden devoted to growing. David, along with his wife Edna, supported the VPA in many ways over umpteen years along with being an aspiring artist and serious motorcyclist entering competitions particularly on the Isle of Man (where Edna originated from).

Below is a letter from Jules, David and Edna’s daughter, advising of the funeral details for anyone who remembers David and wishes to pay their respects:

Dear Friends

Excuse the general nature of this note- we had a lot to send out.

We are very, very sad to let you know that Dad – David – passed away peacefully on 4th December at the care home where he had been living for the past three and a bit years.

He had been declining gradually since his dementia diagnosis in July 2019 and although Dad was not able to do the things he loved, he always had a big smile on his face. Dad had a really wonderful life and had so many amazing experiences, and quite a few broken bones to boot! He also made some lovely friends along the way.

We would love you to join us to celebrate his life on Friday 13th January 2023. The funeral is at 12pm at St. Mary’s Church, High Street, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3QW followed by lunch and drinks at The Greyhound Pub, Stocks Road, Aldbury, Herts, HP23 5RT. There is fairly limited parking at St. Marys so please leave plenty of time to cruise around the local streets to find spaces.

It would be great if you could let us know if you can join us. You can email us on or call / text Jules on 07961 418283.
Or write to us Jules Leyland and Colin Moore, 5 Model Cottages, London, SW14 7PH

For those that remember Dad thank you for your time and kindness remembering him.