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FAULKNER, David William Ashley (Ashley)


David William Ashley (Ashley).
RNZAF Flt Lt Pilot WW2 Reg No. 42387.

On 25th February 2018 at Masterton Hospital in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Gwen (nee McPhail) for 73 years. Father and father-in-law of Pamela and Bruce McGregor (Masterton), Peter and Jane Faulkner (Nelson) and David and Kath Faulkner (Nelson). Grandfather to James Thurston, the late Duncan James McGregor, Viki and Leigh Kube, Sarah and Richard Kirton, Ben and Anna Faulkner, Kate and Mark Kerr, Audrey and Scott Mosely and Daniel Faulkner. Great Grandfather to Connor, Maggie and Molly, Sam and Annabelle, Lachlan and Harry, Alyssa and Gemma, Adam and Clara. While Ashley spent his final years in Masterton his heart was always loyal to his birth province of Otago and cherished holiday town of Wanaka. He was always keenly interested in the activities of all his extended family and he was an amateur author and poet. He was proud of his RNZAF service during WW2.
“So thus we fly by day and night. Our work it never ends, the empty sea, the cloudy sky, both to us are friends”
He was a great handyman and could make almost anything in his home workshop.
“Hone the tools that fit your palm. Get Clay or Wood or Sand and find the thrill the craftsman knows of creating it by hand”
With thanks to the staff at Masterton Hospital for their care of Ashley in his final days and to the staff at Lansdowne Park for their care over the last 4 years.
At the family’s request a private funeral service has been held. No flowers please but donations to the Life Flight Trust, PO Box 14448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241 would be appreciated. Messages to 1B Jordan Terrace, Masterton.

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