Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and his music, aged 71 years. Dearest husband to Katherine. Adored father and father in law to Kate and Frank McWatt, Vickie and Ricky Watson, Jane and Glen Tait, Dave and Sarah McKimmie, and cherished by his 11 grandchildren. Precious son of the late Rosa and John McKimmie. Treasured brother and brother in law of John and Heather McKimmie, Julie, Rod and Dawn McKimmie, Heather and Paul, Beth and David, Helen and Don, David and Patrice, and special uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Admired, respected and loved by his extended family and all who knew him, especially his life long partner in crime, Max Harrison. In honour of David donations to the NZ Brain Research Institute, by contacting (firstname.lastname@example.org) would be much appreciated. A private service for David will be held, with a Memorial service to celebrate his life at a later date.