Past Presidents Paul Flint and Chris Perkins MVO attended the service of thanksgiving for David Carwardine on Friday 10th December, following a family cremation held earlier that morning. It was held in Sutton Benger near Chippenham in Wiltshire close to where David and his wife, Betty, had moved to live in a retirement village to be close to his sons.
David had been a loyal and active member of the Probus Club of Basingstoke, serving as President in 1996/97. One of the changes he introduced was the Summer Pub lunch which has continued without break, except last year due to Covid restrictions.
While most of us knew of his background as the director and head of engineering at Lansing Bagnall and then his time as a Director of the British Institute of Management he was rightly proud of his father’s invention of the angle poise lamp. A sample was displayed at the service along with David’s photograph and flowers.
There are always things learned at funerals and for us it was that David had been a keen glider pilot and that he had a love of travelling that he has passed on to his two sons and granddaughters.
David’s ashes will be interred in a family plot in Bath.