McDONALD, David Laidlaw (Dave). — Unexpectedly. Loved son of the late Robert and Frances Annie McDonald, dearly loved Dad and father-in-law of Sandra and Stephen Dykes (Wellington), the late Robert, Penny and Wade Hill (Maitland), and Emma (Wanaka), loved and respected Granddad Dave of Alexi, Corbin; Flynn, Riley, Leila; and Lucia, loved partner of the late Margaret Black, loved special friend to Deborah and Brendan Black. — In accordance with Dad’s wishes, a private graveside service has been held at Pukarau Cemetery. Messages to 435 Glenkenich Road, RD5, Gore 9775.