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David Alexander Jackson

May 7, 2022

February 13, 1935 – May 07, 2022, of Hokitika.
Dearly loved husband of Lesley and cherished Dad/David to Lee, Graeme and Tatiana, Michael and Ruby, Helen and Ed, Daisy, Jemima, Freddie and Greta.  Thanks to the staff at Allen Bryant, Hokitika, for their care of Dave over the past year.  Messages to 49 Hoffman Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on David’s Tribute Page at,  In lieu of flowers donations to the Westland A&P Show would be appreciated, (Dave’s lifelong interest)  Bank account 12-3166-0326880-00 or can be made at the service.
 A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 57 Bealey Street, Hokitika, on Thursday, May 12, commencing at 1pm.
Thompson Funeral Directors Ltd Hokitika Ph. 03 755 7993 Members of The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand


  1. Diane and John Craig

    Deepest sympathy to all the family.

  2. Martin and Dianne OBrien

    Really sorry to read of Dave’s passing. Our condolences to you all.

  3. Janna

    Sympathy to the family

    • Carole Jones

      Sending my sympathy and love to Lesley and family at this time of sadness RIP David

    • Westland A&P Show Committee

      We are all deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing and extend our sincere condolences to Lesley and family. David’s long and dedicated service to the Westland A&P Show and his humble and good humoured nature will be fondly remembered by us all.

    • Raewyn Taylor

      We would like to pass on our condolences to Dave’s wife Lesley and family at this time. Ross was a member of Westland A&P show for many years and was president with Dave his s0ecretary. A wonderful man and very proud to know you Dave. RIP
      Ross and Raewyn Taylor

    • Matthew Fairmaid

      To all the Jackson family, so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, a much respected man in the community and an extremely long serving servant of the A&P society, my first memories though are of coming up from Waitaha Valley and going to the Dairy Company store and meeting Dave and he always remembered who we were even though we would only be there once every 3 months or so, a special person in the community.
      Matthew Fairmaid.

      • David Taylor

        Very sorry to read about the sad loss of David our condolences to you Lesly and family from David and Kay Taylor

  4. Sally & Max Bateup

    So sorry to hear of David`s passing. Thinking of all the family.

    • Jill and Grant Foster

      Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts are with you all.

  5. Barry & Lesta SMITHSON

    Our deepest sympathy, Prayers, Barry & Lesta Smithson.

    • Erin Griffiths

      Deepest sympathies to you Lesley and family on the passing of David. Such a lovely man, thinking of you x

  6. Fran and David Amberger

    Thinking of you Lesley and family,Dave will be missed by many in hokitika, cherish the memories

  7. Tom and Gillian Belton

    Deepest sympathies to you all on David’s passing. Fondly remembered for his long service to the Westland A&P Show since 1972.

    • Jackie Sheehan

      Sincere thoughts to you all for the loss of a gracious gent; David was indeed a precious pillar in the history of Hokitika. He will live on with family in the memories shared from hereon.

    • Kim and Dave Morrison

      So sorry to hear of the passing of such a lovely man.
      Thinking of you all❤️

  8. Dom and Bev Manera

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Deepest sympathy to the whanau.

  9. John and Margaret Atkinson

    To Lesley and family, our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your loved Dave.

  10. Janet Birch

    Oh Leslie and your family, so sorry to read of David’s passing. Love and condolences to you all.

  11. Suzanne

    Very sad to hear David has passed away. David was a great community person. Lots of love to Lesley and Lee. XX ❤️

  12. Peter Mitchell

    Sincere Condolences to Lesly and the families on Davids passing. A true community person

  13. Yvonne Culling

    Thinking of you, Lesley. My sympathy to your family.

  14. Judy Curtis

    My sympathy to Lesley and the Jackson family.
    A great bloke who I had the pleasure to work with at the Westland Dairy many years ago.

  15. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Deepest sympathy to all Dave’s Family on his passing. lots of great memories of Dave while he was managing the Westland Dairy Co-op Retail Store on Weld Street. R I P Dave.

    • Ngaire McGregor

      Lesley and family, I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a good apponent on the bowling mat and in some cases a good team mate. He was Mr A+P for years and did such a wonderful job there. R I P Dave

  16. Rob Evans

    Condolences to Lesley and the Jackson , thinking of you at this time . Always enjoyed my conversations with Dave , always interesting as David was a mine of history ,

  17. Alison Fearn

    Deepest sympathy to the Jackson family

    • Leanne Whyte

      Sending my sympathies to you wish I was over there in person to say it to you in person

  18. Stephen and Lynne Ryan and family New Plymouth

    Such extremely sad news. Uncle David was an encyclopedia of knowledge which is now lost. He was a true gentleman who loved his family and the West Coast. His knowledge of West Coast farming and forests was incredible. Today we have lost a legend 💔.

    • Tracey Ryan

      Couldn’t agree more. A wonderful man with such wonderful stories to tell. Forever missed.

  19. Shaun and Susan Drylie

    Our thoughts are with you Lesley, Graeme, Michael, Lee, Helen and family. A great man and a huge loss.

  20. Chris Walsh

    Deepest sympathy to Lesley and family. Lots of great memories of David when I worked at the Westland Dairy. RIP David

  21. Margaret Sutherland

    So sorry to hear Dave has passed my love to you Lesley and the family good neighbourly times love Marg Sutherland 🥰🥰

  22. Doug and Yvonne Cochrane.

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.
    Our deepest sympathy to Lesley and the Jackson family.
    A great community man and also fond memories of Dave during our time working at WMP.
    RIP Dave.🌹🌹🌹

  23. Gail Bradley

    To Lesley and Family, so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    May you Rest In Peace David

  24. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Deepest Sympathy to Lesley and family, fond memories of Dave while at Westland Diary.

  25. Noeline minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all.

  26. Dianne Ferguson

    So sorry to read of Dave’s passing. I have memories of him and my Dad, Bruce Pattison, on the committee to get the A&P show off the ground and what a big thing that was. What a great contribution Dave made to the show and the town over all the years. Deepest sympathy to his family.

  27. The Advance Mawhera Lodge No 61

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.He was a fine member and much respected Condolances to the family

  28. Maree and John

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing our thoughts to all the family

  29. Sue Smith

    Deepest symptoms to Family and Friends worked with Dave at Westland Dairy and seen the time he put into Westland A & P Show great man. 💐

  30. Rose Keenan

    Lesley, Lee, Michael & family. My thoughts are with you all after the sad loss of David. A true gentleman. RIP.

  31. Sharon Bradley

    Sending our thoughts to you all. I remember being in many shows in Hokitika with Dave and Lesley such fond memories.Dave was an absolute gentleman
    Sharon and Rob Bradley (nee Carter)

    • Brett Abbott

      To Lesley and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much respect for this man from athletics back in the 80s to my boss at the Dairy. Fond memories.

  32. Hamish Hamilton

    To Lesley and family, my thoughts and are with you all.
    Fond memories of A great community man from athletics and the A&P shows.

  33. Tarn Murtha

    Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Thoughts with the family at this sad time


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