David passed away on Friday the 19th of February as he completed a Half Marathon in Abu Dhabi. He pushed himself to the very end, finishing the course in 90 minutes before he collapsed following sudden cardiac arrest. His wife Alex was by his side, and he was surrounded by dear friends.
It is hard to reason why such a fit and healthy man has been taken from us in the prime of his life. He was in “the peak condition of my life” when he set off to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind. He ran his last race like he lived his entire life; to the absolute fullest, uncompromising in every way.
Dave was immensely proud of his family; the youngest son of Bob and Jane, little brother to Charlie, Peter and Cate, and twin to George. We all knew Dave for his easy charm, that cheeky smile and a glimmer in his eye that revealed his undeniable enthusiasm for life.
He was a devoted husband to Alex, the love of his life. Together, they started a new adventure in Abu Dhabi - a place they shared with the people they adored.
He was a loyal friend, blessed with the rare gift of making those who knew him feel special. Being part of Dave’s circle made you feel secure. He was a man you could depend on in your hour of need.
We are so proud to have shared 28 and a half years with our Dave. He equipped us with the assurance we need to overcome our hardest challenge yet. Together, family and friends, we have raised over £20,000 for Mind through Dave and Alex’s charity page. Our boy would demand we spread this far and wide. We have left the link below:
The celebration of Dave’s life will take place after his committal on Friday 19th March 2021 at 11:45am. There will be an opportunity for our family and friends - from every corner of the world - to share this day through a live stream which will appear on this page.
All our love,
The Mackenzie family.
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