will take place entirely in the  Frank J Siebert Paradise Chapel,

5 Gorge Road, Paradise, on FRIDAY, August 18, 2023,

commencing at 11:00 a.m.


Donations to Northern Adelaide Palliative Services

in  Dave’s memory would be appreciated.

Donation envelopes will be available at the service.


12 June 1946 – 10 August 2023

Aged 77 years.


Dearly loved husband of Irene.

Much loved father and father in law of

Kirsty and Stefan, Ben and Belinda


Cherished Grandad/GoGo of Sabine, Isabel, Luc, Max and Audrey.


Many thanks to the Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Team.


” They broke the mould when they made Dave”

Message Board

Kaye Dopson -

A treasured mate great fun

Peter Bartlett -

To David (Brooster). Dave, thankyou for being a great loyal mate over 62 years. You were like a brother to me and I will never forget you and will remember the great times we had together, which far out weigh the not so good times. We will have these times again in the future. My thoughts are with Irene, Kirsty, Ben and families. Good by for now Brooster. Peter Bartlett and family

Brenda and Pip Marshall -

The world was a far better place for having you in it Dave. You have left behind a wonderful legacy and will be sorely missed by everybody whose lives you touched.

Steve and Kelly Moses and families -

Our sincere and deepest condolences to Irene, and Kirsty and Ben, and their families. Apart from being a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Dave is remembered as a loyal and true friend to many. He has seen people through thick and thin, never thinking twice about lending a helping hand. Dave certainly impacted on many lives. We are blessed to have had such a brother, and uncle! The Soup King has left the building. Long live The Soup King!

Ruth Young -

My brother Dave was an inveterate trickster; a veritable genius at the faux pas ("Och Deve! Ye didnae say that!); a thinker, a listener, intensely loyal to his family and all those he loved. A true Australian patriot and a thoroughly decent man who will be forever loved and missed. Dood.

Luca and Jean Scalzi -

A true proper top bloke in every sense. Always welcoming and willing to listen. Thanks for your sound advice over the years and most of all hilarious stories. Sincere condolences to Irene, Kirsty, Ben and families.

Elke Delguste -

Good bye Dave , you were such a lovely person, appreciated by everyone for your good soul.

Bronte Matthewman -

Uncle Dave you were such a wonderful man, your sense of humour and laughter ring through out my childhood memories. Love Bronte x

Carolyn Begbie -

Dave, you are a great man, a wonderful role model who will be hugely missed. With love Scott, Carolyn, Ciara and Alannah

Stuart & Soph -

Uncle Dave you were an incredible person. So kind and caring with a quick wit and wicked sense of humour. Your story telling was unparalleled and so funny - stories that I have retold to others countless times, stories that will live with me forever. You played a huge part in shaping the person I am today and for that I will be forever grateful. Rest in peace and enjoy an ice cold West End with Dad cheering on the Redlegs and Crows from up above. Love Stu and Soph xo

Tania and Tony Lamanna -

We were all extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Dave. We all remember Dave with such fondness and his wicked sense of humour. So many laughs and great times as neighbours in Rostrevor. We remember many funny moments that were shared with the Ambrosini Family. Dave, you will be greatly missed by us all. A wonderful, caring and loving man. Our deepest condolences to Irene, Ben, Kirsty and all extended families. With the warmest of love from Tania and Tony Lamanna and your old Rostrevor neighbours - the Ambrosini Family.