A service to celebrate the life of former regional newspaper chief David Faulkner is to be held in Chester next week.
David spent 50 years in the regional media including spells at Thomson Newspapers and Trinity Mirror, serving as managing director of the Chester Chronicle group of titles and then leading NWN Media in Wales from 2008 until its sale to Newsquest in November last year.
Family, friends and former colleagues of David, who died suddenly at home last Monday at the age of 71, will gather at 10.45am on Friday 21 September at St. Mary’s Church in Handbridge, Chester.
Following the service, the family has invited all those who knew David to join them for a reception at Chester Golf Club.
Paul Faulkner, David’s son, said: “We’ve been pretty overwhelmed by all the messages from friends and colleagues, as well as family, paying tribute to my dad.
“We now want to celebrate his life and warmly invite anyone who knew him to attend the service and reception so that we can continue sharing our memories and marking his life together.”
There are family flowers only at the service, but anyone wishing to make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in David’s memory can do so by calling 0203 7952177, quoting reference number 737840, or during a charitable collection at the end of the service.
Paul added: “The Cystic Fibrosis Trust meant a lot to dad and we’re sure that’s where he would want any donations to be made.”
Anyone planning to attend the reception has been asked to let Paul know in advance to help the family to plan catering. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church address is St. Mary Without-the-Walls, Overleigh Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, and Chester Golf Club is at Curzon Park North, Chester CH4 8AR.