RIP Rev David Bunney 1944 – 2017

We are sad to report that David Bunney passed away in his sleep on 27th December 2017. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, either as a member of the family, friend, retired minister of the United Reformed Church & Moravians, opera singer or a railway enthusiast.

He is survived by his daughters Sara and Anna-May and grandchildren Gareth, Bethany and William. Also his sisters Margaret Jury and Joan Millward.

All are welcome at his funeral will be held at the United Reformed Church, Hungerford on Monday 15th January, 2018 at 11am followed at 12.45pm by cremation at the West Berkshire Crematorium, Bath Road, Thatcham RG19 4LD

The wake will be at The Berkshire Arms, Bath Road, Midgham RG7 5UX from 1pm (This is located half a mile from the crematorium in the direction of Reading.)

No flowers, donations to Christian Aid please, care of Geoffery Church, The Broadway, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3HN.

David Bunney 18/4/1944 – 27/12/2017

Born in 1944 in Bedford, David went to school in Bedford and then studied German at Hull University. Married to Edna-May who died in 2012.

David’s first profession was a language teacher initially for 2 years in Cologne, before returning to the UK to teach at Berwick upon Tweed and then Ely.

He left teaching to become a minister of the United Reformed Church, He was ordained in 1981 and served as the minister in Soham up until 1987. He then moved to become minister at Newbury and Hungerford until 1995, Sudbury until 2004, then finally Bedford until 2008.

When he retired and moved back to his friends in Hungerford and continued to serve as a minister and had bookings for the URC and Moravians throughout 2018.

He was a keen volunteer for charities eg the Red Cross and Christian Aid and local organisations such as HADCAF.

He was an enthusiastic singer with local choirs and Kennet Opera. He had a keen sense of humour (he was known as Holy Rabbit on email) and a love of ice cream!

Finally he was a railway enthusiast with a great love for travel on trains across Europe and within the UK. He also enjoyed model railways and had a large model railway layout in his loft. The windows in his loft also gave an excellent view of the main line through Hungerford.


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