Teacher, friend, embroidery god, and Herald Extraordinaire, David had served the Society for the past 28 years in a variety of positions and was noted for his patience, kindness, and wit. His knowledge of heraldry was of the very highest order -- he was active in various heraldry societies in the Real World -- and his handwork was rated with the best in both artistry and technical achievement. In his service, his abilities, and his behavior, he was a true Peer of the Realm, and to say that he will be missed is to sadly understate the case. We grieve for his family and army of friends; likewise for all those who now will not be able to benefit from his enormous and generously-offered knowledge. Farewell and good journeys, David, and give our love to Ciaran.