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EDGOOSE, David Burt

Male 1934 - 2008  (73 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, David Burt 
    Born 13 Aug 1934  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 2008  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I503  Edgoose
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Burt Walter,   b. 25 May 1901, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1989, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother ARNOLD, Eleanor May,   b. 21 Feb 1904, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1987, Brookwood, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1929  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GARROOD, C.P. 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, R.C.
     2. EDGOOSE, J.A.
     3. EDGOOSE, J.W.
     4. EDGOOSE, J.D.
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Certificates: DEATH
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    DAVID BURT EDGOOSE (1934-2008)

    Second son of Burt Walter EDGOOSE (1901-1989) and his wife Eleanor May EDGOOSE nee ARNOLD (1904-1987).

    DATE OF DEATH: 6 JULY 2008

    CAUSE OF DEATH: (a) Ischaemic Heart Disease (b) Coronary Artery Disease.

  • Notes 
    • DAVID BURT EDGOOSE 1934-2008

      David Burt EDGOOSE was born on 13 August 1934 at Aldershot, Hampshire, son of Burt Walter and Eleanor May EDGOOSE.
      (GRO September Q 1934 Aldershot 2c 321)
      Burt Walter EDGOOSE had married Eleanor May ARNOLD at Aldershot on 27 April 1929.

      During National Service he served in the Ammunition Corps and was based at Hadleigh in Suffolk. His job was to inspect ordnance and blow up any that was unstable.

      He married Caroline Patricia GARROOD at the Holy Trinity Church in Victoria Road, Aldershot on 8 November 1958, having met her at a King's Own bible class in 1956.
      (GRO December Q 1958 Aldershot 6b 4)

      He and Carol had four children:
      Rachel Caroline EDGOOSE born in 1960;
      Judith Ann EDGOOSE born in 1961;
      Jonathan Walter EDGOOSE born in 1962;
      James David EDGOOSE born in 1964.

      From the Timber Trades Journal 17 February 1968:
      "The directors of W. L. Edgoose & Sons Ltd., the Surrey and Hampshire firm of timber importers, founded by the late Mr. W. L. EDGOOSE in 1893, have been joined on the board bt two grandsons of the founder, Mr. David B. EDGOOSE and Mr. Michael J. EDGOOSE.
      Mr. David B. EDGOOSE, son of Mr. B. W. EDGOOSE, B.Sc., J.P., joined the company in 1955 after national service. In 1957, he spent three months touring mills in Sweden, and worked for a time with Mo & Domsjo Ab in Ornskoldsvik. He now manages Messrs. Edgooses' Aldershot branch and is largely responsible for the company's buying policy".

      He was a General Commissioner of Income Tax for 31 years.

      He took early retirement from W.L. Edgoose & Sons Ltd. in 1991 following the sale of that company's Godalming premises for a Sainsbury superstore, but remained on the board of Edgoose Holdings Ltd., the property investment company headed by his cousin, until his death.

      David Burt EDGOOSE
      Total number of appointments 2
      Date of birth: August 1934
      (1) EDGOOSE HOLDINGS LIMITED (01803894)
      Company status: Active
      Correspondence address: 11 Highfield Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3BY
      Role RESIGNED
      Secretary: Appointed before 31 December 1990. Resigned on 6 July 2008
      (2) EDGOOSE HOLDINGS LIMITED (01803894)
      Company status: Active
      Correspondence address: 11 Highfield Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3BY
      Role RESIGNED
      Director: Appointed before 31 December 1990. Resigned on 6 July 2008
      Nationality: British
      Occupation: Retired Timber Importer
      (Companies House Beta)

      A deeply religious man, he was a member of Holy Trinity Church for nearly sixty years and a church warden for a total of 17 years. He became a leader of King's Own as well as an occasional preacher and leader of services. He was the youngest ever member of the PCC (Parochial Church Council), becoming its Vice-Chairman in his later years. He served on the Deanery Synod, as Chair of the Diocesan Synod, and on the Bishop's Council. For thirty years he was an active member of Gideons International, an organisation that distributes bibles and testaments to schools, hospitals and hotels, representing the local branch in school assemblies and speaking on their work at other churches.

      His wife described him as a brilliant husband, father and grandfather - a brilliant family man - who dedicated his life to helping others through his community and religious work. In the words of his obituary published in Trinity Update in August 2008: "Above all, David will be remembered for his personal qualities, which stemmed from his Christian commitment. He was loyal, steadfast, dependable, honest, patient (even with the trying), kind, generous both to the Church and, sometimes anonymously, to individuals, hard working and yet also quiet and self-effacing. He was an encourager of others, a wise counsellor, a clear speaker and preacher, an excellent chair of meetings and a good organiser. Yet he was also good company and had a lively sense of humour."

      He died at 11 Highfield Avenue, Aldershot, the home he had lived in for over 35 years, on 6 July 2008. On 18 July, after a funeral service at Holy Trinity Church before a packed congregation of nearly three hundred mourners, he was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium. The stone at the family grave in Aldershot Cemetery was engraved with the words "David..... a man after God's own heart".

      In the days which followed David's death, two comments were apparently heard frequently:
      "He was such a good man."
      "At least we know where he's gone."

      Probate of his will was granted on 6 November 2008.


      (revised 07.12.2017)