David Leslie HARDING

Loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend, our very special David passed away suddenly on 27 September 2021.
A most clever, caring, competent, and energetic person.
He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by Barbara (wife), Emma and Nick (children), Georgia and Mieke (granddaughters), Jeff and Rick (brothers), and the rest of the family members Wendy, Jane, Donna, Justin, Oanh, Laurie, Bek, Mark, Georgie, Jamie, Jon, Sophie, Millie, Joel, Sammy, Lachie, Florence, Austin and Jarvis.

You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived and created such wonderful memories for us all. You can close your eyes and wish that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left for us.

Funeral Notice


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Please join us in celebrating his wonderful, fulfilling, active life. A Private Service will be held. To view David's webcast please click on the above link on MONDAY (18th October) at 11.00am and enter the pin: 3371.


  1. To Barbara & family, we treasured the friendship of you & David which went back almost 5 decades when he came to the Austin in the early 1970ies. Not only were we colleagues but became good friends. We shared rooms & a secretary Claire Ryan who was with us for over 20 years. We also shared a common interest in tennis & had many a battle ( David usually won) .Deepest condolences Bernie /Rita Sweet

    Bernard Sweet October 22 2021
  2. To let you know how much we treasured the friendship of David & Barbara over many years. Firer met David in early 1970ies & & from then became good friends . We shared rooms & a secretary Claire but more importantly we shared a close & supportive friendship. We will miss him tremendously but he will be in our thoughts – deepest condolences to Barbara & family -Bernie/Rita Sweet

    Bernard Sweet October 19 2021
  3. Dear Barb and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of David’s death. He was a wonderful and wise colleague with whom I shared rooms at 226 Burgundy Street for 20 years. He was marvellous company and we have fond memories of several convivial social occasions including Austin Hospital tennis days. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Best wishes
    Alex and Libby Marshall

    Alex Marshall October 18 2021
  4. Dear Barbara
    It is with sadness that I write this message. I have many fond memories of time spent with the two of you in Anglesea and am so sorry that you have lost such a wonderful partner.
    My deepest condolences

    Susan Batagol October 18 2021
  5. Dearly loved and respected Father of our good friends Nick and Emma.

    David taught us and showed us how to live life with bigger credibility and passion.

    He often pushed in the most friendly way for better behaviour from many people.

    Our condolences to Barb and the entire Harding family.

    Cam, Julie, Jo, Arkie and Scarlett

    Cameron Bertalli October 18 2021
  6. Dear Barbara, our thoughts are with you all during these difficult times

    Magdalena and Frank October 17 2021
  7. Jim and I met Barbara and David by chance over 15 years ago in Prescott, Arizona. We so looked forward to their annual visit so we could share a hike, round of golf and lots of laughs. Too little time together, David, you’ll never be forgotten. Barb, long distance hug with our deepest condolences to you and the family.

    Barbara Rice October 12 2021
  8. As a lifelong friend of David’s son Nick, I have many fond memories of his larger-than-life personality and passionate engagement with life.
    From Kangaroo Ground, Balwyn and Anglesea, David’s generosity and kindness framed many happy childhood memories.
    Condolences to Nick, Emma, Barb and their families.

    Chris Jones

    Chris Jones October 11 2021
  9. Deepest condolences to Barb and family.

    When I was first moved to Barwon Heads I was introduced to David and Barbara by mutual friends, conversation soon turned to tennis and the following week we had our first hit up. First games at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and then at his neighbour’s tennis court weekly, often twice a week.

    Chats over a beer at his beloved property and listening to the stories of the full life that David and Barb shared was a highlight.

    I miss these times and will miss that lovely bloke.

    John & Jilly Bowden

    John Bowden October 10 2021
  10. Wonderful memories of David when working with him on Sutherland Ward, Warringal Private Hospital.
    He was a caring physician and a great support to nursing staff. Many memorable moments.
    Love and thoughts to Barb and Family.
    Maxine,Heather,Mary,Mitzi et al

    Maxine Corfield October 9 2021