Dave Cottee’s funeral will be held on Thursday 29th May at 3.20pm at Sutton Road Cemetery & Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 5PX (Tel: 01702 215011). After the funeral mourners will meet at Corks Wine Bar, 34a Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0HX (Tel: 01245 258733).
If you are planning to attend, please contact Kate at ABS on 01202 868527 or email her at email@example.com
Dave Cottee of DBS Distribution died suddenly on 17th May.
“It is an absolute tragedy,” said Mick Bushell of Dom Promotions. “Dave was a legend in the industry. I was a friend of Dave’s for 12 years and he was a lovely man. He is a huge loss to the industry.”
“Dave was a great character,” said Mike Wallace of Darker Enterprises. “He was a very popular man who will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.”
Anthony Ghabbon of Soho Original Bookshops said: “Dave was a larger than life character in every way. He knew everyone and everyone in the industry thought he was a great guy. He will be sadly missed.”
“Everyone here is absolutely shocked at Dave’s passing,” said Tim Hemming of ABS. “Everyone who knew him loved him, as a friend as well as a customer. It is very, very sad.”
“The death of Dave Cottee is a sad loss to the industry,” said Clive Gore of Scala UK. “He was a giant of a man in every way and a close personal friend. His humour was infectious and his pricking of pomposity was an art I have never seen mastered by anyone else. We are all poorer for his passing.”
Dave is survived by his wife, Diane, and his two sons Paul and Steve, and our thoughts are with them at this tragic time.