BIRKS – David Melville

Born on July 5, 1945. Passed away March 17, 2019.
Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Avenue, MoeView Map
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of
Mr. David Birks
will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel,
6 Ollerton Avenue Moe on Saturday March 23rd 2019 commencing at

In lieu of flowers donations to the Smith Family would be
  1. so sorry to hear my very special Doctor has passed away. My thoughts are with you, at this sad time. xxx from Faye Mills

    Faye Mills March 20, 2019
  2. A true gentleman. Sincerest sympathy to Kaye and David’s family. We remember David with much fondness and a great deal of respect.

    Ann and David Taylor March 20, 2019
  3. Though we moved out of your life long ago you willi always be remembered with great affection for past experiences ..
    Hearfelt condolences to David’s family and colleagues. Rest peacefully.

    Hamilton and Donaldson families March 20, 2019
  4. Sincere condolences to Kay and family. David was an amazing man with so much love and care for everyone A gentleman who was respected by everyone that knew him. I can just imagine the story’s between him and his dad in heaven. Loved working with David and caring for Mr Birks. RIP Love Heather Lavell xx

    Heather Lavell March 20, 2019
  5. Very fond memories of one of nature’s true gentlemen. Such a pleasure to have worked with Mr Birks both as a student nurse at Moe and in the ED at LRH. Always so helpful, kind and approachable. A fantastic surgeon and mentor to many. May he Rest In Peace, deepest sympathy to David’s friends, family and colleagues.
    Bev Kerrigan x

    Bev Kerrigan March 21, 2019
  6. Deepest sympathy to Kay and family one of life’s true gentleman now at rest 😘

    Carol Heard March 21, 2019
  7. Very sad to hear about David. Fond memories of working with him many years ago at LVH and also appreciative of his long-term support of MSO. Sincere sympathy to Kaye and the rest of the family. Sorry I’m unable to attend on the 23rd but will be thinking of you all. From Gwen Kennelly (neé McCormack)

    Gwen Kennelly March 21, 2019
  8. Saddened to hear of Mr Biirks passing.
    He was a true gentleman in the medical field and will be sadly missed.
    Condolences to his family.

    Denise Easter (Collins) March 21, 2019
  9. So sad to hear, a true gentleman & excellent surgeon. Always helpful when asked. Deepest condolences to Mr Birks family.

    Jody Neal March 21, 2019
  10. So sad to hear about David’s passing he was a great Doctor, teacher and all round lovely person. Gone too soon ! Condolences to the family.

    Bernadette Sandy March 21, 2019
  11. Sadly gone too soon, a superb surgeon, a fabulous colleague and just the nicest person. Condolences to Kaye and Davids family. From Sonya Hanratty . I know all LV hospital staff send their love, we all loved working with DB

    Sonya Hanratty March 21, 2019
  12. I am sorry to hear of the passing of David Birks.
    He was a great surgeon, cool in an emergency, a calm unflappable presence. I will always remember his collegiate nature and unfailing good humour, dignified in the most awkward of circumstances. I am lucky to have worked alongside him. He was a warm, compassionate and good human being. My warmest condolences to Kay and the Birks clan. xx

    Therese Jenkins March 22, 2019
  13. I have so much respect for this gentle man and wonderful surgeon. I have many fond memories of our weekends hosting EMST in the region. What an amazing role model to many. Thankyou

    Claire Kent March 22, 2019
  14. Thinking of you at this sad time Kaye
    David was a wonderful man.David and
    I had a great chat at the Cancer Care Centre
    At LR H and I was so pleased he remembered
    Love Always Ann and Brendan Ritzer xxx

    Ann Ritzer March 24, 2019
  15. So sad to hear of David’s passing. A true gentleman and wonderful caring doctor. Our sincere sympathy to his family.

    Doug and Margaret Smith March 29, 2019
  16. So sorry to hear of David’s p assing. A true gentleman.
    Our condilances to Kaye and the family.
    Shane and Yvette McEvoy

    YVETTE MCEVOY April 5, 2019
  17. A dignified and kind man, plus a great surgeon and will be missed. This combination doesn’t happen very often in our nursing lifetime and I have great memories of my time at Latrobe Valley Hospital, Moe working with him.
    Also worked with his father, Gordon in my very early nursing days, who had a very similar outlook on life

    Annette Blythman April 24, 2019