David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”

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David Burge fell asleep in the Lord Jesus Christ  last night (Sunday, July 4, 2010). David was surrounded by his family during the last moments of his battle with leukemia.

His funeral service will be 10:30am Saturday 10th July at;

Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa 2102, New Zealand ( see map below)

Everyone welcome. Please bring food to share after the service. Please note there are very limited facilities available for warming food.

Dave’s body will come home to us on Thursday and Friday (8th and 9th July). We would like to open our home to  friends and loved ones to visit briefly anytime between 10-12noon and 2-6pm.

Our postal address: PO Box 202162 Southgate Takanini 2246


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July 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

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  1. Hi tarnya. So sorry to hear about david.

    Barbara pullen

    July 5, 2010 at 10:04 am

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tarnya, as well as the kids and the rest of the family.

    This awful tragedy is only overshadowed by the truth in the post title.

    David was a very dear friend who will be greatly missed by me, but far more by you, the kids, and the rest of the family.

    Please note there are very limited heating facilities available Presumably you’re referring to food-heating facilities. I’ve seen the kitchen and this is very true.

  3. 2 Corinthians 1:3-6

    ‘The God of all comfort’ surround you this day.

    Our love, prayers, friendship and support to you today Tarnya, Sam, Rachel, Noah, Jonny, Joseph, Timothy, Thomas and Ruth.
    From Garry Joce, Cole Mitch, Jordy, Bonnie, Candace, Harlan and Dillon.


    July 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

  4. Hi Tarnya
    We send our love at this time, and as you grieve, remember, the hand you hold out, will be filled with the hand of Jesus, as your heart aches, it will be annointed with the love of Jesus. You, Dave and the family gave all in your service to Jesus, now is the time for Jesus to give all to you. We have a choice, either to walk in the darkness of grief, or the light of His Love, choose light.
    Love Pam & Ian

    Ian Mandeno

    July 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

  5. Tarnya and family

    As I was writing my blog message last night, David had been on mind the whole evening. Too late to get it through to him but it’s comforting to know he went gently surrounded by those who walked with him and for him.

    Bless you all

    xxxxxxx Dawn


    July 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

  6. Dear Tarnya & family
    So sorry to hear your news.
    May God keep you all in His Embrace, throughout the days ahead.


    July 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

  7. When my mother died my uncle was heading off to the funeral and said “I’d better take a hanky, half a sheet will do”. Half a sheet isn’t going to cut it at Dave’s funeral.

    I have many memories of Dave (he’s unforgettable), but one of my favourites is a photo I took a couple of weeks ago, when Dave was tickling little Ruth. Dave’s first priority was God, but Tarnya and the kids came next.

  8. Remembering a happy man, smiling, always an ear for a chance to have fun and a quick mind to provide it. We will miss you David but rejoice in the knowledge of where you are now and who you are with. Tarnya and the children, may God bless you, show you the hope of His plans for your future and give you strength to face the coming days.

    Adele Paulin

    July 5, 2010 at 11:29 am

  9. My prayers go out to you & your family.


    July 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  10. Thinking of you all – the whole extended family.

    We will keep in touch after the funeral also.

    Alan & Kathie

    July 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

  11. May God bless you and strengthen you all during this time.


    July 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

  12. Dear Tarnya
    Through tear-filled eyes i offer you our love and sympathy. You have been the most amazing wife and mother through all of this. I know that you will continue to be. Your children are very blessed to have you as their Mum. My heart goes out to you and your children. Every time i have mentioned your name the very next comment people have made has been about the most incredible, well-behaved children you have.
    Well done Tarnya – you have been an inspiration to us all…
    A BIG hug and lots of love

    nicky waddell

    July 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

  13. 1Thess 4.13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.


    July 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

  14. Words can’t express the sorrow we are feeling at the loss of a most beloved nephew. Hard to imagine a world without him.

    May the Lord God remember His servant, David, in His Kingdom, now and ever and unto the ages of ages.

    Aunty Linda and Uncle John

    July 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

  15. My heart is with you Tarnya. xx


    July 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

  16. May God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ. I am greatly saddened that David has fallen asleep. I believe he was a courageous man that loved God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength. We will see him again when Christ returns and we can be comforted by that hope.

    Bill Yaconis

    July 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  17. Dear Tarnya & Family,
    Many thanks for keeping us informed over the months.
    Having regular updates of Dave during his illness made it a lot easier to follow you all in prayer.
    It is comforting knowing Dave has fallen asleep in Jesus! Praise the Lord!
    What a wonderful future & hope there is for all in Christ Jesus.
    Our prayers will continue,
    Love Brian & Vicky

    Brian & Vicky

    July 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

  18. Dear Tarnya and family,
    My heart is heavy, and my eyes are wet … but what a privilege is has been to meet Dave, and watch you all walk this difficult path with such love and faith. Our home and hearts are always open for you all, and our thoughts are with you.
    With love,
    Paula, Paul and family

    Hedges family

    July 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm

  19. Hi Tarnya,
    My heart goes out to you and the children at this sad time. Words cannot express probably what you must all be going through. This time is precious to remember Dave and all that he meant to you. The knowledge that we have that we will meet Dave again may help the pain and the loss. My eyes are wet and blurry as I type this to you knowing that he will missed by many. I will be at the service and possibly come and say my goodbyes probably on Friday. Love to you all
    Louise Warren

    Louise Warren

    July 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm

  20. My sincere sympathy is extended to you all. Peaceful sleep Dave, will rejoice together on the great Day of the Lord.
    Chris Kelly.

    Chris Kelly

    July 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  21. Dear Tanya and Family,

    I am sorry to hear about this. A battle never lost for in Christ, the victory is always ours. Heaven is Dave’s home now.

    “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

    I remember you in my prayer.


    David Ting

    July 6, 2010 at 12:22 am

  22. How glorious it is when one of God’s mighty men finishes his race well. We would all like to have seen him live on another forty years, but his lot was to shine brightly like a comment in the sky, if even for a short time. Our hearts tremble at your loss and though we rejoice knowing that Messiah will come to resurrect the saints on the last day, we will miss him dearly. May our God himself comfort you with the comfort that only he can provide in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


    July 6, 2010 at 3:26 am

  23. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5, NIV).

    Tarnya, may you find our sovereign God to be your Lover and Friend like never before. May he fill the huge hole in your and your childrens’ hearts as only he can.

    What a bittersweet time, as we grieve the loss of a dear friend and at the same time celebrate his life and the hope that is ours in Christ.

    Rex Hutto

    July 6, 2010 at 5:30 am

  24. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

    Our heartfelt sorrow and our thoughts are with you Tarnya and the children
    Luke,Sarah,Wes,Di & Dad


    July 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  25. Tarnya and family, we’re so sorry. This world truly is a broken place, and Dave gave so much. The enemy that has temporarily taken him from us will be defeated.


    July 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

  26. Words aren’t enough. David, I miss you already, the world is a poorer place. Tarnya, and all the Burges, my thoughts are with you. With much love



    July 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  27. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Much love.
    The Vinces


    July 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  28. Dear Tarnya may the Lord carry you and your children, family and close friends through this time.

    David was a wonderful man who contributed much to his community.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.


    July 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm

  29. My condolences Tarnya, I am sure nothing I can say can really help your grief at the moment, so I’ll just let you know my sympathies are with you.


    July 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

  30. Tarnya and Rachel and all the children, You are much in our thoughts and prayers at the passing of Dave. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116 v 15. How reassuring to know that David is indeed with His Saviour and one day you will be reunited in heaven above.Psalm 71 v 14 “But I will hope continually and will yet praise thee more and more.” May the Lord continue to bless you with His peace and His presence, Love to you all, Shelley and Jonathan and family.

    Shelley Skelton

    July 6, 2010 at 11:24 pm

  31. Dear Tarnya,

    As I wrote to you before, I will be praying for you and your family.

    May the God of Hope surround you with His Peace.

    In Christ,
    Rick Cassada
    Troy, Ohio, USA

    Rick C.

    July 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

  32. Dear Tarnya & family,

    Matt 5:14-18 (parts) You are the light of the world . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven . . I have not come to abolish the law or the prophets, but to fulfil them . . . until heaven and earth pass disappear, not the smallest letter nor the least stroke of a pen will by any means disappear.”

    Our hope is in the everlasting promises of our faithful father in heaven. YHWH will fulfil all his promises. He will never leave any of you or forsake any of you. Hold fast to his commands and you will remain in his love.

    I grew up in a widow’s home, and I know YHWH is faithful to care for widows and orphans.

    Many days it may seem like a burden to have a house full of children, but “his burden is easy and his yoke is light.”

    Love & Shalom from Jillian Wilson

    Jillian Wilson

    July 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  33. I’m so very sorry to hear this.

    May you and all your children be held close to God’s heart in the coming months and years.


    July 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  34. Dear Tarnya & Children

    David & Tarnya with the children has been in my heart and prayers and my loveto all of you the beutiful people of Takanini my love.

    A Sunset on Earth is a Sunrise in Heaven, I embrace you tenderly with my thought and prayers during this time as I ponder, evenThrough the sorrow, the eternal glory that has dawned for your precious Loved one.

    may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
    2Th 2:17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2: 16 – 17

    My Love and My prayer Sandra Kelly -MEX.

    Sandra Kelly

    July 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

  35. […] David died on the 4th July. Photos and a video of his service are available . You can read what Dave and I believe here. […]

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