David Roy McPHAIL

At Warrnambool

17-08-1929 ~ 26-04-2022

Dearly loved husband of Nola.

Loved father of Ian, Tony and Susan.

Loved father-in-law of Annette and Anita.

Loved Pa of Lisa, Sarah, Alex, Alice, Rowan and James.

Loved great Pa of Max, Mia, Margot, Winnie and Harriet.

A wonderful husband and father and Pa to many.

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 29, 2022 - 11:00 amSpence Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: St John's Presbyterian Church

Family and friends of DAVID are invited to attend a Thanksgiving Service at St Johns Presbyterian Church, entrance via Spence Street, or Manifold Street, Warrnambool on Friday (April 29) commencing at 11a.m. Private family interment Tributes and condolences can be offered on the ‘Notices’ section at


  1. Thinking of you all at this sad time he was a lovely man and a true gentleman I will miss his cheeky smile and our chats,thinking of you Nola sending hugs 🫂 from chris at simply seniors

    Christine April 29, 2022
  2. Sending lots of love, sympathy and comfort to Nola, Ian and Annette, Tony and Anita, Susan and all the family, with memories of a wonderful uncle. Will always picture him with a smile on his face.

    Jill Deane April 29, 2022
  3. Our thoughts are with you NOLA and all your families at the sad loss of David .. a long time friend .. we have wonderful memories of him
    With love from John & Glenys xx

    Glenys & John Rollo April 28, 2022
  4. Our love and prayers to Aunty Nola and family at this time.
    What wonderful memories that we have of Uncle David.
    So much laughter and fun.
    You are missed but not forgotten.
    – The Boots family in Western Australia

    Guyetts Funerals April 28, 2022
  5. David McPhail was a member of the Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club from the late 1940’s onwards. He was a committee member for over 50 years and President for six years. He was awarded Life Membership of the Club in 1982.

    A bricklayer by trade, David was renowned for a handshake that would make strong men cringe!

    While not the most accomplished player to grace the courts, David devoted his energies to making the Club a better place. He played an instrumental role in developing the Club facilities over seventy years, and a man whose opinions were sought out, and valued. David was known to provide direct feedback which was always accurate, but delivered with a twinkle in his eye! He provided wonderful guidance for Presidents who followed him.

    He was proud of his long and valued contribution, and was delighted when the Club recently won the Newcombe Medal award for the Most Outstanding Tennis Tournament in Australia.

    The Club will continue to meet the exceptionally high standards he demanded for court one, even without his direct supervision – his legacy will live on.

    Vale our dear friend Dave.
    Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club Committee and Members past and present.

    Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club April 27, 2022