Art and antiques collector, great dog lover and breeder David J.K. Roche died in Adelaide early this morning. All who encountered David Roche on their life’s journey will long remember his indomitable spirit. While we mourn his passing we also rejoice that his passage through the world has left, through us and many others, an influence for all time. During his lifetime David Roche formed one of the greatest collections of English Regency and French Empire furniture and objects outside England. In 1999, Roche established the David Roche Foundation to maintain and preserve his collection, which he has bequeathed to the people of South Australia and, for the future of our nation.