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Gerard was my cousin - kind, funny and full of life. We never saw enough of each other but when we did meet he always left a great impression. Mary and Gerard's visit to us in Belgium with our Uncle Henry was great fun - so glad that happened. I know that we will miss him a lot..
Pauline Kompfner (Graystone):
Mary,monica and extended family very sorry to hear the sad news of Gerard's passing I had many a good day with Ger may he rest well in our lords kimdom. Thinking of you all at this sad time
John Mckeever:
Mr Hirst (Hirsty) the best teacher StMarys gy had a true gentle giant kind and caring and an infectious laugh never stopped believing in his students taught me biology was true inspirational RIP Hirsty
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Left by Kathleen:
Lovely memories of Gerard from being at school with him at St Mary’s and parting company in 1972. Don’t think I saw him since but whenever my memories of St Mary’s came into mind, he was always lodged in there as a thoroughly decent and principled person and with a good sense of humour and fun. It is fitting to see how well thought of he was and how he has positively influenced so many lives.
To Gerard’s family and friends I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that the good Lord will give you strength to deal with Gerard's loss.
It was a pleasure to have known him, I always thought I would bump into him again, sadly not to be. I know he would have given me a good welcome.
RIP Gerard
I have seen a few references to the Nativity play of 1971, when Gerard was one of the 3 kings. I was one of the wise men (there’s a laugh for anyone who remembers me). I had to learn the poem the “Road not/less travelled”.
After 51 years I still can’t get the darned poem out of my head.
I still recite when I am walking with friends as it seems appropriate. Anyone for a walk?
Patrick Togher 21/05/2022
Patrick Togher:
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Left by Hannah Lee:
Gerry was an amazingly gifted man, he gave so much joy and laughter to everyone he met. A true and generous friend and a wonderfully talented musician and singer. We will miss you. Ernie & Mary
Ernie Broadhurst:
An amazing Head Teacher, boss & a genuine, kind, funny, lovely man who made a real difference to Sacredheart children and staff.
Happy memories of our adventures to Italy & Poland
“A true legend”
“Reach for the stars Gerry”
Deepest sympathy to Mary & family.
Fondly remembered always
The Felice-James family xxx
Thankyou for believing in us Mr Hirst
Armani, Luciano & Sanchez
Sandra Felice:
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Left by Nicosia Fonseca:
One of the best teachers I had the fortune to teach me…left a lasting impression! Time to take the best seat in the house and watch the Mariners get promoted! RIP Gerry!
Dave Gilbert
Dave Gilbert: