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The obituary notice of Gerard Anthony HIRST

Grimsby, Published in: Grimsby Telegraph, Scunthorpe Telegraph.

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Gerard AnthonyHIRST(Gerry) Gerry passed away suddenly, after a long illness on Wednesday 27th April 2022 aged 65 years, at his home in Thornton. Leicestershire, Surrounded by his loving family. Loved and missed by Wife Mary, Daughter Siobhan, Son Daniel, Grandchildren Roisin and Nolan, Father-in-law of Kevin and Melody, Dearly loved Brother to Mary, Joan and Monica, Cherished Uncle and Cousin to many, Former Headteacher of St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Grimsby and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leicester. Life-long supporter and season ticket holder of Grimsby Town FC. Reception into Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mere Road, Leicester on Thursday 19th May at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mere Road, Leicester on Friday 20th May at 11.00am. Followed by burial in St Peter's Church Cemetery, Thornton, Leicestershire. Family flowers only by request please, donations made payable to either Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy or Grimsby Town Disabled Supporters Club can be made on the day or sent c/o Buckminster Funerals Ltd 15 Buckminster Road Leicester LE3 9AT Tel: 0116 2623087
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Patrick Togher:Lovely memories of Gerard from being at school with him at S...21/05/2022
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Ernie Broadhurst:Gerry was an amazingly gifted man, he gave so much joy and lau...21/05/2022
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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
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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:
21/05/2022
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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
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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
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19/05/2022
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Remembering Gerry from me Liam (2nd King) along side Trevor and Gerard. We had to remember the poem "Journey of the Magi" by T.S Eliot - all went quite well.
I had lost touch with Gerard once we moved away from Grimsby, but as Trev had said Gerry set me on my musical path and introduced to to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Amazing Blondel, Genesis, Black Sabbath and many others - happy days. My condolences to his family and friends, a man who will be greatly missed and clearly enriched the lives of the many people who had known him and worked with him.
Rest in Peace - up the mariners
Love & Best Wishes Liam x
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