Good-bye GerryB

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat May 21, 2016 9:57 am

Hello All,

Sadly, I have to tell you that Gerry passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning with my Mum at his side.
In his last couple of days he was well enough to go online, check the weather (!) and catch up with all your messages of support.
Thank you all for your friendship, I know it meant a lot to him and he enjoyed the banter!
Denise
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby chris stockdale » Sat May 21, 2016 10:35 am

Denise,

Thank you for letting us know. As I suspect you realise Gerry was a considerable force within our community. He will be much missed, but his modelling legacy lives on.

My condolences to you all on your loss.

Kind regards,

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Thorness » Sat May 21, 2016 11:19 am

Sad news.
Even though we all knew it was coming it is no less upsetting. He will be missed by many.

My condolences to the family.

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby stoke_ferry » Sat May 21, 2016 2:03 pm

So sorry to hear that. Gerry (along with Richard Andrews) were my inspiration to try GN15. RIP.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Bilco » Sat May 21, 2016 3:55 pm

Very sad news - Gerry's was the first Gn15 layout I saw 'in the flesh'. One of the originals here.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby docnjoj » Sat May 21, 2016 4:35 pm

Gerry was a pretty great man in my book, and I shall miss him.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby johna » Sat May 21, 2016 5:25 pm

So sorry to hear about Gerry. He was a great support to this group and me over the years.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Nevadablue » Sat May 21, 2016 8:33 pm

Denise, thanks for the update. No more pain for our friend.
Prayer sent for peace for all of you.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby NotHarryPotter » Sat May 21, 2016 9:42 pm

Denise,
Gerry's Gn15 modelling and good humor were an inspiration to people all around the world.
May he Rest in Peace.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun May 22, 2016 2:06 am

Oh, Denise, sorry :cry: Gerry was a lot of fun, we enjoyed him.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Broadoak » Sun May 22, 2016 8:04 am

Very sad news Denise,

Gerry will be sorely missed by us all.

May he rest in peace.

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby tebee » Sun May 22, 2016 4:20 pm

My condolences to the family.

He will be sorely missed here.

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Mark Goodwin » Sun May 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi Denise,

Sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. He enthused happiness and fun with everything he did and he will be missed. Condolences to you and your family.
Warm regards,
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby RoGNer » Mon May 23, 2016 9:05 am

Very sorry to hear the news
Sincere condolences to you & family

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon May 23, 2016 4:08 pm

My deepest condolences to all of Gerry's family and friends, he will be sorely missed.

I visited Gerry not long after he had been diagnosed, and I knew he didn't have long, as it's a similar cancer to the one that finished my sister back in October. We will remember him and his modelling/painting, he was one of a kind, and very talented. His presence will still be felt on on the exhibition circuit as I am in possession of Gneiss Farm/Gneiss Cider and the Wallace & Gromit layout that he built, and will remember him every time I show them. His legacy will live on.

Rest in Peace GerryB.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon May 23, 2016 11:30 pm

I echo what everyone else has said. My condolences to his family and friends.
In the typical way that Gerry carried on, he was posting here almost up to the end.
It would be good to see the layouts, please make sure info about exhibitions is posted here.
The other legacy, is all the work Gerry did sorting out the sections for Gn15 layouts and projects.
I will definitely have to get the Tuk Tuk back up and running. I think it was actually one of Gerry's first pieces of Gn15, although the body is just that which came from the trader, so it is more an adaptation rather than a build.
Hopefully we can stick together on the forum. Gerry did a lot to keep it flowing, acting as a contact point, and keeping us informed.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Nevadablue » Mon May 23, 2016 11:37 pm

I agree Simon. One of the best things we can do is keep this forum going. It will probably never be the largest or most popular, but it can remain a jewel in the mine of the internet. 8)
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby adamc » Thu May 26, 2016 12:46 am

:(

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Colin Peake » Fri May 27, 2016 8:09 pm

Just catching up on posts and I find this sad news. :( My condolences to Gerry's family and I hope you find some comfort in his suffering being over.

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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Kevin » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:11 pm

Like others, I have been away from the forum for a while. Just catching up today when I read this sad news. Gerry was such an inspiration through his modelling and I hope that in time, his family can take some consolation from the esteem in which he was held by so many people who never even met him.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby pyro » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:46 pm

I shall miss his internet conversations with us all. My sincere belated condolences to his family and friends
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Sir Briand » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:05 am

Wandered into the site after a long absence and was shattered to find out about Gerry from himself.

Looking at my Profile i see I joined this August body on May 19 2003 so I see I actually joined just before Gerry. I met Gerry in person at least a couple of times at events in the UK. There was one at tThe 7mm NGA meet in Shepton Mallet where I met others who could still be around. Actually came across an old photo album the other day with Gerry, Steve Bennett, Howard Martin and Richard Andrews in a photo taken there. Another has Steve and David Sutton of S & D models in it. Also 2 photos of a nice layout called Aberfal Mining and Minerals Ltd.

BOY! Was that ever a journey back in time.

Sorry to learn he has gone. As a retired medic glad it was quick.
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Re: Good-bye GerryB

Postby Nevadablue » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:10 pm

Would it be possible to post a copy of the picture with Gerry and Steve?
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