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#1 Vidar6



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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:40 PM

I know Gerry was very respected and had a lot of friends on Anglers Net, and its therfore with a very sad heart I'm letting you all know that Gerry passed away this afternoon at King Hospital in London.

My thoughts is with his family & friends.

Vidar Thomassen

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:46 PM

My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be sadly missed, a true gent.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:48 PM

I know Gerry was very respected and had a lot of friends on Anglers Net, and its therfore with a very sad heart I'm letting you all know that Gerry passed away this afternoon at King Hospital in London.

My thoughts is with his family & friends.

Vidar Thomassen

Gerry was a really good friend to me, suppporting me through all of my recent troubles. I am just too upset to say any more. except that my thoughts are with his family.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:55 PM

I really sorry to hear that Gerry gone, when I first met him down at Wraybury in one of Bugie Pike Teach in and he did come to one of my fish in at Lodge Pool. Yes he was a well respected and had a lot of friends on Anglers Net and I will miss him in my heart.

Gerry rest in peace mate and my thoughts are with his family and friends
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:57 PM

Goodbye to a total gent and all round decent fella.

My thoughts are with his family and many friends.

Very sad.


#6 Tim Kelly

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:11 PM

Poor guy. Really sorry to hear that Vidar. He was a good chap and Martin and I had an amusing trip with him when Martin first won his boat. Great shame.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:21 PM

my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Gerry was a lovely bloke,a real diamond,he was the first person to take me out lureing from a boat,he even came halfway across london to pick me up and show me his beloved thames,i had 2 trips with gerry that i shall remeber for a long time to come.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:36 PM

I am so sorry to hear that.

I first came across Gerry when we were helping out Will - the lad who had his tackle stolen, and to whom so many of you donated an item or two to help him get fishing again.

Gerry (a true gent, as others have already observed)gave freely of his time, and his own gear, to co-ordinate the collection and delivery of a pile of items for Will. I have fished a few times with Will since, and know how much he appreciated Gerry's help.

I only had the privilege of fishing with Gerry the once - at last year's Lower Itchen AN fish-in. An exchange of badinage with Gerry convinced me this was a guy I would like to fish with again, but it was not to be.

We will all remember him at the coming Itchen event, I'm sure.

A very sad loss.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:43 PM

Came home to an e-mail from Trevor and Josie, can't believe it.

Russ sums Gerry up, he'd go out of his way for anyone but the last thing he'd want to do is burden you with his problems or make you worry about him.

I doubt his closest friends knew how ill he was - whenever I spoke to him he was on the mend and looking forward to getting out fishing with his mates again.

I'm stunned he's gone.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:59 PM

That's sad news, I never got to meet Gerry in person unfortunately but he'd been around on here a long time.