Husband, father, son, brother, neighbour, friend, cousin, nephew employee, employer, farmer … a series of labels that describe who Gerard was in his life.
But more significantly, these labels now describe the vast void left in the lives of those he has left behind.
Gerard and I started school the same day. I can honestly say in all the years we ploughed on through Brosna National School he was a steady, solid, achiever.
Pleasant and Popular
A really pleasant and popular boy. Someone who, from an early age, had a real presence and a clear idea of who he was.
His adult life was lived in the same way. Solid, dependable, achieving so much but without any need for fanfare.
A ceaseless worker who, with Mairéad, put so much into their family and our community through leadership and support of so many causes, not least the Con Curtin Festival.
There’s a big gap left in so many lives now that you’ve passed on, Gerard. We’ll miss your humour, strength and purpose, cousin.
Until we all meet again, codladh samh.
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