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by Val Baxter

August 11, 2014


We are sad to have to inform you that one of our members, Gavin Elliott, died recently whilst participating in a sponsored cycle ride. Gavin was a popular and active member of the club, and had represented us on several occasions this year.

His funeral will take place at St Joseph’s Church in Birtley at 12:00 on Thursday 14th August. His family have requested that any donations be made on Gavin’s behalf to the British Heart Foundation. Alternatively, flowers are welcome at Chapel of Rest at Charles Embleton Funeral Directors, Blue House Lane, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 2TA.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gavin’s family at this sad time.

Our welfare office Ed Lown will be available for anyone wishing to discuss any issues of concern.

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  • Author's Avatar baxter August 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Can't believe this has happened to such a lovely family, thinking of you all at this awful time, Val

  • Author's Avatar Carole Ward August 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Thinking of you all at this sad time .Carole .

  • Author's Avatar Steve and Family August 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Devastating news, our thoughts are with the family.

  • Author's Avatar Dave Coulson and Family August 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    We are shocked and saddened at the tragic news. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Author's Avatar Ian August 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Devastating news. Tragedy for such a lovely man.

  • Author's Avatar Mark, Joanne and Rhianne August 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Tragic news and deeply saddened by the loss of such a lovely caring family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

  • Author's Avatar Les Todd - Chairperson August 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

    We are all very saddened at the club to hear of the tragic loss of Gavin. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all his family and friends at this sad time.

  • Author's Avatar Hayley, Michael and family August 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    So saddened to hear this such sad and tragic news. All our love and thoughts to the family.

  • Author's Avatar Robin Akers August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I am from Charleston, South Carolina (US) and was a colleague with Gavin at Harlan Laboratories. I developed a very good friendship with Gavin, with memories of his kindness and very gentle nature. I am so sad to hear of this loss and will be praying for his wife and children. Rest in peace, my brother.

  • Author's Avatar Karen And Paul (Neighbours) August 13, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Deeply saddened to hear about Gavin, our thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely family and close friends.


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