A local identity farewelled

LETTER

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the funeral for Dennis Gear. I must say it is the best funeral I have ever been to.

Dennis was my crewman on my boat for the past six months. He was always available to go fishing, weekday or weekend. He just lived to fish. Sitting on a boat with Dennis for five to six hours you get told a lot of politics, local council and rugby stuff, all from Dennis’s point of view.

Dennis has done a lot in a short 69-year life. Stuff I only found out about yesterday at his funeral. Stuff he never told me about while we were out fishing.

What a family the Gear family is. Pity we don’t have more families like them in Gizzy.

Meng, you should have been there.

J.W. Neilson

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the funeral for Dennis Gear. I must say it is the best funeral I have ever been to.

Dennis was my crewman on my boat for the past six months. He was always available to go fishing, weekday or weekend. He just lived to fish. Sitting on a boat with Dennis for five to six hours you get told a lot of politics, local council and rugby stuff, all from Dennis’s point of view.

Dennis has done a lot in a short 69-year life. Stuff I only found out about yesterday at his funeral. Stuff he never told me about while we were out fishing.

What a family the Gear family is. Pity we don’t have more families like them in Gizzy.

Meng, you should have been there.

J.W. Neilson

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Cheryle Gooch - 1 month ago
Thank you John for those awesome words of my brother Dennis. Yes, you certainly would have got his point of view. I will miss him so much.
His sister Cheryle

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