It is with great sadness that we have to report that Gerry died on Monday 14 November after a year battling cancer.
As you all know his grade was 1 dan, achieved in 1986, but much more importantly he was our Bookseller for more than 10 years. On his retirement from this role in 2010 he had been appointed a Life Member of the BGA, at which occasion this picture was taken.
The funeral will be at the Shrewsbury crematorium  at 2.00 on Friday November 25, followed by a light buffet at a local hotel - venue yet to be decided.
Donations will be collected at the service and will be for the Severn Hospice  where Gerry spent his final days. According to Simon Mills it is a truly wonderful place.
The BGA will be represented there by our Treasurer, Toby Manning. If you are planning to attend the buffet afterwards please could you let Simon know. His email address is simon at 27stars.co.uk
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.