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Tribute to Gary Gibbs

Tribute to Gary Gibbs

By Edward Hall
5th November 2018
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A tribute to Gary Gibbs by Guy Panszczyk


It is with extreme sadness that I have to report the death of Gary Gibbs.

When I first meet Gary in the late 70's at AHC, this was the beginning of a lifetime of friendship. He quickly developed into a hockey goalkeeper of great ability, wonderful skill and dare devil attitude that all keepers require.

Gary gave Andover HC many wonderful years of loyal team playing always giving his very best. He was a major reason why we got into the regional league when we punched far above our limited ability levels.

Always looking to improve, Gary went to play for Indian Gymkhana in the London League, the only White face in a team of passionate Asian players. That was how highly rated his ability was, that they took him to their hearts and made him feel like one of their own.

A passionate Scotsman, Gary moved north to his beloved homeland getting picked to play hockey for Scotland. He was a man with great appetite for his sport, he adored his wife and son Scott and was a wonderful friend to many of us.

His passing has left a big hole in the lives of those who had the privilege to have been his friends. As the saying goes … you do not know what you have got until it’s gone.

Friendship never dies; memories never fade.

God rest you, my dear friend.

Guy Panszczyk

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