Dad at The Thatch Cottage.
Gary Allan Woods
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 12, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Mar 21, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
A memorial to Gary Woods. Taken away far too early... A true great that will never be forgotten. Beloved Son, Brother, Dad & Grandad xx

The funeral for Gary Woods will take place at the Gorleston Crematorium (Oriel Avenue, Gorleston. NR31 7JJ) on Tuesday 5th April 2016 at 1.20pm.  

The wake will follow at The Carlton Crown, Beccles Road, Lowestoft. NR33 8HL.

We kindly request that no flowers be sent and that if you would like to instead make a donation to the Parkinson's UK charity.  My sister Natalie will be taking care of the donations and you can contact her on 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Denise Humphries on 12th August 2017

"Happy birthday Gary.  I hope you're partying well up there. Still think about you all the time. Miss you as always
Denise xxx"

This tribute was added by allan farmer on 12th August 2017

"You are forever missed and hold a special place in my heart a dear friend I think of you often especially today on your birthday. Love you Gary always remembered. Allan."

This tribute was added by Hillary Stringer on 21st March 2017

"Think of you every day, your friendship, your humour, your courage, your love.  Miss you, cousin Hillary"

This tribute was added by Denise Humphries on 14th August 2016

"Hi there Gary,  
I didn't forget your birthday. I put it on my Facebook status for everyone to see.
I still miss you, every day..  Hope your ok up there.
You were one in a million and I will never stop thinking about you.
I will see you again sometime
      Love Denise xxx"

This tribute was added by allan farmer on 13th August 2016

"The wonderful years that I spent with Gary in Blend SA shall never be forgotten, what a wonderful friend and person he was God Bless and look after you Allan farmer"

This tribute was added by Jools Wilson on 12th August 2016

"Can imagine you banging out a beat on a different drum today Gary. Thinking of you and your family on your birthday. Xx"

This tribute was added by Joe Parker on 5th April 2016

"What a creative brain you had. Will never forget your time in South Africa with Blend. A great comedy and music talent. RIP"

This tribute was added by Hillary Stringer on 4th April 2016

"Thinking back to when I was 7 and you were 11, we sat in front of the fire, on the hearth rug, and you helped me learn to play chess.  It is probably too small a memory for you to have remembered, but it has stayed with me always. As will your patience, sense of humour, wit and love for your little cousin. All better now, love Hillary xx"

This tribute was added by Terry Newby on 2nd April 2016

"How I will miss Gary. He was just full of talent with his wonderful sense of humour, his impeccable taste in music and his amazing drumming skills. We will miss him at our Old Gits lunches but will ALWAYS be remembered. I feel privileged to have been a friend to such an inspirational guy. Gone too soon x"

This tribute was added by John Tuttle on 31st March 2016

"To Gary, Even though we are all in our twilight years, words cannot fully convey innermost thoughts and feelings upon losing a dear friend. Our association goes back to 1971 when our faith, mutual respect and inspiration combined to form a monumental music project together. Four young Lowestoft lads following the same dream. I thank you personally for your belief in that dream and your belief in the people around you. Without exception that band was a milestone turning point in my life and something I am immensely proud of to this day. In a short time we travelled many miles and shared stages with many top name artistes, earning  their respect also. Even though we often went years without seeing each other, that camaraderie lived on and always seemed like ‘only yesterday’ when we occasionally met up. I have had the privilege of working alongside a great musician and a great guy. From my heart I say........Thank you. John"

This tribute was added by Jools Wilson on 31st March 2016

"Treasured childhood memories of dear cousin Gary, always drumming! So glad you got to live your dream, so sad the dream ended way too soon. Will never forget you, Rest in peace Xx"

This tribute was added by ChriSteve Bidle on 30th March 2016

"Garry it was a pleasure working with you , such a lovely, careing man you will be missed xx"

This tribute was added by David Norton on 28th March 2016

"A good mate for 50 years, a funny, strong lovely man whos passion for music was infectious, his skills brilliant, he will always be around in fact I can hear him now Keeping Time, xx Dave"

This tribute was added by Lee Woods on 27th March 2016

"Lift me up each day, even though you've gone away, your Spirit dances in my mind, in my heart, and in my soul.  The life you lived, The Love you left, The one's you've touched I won't forget, you give me strength in time of need.

'And we shared good times, through the years In my heart and soul, you're here with me.  I hear you whisper in the wind, piece by piece my heart will mend.  The dreams you've shared will carry on here and now, and beyond
'And the world will smile, for you were here, the gifts you brought we'll hold them dear, I'll take you with me, till we meet again.

'And We'll share good times from now on, in my heart you live on, with me."

This tribute was added by Denise Humphries on 25th March 2016

"My dear and very special friend Gary. You were taken too soon. Im going to miss you so much.  Goodnight and godbless. Until we meet again xxx"

This tribute was added by Rob Stephen on 25th March 2016

"What an amazing man. He would welcome us as if he had known us for years whenever we visited. We will miss you. Always remember the good times. Rob, Alecia and James"

This tribute was added by Dianne Chandler on 24th March 2016

"What a splendid human being you were Gary.  Even when you were battling your own demons you made me laugh and offered food for thought.  Mike and I will always remember you for your talent and your humour and your kindness.  Rest In Peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Colin Reader on 24th March 2016

"What an amazing guy spent many nights laughing at Gary's sketches  at Bar Bonanza Johannesburg
One of the funniest I've got Lion and Hansa with the cellar cask full of booze with his mini skirt on
RIP mate Colin Reader"

This tribute was added by Lynn Woods on 24th March 2016

"My dearest Gary,  my heart is aching! You were taken from us all far to early, we had a special Bond that never went away. My heart is breaking for our children, Lee and Natalie, but the LOVE that you gave them  will always  keep them strong as will my Love.
Will miss you immensley Special man."

This tribute was added by allan farmer on 24th March 2016

"My wonderful friend has left us and I will always remember our time together. Those wonderful years in Blend when we were as close as family. God bless and look after you Gary your memory will always be in my heart. Love Allan Farmer"

This tribute was added by Natasha Woods on 23rd March 2016

"So many hearts aching with your departure.  I really am so very  blessedto have been welcomed into your family and I thank you so greatfully for raising such an amazing son for me to love"

This tribute was added by Lee Woods on 23rd March 2016

"I think that 'light a candle' is a rather fitting tribute to you Dad as heaven will be shining brightly.  I am sure by now you have set up the grand stage and are ready to go on... There really are no words that can explain how much of a void you have left in my life, that feeling of.. 'there's just something not right', 'there's something missing'.  You truly were my hero and I will miss you so long as I have a breath left in my body.  I hope that you have found some old friends up there and you are living it up pain free! Love you x"

This tribute was added by Gail Whiston on 23rd March 2016

"Just such a lovely man will miss you seeing you in Joseph Conrads R. I. P  Gary x"

This tribute was added by Marjie Smith on 23rd March 2016

"Gary will be missed by everyone lovely to have known him .if anyone hears thunder its just gary playong his drums xxxx"

This tribute was added by John Egan on 23rd March 2016

"A friend and a kind gentleman. We will miss him"

This tribute was added by Maureen Shillingsringwood on 23rd March 2016

"Enjoyed many happy lunches with Gary he will never be forgotten .x"

This tribute was added by rosalyn fallon on 23rd March 2016

"My beloved brother Gary, I have no words to express just how much you've meant to me over the years and how sad it was to see you, and your children, suffering in the last few months.  Be assured that I will watch over them while you are gone, till we meet again.  Roz, who will always be Garys' sister. x"

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