A memorial to Gary Woods. Taken away far too early... A true great that will never be forgotten. Beloved Son, Brother, Dad & Grandad xx
  • 64 years old
  • Born on August 12, 1951 in Lowestoft, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on March 21, 2016 in Lowestoft, United Kingdom.

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 n_woods_@hotmail.com 

Posted by Lee Woods on March 21, 2018
I can't believe you have been gone 2 years today.... it still feels like yesterday! If it's possible I think I miss you more as time goes on, it just doesn't feel real that you are no longer with us. I miss your humour, your wisdom and the best Dad a son could ask for. I hope you're resting well Dad xxx
Posted by Denise Humphries on March 21, 2018
Well Gary 2 years have passed and you are still and always missed and thought about every day. You were one in a million and I miss you dearly. 
See you again one day.
Love Denise xxx
Posted by Allan Farmer on March 21, 2018
Forever remembered as a good friend and colleague. Loved the years we worked together will always cherish those wonderful years. God bless and look after you. Allan Farmer
Posted by Denise Humphries on August 12, 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
Posted by Allan Farmer on August 12, 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.
Posted by Hillary Stringer on March 21, 2017
Think of you every day, your friendship, your humour, your courage, your love. Miss you, cousin Hillary
Posted by Denise Humphries on August 14, 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
Posted by Allan Farmer on August 13, 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
Posted by Jools Wilson on August 12, 2016
Can imagine you banging out a beat on a different drum today Gary. Thinking of you and your family on your birthday. Xx
Posted by Joe Parker on April 5, 2016
What a creative brain you had. Will never forget your time in South Africa with Blend. A great comedy and music talent. RIP
Posted by Hillary Stringer on April 4, 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
Posted by Terry Newby on April 2, 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
Posted by John Tuttle on March 31, 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
Posted by Jools Wilson on March 31, 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
Posted by ChriSteve Bidle on March 30, 2016
Garry it was a pleasure working with you , such a lovely, careing man you will be missed xx
Posted by David Norton on March 28, 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
Posted by Lee Woods on March 27, 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.
Posted by Denise Humphries on March 25, 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
Posted by Rob Stephen on March 25, 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
Posted by Dianne Chandler on March 24, 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.
Posted by Allan Farmer on March 24, 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
Posted by Lynn Woods on March 24, 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.
Posted by Colin Reader on March 24, 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
Posted by Rosalyn Fallon on March 23, 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
Posted by Maureen Shillingsringwood on March 23, 2016
Enjoyed many happy lunches with Gary he will never be forgotten .x
Posted by John Egan on March 23, 2016
A friend and a kind gentleman. We will miss him
Posted by Marjie Smith on March 23, 2016
Gary will be missed by everyone lovely to have known him .if anyone hears thunder its just gary playong his drums xxxx
Posted by Gail Whiston on March 23, 2016
Just such a lovely man will miss you seeing you in Joseph Conrads R. I. P Gary x
Posted by Lee Woods on March 23, 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
Posted by Natasha Woods on March 23, 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

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