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Garry Colin West

"Although are hearts are broken we have lots of memories to comfort us."

Date passed: 11th of August 2019

Funeral date: 22nd of August 2019

“Although our hearts are broken we have lots of memories to comfort us.”

Garry passed away unexpectedly on 11th August at home, aged just 30 years.

A much loved daddy, son. brother, uncle and good friend, he will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

Garry was born on Wednesday 14th June 1989 and grew up alongside elder sister Sarah and younger brothers Ashley and Joshua. He got on well with all his siblings, except on the occasion when his brothers removed the slats from his bunk bed, causing Garry to fall right through! From then on Garry refused to sleep in the same room as his brothers and the decision was made for him to move into the back room, complete with cabin bed, where he was much happier!

Garry went to school at Underwood West and then to Sandbach boys school where he became very popular with both teachers and fellow pupils. At weekends and during school holidays he loved to go fishing, especially at Field Farm and he became a fine angler, never returning home empty handed. He had all the gear which he looked after meticulously. In the years that followed he would go fishing with his grandad, his stepdad, Craig and his brother-in-law, Chris.

Whilst at high school he worked part time at Riverside Pet Food Products and upon leaving school he got a full time job there, which he really enjoyed. When he finished there he went on to work for a while at Bridgemere, before going on to work at Bentley, valeting. He took pride in this job, being very meticulous, he treated every job like it was his own car, which he would always keep pristine, very often cleaning and polishing. He also had 2 or 3 allotments over the years which he also kept tidy and to a high standard of care. He also grew flowers and kept chickens at one time. His flowers once won an award at Betley flower show. But the most proudest moment of his life was when his daughter Lydiah was born on 15th June 2013. Saldy Garry also had two angel babies, Timmy and Dayton, born in December 2014 and January 2018, which left him broken hearted, but he and the family have never forgot their two darling boys. When Colby Kai came along in March this year, Garry found happiness again, his kids meant more to him than anything else in the world.

Garry also loved his 4-legged friends, especially Zeus, his old staffy, who would always come bounding down the stairs to greet him holding his lead between his teeth. Also Freddie, furry companion for the last 12 months, who Garry would walk everywhere, even taking him to his allotment.

Garry was a very kind and thoughtful young man, taken far too soon, leaving a big hole in the hearts of all his family and friends.

Garry’s funeral will take place on Thursday 22nd August in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 3.20pm, followed by cremation.

Donations in memory of Garry will be gratefully received by the family to go towards a permanent memorial for Garry.

For any further information please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.

21 Condolences

  1. Sarah on August 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Gaz, you was so much more than my brother, you was my protector and my friend. I’m heartbroken without you, i’m never going to have that sibling bond that we had. One day we will be reunited but until that day please look over me and let me know you are still with me. I love you so much xxxx

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  2. Sasha on August 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I hope you can see me uncle Gaz and I love you so much, thank you for being kind to me
    Love from Sasha

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  3. Sarah on August 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Gaz, you were so much more than just my brother, you were my protector and my friend. I could tell you anything. I feel so lost without you, i’m never going to have that special sibling bond we had again. One day we will be reunited but until that day please keep a look over me and let me know you’re still with me. Love you so much bro.
    Miss you always.
    Big sis an lil bro forever and always xxxxxx

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  4. Sasha on August 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I hope you can see me uncle Gaz. I love you loads
    From Sasha xxxx

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  5. Charmaine Thacker on August 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    RIP Garry. Don,t worry about your mum or lads, I will look after them for you, love Char xxx

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    • Charmaine Thacker on August 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Sorry that’s should say lids xxx

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  6. Andy on August 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Garry, you where such a good friend and an amazing brother to Sarah, a much loved family member, you will be greatly missed by all.

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  7. Jade on August 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    You’ll be missed by so many! See you on the other side my lil salt shaker. RIP 💙

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  8. Laura on August 16, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    This still doesn’t seem real, everyone’s hearts are broken. You’ll be missed greatly and forever cuz. Sleep tight, shine bright up there. We love you 💔

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  9. Annmarie on August 16, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Miss you my bestie 💚 never forget all the good times we all had, love ya gimp 💔 I shall never forget you, xxx

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  10. Valerie Reilly on August 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    May you rest in peace and look over your family, love Val xx

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  11. Tina on August 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    When I look back at the fun times we had, like me moving from Colwyn Bay to Crewe at 4am in the morning with you carrying my suitcase on the train, random nights in the park talking for hours and hours, my gay friend giving you the eyes when we were at the flat! It’s sad that after what happened we lost touch! But I’ll never forget the fun times. Sleep tight ❤️

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  12. Steph and Adam on August 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Such a young age to pass away, nobody deserves this! Hope that you rest in peace and watch over all your family.

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  13. Sharon Johnson on August 16, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Gaz, I don’t know how I’m going to get through this heartbreak. You were taken far too soon. I love and miss you so much it hurts 💔. Always in my heart my lovely boy, till we meet again. Keep shining bright with your boys & nan 💞
    Love you always
    Mum xxxxx

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  14. Steve on August 17, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Sorry for your loss, he was a top lad, never forgotten

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  15. Tasha on August 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    You’ll have the best send off for sure Gaz! You’ll be well and truly missed, there won’t be a day that goes by where I won’t think of you, unfortunately I can’t be there to say my final goodbyes but I promise I will come and visit you.
    Shine bright, rest in peace x

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  16. Teri on August 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Gaz, I still can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem real. You are my everything and so much more. Nothing is going to be the same without you around. You are 1 in a million.
    Rest in peace my one and only.
    Until we meet again ❤️

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  17. T.J on August 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Uncle Gaz, you were taken to soon, you will always be by my side. We had so much more to do, you were more than an uncle to me, you were like my second dad to me. You were always there for me and would never for anything more of an uncle.Rrest in peace and I know you will always be with me. Make more memories up there, love you loads 💙 xxxxxxxxx

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  18. Lydiah & Colby Kai on August 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Daddy, miss you so very much, love you lots
    Lydy & Colby-Kai xxxxxxxxxx

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  19. Julie. on August 20, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Can’t find the words to describe how devastated we all are, you were taken far too soon. Garry you will always be remembered with love and we will all make sure your two beautiful children will know what a special person their wonderful daddy was.
    Rest in Peace sweetheart.💙

    Aunty Julie & Ali.

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  20. Charlotte on August 21, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Gaz,

    I can’t believe that you’re gone! It definitely wasn’t your time! You had so much more to live for!

    It breaks my heart to see your love one,s broken! Saddened by the pain of not hearing your voice or seeing you again!

    Shine bright brother in law! Take good care of your beautiful children! I promise that me and Ashley will always be there for them!!

    Love you millions Uncle Gaz! Love Albie Gray xxxx

    Love Charlotte xxx

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