In Loving Memory of

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Gareth Young

In remembrance of our dear friend and colleague, Gareth Young, Deputy General Secretary, sadly gone too soon.

Our memories of him, and our condolences, for his family to cherish.

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Wayne Bates

Dear Laura and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on your prfound loss. I had the privilege of working closely with Gareth over the last 7 years and valued him not only as a colleague but also as a friend. I would often bounce ideas around with him – he had terrific insight into …

Wayne Bates

Michelle Codrington-Rogers [NASUWT National President, 2020-21]

I had the fortune to know Gareth during my time as a student activist while at King Alfred’s College Winchester. It was by complete happenstance that we both ended up with NASUWT.  Gareth was always an encouraging and clear voice, very supportive for those active with the union.  Gareth was always welcoming, patient and …

Michelle

Derek Moore

Dear Laura and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences for the sad loss of your loved one. Words cannot relieve the pain you must feel butI hope you can take comfort from knowing that Gareth was highly regarded by those who knew him in his work environment.  Gareth and I first …

Margaret Bremner

Chris Weavers

Dear Laura, Alex, Joe and family, I had the privilege and honour of knowing and working with Gareth for over 11 years.  Over the last few weeks I’ve thought about him great deal and about what it was that made him such a good friend and supportive colleague. The word that has come into …

chrisweavers

Victor Aguera

Dear Laura, Alex and Joe,   I still find it difficult to believe that the work colleague and friend I have sat next to for the last five years is not going to be there when I return to the office. As a result of my proximity to Gareth in the office I have …

Margaret Bremner

Brian Cookson

Dear Laura, Alex & Joe My sincere condolences to you all at this so tragic time.  Gareth was such a tremendous colleague.  I feel really  privileged to have known Gareth  and to have spent such interesting times with him whilst I was a National Officer.   Gareth was amusing, astute, so knowlegeable, thoughtful, immeasurably kind, …

Margaret Bremner

Kim Jamson

Dear, Laura, Alex and Joe, you have been very much in my thoughts and prayers these past weeks.  The sudden passing of a loved one is earth shattering and a pain beyond words.  Our children are of a similar age and we would talk about how you were doing.  I must tell you Alex, …

Margaret Bremner

Dan McCarthy

Dear Laura, Please allow me to extend my condolences.  I am deeply sorry for your loss.  News of Gareth’s passing came as a great shock.  We have never met, but I spent a lot of time with Gareth while I was an officer of the NASUWT.  It was truly a pleasure to have gotten …

Margaret Bremner

Dave Kitchen

To Laura, Alex and Joe. I will always remember Gareth for his smile and sense of humour and more importantly for his sound and sensible advice on union matters. He was certainly a model trade unionist who always espoused a calm and reasoned perspective when it came to solving issues.He was someone who always …

Margaret Bremner

Karen Hopwood

For Laura, Alex and Joe my heartful sympathy to you and to Gareth’s parents, and my deepest thoughts are with you. There are few words of comfort at this very sad time, the shock and the loss and pain you are going through is immeasurable. Gareth was so proud of you his family and …

Margaret Bremner

Kathy Wallis

Dear Laura and Family,  I shall always have very fond memories of working with Gareth.  As a Past President, we travelled together, laughed together and sat for endless hours in meetings together, but always with one thing in mind. What could be done for others. That is always what was behind his advice and …

Margaret Bremner

Jane Peckham

Dear Laura, Alex and Joe On behalf of the whole team at NASUWT Scotland I offer our deepest condolences for your loss. On a personal level, as National Official for Scotland, I worked with Gareth on a number of workstreams over the years since he first came to the NASUWT. His calm and measured …

Margaret Bremner

Delma Boggs Secretary of NASUWT Derry City, N.Ireland.

Condolences to the dear family, friends and the extended NASUWT family of Gareth. I met and spoke to Gareth a number of times . He was a lovely sincere,  friendly professional and unassuming man. Thinking of you all today. Rest in Peace Gareth. …

Margaret Bremner

Kudsia Batool

Dear Laura, Joe and Alex. I was lucky enough to spend a decent chunk of time with Gareth whilst at the NASUWT and always felt he had taken me under his wing.   We often holed up in meeting rooms to discuss various important work-related things which we always managed to sort out fairly …

Margaret Bremner

John McGill

Dear Laura and family, Gareth will be greatly missed by the whole NASUWT community. He was a great trade unionist who gave his best for the union and it’s members. I am very sorry for your loss.  John McGill  On behalf of members in District 25  …

Margaret Bremner

Frances Cater

Dear Laura, Alex, Joe and Gareth’s parents I know that no words will ease your pain or bring comfort at this incredibly sad time. You must all be heartbroken and my love and thoughts are with you all. I will remember Gareth for his sensitive, kind, caring nature and sense of humour, but above …

Margaret Bremner

Sonja Hall

Dear Laura, Alex and Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Gareth often spoke about you all. It is clear that he loved you all very much and that he was extremely proud of you all. Best wishes, Sonja …

Sonja Hall

Neil Butler

Dear Laura and family. My deepest condolences for your loss. Gareth was a respected colleague and I valued his advice and support. He will be sorely missed by all of us at the NASUWT and, I think, the wider Trade Union movement. You are in my thoughts. …

Margaret Bremner

Jamie Lee Lindsay

To Laura and family,  I am so sorry to hear about the terrible loss of Gareth. We only met a few times but he was always courteous and very passionate about his work. I hope that you find strength from friends and family at this time. Please accept my sincere condolences – you will …

Jamie Lee Lindsay

Maxine Murphy-Higgins

Dear Laura, Alex and Joe, you are all very much in my thoughts and prayers and this very sad time. I can only imagine your pain at losing a husband and father. Please know tht you are in many peoples’ thoughts and prayers. …

MaxineMH

Lynn Bayliss

Dear Laura and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I cannot imagine how you are all feeling on the tragic loss of your beloved Gareth. I know how much he adored his family. He spoke about you all often and with such love and affection. I will never forget how supportive Gareth was when …

Margaret Bremner

Sarah Moran

Dear Laura and family, Gareth was so kind and considerate. When we talked about our home lives, it always struck me that he put a lot of thought and care into planning your family activities. We had a shared love of comedy and often talked about what a great way this is to spend …

Margaret Bremner

Dinsdale Shaw

How absolutely tragic to be typing this.  After ‘our’ Gareth moved to his new role in the union no one could have expected the such sad news.  He was a humble, dedicated unionist – full of knowledge and passion.  He would help anybody, and spend as much time with you as was needed – …

Margaret Bremner

Angela Butler

Dear Laura, Alex and Joe, you are all in my thoughts and prayers and this very sad time.  I can only imagine your pain at losing a wonderful husband and father.  He always spoke of you all with huge affection and pride. Gareth’s life, although cut so short, was a life well lived. The …

Margaret Bremner

Fiona Hawksley

On behalf of all the members of Sheffield NASUWT, we send our deepest condolences, to Gareth’s wife and family.  In recent times I attended a number of ‘Webinars’ and ‘Zoom’ events on behalf of Sheffield members, and welcomed the advice and guidance Gareth gave. A knowledgeable and well respected person, who will leave a …

Margaret Bremner

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