In Loving Memory of

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Richard (Dick) John Gibbs

Sadly, on the 6th January we lost the man, the myth, the legend that was Papa Gibbs. He is sadly missed by his siblings Rosemary, Alan and Christine, his children Sara, James, Tim and Kate, his grandchildren Caitlin, Tom, Morgan, Gruff and Alys and great grandchildren  Jude and Emmy and by all his nephews and nieces. 
Richard lived in Llandaff, Cardiff for the last forty years. An enthusiastic lover of sports, pub quizzes and a devoted family man.

Please leave your condolences, annecdotes, funny stories and memories in this online book to help us remember him and smile.

Book Owner: Kate Gibbs
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Linda and Noel Thompson

Thinking of Dick,especially today. Lots of memories from 25 years of quizzing together.Over the years Dick became a dear friend and a kind,generous and erudite companion.One we could always rely on for that hidden nugget of information or the witty remark. Without Dick ‘The Drifters’ have finally stopped drifting .But as he was fond …

Aled Williams

Thinking of you during this difficult time.  Meddwl amdanoch trwyr amser called yma. Llawer o gariad o Palace Road  Valmai, Emyr a Aled  …

Martin Morris

I first met papa years ago. He welcomed me into his family and became a constant in our lives. I have so many tales to tell about him, the fun we had and the scrapes he got us into. If I had to sum up who he was I think it would be that …

Julia Richards

I first met Richard when he started dating my friend , his late wife Diana. We shared many evenings and meals together . Richard was great fun full of unusual facts and very knowledgeable. He cared for Di throughout her illness and ensured that she did many of the things she had wanted to …

James Gibbs

A gentle, kind and decent man that always had time for his family. As easy going and quirky as they come. Sadly missed by multiple generations. …

Andrea Davies (Willmott)

So sorry to hear of your families sad loss and our condolences to you all. We first met Richard when he moved in with Di at number 8. As neighbours and friends, we watched the family grow and see how he doted on them all. I spent many hours with Sara, as teenagers and …

Zeri James

Dick, or Uncle Dick, was one of the most humble, understated and intelligent people I could ever have hoped to have known. I have very fond memories of days at Palace Avenue (usually incorporated with a visit to the Arms Park) where Uncle Dick and Auntie Di would always provide the warmest of welcomes. …

Helen Rawles (Gibbs)

Richard was the oldest of my four cousins who lived in Wales. I always enjoyed seeing him when he visited us in Dorset, not least because he looked so much like my father, Cyril Gibbs. He was also very warm, witty and clever, and Ted and I shared his interest in History, rugby and …

Zena James

Richard Gibbs or Dick as he was always known in my family was born in the same decade as myself but I only really knew him from the time he married my sister Diana. Returning from Bangladesh with three pre-school aged sons, he welcomed us all into their new home and let us “squat” …

Rosemary Jones (Gibbs)

Richard was my big brother. I was the second of 4 children, so for 5 years there was just the two of us.   Richard was born in Cheltenham, lived at Gloucester and before I was born they moved to Stroud. In the winter of 1947 we moved to Trebanog in Wales.   I …
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