In Loving Memory of


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 …


Christine Haigh (Gibbs)

Where do you start to describe such a lovely, kind and generous brother who never failed to make me laugh. I remember the day that I asked if he would give me away at my wedding and being Richard, his answer was ‘well I wouldn’t have the cheek to charge for you!’. Or the …


Clinton A Cook

So sad to hear of the loss of Richard.  He worked with me in the voluntary sector as Treasurer for our Charity and he took his job very serious with great passion. I will always remember his lovely smile and sense of humour. I know how much he will be remembered by all who …


Bethan Jones

Very sad to hear of Richard’s passing. We have fond memories of him as a lovely neighbour in Palace Avenue. Sending our deepest condolences to his family. …


Kate Gibbs

Where to begin? You were the best and will be missed so much. From childhood memories of summer trips in the lada to France, Germany and Southern Ireland to spending recent Christmasses playing Trivial Pursuit and watching The Proud Valley. You had a song and some wit for us for every occasion. You loved …


Alan Gibbs

Lots of memories of Big Bruv, as he used to call himself, of course.  One that comes to mind is when we went to Paris to watch the France/Wales rugby match.  At the time he had a ford capri which had a habit of stalling and refusing to start for a while.  So of …


Tom and Mo Lewis

Dick was a genuinely good guy, neighbour and friend for over 40 years. Never judgmental, or condemnatory, always ready to pass the time of day or chat.His exemplary skills and hand eye co-ordination were demonstarted on the squash court and cricket field. They were not, however, shown on his clutch control when executing 3 …

Mo Lewis

Liz French

Always seemed such an independent person. A lovely neighbour that we will miss. We are so sorry for your loss. It was so lovely to see all the love he had from his family. May your memories keep you smiling.  …


Peter Collings

After so many years, it seems hard to think that Dick has finally passed, he was more than just a brother in law, but a friend who helped when I had various medical problems and needed a period of recuperation before returning to normal life. In more recent years, regular visit to quizzes at …



There are so many great memories I share with you but to write them all would take ages. The numerous school holidays I spent with you where I’d hijack your middle room tv to watch sponge bob and you were more than happy to play solitaire in the front room, the daily trips to …


Jennie Williams

I don’t think anyone would believe how many different ways there are to subtly mention that we share a birthday. Every card had a message saying how you were sure there was some other important birthday but you couldn’t possibly remember who.  You were always a quiet presence who would suddenly pipe up with …


Kathryn Haigh

When I think of Uncle Richard I remember an hilariously funny guy, with a heart of gold, super intelligent and how he once required my help in a quiz… Yes you read that right, my help! I was flattered when he rang me as his phone a friend, the question was to name all …


Caitlin Morris

Our papa, 27 years of memories that will make me laugh for a lifetime! Brilliant, kind and adventurous. From travelling the world in his famous green coat, to holding the world record for the fastest driver in South Wales. You loved us all to the ends of the earth, we will miss you desperately. …