Last week we heard the sad news of the death of our comrade and friend Gerry Carlile.
Gerry was a very active member of the Labour party for many decades, regularly attending West Ham ward and CLP meetings in spite of recent poor health and always a part of our social events, hustings and fundraisers, usually with a whisky in his hand.
Gerry’s commitment to fairness, his dedication to our party and trade unionism and his fundamental passion for socialism made us stronger and helped us created a better society here in Newham. And his scrutiny always kept comrades, office bearers and guest speakers on their toes.
Gerry will never be forgotten and his legacy will forever remain at the core of West Ham Labour party.
Gerry will be temporarily staying in the Chapel of Rest in Cribbs Mortuary, Woolwich Manor Way (E16) and can be visited from 11am on Wednesday 26 February. The funeral will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday 27 February at the City of London Cemetery, Manor Park, next to Manor Park Station.
There will be a reception afterwards at the Railway Tavern, Angel Lane (E15). Where we will be hold a whisky toast to Gerry to thank him for all the years of dedication and support for our party.
Our all members meetings (GC) this Thursday (7.30pm at 306 High Street, E15) will include a two minute silence to remember Gerry.
All are welcome to GC, which will also be attended by guest speaker John Biggs AM and our MP Lyn Brown, and to Gerry’s funeral and reception.
Donations can be made to Cancer Research UK in memory of Gerry at the funeral or online here.