Gerry Marsden funeral takes place at church close to River Mersey – Liverpool Echo

Pauline, his wife of 55 years, said: “We, his family, are completely ravaged and have been so moved and surprised at the level of the love, respect and love received from all over the world.

” When the time is best and we have come out of this awful pandemic we hope a fitting memorial can be held for him in the city he loved so much.”

Gerry, whose band The Pacemakers tape-recorded the iconic Liverpool FC anthem Youll Never Walk Alone, died aged 78.

Other hits by the Liverpool born singer consist of Ferry Cross The Mersey, Ill Be There, How Do You Do It? and I Like It.

The funeral of Gerry Marsden MBE took location today in a church near his cherished River Mersey.

Due to the fact that of the coronavirus lock-down just 30 mourners – his family and really friends and their partners– had the ability to attend.

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He stated: “Gerrys legacy is his long-lasting music delighted in by countless fans worldwide and a football anthem sung on balconies around the world. He was a household man and a pal to many.

Gerry Marsden MBE, Freeman of the city of Liverpool, died on January 3 after a brief health problem.

He leaves a better half, Pauline two children Yvette and Vicky and two grandchildren Tom and Maggie.

Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, had been a friend of the vocalist and attended the funeral.

Gerry Marsden released RLB360, a brand-new Royal Liver Building visitor tourist attraction in 2019

” I feel privileged he let me into his life although that makes his passing even more painful.”

” Youll Never Walk Alone has huge meaning to the lives of Liverpool supporters around the globe and is synonymous with the club.

Also one of the mourners, Sir Kenny Dalglish said: “Nobody can undervalue how essential Gerry has actually been to Liverpool Football Club.

” He will be regretfully missed out on by those who understood him and the millions he never ever got to fulfill.”

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Liverpool reporter, Arthur Johnson, a close family pal for several years was likewise chosen to go to and said: “Gerry enjoyed Liverpool and its people. Some years ago we flew to Australia together to found Scousers Down Under.

” He lived close to the banks of the Mersey for all his life and as the words of his song state “This lands the location I like and here Ill remain.”

There will be a homage to the singer before tomorrows Liverpool FC video game against Manchester United.

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