Stuart Booth: "One of the funniest guys I had the pleasure of sharing many drinks with. RIP Gary."

Kiel Morrison: " Knew Gary since I was a kid, I worked on his house and I had the pleasure to become his and Sharon's neighbour. He touched every person's heart he met and always made them laugh I will forever miss him as I do his nephew. Too young... our hearts are broken again. Rest easy Gary. We will always remember you, my thoughts are with everyone who's heart he touched. Rest easy my friend"

Joy Morrison: "Gary will be so very sadly missed by all who knew him. He certainly was an absolute legend and a true friend to so many"

Charlotte Baines: "Miss you Gary, one of the kindest men with a huge heart. We’ll all be there Friday for you, you mean so much to so many people."

Andrea Scraggs: "Such a lovely man, who lit up the pub when he walked in. The Bay horse and the kings won't be the same without him."

Steve Belcher: "RIP Gary, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you, play pool with and against you and to simply know you. A true gent."

Stephen Gibson "RIP Gary Worked with him in the yard in the early 90s. Top bloke and gentleman. Huge loss"

Kieron Martin: "Great guy. A big loss."

Michelle Hartshorn: "So sad, rip Gaz."1

Diane Thomson: "Rip Gary lovely guy."

Freya Dawes: "God bless you Gary".

Christine Smith: "Knew Gary very well from our Pool playing days then also from following Barrow AFC! The Guy was a legend! One more for the road. RIP Gary."

Belinda Bircher "God bless you Gary ,will always remember your cheeky laugh and banter ,your joking around and fun loving attitude .You will be dearly missed by all .condolences to your family."

Debbie Reid: "Gary what can we say our lovely friend. Always had a smile and a cheeky sense of humour. We will both miss you. Lots of Love Peter and Debbie."