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'Uncle Gerry' the best of men

Others will write glowing epitaphs about Canon Gervais Murphy; of his Army experience, his training as a Church of Ireland minister and re-enlistment as a padre. Some will write of his rugby success for Ulster and Ireland.

People will write of his rise to Deputy Chaplain, Bishop of the Falklands, Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, holder of the LVO.

I'll write simply of the man known as 'Uncle Gerry' to my wife Betty and friend to her father Austin. In my lifetime I have met very few truly good men. Uncle Gerry was the best of the few.

John Orr


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