13 March 2014

Gareth Boylan

Gareth Boylan 07/06/1979 - 11/03/2014

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Group 101 helper Gareth Boylan has died.

Gareth travelled with 101 to Lourdes eight times between 2002 and 2013, first as a helper and more recently as group nurse. He also travelled to Lourdes several times with TASC 708 and once with a London based HCPT group. As well as this he made a pilgrimage to Lourdes with his diocese every summer, so Lourdes and HCPT were very much in Gareth's blood.

Gareth died suddenly on Tuesday 11th March, tests have so far failed to find the cause of death. Gareth was just 34 and he leaves behind a wife and two young sons. The thoughts and prayers of Group 101 are with Lizzie, Joseph and Dominic and all of Gareth's friends and family.

Gareth had a very calm and gentle nature, he was great fun and he will be missed by everyone in Group 101. We have wonderful memories of times spent with Gareth in Lourdes and many prayers will be said for him this Easter.