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Andersons receive Book of Condolence 25.11.14

The Mayor of Derry has handed over a special Book of Condolence in memory of the late Gerry Anderson to his wife Christine and family, at a private presentation in the Guildhall.
The popular BBC broadcaster passed away in August, prompting a huge response from listeners and colleagues.
Derry Mayor Brenda Stevenson presents the Book of Condolence to the Anderson family.
Cllr Brenda Stevenson said thousands had recorded personal messages for the Anderson family while the book was open in the Guildhall. Three books were filled with signatures.
“(Gerry’s) irreverent style spanned the generations, and his loss is still very much felt by everyone in his beloved 'Stroke City' where he brought so much laughter on a daily basis, partnered by his friend and sidekick Seán Coyle.
“The thousands of signatures indicate the level of esteem in which Gerry was held by his listeners, and I know Christine has been overwhelmed by the public outpouring of sympathy following Gerry’s death.
“Christine has asked me to convey her personal thanks to the public for their support and messages in recent months, and for respecting the family’s privacy at such a difficult time. I know the messages conveyed in these books will be a comfort to her in treasuring Gerry’s memory in years to come.”
A number of events have taken place in recent months reflecting on the late broadcaster's contribution including a special screening of his 'A City Dreaming' feature documentary at the Foyle Film Festival. He had described the film as his ‘love letter’ to Derry.
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