Goodbye to a dear friend

Ardentinny has said goodbye to a dear friend.

Gerry McGinty died at home in Ardentinny on 23rd April, 2020 and his funeral was held today at Greenock Crematorium with only close family members present due to coronavirus restrictions.

While acknowledging his Ayrshire roots, Gerry once said of Ardentinny: “I love it here. I feel like an Argyll man”. In truth, Gerry was an ‘everywhere’s man’. Funny and warm; friendly and helpful; humane and empathetic; a champion of good causes and defender of those in need, he would be a welcome addition to any community.

Also, as his recent obituary  affirms, he was an accomplished actor and ‘Burnsian’, to which his performance of ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ at the 250th Anniversary Burns Supper in 2009 (below) in Ardentinny village hall bears testament.

Update 9 May from Gwen & Paul McGinty:

Gwen and Paul would like to thank the wonderful Ardentinny village residents for the lovely cards, messages and flowers and the heartfelt gesture you paid us on the morning of Gerry’s funeral. It was all very much appreciated.
Gwen & Paul


Gerry at his Tam o’ Shanter best. Village Hall 2009 Burns Supper.

Gerry (back row & below) taking part in the 2010 housing proposal survey.

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Lynda Addis

RIP Gerry, one of the friendliest and kIndest Ardentinny residents. Big hug to the family.