By now you have probably heard the news that David Greenaway, the founder of Gemco Players, passed away on Saturday.
To say we are in shock is an understatement.
We are sure it is heartening for his family to see the impact he has had on so many lives as many of us are watching the ripple effect on social media as the news has spread and people of all ages have started sharing their stories about a man who lived life to the absolute full.
He had friends of all ages. Just think about that.... not many can make that claim.
David, you were one of a kind. Passionate, loyal, unstoppable, considerate, encouraging, loving, supportive, intelligent... the list could go on for pages. Without David we would not have the Gem theatre and literally thousands of friendships may never have formed through the family that is Gemco.
We would like to acknowledge how wonderful it is that David did what we are all put on this Earth to do.... inspire, support, encourage and above all.... live.
How beautiful to know he made a mark on so many lives. Things just aren't quite the same now.
Due to the commitment and hard work of both David and Pam alongside many lifelong friends then later Mat, Gemco has continued for over 30 years and during that time David has played every role both on and off stage. You name it.... he did it!
We are sending love and strength to Mat, Pam and the rest of his family at this time. Xx
'Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you'
-Shannon L. Alder
His service will be this Monday 26th March at St Mark's church in Emerald at 3pm and followed by a celebration... or after party... at the Gem 5-10pm. At the theatre there will be the opportunity to tell your stories, sing a song or present a piece to share your thoughts in an 'open stage' type activity if that takes your fancy. Limited drinks and food provided. Please feel free to bring a plate. #founder#rip#sorrow#funeral#theatre