Roy Gelling Obituary, Death- a Government House expresses its profound condolences to the Gelling family on the loss of Mr. Roy Gelling, Captain of the Parish of Malew. Mr. Gelling was a real Manxman and devoted public worker. On Tuesday, Mr. Gelling departed this world, taking with him a legacy of unflinching service, dignity, and respect for all those he encountered. Since taking up the job of Captain of Malew Parish in 1996, Mr. Gelling has provided exceptional service to his community over the course of almost thirty years.
During his time in office, he demonstrated a strong dedication to looking out for the best interests of the people living in the southern region of the Isle of Man. He handled the obligations that came with his position with dignity, honor, and sincere care for the well-being of those he was in charge of serving. Beyond the scope of his formal responsibilities, Mr. Gelling made significant contributions to the community. He was not only a well-known public personality but also a treasured member of the community who was looked up to for his friendliness, compassion, and ease of access.
His influence was felt not just as a result of the formal position he played in the community of Malew, but also as a result of the genuine connections he had with the people of Malew. Two weeks ago, His Excellency had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. Gelling, during which they chatted over a cup of tea and shared their respective life experiences. During that conversation, a door was opened into the eventful life of Mr. Gelling, illuminating the breadth of his adventures and the insight he had garnered over the course of his long life. Those who were fortunate enough to know him will definitely have a richer tapestry of memories thanks to the anecdotes that he related to them.
The staff at Government House would like to express our sincere sympathies to Mr. Gelling’s daughters, Gillian, Barbara, and Diane, as well as to the rest of his family. During this time of profound sorrow, I pray that they can find some measure of comfort in the realization that Mr. Gelling’s legacy will live on in the memories and thoughts of those who had the honor of getting to know him. The Isle of Man has suffered the loss of a public worker who was committed to his work, and his absence will be strongly felt throughout the community. I pray that he finds eternal rest.