Gavin Cooper of Prior Park has died, suddenly

Gavin Cooper who worked for several years as garden centre manager at Orchard Park and then moved on to a similar role at Prior Park Garden Centre in Bath, died suddenly and completely unexpectedly on Wednesday 7th December.

He started as garden centre manager at Cranborne Manor Garden Centre for 9 years from 2004 to 2013, when he moved to work as manager of Orchard Park in Gillingham, with Richard Cumming.

When Orchard Park was sold to Blue Diamond in 2018, he moved to Prior Park Garden and Pet Centre as General Manager where he worked till his sudden and unexpected death.

Gavin was an HTA council member for several years.  He also spent 3 years as a retained firefighter. 

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Jess,  8 Jan 2023:
...We've just heard the news - such a shock - I'm so SO sorry Vee & all the family! He was such a kind man, so lovely. Bless all of you xxx 🙏🏻
roger parsons,  6 Jan 2023:
...Absolutely shocked by this very sad news. Gavin was a lovely man, always so friendly and full of knowledge and humour. He will be so sorely missed by all who knew him.My thoughts and best wishes are with all his family.
Colin Gray,  22 Dec 2022:
...I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Gavin for a number of years at Orchard & Prior, one of the nicest guys you could meet. Huge loss to the Industry.
Sue,  22 Dec 2022:
...Such a shock to hear this news after seeing Gavin in late November. Sending sincere condolences to his family and work colleagues at Prior Park Garden Centre.
Andy Whelan,  20 Dec 2022:
...So sorry to read this. Gavin was a really genuine person, with time for everyone. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Mark Crowley,  20 Dec 2022:
...Really shocked to read this. Was always a pleasure to meet with Gavin. One of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.

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