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Thanks for the updates @Crow. I feel quite emotional looking at those pictures.
I'm trying hard not start with the tears now.
Tommy's wife has thanked people for the support her family has got.
Tommy was a special man.
Nearly done for Chop lifting brillialnt
No lateral movement fantastic
That was a great story about Wee Jimmy and the chops.
Willie haughey was good there.
I think we all shed a few tears thinking about the great man .
Quite emotional watching the stream, great send off for a great man!
RIP Tommy, always missed but never forgotten!
Mourners gather as Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’ plays.
Friends shaking hands, saying ‘How do you do?’
They’re really saying, ‘I love you’
Jim Craig is speaking in tribute.
Tommy's Lisbon Lion team mate talks warmly of the “popular’, ‘easy to get on with’ guy.
Jim Craig’s voice breaks with emotion as he talks of Tommy’s recent difficulties, but praised the way the way he dealt with them.
He said: “Over the years Celtic have had many fine players, but undoubtedly Tommy Gemmell is up there with the best of them.”
We are asked to remember Tommy Gemmell the man as well as Tommy Gemmell the player.
He will be with his old pal Jinky now.
Tommy Gemmell is the only British player to score in two European Cup finals and a World Club Championship. A feat that will never be repeated.”
Journalist Alex Gordon speaks warmly of the player who became a friend: “Tommy was ordered by Sean Fallon not to cross the halfway line. We can all be grateful he didn’t listen to that.”
Alex Gordon: “Tommy loved Celtic Football Club, but more than that he loved the fans.”
Tommy was a dux at school and excelled at most subject. Later as an apprentice electrician, he was proud to have wired Sydney Devine’s house. Even better, Sydney Devine thought he did a good job!
Tommy was competitive, even when it came to singing and he wanted to be first up to sing his favourite song, From Russia With Love.
When Tommy and Mary went skiing, he didn’t fancy it. He took off his skis and said, ‘Sod this,’ and walked down the mountain.
How would Tommy like to be remembered?
As a kind, caring person, no one had a bad word to say against him. He was humorous, strong-minded, independent. He had no regrets. He lived life his way. He knew he was a showman and would get a good send-off. Which he has.
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice” and that summed Tommy up.
Poignant moment as Tommy leaves us to Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow. (Tommy chose all the service music himself)
“With sadness and without fear, we bid farewell to Tommy”
Willie Haughey speaks
The former Celtic director Reads apologies from Ally McCoist who couldn’t make it. Also reads warm tribute from UEFA for Tommy.
Tommy spent his last 12 weeks in nursing home near Hampden Park.
Mary has asked that this be known as the last 12 weeks were the best weeks he had in the last several years and they wanted to let it be know how appreciated they are of the nurses and owners.
The Best Day of Our Lives, in tribute to that famous day in May 1967, is played as the service concludes.
Tributes from The Lions
Celtic have uploaded the video to the club YouTube account
Starts at 53 minutes
* bless you Tommy.
Just reading thru this, a fine send off for a truly great man. Many thanks @Crow for your immense contribution to this thread.
Great tribute to a great man.
* Bless Tommy