The Ventures' long-time friend, Gerry Woodage, passed away on March 7, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gerry has edited and published Ventures Resurgence magazine in the UK for many years, through which fans all over the world have been kept current on The Ventures' CD releases, concert dates, and personal details.
Gerry was a true gentleman - and a gentle man - whose friendship, sense of humor and depth of knowledge of the instrumental music world (and The Ventures in particular) has been deeply appreciated by all members of The Ventures - and The Ventures' extended family - all of us involved with the group.
Gerry, you will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful wife, Dulcie, and your son Colin at this terribly sad time. May the memories you carry in your hearts sustain you.