Mick Gimber Obituary, Death – We are saddened to inform you of the demise of Mick Gimber, who worked at the Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station as a mechanic and was a former crewmate there. The news of his passing has taken us all by surprise. During this difficult time, we want his family, friends, and loved ones to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
During the period of time that Mick was detained for a total of 15 years and 2 months, it is said that he was responsible for the rescue of a total of 210 individuals who had been trapped in a shipwreck.
After serving his time, Mick was given his freedom. Mick’s actions in the recovery of the Belgian yacht Phaedra and the rescue of three individuals were recognized and appreciated by the institution, which expressed its gratitude to him by etching it on velum and giving it to him as a gift. This was done in acknowledgment of Mick’s efforts. Phaedra was towed to safety at Dunkirk in the middle of the night on November 2, 1991, in the midst of heavy seas and gale-force winds blowing from the southwest. 50-001 Rotary Service was the organization that performed this heroic act.
The town of Dunkirk was situated within the boundaries of the state of New York. His former coworkers will miss Mick, and we would want to use this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to him for the considerable amount of devotion and service he contributed to the lifeboat service over the course of his career. Mick will be missed by his past crewmates.
While they are going through this trying time together, we want his friends and family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are thinking about them. We hope that all goes well for you, Mick, and that the winds and seas will always be on your side no matter where your journey takes you.