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This page is dedicated to Geoff, a wonderful husband, proud family man and a marvellous "City Gent" who was greatly respected and affectionately regarded by all who knew him. Always charming, cheerful, generous, kind and witty, he was as genuine as they come and a privilege to have known.

Geoff passed away peacefully on Saturday 11 January, with his family present, having fought an incredibly brave and dignified battle with cancer. Geoff's life was celebrated with all his family and friends on 28th January 2014 at Beckenham Crematorium and after at Club Langley Sports & Social Club.  It was a very beautiful, personal service and a very special day, never to be forgotten.. 

In memory of dear Geoff, please leave a message and make a donation for St Christopher’s Hospice, a wonderful charity who supported Gill & the family during his illness and provided him with all the compassionate and palliative care he needed.  In Ben's words "A very special place, full of very special people"

Thank you.

 

Updates 1

On Thursday 1st May we had a fantastic "Rod Stewart Tribute" evening at the Sonargoan in West Wickham in memory of dear Geoff. Big thanks to Tony, Paul, Julie's terrific organisation and everyone's generosity we raised a further £2,000++ for St Christophers Hospice! Fantastic!

12/05/14 09:43

Raising money for

St Christopher's Hospice

St Christopher's Hospice

Charity Registration No. 210667

St Christopher's Hospice provides free care to around 3,000 dying patients each year with a further 750 patients cared for at home each day. We must raise around £17.5 million each year to enable us to provide these services to patients and their families from Croydon, Bromley and South East London.

Donations 85

RIP Uncle G a true Diamond a Great husband, Dad and Uncle a true great they just don't make them like that anymore you were a true legend you will be sooooooooo missed xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Love the Fords xx on 27/02/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Joseph Dayani, Samuel Dayani and Marita on 13/02/14

£100.00

Dapper, charming, witty and so much more. His good humour will be sorely missed after a determined battle to make the most of life. Good to have known you, thanks for friendship and help.

Donation by Jude & Clive x on 06/02/14

A truly lovely man. It was an honor to have known you, Max xx

Donation by Maxine Smith on 03/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Geoff, a true friend and lovely man, we will miss you. To Geoff and Gill we applaud the selfless gift of money to St. Christopher's Hospice, a truly wonderful cause in caring for others.

Donation by Rob & Helen Groves on 02/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Such a gent and a genuine kind of person

Donation by Tony and carol Robinson on 02/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Feels like there is such a huge space left with you not here. We loved your laugh so very much, but also your wise, kind words and the philosophical way you saw the world. Lots of love from us all xxx

Donation by Jaine, Mark, Holly and Theo on 01/02/14

Reading these messages it is clear how highly regarded your dad was Ben. What a lovely way for people to pay their respects and what a fantastic cause.

Donation by Rick & Lauran on 31/01/14

A great person and friend xx

Donation by Ali & David on 31/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Geoff had a natural gift of making you feel special. He was a font of knowledge & was always happy to impart this when asked together with a great sense of humour. God Bless you Geoff & rest in peace

Donation by Angela Joyce on 31/01/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Tessa Manning on 30/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 30/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Geoff, a true Gent, a great listener, a great story teller, one of those guys who always had time for you, which I believe to be the biggest gift of all. you will be sadly missed by all who new you.

Donation by Tim, Ali, Jordan, leah & Max on 29/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Always a gentleman and always smiling - you will be sadly missed by all who knew you and all who had the pleasure if working with you. RIP Geoff.....Hilary

Donation by Anonymous on 29/01/14

Geoff will be remembered with fondness and send our love to Gill and the family at this sad time . With our love Jane & Chris Amy & Hannah xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 28/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jill & Tony Kite on 28/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

To Ben and family, thinking of you all today xxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Claire and James Stevens on 28/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

GC. The definition of Gentleman. We shared many challenges and many more laughs…. even that day of fly fishing in the pouring rain!

Donation by Tudor Morgan on 28/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Geoff was one of the nicest people we have ever met, it truly was a pleasure to have known him. He could light up a room with his laughter & will be greatly missed by all of us.

Donation by Matt, Sarah, Drew & Rhiannon XXXX on 27/01/14

To see so many people loved Dad for the wonderful man that he was, recognising traits that we all held so dear, brings a sense of pride & warmth..thankyou. He was an amazing Dad, Fatherinlaw & Grandad

Donation by Luke, Kirsty, Evie and Jack xxx on 27/01/14

A friendly neighbour with a cracking smile and always a good joke, as we passed your house on the way to school and work. We will miss you; thank you Geoff - Rest In Peace.

Donation by The Formanko Family (7 Regency Mews) on 27/01/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Dear Uncle Geoff, I really enjoyed the chats we had, you were very kind to me, and Jemima too. We will miss you a lot. Love Sam x x x

Donation by Samuel and Jemima Young on 27/01/14

Dearest Geoff, thank you for the happy memories of my childhood, for sticking up for me during my wild teenage years and for your wise words as an adult, this is why I adore you. Much love, Jojo x

Donation by Joanne Young on 27/01/14

A jolly gent,loving family man,wonderful story teller & sport casual jumper wearer extraordinaire!You will be deeply missed!

Donation by Rachael Claxton & Elliott Gilmore xxx on 27/01/14

£50.00

Such a sad, sad loss, Geoff God bless and please rest in peace now. Love and deepest sympathies to Gill and the boys. X

Donation by Lesley & Mark on 27/01/14

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,527.64
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,527.64
  • Gift Aid£1,002.50

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