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#101 Steelspear

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1445 PM

RIP Geoff
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#102 Orzel

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1518 PM

Words cannot express the emptiness You sir will be sorely missed.
Go with God.

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#103 swerve

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1540 PM

RIP, Captain Winnington-Ball. I never met you in person, but I've admired many of your posts here.
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#104 AETiglathPZ

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1628 PM

Rest In Peace, earn another set of wings in heaven as the impression you left here on earth.

Edited by AETiglathPZ, 07 December 2010 - 1638 PM.

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#105 Dame Karmen

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1654 PM

I have some awesome photos of Geoff, all military related ;) including precious ones of Geoff, and Shawn, in Normandy which is beautiful, and one very very special heartfelt and endearing one to me, of Geoff standing at my Uncle Ed's in Beny Sur Mer, saluting my Uncle. By he way, it was my Uncle who brought me to MLU and connected me to everyone there and in consequently Tanknet, through Geoff, back in about 2004 I joined Tanknet through G.

My PW posts were personal one to one comms meant from PW to Wizard parts of who we were together and shared in enjoying those parts for a while. That will all be a personal treasure.

The driving force, or will, in Geoff's heart, mind, and soul, were ALWAYS about Honouring, Recognizing, Promoting, Championing, Uniting, Preserving the heart and integrity of service and those who served and serve, and those who sacrificed, and why ... Lest We Forget.

Geoff, a big voice, a driving force, and a fierce force we all know :) and all of that driving force will and does "Carry On .... " and rises above, stands strong, and overpowers everything else ...

Will load my scanner at some point today and see if I can find and scan those photos. You'll enjoy them. G in his element, all things military and what he stood for.

By the way, Grace, Julia, Sally, us women through G's life, you've all been on my mind constantly through this and I'm thinking of you all, am VERY sorry for your own loss too, as I am for my own. Lets raise a toast together to Geoff.
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#106 Garth

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1735 PM

This made me smile. Thanks.


Me too. Me too ...
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#107 Brad Edmondson

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 1740 PM

Oh no.

I met Geoff and Dame Karmen in Winnipeg while on leave a few years back. I'd shared e-mails, mentoring and advice from him on my journey from civy to soldier. I'd hoped to see him again.

Yee Old Fossilized One, I salute you. For all you did for me, I can only hope to pay it forward as well as you.

We will remember him.
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#108 Dame Karmen

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 2248 PM

I hope this works.

Geoff and Shawn, together, visited Beny Sur Mer Cemetery, making a special visit to my Uncle Ed at rest there. These photos, taken by Hanno of MLU I believe, show Shawn and Geoff paying respects to my Uncle Ed personally on behalf of myself and my family. They visited with Ed, planted a plaque, flags from home, and payed respects. Geoff stood, saluted my Uncle Ed. Geoff and Shawn were the first visitors, ever, to be able to visit my Uncle for our family, and be someone from back home. This meant the world to me, and my family, and still does. Geoff thought the world of my Uncle, who he got to know all about, and care about, through me. Totally precious and priceless. Thank you so much Geoff and Shawn, especially Geoff who engineered this whole happening, MADE it happen. I'll always love him for that. This is part of many legacies Geoff has left. He went all out to help people who had Fallen Soldiers, Veterans, who needed attention or respect. Beautiful.

Father Geoff and Son Shawn, two soldiers, at Beny Sur Mer Cemetery, Normandy France. I dedicate these photos especially to Shawn and to Geoff's Father-Son big shared experience of Beny Sur Mer. Here's to you Geoff and Shawn:

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#109 Allan Wotherspoon

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 2332 PM

Link to Geoff's Obituary

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#110 Marek Tucan

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 0240 AM

Thank you for the pics, Karmen.
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#111 JWB

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 0321 AM

Link to Geoff's Obituary

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Good post.
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#112 Garry Redmon

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1148 AM

Does anyone here have a more comprehensive biography of Geoff? DOB, dates of service, unit(s) served with, awards and other achievements, etc.?

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#113 GK Dundas

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1245 PM

Farewell,Geoff
We are less without you.
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#114 Przezdzieblo

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1415 PM

R.I.P.
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#115 Matt Urbanski

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1614 PM

A sad time, even for those of us who only knew him through this posts here - my sincere condolences to all here who knew him as a close friend... RIP.

Edited by Matt Urbanski, 08 December 2010 - 1627 PM.

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#116 Sally Ann

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1659 PM

Geoff's online obituary and guest book can be accessed here

As is mentioned on it the Memorial Service for him will be held at:

McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough,
on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 3-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre Grant A Wish Program would be appreciated.
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#117 John_Ford

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 1953 PM

Blessings on you Geoff. May your journey be swift and true. May He hold you in his hands on the last Day.
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#118 nexus6

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 2229 PM

im sorry to hear this sad news. my heart goes out to his family and all of those who knew him well.
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#119 Sikkiyn

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 0158 AM

You will be missed, but always remembered....
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#120 irregularmedic

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 0357 AM

Was already sad to have missed meeting him at the I&I this year. Now I'll never have the chance. :(

In addition to his posts and public presence here, I got the impression he was a steady hand at the tiller of Tanknet behind the scenes. All this and the man himself will be missed.

R.I.P.
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