Sue, Daniel, Jamie and the family wish to extend deep gratitude to all, for the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts during this incredibly sad time.
We kindly request that instead of buying flowers you donate funds to St Christopher’s Hospice. This is a charity very close to our hearts.
There will be a celebration of Geoff’s life afterwards at
Combe Lodge (Beefeater Pub)
104 Coombe Road
Due to limited space, we are having to restrict numbers, so will be by invitation only. We hope you understand.
Geoff passed away on 5th July 2021 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Croydon to James and Jane Arnold.
He started work as a telegram boy for the GPO before becoming a postman. He then became a delivery driver for LR Humphries. He was quickly promoted to warehouse / transport manager. He stayed with them for many years and he considered his staff as his extended family. He was made redundant. He took a number of jobs before becoming transport / distribution manager at Goldstar Publications (Ann Summers). He liked to have a laugh with people and this job gave him plenty of opportunity to do so. He eventually moved to Blakes Paper Merchants before again being made redundant. He then became a self employed delivery driver before taking retirement.
During his time with the GPO he joined the Territorial Army where he trained as a bridge instructor before becoming a chef. He used this skill to set up his own catering company. We sampled his cuisine at numerous family events.
He was introduced to the Masons through is brother where they spent many enjoyable years attending meetings, Ladies Festivals and raising money for numerous charities. Even in his latter years, he was very involved with St Christopher’s Hospice, helping to raise money for them, who in return provided both him and Sue with much needed care and support.
He was a true gentleman who loved having his family and friends around him. He worked hard throughout his life to provide his family with the best.
A selection of floral posies. Approximate sizes are:
A beautiful range of sympathy baskets. Approximate sizes include:
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