December 02, 1949 – May 29, 2014
at the age of 64
Graveside Service: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m., St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, Sorrento
Memorial Service: Saturday, June 7, 2014,
1:00 pm at River of Life Church, Shuswap Lake Estates, Blind Bay
He leaves behind five children—Jenny Crosby (Terry), Jill McGrath (Niall), Juliet Orcutt (Trevor), Andy Thomson, Leah Reimer (Brent); four grandchildren —Amanda, Cornelius, Silas, Isaac; two brothers Randy and Greg (Angela); parents—Irv and Loni Thomson of Blind Bay; 13 Nieces and nephews; twenty-one great nieces and nephews; and many long-time friends.
Much of his childhood was spent on the family ranch in the Chilcotin, and later in adulthood, with his family in the Nimpo/Anahim Lake area. A real outdoorsman, his passions, were hunting and fishing, woodworking and teaching, though in later years inhibited by multiple disabilities. He taught Core Hunting classes, along with Firearm Safety and Wilderness Survival, for two years in Abbotsford and in Clearwater, BC. He was gifted in sales work and in teaching, both of which he did before his disabilities prevented that. He loved family, friends and his dog, Benny, his constant companion and friend—a true “care dog”. He suffered many years of pain and difficulties, but always kept his faith in God, all the more so as his suffering worsened. He had attended Broadview Church in Salmon Arm when physically able, but in later years was unable to do so. He passed away peacefully in Vancouver General Hospital, surrounded by his five children, his parents, one brother and one sister-in-law. Our very dear son, father, brother and friend—you are now in the arms of Jesus—no more suffering—how glorious!
Internment with family and friends: Saturday, June 7, at 11:00 AM, St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Sorrento.
Memorial Service: 1:00 PM at River of Life Church, Shuswap Lake Estates, Pastor Reuben Pauls officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, VIE 4N3.
I’m so sorry for the loss of Geoff…Some of my favorite memories are at the Cafe hanging out with Geoff’s amazing family. We had church in the Cafe they owned and some of the best food ever.
Geoff made a glorious cheese burger and he called the “Corey Burger”. From then on he always called me “The Burger” as a nickname.
I haven’t seen Geoff for many years but it has been fun to chat on Facebook and Geoff would always say the nicest things about my family.
Geoff was a great guy and I can’t wait to eat Corey Burgers up in heaven with him one day soon 🙂