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Final Farewell to Geoff Francis

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by Steve T, May 5, 2019.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Today, 5th May 2019, Geoff Francis daughter and her man were accompanied by a few of the faithfull to fulfil Geoffs last request - to have his ashes dispersed on Slioch mountain.

    All smiles before the off
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    Still smiling - well, sort of
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    Still smiling at the bottom of the hill
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    Going up . . .
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    Bye Geoff
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    The crew
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    And they were still smiling after the hike
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    I think Geoff would have been very proud of his girl - I know we are.

    Steve T
     
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  2. RickSkye

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    Awesome. A fine send off.

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    That was a lovely gesture...well done team
     
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  4. Mikey

    Mikey Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Brilliant idea. Nicely done.
     
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  5. soho

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    Perfect, and what a location to be resting for ever.
     
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  6. OhJ

    OhJ Active Member

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    Nice one guys.
     
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  7. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    What a final send off and resting place, well done all & thanks for sharing.

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  8. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Yep nice one.
     
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  9. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    well done to all of you!! Great idea
     
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    Superb, well done all
     
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  11. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Well that was a great weekend, bit emotional, but good all the same. Seeing a good mate being spread over the hills he loved was meant to be, he would have loved it.
    Well done to the suverners :) I knew it was a long haul and all credit to them, they did themselves proud.
    Lyndsey had a mountain guide booked, but he jacked it in a week before the event, so it was up to me and my son Ken to lead the way.
    No problems, a couple of deviations, but got there none the less :clapping:

    Big up for Chad, by all means, not built for the hill, but what a supreme effort , he was hurting all the way down, and is probably still hurting :p
    To Steve T for his company, dry sense of humour and excellent photos.
    To Lyndsey and Alan, again, this type of terrain was alien to them, great effort.
    To my son Ken who stuck to Chad like glue on the way down, made sure he was safe and sound.

    And lastly to my very good friend Geoff.
    I will miss him dearly, once in a while you meet someone special and we just clicked.
    I bet he was smiling all the while on Sunday.

    The old bugger could have picked a smaller hill :):)

    I will return to the hill in the near future, pay my respects to my good friend.
     
  12. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I only met the man once or twice and liked him a lot. He must have been a real special character to have good mates like you lot, who are prepared to do what you did in his memory. Truly impressed...….:clapping:
     
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  13. Steve T

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    A view of Slioch this morning from the other side of Loch Maree . . .
    Slioch from across Loch Maree.jpg
    Was on my way up to Cove and the Arctic Convoy memorial ceremony . . . the last of the few . . .
    The last few.jpg

    Steve T

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  14. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Nice one Steve, quite an impressive hill from any angle :)

    Re the Arctic convoys, my uncle who was born on Isle of Ewe, lied about his age and joined the convoys aged 16. I think he did two trips, then joined the Marines when he was old enough.:eek:
    Was signalman on the landing crafts on D Day. Saw the whole of the war through, just like my dad, they were both very lucky.
    Wouldn't surprise me if a few of the old boys there were from the West coast.
    My Granda was working on the boom crossing the loch to keep all those nasty german subs at bay :D

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    What a stunning place to be at peace.
    R.I.P young man.
     
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