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Geoff's Funeral

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Lowflyer, May 15, 2018.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Guys,

    Geoff's funeral has been set as being on 1st June, at 3:30 in Southampton.
    Details to follow

    I will be heading down and would be great if some of you could make it.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I have to be back in the evening but It's a couple of hours' ride or about the same by train, so I should be there. What are the arrangements?

    Don't, whatever you do, mention I used to live in Pompey. I might not get out alive.
     
  3. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we will be there
    You staying overnight John?
     
  4. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Yeah,
    Don't know where though.
    You still planning on staying down ?
    We are just working out flights/car the now
     
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Unfortunately I'm at a family funeral the day before in Grantham with the family so won't be able to make this. Give him a good send off from me.
     
  6. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Ok,

    So the location is as follows

    The East Chapel
    Southampton Crematorium
    Basset Green Road
    Southampton
    S016 3QB

    1st June @ 3:30 pm

    Hope to see some of you there
    I am going down on the Thursday
     
  7. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    John

    Would it be acceptable, do you think, for me to pop down on my bike and attend the funeral in bike gear? I'd need to head straight back afterwards. Otherwise I can get the train to Parkway and jump in a cab in a suit and tie.
     
  8. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Chris,

    I think it would preferable if you attended in your bike gear. nice one

    See you there :thumbsup:

    Thanks
     
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  9. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Chad and us are meeting up in a Burgerking near the Crematorium at 12ish.
    I am pretty sure Chad will be on his bike too (fucking tart)
    Anyone fancy joining us?
     
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  10. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    We'll probably make it, will contact you by txt nearer the time.

    You buying ??
     
  11. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Nope
     
  12. soho

    soho Active Member

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    I'll not be able to attend, but I'll be taking a moment Friday afternoon to remember my meetings with him...... Make it a nice one for him Guys.
     
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  13. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    can't get the time off unfortunately

    give him a good send of guys
     
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  14. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Guys,

    Just heading off now to catch the big silver bird.
    I will pass on all your regards and condolences.

    Thank you
     
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  15. Cabby

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    Sorry I missed this.
    Saw it on Facebook but not in the cab at the moment.
    Fencing again.

    RIP Geoff....a life that was lived.
     
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  16. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Thats no way to talk about Debs!

    Sounds like Geoff had a good send off.



    Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
     
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  17. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    She is gone kill you:rolleyes2::rolleyes2::lolgroup:
     
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  18. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Ok, for the benefit of those not on Faceache

    Myself and the wife went down to the funeral last Friday as you know, and we stayed down for the rest of the week touring Somerset, Devon etc and had a great time.

    Big thanks to my wife for supporting me, Pete and Debs,Chad,Chris Wheal and Jonathan who turned up and did the site proud ( even though someone wore his " Achtung Spitfire " tee shirt :D Guess who ??:p

    I was asked by the family to say a few words which I did to the best of my ability, so I guess I was representing you guys who wanted to come, but couldn't make it. I mentioned this at the time. I wore my Kilt to bring a bit of Scotishness :) to the funeral and I added a bit of humour which I know Geoff would have liked.:thumbsup:
    The family are really chuffed to know Geoff had a great time with us and are hoping to meet up soon at one of the meets, possibly Achitibuie. They had no idea he was so well liked and respected by the XRV/Big Trailie fraternity.
    I invited anybody at the funeral to attend the National in Geoff's honour and I think a couple are interested.
    Geoff will be returning to his adopted country next year, his ashes to be spread over his favourite hill for one last visit. I am meeting Geoff's daughter next month at Belladrum, she is using Geoff's ticket :(, so I will see what the craic is with that.

    Lastly, many thanks for all your comments over the past few weeks, meant a lot to me.
    Geoff and I got on really great together, I have lost a very dear friend as I know most of you have also.

    He will be sadly missed.
     
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  19. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Your speach was brilliant John. Explaining how a bike.forum works and how we met. Not sure anybody understood all of it but there is still hope that one day you will learn how to speak proper english :rolleyes2::rolleyes2:
    Chad and i are both sufferin severly today as we had to drink for 3 as Geoff was wirh us. At least in"The spirit" :lolgroup:
    My bike fixing has been slightly delayed due to a sudden illness to my bike mechanic (flecking lightweight :cool2:)
    But he is confident it will be sorted by tomorrow so i will be riding again.
    Roll on the national. I shall ride Geoffs favourite road a few times in his honour:ride::ride:
     
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  20. Barftone

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    Well done all.
     
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