Born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK on December 5, 1930, Geoffrey passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018 in Victoria, BC. He emigrated from the UK to Victoria in 1949.  He will be remembered with love by his beloved wife of 56 years, Elaine, son Stephen, daughter Susan and granddaughter Raven.

Geoffrey was a local historian and author of the Victoria Landmarks series that was published in the Times Colonist during the 1980’s.  He received his Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree from UVIC. He worked for the Provincial Government of BC for 40 years.  After a short retirement, Geoffrey was the archivist for the Municipality of Saanich for 20 years.  He was a proud supporter of the UVIC library.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay, BC on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Marnie Holingsworth
    April 16, 2018

    My heartfelt condolences to “Aunt” Elaine and family. May peace and love be with you in your time of sorrow.

    In Sympathy,
    Marnie Hollingsworth (Sanders)

  • Linda M. Davies
    April 14, 2018

    I was so sorry to hear of Geoffrey’s passing. When I worked for the District of Oak Bay, I became interested in heritage and local history, which continues to this day … and it was Geoffrey who fostered that interest. Thank you, Mr. Castle.

  • Robert H. (Bob) Spring
    April 14, 2018

    My Deepest condolences to Geoffery’s wife Elaine, and all of their family on their loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather. A man whom I am happy to have been able to regard as a very dear friend. He will be missed dearly.

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