Geoffrey passed away peacefully at home on May 9th, 2018 aged 88 years. Survived by Jocelyne his loving wife of 57 years; daughters Susan (Rick), Jill, Caroline (Bruce); grandchildren Jason (Leonie), Drew (Anita), Alaina, Elizabeth, James; and great-granddaughter Scarlett.

Geoff was born in Tredegar, Wales and emigrated to Canada in 1956.

He began his career as an accountant with Alcan in Kitimat and Guyana, followed by many years in Terrace before retiring to Victoria where he dedicated much of his time to the Cridge Centre for the Family. Geoff loved spending time with his family and was especially devoted to his grandchildren who will remember his wisdom, encouragement and humour with great fondness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cridge Centre for the Family, 1307 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 0A2.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Lady Chapel, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Pauline Cohen
    May 20, 2018

    My deepest sympathy on your loss.

  • Judith Ruff
    May 14, 2018

    Thinking of you all my dearest Auntie Jo and cousins Susan, Jill and Caroline. Another star in the sky to sparkle and shine. Uncle Geoff you are a legend. Love you.

  • Sandi Nielsen
    May 13, 2018

    My child attended the Cridge from baby to age 5, a wonderful experience every moment. Made even more wonderful by a kindly gentleman who we nicknamed “Sir” who would always take the time to greet and interact with the children. His hatred of vegetables is still remembered at our dinner table to this day. What a lovely person.

  • Sherri Gagnon (nee Oman)
    May 12, 2018

    My deepest sympathies; some of my fondest childhood memories was growing up with all of you. Your dad was always very kind to me, his sense of humour will be missed.

  • Shelley Morris
    May 11, 2018

    Mentor, friend. Geoff taught me so much that I carry with me in leadership to this day. While he might try to present a courteous but slightly reserved exterior at times, you could melt him into jello with a genuinely offered hug. He didn’t have time for veggies, excuses or fools. Observant, wise, canny, loyal and devoted. He regarded young people who worked hard with respect and affection, pulling their best out of them, given willingly out of their desire to not let him down.
    Geoff will be long remembered at The Cridge Centre for the Family, and will always be held in my heart as a beloved friend. My tender condolences to those he held most dear – family.

  • Sarah Smith
    May 11, 2018

    Harris Family,
    I am so incredibly sorry for this monumental loss. I had the great fortune of working with Geoff for years at The Cridge, and so valued his wisdom, humour and kindness. We teased each other often (“When I was a kid, we had a cement pad to play on!” when I was trying to get him to approve funding for new playground equipment) – particularly over his dietary habits which provided me with no end of giggles.
    A love like he had for you all can never be replaced and will, of course, leave a vast hole in your lives for which I offer my sincerest condolences.
    Sarah Smith

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