Geoffrey was born on February 4, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa; died at home in Victoria, BC on March 30,2018. Survived by his daughter Catherine (Darcy), his sister Gillian (Stephen), his nephew Jamie, his cousins and their families in the UK and France.

Geoff was an instructor of Biology at Camosun College and a true renaissance man: potter, painter, writer, musician, amateur aviator, prize orchid grower and model train enthusiast.

A Celebration of Geoff’s Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Myeloma Canada at

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Bill Robertson
    April 12, 2018

    … apologies for the earlier mis-quoted reference (edit not possible): I have his book, “The Seal of Sondemaal”, by Philip Haywood.

  • Bill Robertson
    April 12, 2018

    Very sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. I know Geoff from Victoria Friends Meetup, where we participated in a number of social activities, most notably Tuesday night pool, where he was a regular participant over the past several years. We also played cards and board games, often at his place, in groups ranging from four to large pot-luck affairs of 10-20 people. He gave me a copy of his novel, “Signs of Sondemaal” (under the name of Phillip Heywood) a few years ago, which i enjoyed. Will certainly miss his very sharp wit, and our ‘funny accent’ banter.

  • Tammy Sam
    April 10, 2018

    My sincere condolences to the family of Geoff. He was my Biology instructor at Camosun College last semester as well as this semester. It was a great pleasure getting to know him and hearing the stories he would share about scuba diving, his orchids and many other stories he was willing share.

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