December 26, 1943 – September 27, 2022
In loving memory ~
SERVICE – Geoff F (known to many as Santa Claus) passed peacefully in Nanaimo General Hospital on September 27, 2022.
Born in London, England on December 26, 1943. Predeceased by his parents George and Margaret Service and beloved niece Hayley.
After coming to Canada in 1967, Geoff worked in Vancouver and Edmonton then established his own business Duncan Vacuum House, where he became closely involved in community affairs, as President of the Chamber of Commerce and with Big Brothers.
Geoff enjoyed golfing as a member of the Mt. Brenton Golf Course, poker at Chemainus Seniors Centre and was truly Santa Claus to many throughout his life. He ensured the magic wasn’t lost during Covid with his home porch visits.
Geoff is survived by his wife Joan, daughters Tami (Paul), Becky (Mike), sisters Lynda and Wendy, brother Mike (Sarah). Beloved grandchildren Brook-Lynn (Jordan), Jade (Connor) and James, great-grandchildren Bella and newly arrived Jaxon. He was Uncle Geoff to Ben (Sarah), Hannah (Famid), Ben (Jana), nieces Julie, Kate (David), Suzanne and Louise (Danny) and families, especially Luca, Romy, Will, Emma and Nicola.
Family celebration at a later date.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Duncan Dialysis, Cowichan Home Care, the staff at Nanaimo ICU and to many friends and neighbours.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Amity Dog Rescue Society PO Box 1552, Lake Cowichan BC V0R 2G0.
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