Died peacefully after bravely meeting his last challenge at Parklands Hospital, aged 84. Dearly beloved husband of the late Mary Haynes Beadel. Adored and greatly loved Dad, father-in-law and Papa of Tammy Elizabeth and Paul, Ben, Dan, and Rachel; Sarah Mary and Willie, Annabel and Tom, and Samuel; Gordon Pitt and Julie, Harry, Jack, and Fergus. Dearly beloved brother of Jocelyn Allison and the late Barbara Mitchell. Messages c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A celebration of Geoffrey’s life will be held in College House at the University of Canterbury at 100 Waimairi Road on Wednesday 18th October at 2:00pm. Private cremation thereafter. Drinks to follow at Geoffrey’s at 5:00pm.