Geoff Cockram (8 Aug 1947 - 19 Dec 2014)

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Location
Exeter Crematorium St Peter's Chapel Topsham Road Exeter EX2 6EU
Date
2nd Jan 2015
Time
2pm
Funeral Director
M Sillifant and Sons

COCKRAM
Geoff
On 19th December 2014 passed away peacefully at home in Cadbury aged 67 years.
Loving husband of Penny, much loved father of Simon and Daniel, dearest brother of Viv.
Funeral Service Friday 2nd January Exeter Crematorium 2.00pm St. Peter's Chapel.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to The National Brain Appeal
by retiring collection or c/o
M. Sillifant & Sons. Funeral Directors. 19-20 Holloway St. Exeter. EX2 4JD

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simon cockram donated in memory of Geoff
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Dan, Sue and Emily donated £53.02 in memory of Geoff
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Craig and Matt Gillies donated £20 in memory of Geoff
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Mark Sabs and Aali Cockram donated in memory of Geoff
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Richard Eales donated in memory of Geoff

Geoff was a man who knew lots and was very willing to share it. What a great guy and what a great loss.
To Penny and family, my thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Take some comfort that there are so many lifting you up in their hearts.
Richard x

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penny cockram donated in memory of Geoff
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James Moss donated in memory of Geoff
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Hugh Roberts donated in memory of Geoff

I always enjoyed cycling alongside Geoff, with his scientific background and so many interests, there was much to share.
He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

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Bill and Liz Gillies wrote

Geoff - quite honestly the 'Swiss army knife of life'. He always found the solution to whatever the problem was. Geoff was the best ........simply the best. We were always saying "we'll ask Geoff about that" or "Geoff will know about this". Geoff could, and would, talk to anybody at any level about anything. A great loss to us all. We will miss you so very much. Thanks for being you and thanks for making our lives richer for knowing you. Love Liz, Bill, Craig and Matt

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Bill and Liz Gillies wrote

RIP Geoff. We will really miss you. Love Luz and Bill x

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Mark Lawrance donated in memory of Geoff
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Juliet Prentice donated in memory of Geoff

I will always remember Geoff for the time he spent building an extension at my Mums place for me to live in...so caringly done, listening to my requests for arched wooden doorways and uneven edges, making everything look as rickety as possible...it seemed he liked the challenge! Then one day he came with latches he'd designed for the doors...oh my goodness, they were SO cool, and the noise they made when using them was just incredibly wonderful!
During this time, many a lunch break was spent talking art and nature and we made a barter, with Geoff making me some bathroom accessories in return for a painting...those were good days.
Thinking of you Penny and family at this time, with much love xxx

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Gerald and Christine donated in memory of Geoff

In memory of a dear friend

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Peter & Jane Towersey donated in memory of Geoff
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Peter & Jane Towersey wrote

The world is a better and more interesting place for the fact that Geoff lived in it. We're proud to have known him and privileged to have called him friend. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Penny and the whole family.

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Pies and Nadine donated £50 in memory of Geoff

We will miss you Beast.

Body surfing, Camping at Wollacombe (and cooking dinner out of the back of the van), Christmas Eve drinks, devouring gigantic bowls of salad, prepping the MG for the summer months, building houses with no internal corners and, of course, cycling. But above those things, I will always remember being welcomed into yours and Penny's home as if it were my own.

A unique and wonderful man who truly understood the world around him. Enjoy heaven - don't eat all the salad.

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Amanda Denham donated £20 in memory of Geoff

I have many happy memories of cycle rides with Geoff. He was particularly kind, patient and encouraging when I was struggling on our tour of Britanny. I also remember the incredible dinners created by Geoff and Penny on that trip from their amazing stash of herbs and spices...it was worth chopping up all that garlic!

We are so sad to hear that Geoff is no longer with us. We know he will be greatly missed by all his friends and family and everyone who had the privilege of cycling with him in the CTC.





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Michael Holmes donated in memory of Geoff
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Chris Brightman wrote

Geoff was a good companion on cycle rides, his cheerfulness during the illness was humbling and Penny's support tremendous.

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Kirby James donated in memory of Geoff


I will always remember Geoff as a quite amazing, energetic, life affirming person and count myself very lucky to have met and known him.

He had an incredibly positive approach to life and to solving all sorts of problems ranging from shifting multi ton hulks of granite to diagnosing problems with the minute innards of disk brakes.

I'll especially treasure the times we all cycled together especially on our many French trips. So many incidents and events come to mind … Geoff foraging for fruit in hedges … a group arriving tired at a riverside lunch stop and Geoff and Penny jumping in for a vigorous swim … Geoff magicking up both vegetarian and meat based meals for large groups and producing numerous herbs and spices from the depths of his panniers.

The last two years showed that his inner strength was unbelievable.

Just an amazing guy!

Kirby x

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Pauline Gibson donated in memory of Geoff

I remember how supportive Geoff was when I went on the New Forest weekend shortly after joining the CTC. He was always very positive, friendly and patient - a very kind man whom I feel privileged to have known.

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Wolf Jenett donated in memory of Geoff
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Wolf Jenett wrote

Geoff was so full of life, it is hard to believe it had vanished. Remarkably brave he fought for it.
Our deep sympathies go to Penny and the family.
Karen and Wolf

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Debbie Ironside-Smith donated £20 in memory of Geoff

Dear Penny & family, so sorry to hear about Geoff, he was always there with a smile and a story when cycling up a horrid hill, our thoughts are with you and he will be missed. All our love, Debbie, Johnnie & boys x

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Dave Martin donated in memory of Geoff

I always felt that I didn't need the internet when Geoff was around. He was like a walking Google search engine - he seemed to know everything about everything. I'm sure this was due to his boundless enthusiasm for life and everything to do with it. I didn't know you for long enough, Geoff, but your inspiration and your memory will live with me for a long time. With Love, Dave

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Elizabeth and Mike Bowden donated £40 in memory of Geoff
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Tom and Jenny Ingram donated in memory of Geoff

We always found Geoff to be wonderful company, and have happy memories of cycling with him in Devon and France. We will miss him greatly.

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Alan Harding donated in memory of Geoff

Geoff was definitely a likeable man and very popular as a member of CTC Exeter.

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Marilyn and Roger Spurr donated in memory of Geoff

Geoff lived life to the full. So must we all.

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