Geoffrey Norman Smith (28 Mar 1927 - 18 May 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Dewsbury Moor Crematorium Heckmondwike Road Dewsbury WF13 3PL
Date
3rd Jun 2020
Time
2.30pm
Funeral Director
George Brooke Ltd

In loving memory of Geoffrey Norman Smith - who sadly passed away on 18th May 2020 - 0f Grange Moor and formerly of Dewsbury, aged 93 years. Geoffrey, a dearly loved husband for almost 70 years to Kathleen, a beloved father to Richard, Martin, Simon, Alison, Amanda, Sarah and Nicholas, and a caring father-in-law, grandpa and great grandad

Former Headmaster of Chickenley Middle School, a sports lover who played cricket for Hanging Heaton and Dewsbury, also football for Ossett Albion.
The funeral service will be held at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 2.30pm. Due to the current restrictions, it will be a private family ceremony.

Gillian Cattell nee Wheatley wrote

Geoff & Kathleen we’re friends of my parents Cecil & Rosamond Wheatley who always talked of them fondly

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  • Thankyou for the recognition. I will make sure Kathleen sees this lovely tribute.

    Posted by Amanda on 4/06/2020 Report abuse
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Patrick and Sue O'Horan lit a candle
Chris and Helen Spivey wrote

Thinking of Kathleen and family at this sad time, he will be sadly missed. R I P Geoffrey xx

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Christine and Robert Mallinson wrote

Rest in Peace Geoffrey.
You always were simply the best. Xx

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  • Thank you for the lovely recognition of Geoffrey and on going support for Kathleen. I will share this with her.

    Posted by Amanda on 4/06/2020 Report abuse
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Eileen Marchant wrote

Geoffrey was a remarkable man and will always be a legend for me. He was so interested in everyone he met and everything they did. His superb memory and powers of recall were nothing short of remarkable. My thoughts are with his family who gave him so much pleasure; there was nothing he loved more than to be surrounded by them. Special love to Kathleen xx

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  • Thank you Eileen; this perfectly describes Grandpa as a person. He used to sit at family dos and soak up the interactions of people around him, with a huge smile on his face. I'll make sure Nana sees this message too x

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Denise Sedgwick wrote

Worked alongside Mr. Smith when I was a Youth Worker and Dinner Lady at Chickenley School. An excellent Headmaster and all round Gentleman. Years later worked with Nick at Park House, just like his Father and such fun to work with. You are in my thoughts Nick and all of your family at this sad time. Denise Martin

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  • Wow I remember you well, but didn’t realise you knew my Dad. You were great to work with. Thank you for your message all the best Nick

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steve Crawshaw wrote

was my Head at Chickenley Middle LOVELY PERSON , STRICT BUT GOOD , SADLY MISSED All my condolences

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Richard Allen wrote

I would just like to say how sorry I am for your loss

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Wendy Blay wrote

R.I.P Mr Smith he was a brilliant head master at chickenley school . And I send my condolences to Mrs Smith . With love from the Blay family x

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David Smith wrote

RIP Uncle Geoffrey
Thinking of all the family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love David, Lisa and Emily xxx

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Tanya Mitchell wrote

So sad, made my school days so happy and Mrs Smith, RIPxxxx

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John Simmonds wrote

Condolences to the family a great teacher who taught thousands of children 😥😥

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Karen Smith wrote

RIP Mr Smith. When I look back at my school days Mr and Mrs Smith were probably the ones who I respect the most and remember fondly. Such a lovely man x

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Martin Wood wrote

R.I.P Mr Smith great head teacher my thoughts are with your family x

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  • Rip Mr Smith, thanks for all your teaching to 1000s x

    Posted by Simon on 29/05/2020 Report abuse
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Sarah Town wrote

R.I.P Mr Smith what a great headteacher & kind man . Rest easy now sir you shaped so many children’s lives .

Thoughts are with Mrs Smith , family & friends .remembering you with a smile x

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Lynda Wigelsworth wrote

Met this gentleman when I taught his grandsons Joe and Tom. His quiet support and generous help was very much appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Lovely sentiment Lynda-on behalf of the family thankyou very much-the measure of the man....

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Howard Ellis wrote

Sincere condolences to Mrs Smith and the smith family . Mr Smith was a great gentleman that certainly moulded so many peoples lives . RIP sir many more runs and goals in heaven for you I am sure .

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sally mastronardi was fairfield wrote

Sincere condolences to Mrs Smith, Family and Friends. Mr Smith was the best Headmaster at Chickenley Middle School. Fond memories of a very respected man who was such a great role model to us all.
RIP Sir x

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  • Thankyou Sally for your kind words and respect -he was a great role model to the family aswell.

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Amanda Nield wrote

RIP Sir x
One of best, he was a great headteacher with the patience of a saint with everyone. He is the one of few (Including his wife) that left happy memories of the way he taught and treat us has kids.
THANK YOU SIR FOR BEING THE GENTLEMAN YOU WAS X
Sending my condolences to the family x

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  • Heart warming to hear Amanda-thankyou for supporting the happy memories we have of our father.

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Linda Thompson wrote

So sad to hear your sad news .was a great headmaster. My thoughts are with your family fly high . Such a lovely man xx

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Lisa Richards wrote

So sorry to hear this very sad news. You where a fantastic head teacher. I will always remember you with very fond memories. RIP Mr Smith, Fly high Sir. Much love you all your lovely Family xx lisa Jeffery

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