November 15, 1939 – September 25, 2020
The family of Geoffrey ‘Geoff’ Lloyd is sad to announce his death on September 25th, 2020, after a stoic battle with pancreatic cancer.
Geoff was born November 15th, 1939 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, two months after the outbreak of WWII. His father, Edward, working in the Merchant Navy, moved his wife Jess (pregnant with Geoff) and daughter Thelma from Liverpool to Altrincham as protection from coastal bombings.
As a youngster, Geoff was academically strong, played trombone in a jazz band and, by the age of sixteen, had a 2-handicap in golf.
In the early 1970s, Geoff immigrated to Canada with his first wife, Linda, settling in Trail, B.C. Geoff obtained his real estate license and worked in Trail for over a decade.
In 1981, Geoff fell in love with and married Tessa (McCormack), also originally from England. They lived in Montrose, B.C, with a stunning view of the Columbia River. Tessa and Geoff moved to White Rock in 1989 and shared a much-loved ocean view.
Geoff started a handyman maintenance business (Square and Compass), which he later sold. In 1994, Geoff purchased the local Century 21 franchise, moved its location and renamed it Century 21 Seaside Realty.
As an owner, managing broker and strata property manager, Geoff was vigilant, going into the office everyday until the last week of his life. He was proudly fond of the company’s co-owner, broker Heather Atkinson, and all his co-workers at Century 21.
Geoff was a quiet man of many talents. He was a skilled cricketer and a tournament-winning scratch golfer. He held a black belt in judo, flew a Cessna 172—regularly transporting his step-kids between Vancouver and the Kootenays—and was an avid boatsman. In the early days of home computers, Geoff could repair any PC that crossed his desk. He was a fan of Dixieland jazz, loved gardening and was a fine builder.
Geoff will be deeply missed by his wife Tessa, step-children James (Hilary), Katie (Bill) and Pete (Samantha), his grandchildren Madison, Jacob, Kieran, Callia, Bookey and Juno, and his sister Thelma.
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