Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by tanuki » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:49 am

What a shock it is this morning discovering the sad news about Geoff :cry: :cry:
I had met him on two occasions (the IR 2014 & 2016) and beside admiring his Sabre Six,
I discovered a true gent & friendly chap who surely will be missed by all of us ...
My condolences go to his family and friends, many of which are here no doubt.

Thanks Geoff for all that you've done :clap: :clap:
Rest In Peace and teach them up above the art of rallying among the clouds !

PS. as a tribute to Geoff, maybe some of us here could later post a few pics of their best memories with him ?
(just an idea ...)

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Ian » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:02 am

So sad to hear of Geoff's passing this morning. He was very much part of the core of our club and will be sorely missed, but my thoughts at this time are mainly for his family.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by roymck » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:14 am

Absolute shock , Geoff and I first met about 35 years ago when I first got into scimitar ownership and he introduced me into the world of Sprinting and hill climbing . Over the years as I drifted in and out of Scimitar ownership he was always there and a friendly face at the local noggin. We last met up about around his house a few weeks ago and we sat and had a laugh about getting old and our ailments. But I never ever thought that this would happen .
Bless you Geoff , you will be missed.


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by turbster » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:01 am

That's awful news, he was a great guy, rest in peace Geoff...

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by scimmy_man » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:06 am

Sad news,
I bet the old bugger is still laughing.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by exeterhibby » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:30 am

Very sad news and thoughts are with close friends and family.

Geoff was one of the first members I met when joining the RSSOC in the 80's and followed his exploits with interest and was one of the inspirations for having a go at rallies and trials.....thank you Geoff RIP.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:58 am

Jennifer and I spent our time with him at this year's Silverstone Classic, he organised our evening trips, and he'll be greatly missed. A sad loss. :(

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by AllingtonGT » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:13 pm

I spoke with Geoff at events and had some email correspondence over the past years. He was always able to spot the irony in any situation and laugh at the repeating patterns. We spoke at length at Curborough last year mainly about the Coupe IRS chassis. His long involvement in the RSSOC added much colour and depth and I will miss meeting with Geoff toomanysabres.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Edzed » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:27 pm

Very sad news. I first met Geoff back in the 80's when I joined the club and he was one of the first I spoke to in person after rejoining, when I attended Curborough in 2015. I can't really add to what's already been said as I agree with all the sentiments that have been expressed. RIP Geoff.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by jvasabra » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Reading all the messages here, what can I add? They are so true.
I lost a friend, Always helpful and with a good sense of humour.
Last time I saw Geoff we had lunch together at my home after the Sabra/Sabre meeting in Holland last September, it was a warm goodbye, I could not imagine it was really a goodbye for ever.
No more toomanysabres emails, nor more Skype calls, very sad.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by 6sabre » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:05 pm

KVery sad news. Known him for about 30 years and talked many times about car electrics and scimitar. Did rally event timing with him and enjoyed many things coupe with him. RIP.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by MikeT » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:06 pm

Wow - what a shock!

A sad loss to all :(


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by alan.wells » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Very sad news, condolences to Family and Friends. RIP Geoff
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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by ptscim » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:23 pm

RIP Geoff toomanysabres, this forum will not be the same without his huge knowledge and wit.

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:32 pm

Only just seen this.
A great shock and a great loss to everyone who knew him - and to the club.
What can I add, RIP Geoff.

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