Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Thanks all, for the notes and good wishes. These have been passed-on to Tony.

In addition, I have received updated details from Tony, in relation to the charitable donations mentioned earlier. If doing so, please can any cheques be made payable to "The Prostate Project".

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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by chrisgallacher » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:29 pm

Obituary from Simon Rossiter (he of Classic Rally Tours, for whom Geoff did all the results), from the latest Old Stager HRCR magazine. I'm sure they won't mind it being linked here:
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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:10 pm

Thanks for posting that. Nice obituary, sums up the man beautifully.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by turboscim » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:54 pm

I had the pleasure of having dinner with geoff sunday night at laon last year, having been there many years with him.
The meeting will not be the same again.



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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:04 am

A further update for the benefit of those attending the funeral.
It has been proposed, that the best way to honour Geoff's inimitable sense of humour and unique dress sense, would be if everybody dresses in light, bright colours, a fitting tribute to a man who brought colour and individuality to the world of Reliants and classic cars in general.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Barrie James » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:54 pm

I was never fortunate enough to meet Geoff and, having read this thread, I'm sorry I didn't. But I am very familiar with his contributions to the Forum. I'm too far away to have attended today, but my thoughts were with Geoff's family and all of those who were there. I've made a small donation in Geoff's memory.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:18 pm

I was working on the car, it seemed appropriate.
Hope you all saw him off in style, cheers Geoff :pint


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by greeny » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:41 pm

DARK STAR wrote:I was working on the car, it seemed appropriate.
Hope you all saw him off in style, cheers Geoff :pint
So was I kind of fitting for a fellow scim nut!!


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:29 pm

DARK STAR wrote:I was working on the car, it seemed appropriate.
Hope you all saw him off in style, cheers Geoff :pint
Evening All,
Yes, we certainly saw Geoff off in style! The Crematorium car park resembled a classic car rally with Scims, Lotus Cortinas, Volvos, Jags and MG's to name a few!
Inside, it was completely full and many had to stand down both sides and at the back, a really great turn out.
Many familiar RSSOC faces attended, including current members and many from years gone by and was great to see them again and say hello.
All in all, a very fitting send off to Geoff, AKA Cooperman....

He will be sorely missed...

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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by scimjim » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:38 pm

Standing room only in the crematorium, great eulogy from Simon Rossiter and a celebration of life in a function room at Denbies vineyard afterwards with many stories and catching up.

Cars in attendance included a couple of Lotus Cortinas, a Sunbeam Tiger, Mk1 Daimler/Jag, MGA, MGB roadster and GT, Stag, Amazon, lots of BMWs and Scimitars.

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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:08 pm

Agree with the above, terrific turnout of classic cars, fantastic turnout of people from the various areas that Geoff had touched upon in his lifetime. A really good atmosphere, which was I'm sure, the send-off that Geoff deserved, and would have appreciated. A big thank-you to Tony and Hilary for their hard work in arranging it. It really brought home forcefully, how widely Geoff was known and appreciated. He will indeed be greatly missed. RIP Geoff


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral

Post by 6sabre » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:17 pm

It is amazing just how many people Geoff had some story personal to them about their friendship with Geoff. I did the timekeeping with him on some rallies, (in addition to our scimitar coupe connection) and as Simon pointed out; we always had the most comfortable seat at any location where we did the time cards. Many of us have his 'blade fuse' box in our cars, making life so much easier. He will be missed but had a great send off and it was good to hear his cars are going to safe hands.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:23 am

Sounds like a send off Geoff would have been proud of himself, personally I was gutted that work prevented my attendance, he'll certainly be missed by myself as well as many many more besides.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by philhoward » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:29 am

I think they ran out of standing room at the Crematorium - it was certainly tight for parking (and some lovely machinery in attendance).

It was a wonderful send off; great words from Simon which raised a giggle at times, reminding us all of the Geoff we knew.

RIP Cooperman - may your time tables and spreadsheets guide you onwards.


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Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by AnotherTim » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:38 am

Sounds like a decent tribute to a man who clearly inspired great friendship and provided many memories and fond anecdotes for friends.



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