July 1954 – May 2012. Geoff passed away at home in Vancouver on May 1, 2012, of natural causes. Geoff entered UBC as a mature student in 1981 to study civil engineering after a career as a mining surveyor at Westmin Resources in Campbell River. After graduating he first worked for Giant Yellowknife Mines as a project engineer until 1989 and then transferred to Giant Mines in Timmins, ON, as a senior civil engineer. He held this position until 1991. From there, his career took him to IOC Canada in Labrador City, NL, as senior civil engineer.
He remained in this position until 2000, when he took a break from active civil engineering work and moved to Vancouver to pursue his other varied interests, including advanced software development, playing music as an accomplished guitar player, and exercising his passion for lifelong learning in many varied fields.
Geoff always lived a simple minimalist lifestyle and was never very concerned with personal material gain beyond that of his basic needs. For him, gathering knowledge and applying that knowledge in all sorts of fields was all important.
He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Requiescat in Pace.