Geoffrey was born in Flint, Michigan to Gordon and MaryAnne Chisholm, the sixth of seven children.

Geoffrey loved the outdoors, the trees, lakes, rivers and boating. He excelled in all sports, especially if a ball was involved. He moved to Alpena, Michigan, in his teens and befriended the future “Florida Six.” Geoffrey received many awards and trophies for his sports and marathons, but only ever kept one, his MVP Trophy for Alpena Basketball, he said “my teammates voted for that one.”

Geoffrey passed up a scholarship to play basketball to join the military to honour his WWII P.O.W. father, he chose the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California, as an Internal Communication Specialist on the lwo Jima and the Leftwich.

After the Navy, Geoffrey met Denise Winstanley and they were married in La Jolla, California, in 1988. Their son, Grant, came along in 1996.

Ever the entrepreneur, Geoffrey started several businesses in the communications and the cabling business, he was an incredible salesman and technician, no detail was too small.

Geoffrey felt his greatest accomplishments, over all his accolades and awards, were his roles as a husband and as a father. Geoffrey had a great sense of humour and wit, ever the leader and a great teacher of life to his friends and was not one to “sweat the small stuff.”

Geoffrey was famous for saying, “How can anyone be in a bad mood by the water,’’ so his wife and son will be taking him “Home” to Michigan and San Diego in the near future.

Geoffrey was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gary; and a baby niece.

Geoff is survived by his wife, Denise; son, Grant; sisters, Barbara, Bethany, Brenda and Bridget; his brother, Greg; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great- nephews.

Local services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2 p.m.