Almas, Geoffrey John

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Geoffrey John Almas at his home on Sunday, January 16th, 2022, in his 47th year.

He will be dearly missed by his two daughters who were his pride and joy, Chloe & Shelby.

Geoff was the cherished son of Jack & Janet Almas, and grandson of Velma Almas.

He will be remembered by his sister Karen (John) Dorgelo, brother Tyson (Maryann) Almas, his niece and nephews, and cherished by lifelong friends, Trevor Dunn and Johnny Roy.

Geoff and his Dad own Almas Garage and Towing where he worked all his life from a young age, then becoming a mechanic, and partnering with his Dad. Growing up he enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing hockey, baseball and snowmobiling. For the last 10 years, he took up the Almas ‘passion’ for racing, following his late Grandpa Bev, and his Dad to become the crew chief, mechanic, bank and biggest cheerleader for his daughters’ love of drag racing. They spent many great weekends with family and friends at the Grand Bend Motorplex. He greatly loved his family, friends and race family and was always willing to help out and if he didn’t know how he’d ‘Figure it Out’.  He also had a love of music and often spent the long drives back and forth to the track jamming with his girls. Geoff’s memory and heart live on in his daughters – ‘Cherish the memories as we embrace the pain and burn it as fuel for our journey’ Unknown

A small private Celebration of Geoff’s Life will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to ‘Geoff’s Racing Legacy for his Girls’ would be appreciated and may be made by (cheques only please made payable to Chloe or Shelby Almas) or the Diabetes Association through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford ON   N4L 1B9.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

A small private Celebration of Geoff’s Life will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022.

Donations: ‘Geoff’s Racing Legacy for his Girls’ would be appreciated and may be made by (cheques only made payable to Chloe or Shelby Almas) or the Diabetes Association
Make a donation in memory of Geoffrey John Almas


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Our condolences to jack an Janie an all your family an Jeff’s to

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    1. Cherie Ron murray
      Tuesday, January 18, 2022

      Thought and prayers to Jack and all the families
      Rip Jeff God bless everyone
      Cherie, Ron Murray

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    2. Mervyn&Janie Hanna
      Wednesday, January 19, 2022

      With sincere sympathy in the loss of your son,brother and father. We will miss this smart young man.Our Love and Hugs to you all.

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  2. Al and Joan Smith
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Chloe,Shelby, Janet, Jack, Karen, Tyson, and families, we are saddened to hear about Geoff. Please accept our sincere condolences. Hold each other tight and cherish your memories. Your community has you in their thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Bev Evans
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    We’re so sorry to hear about Geoff’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Jack, Janet, Karen and Tyson and Geoff’s girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Bev and Glenn Caswell.

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  4. Janet Juniper
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Thinking of the entire family at this very difficult time. Tim and Janet

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  5. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Dear Jack & Janet, Chloe & Shelby, Karen & John, Mackenzie, Gavin, Thomas & Seth and
    Tyson & Maryann, Braxton & Theodore :
    We are thinking of all of you at this very sad time and remembering Geoff. He will be greatly missed in your family. Chloe and Shelby you will continue his legacy in your love of racing and you know that he’ll be there in your hearts riding with you every time you race. Take good care of each other.
    Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Jennifer

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  6. Linda Teed
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Thinking of you Jack, Janet, Chloe and Shelby and all the Almas Family.
    Your hearts are broken, but Jeff’s memories will be there forever. Love to everyone.

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  7. Corey Bricknell
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    My heart goes out to Jack, Janet, Karen, Tyson and Geoff’s girls.
    He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. RIP Geoff!

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  8. Willy & Wendy
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack, Janet, Chloe, and Shelby and family: we are so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all. Hold your memories close.

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  9. Linda Murray
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    My deepest sympathies are with you Janet, Jack and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Ruth Juniper
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    I am so sorry Janet, Jack, Chloe, Shelby, Karen, Tyson and Families.
    Geoffrey was a wonderful young man and loved and respected by many.
    May your fond memories bring you some comfort.
    Ruth, Chris and Deb

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  11. Margaret Lowe
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to Geoff’s family
    Marg and A; Lowe

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  12. Colleen Mills & Neil Lambe
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Thinking of you all at this time. He will be greatly missed.

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  13. Shirley Keaveney
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    My sincerest condolences to Geoff’s family, Jack, Janet, Karen, Tyson, Chloe and Shelby. I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that the love and caring of this wonderful community surrounds you now and always.

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  14. Christopher Staves
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    To Jack, Janet and family my sincerest condolences.

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  15. Janet Wonch
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Know we are thinking of your family at this difficult time. Cherish the many memories and keep them close to your heart.
    Keray & Janet Wonch

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  16. Marilyn and John Morlock
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Dear Jack, Janet and Families
    We were very sorry to hear of Geoffrey’s passing.
    There are so many memories to share with family and friends.

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  17. Kathy and Jim Uram
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Janet, Jack and the Almas family.
    Our deepest condolences in your loss of Geoff. We are told God has plans but at times like this it’s hard to understand what they could possibly be. Only he knows….
    Hold your memories in your heart and know that there are so many people out there thinking of you and praying for you all.

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  18. Brenda & Floyd Doran
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Sorry to hear about Geoff, our sincere condolences to Geoff’s family. He will be missed.

    Brenda & Floyd

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  19. Donna and Dennis Rice
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Very sorry to hear of your loss Jack, Janet and family. Too young but memories last forever.

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  20. Kyle Adams
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing, my Condolences to the entire Almas family you are all are in my thoughts and prayers may his legacy live on through his daughters….

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  21. Tom & Lynn Carbert
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Our thoughts are with all the family during this sad time.

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  22. Rob Gardner
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack, Janet and family, so saddened to hear about Geoff’s passing.
    Words can’t express the loss you have suffered.
    Great young man, not right he had to leave his loved ones so early.
    Rob and Lynn Gardner

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  23. MARILYN CLOCK
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Geoff. Ron and I spent a lot of time with Geoff and Jack at the garage and spent weekends with them in Grand Bend racing with his beautiful daughters. Our condolences to Jack and Janet and Chloe and Shelby and the entire family.
    Ron Belaire and Marilyn Clock.

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  24. Bryan & Debbie Jack
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack, Janet & family, We are so saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. May you hold each other & your precious memories of him in your hearts & find comfort in them. Blessings to you all. Bryan & Debbie Jack & family.

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  25. Ruth McConnell
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Dear Jack and Janet So sorry to hear this sad news. Know that you are in my thoughts. Condolences to the family.

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  26. Rick and Jenn Johnston
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    We are so very sorry and sad to hear about Geoff. We know that no amount of words can help your broken heart but know that you are all in our thoughts . We have so many memories of him over the years. Lots of good times where had. We will miss him……..

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  27. Barb Staves
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack and Janet, we are just devastated at the news that Geoff passed away. Please know we are thinking of you and your family.

    Dave and Barb Staves

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  28. Rick and Bonnie almas
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack,Janet,Karen,Tyson,Chloe,shelby and families, we send our deepest sympathy! Our hearts are with you all, cherish your memories , they will make you laugh and cry and help you to carry on

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  29. Alan and Jo-Ann Craig
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    We are so very sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing and our sincerest condolences are sent to his family and friends at this very sad time.

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  30. Gary & Lori Carscadden
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Our sincere sympathies to Jack, Janet and families, and especially Chloe & Shelby. Let your many warm memories help heal your broken hearts. Never forgotten and always loved.

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  31. Alan & Leanne
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    To the Almas Family

    We are sorry for your loss and for those of us who spent a lot of time together he will always be part of the Team.

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  32. Paul & Nina Thompson
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Sincere condolences to the Almas family…RIP in peace my friend.
    Thanks for the memories.

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  33. Harley Greenfield
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Jack, Janet and all the Almas family……Geoff was a terrific young man, who sadly has been taken from his family and friends far before his time. We knew him only through the Garage, and, through his smile or chuckle, we always appreciated how he helped to make a major vehicle breakdown seem a little less serious.
    He will remain full of life to us, always on the go and donating much of his time to his racing daughters. Rest well Geoff, your memory will last far into the future.
    Harley and Doris Greenfield

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  34. Stephen Morlock
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Janet and Jack and the Alma’s Family

    Our Deepest Condolences in the loss of Geoff, we are thinking of your family at this difficult time.

    Stephen Morlock and Shelley

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  35. Cindy Stevenson
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Janet, Jack and the Alma,s Family So sad to hear the loss of Geoff, sending out deepest condolences. Jim and Cindy Stevenson

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  36. Harold and Bev Ardiel
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack, Janet and the Almas family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts at this most sad and difficult time.

    Harold and Bev

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  37. Pyatt Sandra
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Karen, John, Mackenzie, Gavin, Thomas & Seth
    Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time.
    Cherish the wonderful memories you have of Geoff.
    They will help you through the difficult times.
    Sandi Pyatt

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  38. Joe & Barb Lawson
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack, Janet and family,

    We are sorry to hear of your son’s passing. We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

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  39. Bob and Karen
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack Janet and Family we are thinking of you all at this very sad time.Jeff touched many lives and will be greatly missed by many.

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  40. Bob Allan
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    To the Almas families
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart
    Geoff will be missed by many, but will never be far from your thoughts.

    Bob & Leone Allan

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  41. Bob White
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    sorry to hear the passing of Geoff he will be missed.

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  42. Janice Murray
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack Janet and family
    Sending my sincere condolences at this difficult time

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  43. Ken and Laurie Adams
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Janet, Jack, Chloe, Shelby and families, so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. We remember Geoff from “ Meaford Minor Hockey” days. Cherish your memories they will help you through this very sad time.
    Ken and Laurie Adams

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  44. Art & Ann Morris
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack Janet & family. We are so sorry to hear this very sad news of the passing of Geoff Our hearts are with you Our sincere condolences

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  45. Heather Murray
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Janet ,Jack and family
    I am so sorry for your loss, may your memories of Geoff and the love of your friends and family help you through this difficult time.
    Thinking of you.
    Heather Murray

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  46. Jan Schultz
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack Janet and family. My sincere condolences to you entire family at this very heartbreaking time. Cherish all the memories.

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  47. Anne Schnurr
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    We send our love and deepest condolences to Jack, Janet, Karen, Tyson, Chloe, Shelby, Aunt Velma and the Almas families. May you find comfort in your memories of Geoff.
    Rest In Peace Geoff.

    Peter, Anne, Tristan and Hanna Schnurr

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  48. Gary Pallister
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Condolences to the Family

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  49. Jackie Florio
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jackie Florio

    My condolences to Janet, Jack and family. Remember all the cherished memories.
    Jackie

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  50. Eileen & Edwin Hughes
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Janet, Jack and family, we are so sad to hear about your son’s passing and send you our sincerest condolences.

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  51. Joe West
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Condolences to the Almas Family from Joe West.

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  52. Bob and Liz Sewell
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Our thoughts are with you all . Treasure all your great memories.

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  53. Marilyn Harvey
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    My heart goes out to the family and all his friend.

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  54. Kathryn Morlock, John Loucks
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack, Janet,Karen, John, Tyson, MaryAnn, Aunt Velma and families,
    Very sorry to hear the sad news of Geoff’s passing. Aunt Velma showed me the newspaper clipping of one of the girl’s races. It was great to see them enjoying one of their dad’s legacies. Wishing you peace and comfort in all of your memories of Geoff.
    Love Kathryn, John, Emma and Sam

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  55. Kathryn Morlock, John Loucks
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Chloe and Shelby,
    Very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Wishing you comfort and peace in the memories you will carry of him forever and the legacy of love he leaves for you. Love Kathryn, John, Emma and Sam

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  56. Andrea Lewin
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    My heartfelt condolences to Geoff’s daughters and family. May his memory live on in all who knew and loved him. Thinking of all of you during this time of sorrow.

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  57. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack,Janet,Karen,Tyson,Chloe and Shelby. We are thinking of you and all your families at this most difficult time. May you find strength from memories of happier times.
    Ed,Marilyn Ormsby and Family.

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  58. Laurie and Judy Hill
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack, Janet and family: So very sorry to learn of Geoff’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

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  59. Sharon and Derek Bowers
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Dear Brother Jack , Janet, Chloe, Shelby, Karen, Tyson and Families, Our most deepest condolences to yous for the loss of Geoffery John , sending you tons of love and our hearts are with yous .

    Sharon & Derek, Tylor & Shelby, Rory & Amber , Megan & Josh and all the Kiddies

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  60. Andria Hanna
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Almas Family, thinking of you all much love.

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  61. Joanne Knight
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Janet, Jack, Karen, Tyson, Chloe and Shelby,
    Dennis and I are saddened to hear of Geoffrey’s passing and send you our deepest sympathies to you and extended family. What a terrible loss. Keep his memory close your heart and cherish all the memories you made over the years.
    Dennis & Joanne Knight

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  62. Jill and Todd Robinson
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.
    Take care of each other during this difficult time and cherish the good memories always.
    Jill and Todd

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  63. Vernon Almond
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Jack and Janet and all of your family. We send our heartfelt condolences to you at this very difficult time.
    We were always grateful to Geoff for his help and kindness. We hope you find strength and healing in the caring thoughts and wishes sent your way by so many. Vern, Shirley and Olivia Almond.

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  64. Ron&Rose McCausland
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Sending our sincere condolences to Jack,Janet & family.May your precious memories help you through this difficult time.

    Ron,Rose McCausland & Family

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  65. Jan Almond
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Sincere Sympathy to all of Geoff’s family and friends at this difficult time. Remember the good times shared together and keep those memories close in your heart

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  66. Wayne and Penny
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Jack, Janet, Chloe, Shelby and all the Almas Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

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  67. Bev & Karen Parkin
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Our sincere sympathy at this heartbreaking time. Our thoughts are with you.
    Bev & Karen

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  68. Shirley Cook
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    My sincere condolences to the Almas family .My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time .Cherish the memories .
    Shirley Cook

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  69. Kathleen Grant
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    So very sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult and sad time

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  70. Beau Riegling
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Jack , Janet, and Almas Family. My deepest condolences. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  71. Wayne and Marilyn
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Jack, Janet and family. We are so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

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  72. Mary McArthur
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Our Sincerest Condolences, from the family and employees of McArthur Tire.

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  73. Becky Owen (Gallinger)
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Our condolences from our families to yours Almas’. Thinking of you during these difficult days, now and ahead

    With Love,
    The McCausland & Gallinger Families

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  74. Edna van Aalst
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    So sorry to hear about Geoff. Our sincere condolences go out to all of the family.
    Remember the happy times and gain comfort in those memories.

    Pete & Edna van Aalst

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  75. Meigen Anderson
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    My condolances to the whole family Geoff was my classmate in school, he was a great person, did well in school enjoyed his mechanics loved his trucks had a big warm smile.

    Girls, when you get behind the wheel you will always have the great memories of your Dad along with you, and his big heart for you will help you get through the days that will feel so hard, hear his cheering, see his proud smile always.
    Prayers for you both and your families.

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  76. Roger and Viv
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    To Jack, Janet and family
    Sorry to hear about Geoff.

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  77. Debbie & Stuart Pegg
    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Dear Jack & Janet & family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this sad time.
    Love & prayers, Debbie and Stuart Pegg

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  78. Paul and Linda Gilmore
    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    Janet, Jack and family, our deepest sympathies, Geoff was a fine young man. May your memories give you strength.

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  79. Bob and Lynn
    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    To the Alma’s families our condolences. Memories always ,never forgotten.

    Bob and Lynn Skippen

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  80. Elizabeth Park
    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    Our sincere sympathy to all Geoff’s family.

    Wayne & Elizabeth Park

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  81. Gary & Sharon Long
    Sunday, January 23, 2022

    Condolences to the Almas family. Cherish the memories.

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  82. Robin & Mike Lambe
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022

    Jack, Janet, Chloe, Shelby, Karen, Tyson and Families. Please accept our sincere condolences. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Hold your memories close and let them guide you through the days ahead.

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  83. SANDIE WILSON
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022

    Sincere sympathy to you folks at such a heart break.
    Earl and Sandie

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  84. Rachael Chapman
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022

    So sorry for such a heartbreaking loss
    Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

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  85. Rita (Menard) Loranger
    Tuesday, February 1, 2022

    So very sorry for you loss.

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