Geoff Tyson by Veronica
Well, what can I say? Only Geoff was Geoff. He was a larger than life character – you would always hear him before you saw him. He was the most placid, patient, kindest and most talented man I have ever met.
Geoff would never drive past a bus stop if anyone he knew was standing there, even if he was going in the opposite direction. He would go to the ends of the earth to help you if he could.
Recently he became chairman of the Broughton Community Association (BCA) into which he put his heart and soul. He added a flower garden to the area and local children had already started to help out, I'm hoping that they'll keep it going this spring. Geoff had big plans for the BCA such as a Halloween party, summer BBQs and day trips to the Illuminations for young and old.
He loved life and was big on family. I think the best day he had last year was when the twins, Ruby and Grace were born. He idolised them. He loved all of my family. He loved everybody and made friends with everybody. He always had time to talk to you. Recently we were in Bulgaria and we made many friends there too. You didn't have to know Geoff long before he made an impression on you. Then he was your friend for life. He was always there if you needed him.
I can honestly say that in the 21 years we were married this is the only time he has ever hurt me, or hurt anyone for that matter…it is the only time he has ever made me cry…And on that note it's time to say `Goodnight Babe. I love you'…