VALE GEOFF ROWELL

 

                                                                REMEMBERING GEOFFREY DAVENPORT ROWELL

                                                                                10/04/1938 – 29/03/2020

 

Geoff was married to Marion Patricia Rowell (deceased) for 43 years, having met in 2nd class going to the same school. Geoff and Marion had an exciting life together. They travelled quite a bit and loved to entertain. Many of their friends loved to be the ones who were invited to join the Rowell clan.

Geoff had 3 children, Joanne, Mark and Amanda and 4 grandchildren.  Their home life was of a loving family and Dad was always happy and making Jokes.

One of the highlights in Geoff’s life was his invention of the bean slicer around the 60’s which became a household success.  I remember when Geoff spoke about this and later gave me one, I said” my mother had one of these” It made him sound so old.  But he forgave me.

Geoff and Marion loved to do things for others; they were volunteers for 2000 Olympics which they loved doing so much that they were looking around to be involved in many other events.

Anyone who knew Geoff would speak of him as such a wonderful person who would help any person out if needed.  I met Geoff and Marion through bridge and we became great friends. Marion passed away 10 yrs ago and five years later Geoff met a New Zealand lady called Colleen, who became the next love of his life, only to lose her five years later to cancer.

If you asked Geoff would he have changed anything in his life, he would have said “NO. I have had a Wonderful family, Wonderful friends and a Wonderful life." Including a love of bridge.

Geoff touched many during his life, and he will always be remembered in our Hearts.

Robyn W