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    I'm deeply saddened to tell all of you that Geoffrey passed away on Sunday night in his house. Details are scant, but his heart condition was apparently the cause. Several hours earlier he had been out in our local grassland hoping for the Short-eared Owls.

    Geoffrey was a good friend and my frequent shooting buddy. He was a talented photographer, always striving to polish his craft. He was a freelance commercial photographer in LA for many years, and when he moved east and met some of us at the local lake some 8 or 9 years ago, he got hooked on photographing avian subjects. His sense of humor and adaptability made him a good travel companion, joining Joanne and me on destinations from Iceland to the Amazon, Florida to New Mexico, Trinidad to Botswana. He loved animals, music, movies. He had a terrific memory, scientific curiosity, and a great grasp of diverse facts and details. He was a kind, gentle soul, and made friends easily wherever he went, as you can see in this photo from Tampa Bay.

    He will be sorely missed.

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    Awful news, peace to his family...
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    What a great pic of Geoffrey! I know he was your shooting and travel buddy and I am sorry for your loss.
    Condolences to you and Joanne and Geoffrey's family.

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    "Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone." —Unknown

    Bill,
    I only knew Geoffrey through this forum, but in those smaller but meaningful encounters knew what you said to be true. I will personally miss him and have you, his family and all his friends in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peace,
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    I am very sorry to hear this. He will be missed on this forum. condolences to the family. RIP Geoffrey
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    I am sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace.
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    Hey Geoff R.I.P.
    You will be missed here on BPN

    Condolences to his family

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    What a great pic of Geoffrey! I know he was your shooting and travel buddy and I am sorry for your loss.
    I can only echo Gails comment here Bill, and it was sad to read this new yesterday. He was a lovely, kind Gent who just loved to share his images and I just wished he could have shared more in Wildlife too, he will be missed by all her on BPN.

    Condolences to his family, RIP Geoffrey.
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    Hi Bill, my condolences to Geoffrey's friends and family and you and Joanne. All on BPN will miss him, his images and comments.
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    Sad news. Condolences to Geoff's family and friends. His presence on BPN will be missed. That is a great picture of him, thanks for sharing Bill!

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    Deeply saddened to hear this Bill. I enjoyed Geoffrey's post and I know this one hits hard for you.

    Prayers for fond memories for you my friend.

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    hello Bill,

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    my regards Geoffrey


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    Hello Bill, I love this photograph of Geoffrey! I have been saddened since you shared this terrible news with Gail and I earlier this week. I keep replaying our outing to Nickerson in August of 2019 where I was able to pal around with you and Geoffrey. He was a kind soul, gentle, and a great smile. It was apparent how both of you were brothers to each other when we were all together. I enjoyed our correspondence after our shooting together and often would send Geoffrey audio files of birds. I am happy I was able to enjoy his company and i will miss him. My condolences to his family and to you Bill, he was your shooting buddy and so much more. May he soar with the birds and be forever at peace.

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    My condolences and regards to his family. I enjoyed his images. Love this picture of him.

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    Hey Bill,


    Hope that you are well and safe. I recently heard of your loss. I am sending love, strength, energy, and a hug. I only met you guys in the field once. At Nickerson. I do remember that everyone was smiling :)


    I am sure that you have dozens of great memories.

    Great shot of Geoff. Was that at Disney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Hey Bill,


    Hope that you are well and safe. I recently heard of your loss. I am sending love, strength, energy, and a hug. I only met you guys in the field once. At Nickerson. I do remember that everyone was smiling :)


    I am sure that you have dozens of great memories.

    Great shot of Geoff. Was that at Disney

    with love, a

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    With love, a
    Thank you Artie. Your love and support are most appreciated. Yes, I remember that day. That was when the Skimmer chicks and parents were all out on the open beach for some great opportunities. My shot of Geoffrey and Spoonbill was taken at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.

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    Thanks to all of you who offered your kind words and support. They are greatly appreciated.

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    Bill:

    I will add my condolences to you and Geoffreys family. Once again, a reminder to cherish every moment.

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    Dear Bill,

    Very sad to learn that Geoffrey is no longer with us. He was such a gentleman, sweet and kind and with a great sense of humour. You must miss his company tremendously, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Sincerest condolences to you and his family,

    RIP Geoffrey.
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    Sad to hear this news Bill (and anybody else connected to Geoffrey). Never met him in person but he always came across on here as a real gent who loved being out shooting our feathered friends

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    Really sorry to hear that Bill. He always had kind and sincere comments. My condolences to you and his family. Hope he got that owl on his outing!

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    I am saddened to hear of Geoff's passing. Condolences to you for losing a great friend who shared the same passion, and to his family.

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    Sorry to hear this sad news....I always thought Geoffrey's images looked so natural...he will be missed. Always came across as a good person, as I am sure he was. Condolences to you Bill, and to Geoffrey's family

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