Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

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Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:40 pm

Unfortunately, I've just received a phone call from Tony Penfold to pass on the sad news that Geoff (toomanysabres) has died suddenly, at home.

I've known Geoff for longer than I've owned Scimitars, having met him for the first time at a Classic Car show in 1982, when he was on the RSSOC stand, and I was an innocent new member, looking for advice on what to look for when buying. I subsequently bought the mulberry car, and when 18 months later, I moved down to the south coast, Geoff and I became attendees at the same noggin, where I last saw him in December.

As well as in the world of Scimitars, his activities in the world of historic rallies and tours have extended across many countries and people, and I'm sure his passing will leave a huge gap for many. His competition forays in his Sabres and Scimitars seemed to be regular features of Slice in the past, and he has certainly done a huge amount of flag-waving on behalf of the marque and the Club.

He's always been a fount of knowledge on Scimitars in general, and electrical problems in particular, on which his help and assistance will be sadly missed.

RIP Geoff.... :cry:


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Oaksey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:50 pm

Rip Geoff :(


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by td99 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:52 pm

I never met Geoff, but appreciated the knowledge, lucidity and humor he brought to the forum.
My condolences to his family. He will be missed here.


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by DavePoole » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:59 pm

I'm deeply saddened to hear of Geoff Cooper's passing.

Geoff was like an Uncle to me. I loved his tales of rallying in his Scimitar Coupe and Sabre and I will miss him very much!

His vast electrical knowledge will be missed too.

My condolences go out to his family and friends.

R.I.P, may you navigate your way to heaven safely :cry: :cry:


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by peter freeman » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:00 pm

I had heard that he was not well but did not expect him to die - not that long ago since we swapped mails. He used to mail me quite often when something on the site amused him. He will be missed.
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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:01 pm

I knew Geoff quite well.
Always helpful and supportive.
I am deeply shocked by this sudden news

Rest in peace Geoff you will be missed by us all


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:02 pm

My concolences to his family.

What a shock. I've known Geoff for almost 20 years. He was a real Scimitar and Sabre icon. He will be missed at RSSOC gatherings, where he was a frequent attendee. Last time I met him was last Summer at Curborough. A pleasant meet up, as ever.
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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:03 pm

Sad, sad news - one of life's genuine nice guys :-(

Geoff told a few of us when he was diagnosed but confidence in the treatment was high last time I spoke to him.

RIP old friend.


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:06 pm

Desperately sad news. Geoff gave me the opportunity to tick the London to Brighton Run off my bucket list and provided me with accommodation for the weekend of the event in 2015. We did the treasure hunt at the International in Germany together last year and didn't fall out (we didn't win either but we did get very wet). I loved his Sabre Six and counted him as a friend as well as a fellow RSSOC member and he will be sadly missed.


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by RonH » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:10 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:Unfortunately, I've just received a phone call from Tony Penfold to pass on the sad news that Geoff (toomanysabres) has died suddenly, at home.
He's always been a fount of knowledge on Scimitars in general, and electrical problems in particular, on which his help and assistance will be sadly missed.
RIP Geoff.... :cry:
I'm shocked and still can't quite believe the sad passing of Geoff. I had only known him for a very short while but recognised a true gent immediately. He spent many hours generously wiring 404 front heated screen at the last Curborough National event instead of enjoying the ongoing sporting activities.
RIP Geoff.... :cry:



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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by swoakes » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:25 pm

Very sad news. Geoff stayed with us when he did some wiring for Josh.

He told us about his diagnosis but it's still a shock.

Condolences to his family.

RIP Geoff


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by scimrick » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Quite devastated to read these posts. Rachel & I first met Geoff on Internationals, then at various events in England. A proper gent, good company, always happy to give good words and practical advice. Will be sorely missed - RIP Geoff

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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:47 pm

Sad news indeed, I was only speaking to him myself just before Xmas, a true gent and sill be greatly missed by all.
RIP my friend


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:47 pm

R.I.P Geoff, this really is very sad. Condolences to his family.


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Re: Geoff Cooper

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:49 pm

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