Deaths

Geoff Raine

Published in the The Northern Echo on 3 January 13

RAINE Peacefully on Christmas Day at Maple Lodge Care Home, of Colburn and formerly of Stainton, near Downholme, Geoff aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Winn, a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service to be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Downholme, on Wednesday, January 9, at 12.00noon followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please, however donations in memory of Geoff if so desired may be given at the service for Yorkshire Cancer Research and St Michael and All Angels Church. Will friends please meet at the church and accept this intimation.

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  • 04/01/13 shaun robertson says Winnie and Geoff were my sisters' Godparents
    and as a child, my dad would take me to their
    home in catterick, he would go off to work with
    Geoff and I would spend the day with Winnie.
    They took me on many adventures to parks, farms, walks and richmond market.
    In 1988, my sister was very ill and only freeman
    hospital in Newcastle upon tyne could treat her,
    so my sister stayed there for 6months, my mother stayed with her, my parents were now divorced so winnie and geoff kindly took me in for those 6 months and started me in a new school there, they drove me to newcastle to visit my mother and sister every fortnight at the hospital, they were so great to me, they kept me distracted from what was going on, really looked
    after me, I made new friends like kimberley, sheena, kirsten and patch the dog, loved the scottish terrier named whiskey they had, kept me
    in high spirits!
    there was no sign of my sister getting better so my mother got a house in newcastle and off i went to start another new life, I occassionaly
    visited winnie and geoff but eventually it got less
    and less until i completely lost touch.
    Feeling nostalgic, I looked them up on google and found announcements of their deaths on here, wish i hadnt now. I deeply regret not keeping in touch, they were both amazing people and very strong influences in my life. I will never forget them.
    if anyone who knew them and remembers me and would like to get in touch, my email is funkymonkeyshaun@yah
    oo.co.uk
    i know this was a long message but i want people to know how amazing they were.
    Winnie and Geoff were my sisters' Godparents and as a child, my dad would take me to their home in catterick, he would go off to work with Geoff and I would spend the day with Winnie. They took me on many adventures to parks, farms, walks and richmond market. In 1988, my sister was very ill and only freeman hospital in Newcastle upon tyne could treat her, so my sister stayed there for 6months, my mother stayed with her, my parents were now divorced so winnie and geoff kindly took me in for those 6 months and started me in a new school there, they drove me to newcastle to visit my mother and sister every fortnight at the hospital, they were so great to me, they kept me distracted from what was going on, really looked after me, I made new friends like kimberley, sheena, kirsten and patch the dog, loved the scottish terrier named whiskey they had, kept me in high spirits! there was no sign of my sister getting better so my mother got a house in newcastle and off i went to start another new life, I occassionaly visited winnie and geoff but eventually it got less and less until i completely lost touch. Feeling nostalgic, I looked them up on google and found announcements of their deaths on here, wish i hadnt now. I deeply regret not keeping in touch, they were both amazing people and very strong influences in my life. I will never forget them. if anyone who knew them and remembers me and would like to get in touch, my email is funkymonkeyshaun@yah oo.co.uk i know this was a long message but i want people to know how amazing they were. Report this post

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