January 4, 1952 – March 9, 2018
With extremely heavy hearts, we are saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Geoff Lefeuvre on March 9, 2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 39 years, Darlene, his daughters Chandel and Michelle and his precious grandchildren Briana, Jackson and Mason.
Family meant everything to him and he meant the world to us. He was our rock. He was our best friend. He was the glue that always held our family together and kept our family business running for 30 years. We are forever grateful for our business, a place for our family to see each other every single day. It was an honour to work side by side with him for so many years.
We would like to thank all the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital who fought so hard for him. We would like to thank all of our family, friends, co-workers and the whole community for their amazing support through this difficult time. All the condolences, food, flowers, hugs and tears have warmed our hearts and are very appreciated. It is very clear that Geoff was an amazing man who will be greatly missed by everyone.
To honour his wishes, there will be no formal service for him. His family held a private get together to celebrate his life.
We love you, always and forever. Michelle
I could write a novel when it comes to you! I know I can’t, just like I can’t have you back. I miss you so much and want you in our lives. You meant so much to all of us and forever I am grateful. I was blessed to have had you for 37 years and had the privilege to have seen you almost daily. I hold all of your advice and memories so dear in my heart and we will watch over Mom as I know that’s the one thing you want us to do.
So here’s a poem that touched my heart:
“Dad – What I’d give, if I could say “Hello Dad” in the same old way. To hear his voice and see his smile, to sit with him and chat for a while. So if your father is still here, cherish him with care, for you’ll never know the heartache until you see his empty chair.”
I love you Dad and thank you. Chandel
I miss you so much. I’ve been wearing your shirt with your cologne on it just to have your scent with me. I feel like you were taken too soon, but God wanted you…one of the strongest, most talented, hard working man I’ve ever met… by His side. I’ll miss the stuff we did together like watch movies, get ice cream and crack some pretty corny jokes. You would always nap any chance you got. I could hear you snoring up a storm in your chair. I hope you have a good long nap Papa, see you soon.
Lots of love, your sweetheart – Briana
My worst fear came true, we were supposed to beat the odds and grow very old together. I have not had time to grieve…the business needs to go on. You were a simple man, a man of little words but I knew you loved us all very much. I will miss the “little” things that only you and I understood like the notes we passed at work or “feeties under the blankets”, working together everyday without arguments, our lunch dates on Thursday in Chilliwack, getting supplies for the business, and falling asleep together in our comfy chairs. Our family understood you worked hard for us, that is why you were so fatigued most nights but at last you can rest…the girls and I will be okay – think of it as a challenge to bring us even closer together.
I will share his last hand written words to me on my Valentine card this year:
"Honey, I know I hide my feelings but my love for you runs deep. You are my World, my Everything and to you I give my Heart, my Body (slightly aged) and Soul. Baby I Love You”. These words I will never forget and will never forget the years we had together, it wasn’t long enough.
P.S. I got my first dime at the bottom of your laundry hamper – Wifey