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Obituary and Memorial of the Late Geoffrey Coppick

Geoff passed away peacefully on Saturday 21st May 2022 at Home surrounded by his loving family, aged 71.

The loving Father of Michelle, Samantha and Mark. Much loved Grandad to Kurt, Mollie, Jamie-Lee, Nikita, Joshua, Olivia, Dylan, Ryan and Jack.

Geoff will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humour, warm personality, friendly smile, his love of Bowling, Darts and Snooker. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

His funeral was held at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on Thursday 9th June 2022.

Geoffrey Coppick was born the 19th of December 1950 in Macclesfield to Fred and Alice. He was one of five children with older siblings Leonard, Doreen, Joan and a younger brother Barry.
The family lived in Hulme Wallfield, on Giants Wood Lane. The family then moved to Keepers cottage in Marton.

Leaving School at 15, he  went to work on a farm for Arthur Daykin, He was there in two years before going to Norman Smith’s which was a white lining company. This job would take him all over the UK. He even worked up in Lockerbie and was saddened when he heard of the air disaster as he had known some of the families affected from his time there. During time off Geoff would be out enjoying one of his many hobbies. Bowling, darts, snooker, dominoes or cards were often played at the Swettenham Club. He played in tournaments all over Cheshire and made many friends along the way.

Geoff was married young, with Dotty needing permission from her parents! And then they welcomed three children into their family, Michelle, (Shelly), Sammy and Mark. As dad Geoff was good fun but could be pretty strict sometimes. He was always fair and very patient.

In 1990 Geoff and Dotty went their separate ways and Geoff stayed at Holly Cottages with the children. Geoff’s neighbour Joyce was a great help to him. Both Joyce and his brother Barry helped with the children. Joyce was like a second mum to them. She took them on holiday each year to Robin Hoods bay in Rhyl.

In time, grand children came along. First Shelly’s brood, Matthew, John, Kurt and Mollie. Sammy with Jaime Lee, Nikita, Joshua, Olivia and Dylan. And Mark with Ryan and Jack. Geoff loved being a grandad. Sammy and the children lived with Geoff, he was her go to babysitter and they were very close. She would rush home to find him happily watching the snooker on television.

After losing a lot of weight, Geoff was persuaded to go and see the Doctors in December 2021. He was diagnosed with cancer at the end of February, and was told sadly there was nothing that could be done.  Geoff was determined to stay at home and with the help of his family, he did just that. Sammy gave up her job and cared for him and with the support of carers, Geoff stayed at home and was looked after by his family. He went to a charity event in April at the Swettenham club and was able to spend time with his friends whom he had known over the years.

Geoff was all for his family, he loved his children and grandchildren and was so loved in return. He was a Liverpool FC fan, Bowled 3 or 4 times a week alongside all the other activities, dart and snooker. He never had a passport, saying ‘my feet are staying firmly on the ground!’ he couldn’t smile when a camera was pointed at him, it was like he forgot how to, but he smiled a lot!
His family are most proud of the way he stepped up and looked after them, with patience, love and kindness. He was a really happy guy with a great sense of humour , he loved to swear and his final words were directed at Kevin the District Nurse who was trying to speak to him about his pain management at the time.

On the 21st May, with his family around him, Geoff left our world peacefully surrounded with love, with the music, Moonlight Shadow playing softly.

His funeral was held at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on Thursday 9th June 2022.

He was carried into the chapel by his family and accompanied with “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks.  Civil Celebrant Kate Moran offered words of welcome, and then invited Geoff’s granddaughter Nikita to read a Poem that she had personally written.  This was then followed by another poem written by Geoff’s granddaughter Jamielee.

Kate read the eulogy, before playing a visual tribute which was accompanied by “Hold on to the Memories” by Disturbed.  Kate then read the Poem look for me in Rainbows.

Upon leaving the chapel, two pieces of music were played. “Thank you for being my dad” by Jon Barker, and then. You’re my best friend, Don Williams.

The family then continued the celebration of Geoff’s life at his favourite Swettenham Club.

At the family’s request donations were made to the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Geoff will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humour, warm personality, friendly smile, his love of Bowling, Darts and Snooker. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

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