Farewell to the Amazing Mr Smith

Saturday, September 16, 2017

On Thursday August 10, 120 people shared their love and support for each other as they came to celebrate and pay their respects to my dear friend and Wild Mountains co-founder Geoffrey Thomas Smith who died August 1 after a two year battle with multiple myloma. 


Heartfelt eulogies and tributes were offered by those very close to him yet as everyone who was there knows the reflections could never quite encapsulate, could never quite do justice to a man who had a profoundly positive effect on all those he met especially me. Geoffrey lived life to the full, loved people and their stories, told his own from his incredibly long list of adventures and shared his exhaustive knowledge and unerring passion for the environment.


As an activist and environmental campaigner, a fierce debater, a dad and a partner, a fine cook and devourer of books, music and coffee, an enthusiastic biker, adventurer and traveller, a work colleague and patient mentor, Geoffrey laughed out loud, smiling his way through life and inspiring others with his joy of life and insatiable thirst for knowledge.


We mourn his passing which at 62 years of age was way too soon, but thank the universe for having sent us this powerful force for good that rubbed off on us all.


Thank you to all who have contacted us during this time with your well wishes and messages of support.


Geoffrey’s ashes will be spread as he wished at Wild Mountains, his final resting place. We hope to have a Geoffrey party to dance the night away perhaps on 25 January 2018 and celebrate his 63rd birthday.


We’ll keep you posted so watch this space.