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* GEOFF DAVIES   14th March 1953 – 18th June 2020 * 

As many of you will know, our dear friend and colleague, Geoff Davies, passed away on 18th June. This news is even sadder for coming, as it does, at a time when we were all beginning to think about the months ahead more optimistically.

Over the years, Geoff served the Union in many roles, from School Rep to Divisional President. For the last ten years he was Division (now District) Assistant Secretary, responsible for a whole range of organisational and administrative matters. He carried out this role with great diligence and conscientiousness.

For those of us who knew Geoff throughout his time as a Union activist, it is hard to believe he will no longer be a central part of what we all do together. Those who came to know Geoff more recently do not need to be reminded of his inclusivity and care; he made you feel you belonged.

Geoff’s thoughtfulness, dedication, kindness and commitment impacted on so many lives. To say he will be missed is a great understatement. We are privileged to have known him.

Geoff’s funeral will be on Tuesday 30th June. Limited numbers are allowed to attend the service. Members of the union are meeting to line the route between Cinderford Crematorium and Speech House from Midday. Look for the NUT Forest of Dean banner. 

David Sutherland


Gloucestershire NEU

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