Geoffery Ian Ross-Smith A.K.A “Papa G”and “the Ice cream king”, passed away suddenly September 25th, 2014 at the age of 46 in the Trail hospital.
Geoff lived a life full of passion and love.
He was born in Calgary, Alberta July 27th, 1968 and was adopted by his loving parents Vilda and Denny Ross-Smith, who later gave him a sister, Kat.
In the summers you could find Geoff at Woodbury selling his famous home-made ice cream. He made Fruit Of The Moon a must stop for tourists and locals alike because of his kick ass coffee, as he would tell you “ its the best in the Kootenays”.
Friday nights he spent winning money at poker with his good friends at the Ainsworth hall. Their poor choice in cards and willingness to lose week after week funded his love of motorcycles. When on his bike his cherished riding friends would struggle to keep up and he enjoyed schooling them regularly.
Geoff lived where he loved, And loved where he lived.
His greatest passion was loving his wife Nanette,( Alias honey bun), of 17 wonderful years with daughters Kaitlin and Marja, Growing beautiful gardens in Redfish B,C. The yin and yang of their relationship created a balance of love, trust and compassion for what they believed in.
“ I loved this man. I loved seeing him and I loved listening to him and I loved the way he smiled. I loved the way he made eye contact with you, connected with your heart and sincerely wishing you well when parting ways. I loved his belligerent humour, his boisterous laugh, and his silly outbursts of frustrations. I loved everything about this man and will miss him more than words can justify.”
He now joins his mother Vilda Ross-Smith in a place we can only imagine. While he leaves behind his loving father Denny, Loving wife Nanette, Her daughters Kaitlin and Marja. His loving sister Kat with his wonderful nephews Gabe and Justin. Aunty Weeny and many cousins.
The service will be held at the Balfour Covenant Church on Thursday October 2, 2014 at 2 pm with a reception to follow.
Please bring love, light, and beautiful stories. Peace
Arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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