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Geof Thompson

By Peter Jones, Club Secretary SOMERTON & DISTRICT BOWLS CLUB

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

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It is sad to report the death of Geof Thompson at the age of 81. Geof joined the Bowls Club in 2003, soon proving to be a proficient bowler and a very active Club Member. Within three years of his joining, he was elected Chairman of the Management Committee, a role he continued in for six years before serving a three-year period as President of the Club. Geof subsequently was re-elected as Chairman but stepped down from the Committee shortly after, in 2016 due to ill health. Regrettably, Geof never recovered and sadly declined until his recent passing in a Care Home.

Geof was a traditionalist at heart, keen to preserve the standards of the Club and was very much a hands-on Chairman, involving himself in numerous activities associated with the smooth running of the Club. He had a strong personality and exuded an air of authority that few would challenge. Nevertheless, beneath this exterior was a warm-hearted individual who cared greatly for the welfare of the Club and its members. The thriving entity that the Club is today owes a lot to Geof’s guidance over the ten years he was involved with its Management. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Geof's funeral will take place at St Michaels Church, Othery commencing at 1:30pm

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Peter Jones, Club Secretary

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Somerton & District Bowls Club, Gassons Lane, Somerton, Somerset, TA116HS

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There is a Car Park at the main Somerton Sports Club. Follow footpath around main building past Tennis Club on left and continue for 100yards to find concealed main entrance to Bowls Club.