On September 24, 2011, our father passed away
in Kelowna General
Hospital, the same
hospital where he was born on June 27, 1918. Dad grew up in Okanagan Mission on the property that is now part of
Southwinds at Sarsons. He attended school in the Mission and one of his teachers was Anne
McClymont. Dad married Clarice Spall, and served in the RCAF during WWII. He returned to live on the farm to help run the family dairy and orchard. There they raised their four children. Dad had many skills. He co-owned an
electrical company and later he was manager of the newly formed Okanagan Mission water district. Dad also was very community minded. He was involved in the building of the Okanagan Mission Community Hall, the Okanagan Mission Boy Scout Hall and the Okanagan Mission Fire Hall. He was instrumental in the creation of the Okanagan Mission Volunteer Fire Department. Geoff was predeceased by his parents Christopher and Annie Sarsons, his wife Clarice
and his sister Phyllis Swaisland. He is survived by his
children: Roberta Withers, Jerry Sarsons, Judy (Andy) Grierson, and Rod (Donna) Sarsons; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Orchard Manor where Dad had resided after selling his property. At our fathers request there will not be a funeral but donations in his memory can be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the
familyby visiting www.mem.com.
Arrangements entrusted with First
Memorial Funeral Services,