VA3GS   Geoffrey Read Smith
5th December 2019

Smith, Geoffrey Read
Suddenly at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket on December 4th.
A celebration of life will take place at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora in the Spring.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home.

From the York Region  ARC Board of Directors:
Chris Sullivan (author)
 "Passing of one of our own"

On behalf of the board of directors, I am deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of Geoff Smith,
VA3GS / VE3KCE, of natural causes in early hours of this morning.
Many of our club members had the opportunity to see him at last night’s club meeting
and we are thankful he was able to spend some time in conversation with members of our club,
to which he dedicated so much of his time and energy.
 Geoff has been an active YRARC member for more than 40 years,
winning the Harvey Bell award before many of us even had our licences.
He’s been the driving and organizing force behind our very successful hamfests,
which have kept the club financially sound.
He has also manned the prize table at club meetings for the last several years,
always lent a hand at Field Day and has shared his valuable
wisdom and counsel as a member of the board for as long as we can remember.
Geoff was the club’s first chairman of the board in 1978.
 Last but not least, Geoff brought many new hams into the hobby
and into the club through his ham radio classes and mentoring of students.
His generous nature and considerable contributions to the club’s success will be sorely missed.
 Rest in peace, Geoff. 73 SK.
 YRARC Board of Directors.