Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Thursday 24th November 2022

Service Details:
Geoff's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. Led by The Salvation Army Major Lorraine O'Neill & Lianna Champ. Geoff's funeral service will be live streamed for all those who are unable to attend, to log in to the service please visit www.obitus.com and enter the following username and password: Username: zoxo1267 Password: 761507

Geoff Thomas Nowell

Suddenly at his home in Lytham St Annes on the 6th November 2022, Geoff aged 43 years formerly of Accrington. The loving dad of Stan and Tommy, adored son of Anne and the late Barry, loved brother of Peter, devoted uncle of Alfie also a good friend and work colleague to many.

Geoff was born and raised in Accrington, he attended Peel Park primary school before moving onto finish his education at Moorhead high school, Geoff didn’t care to much for school and thoroughly loved it when the school day was over. Upon leaving education Geoff secured himself an apprenticeship at Lupton Place in Burnley as a trainee engineer before serving in the Navy. Geoff then went on to work for British Aerospace in Warton, he loved his work and many friendships were formed. Geoff was indeed the most doting dad to his boys he thoroughly loved spending time with them. Geoff had a passion for music he was a drummer in the band Gridlock and they played various gigs all over the North West, Roy Orbison was his idol he loved listening to his music. Whilst at home Geoff loved nothing more than being cosy in front of his open fires, he had 3 of them installed at his home.

Geoff will be remembered for his love of his family, his passion of music and his bubbly sociable personality.

Immediate family flowers only, donations in memory of Geoff are being gratefully received on behalf of Help For Hero’s and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

Please feel free to leave a message for Geoff’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

Lewis Wright

Geoff was a top bloke! I’ve only known geoff for a couple of years and some of the stories I can tell are something I will never forget. Geoff took myself and Charlie under his wing at work, the laugh we had everyday will always keep a smile on my face! A true character, you will be missed my mate! A proper Accy Lad! Wotsit x

Patricia

Very sorry

Dawn Park (poem for Geoff)

MY FRIEND GEOFF As I dry my eyes, from the tears I have cried. Through a cloudy stare, I see you there. A vision so clear, all dressed in white, The big O is playing “I Drove All Night” I will never forget, the day we met, Drumming in the band, the stage was all set. That lad from Acci, so Northern, so great, A BAE worker, you were everyone’s mate. One of a kind, you really were, A doting dad, that is for sure. Your “lawnmower” party’s…. they were the best, Enjoying everyone’s company, was always your quest. Geoff, you will be missed in more ways than one, I will NEVER forget, the day you were gone. My heart is in bits, all tattered and torn, In loving memory, from “That Dorn”

Vember & Tony

R.I.P. Geoff. Just when we thought our mad weekends were slowing down a bit you answered the Gridlock “Drummer wanted” ad and filled our lives with music, laughter, and totally hysterical conversations and the strangest, most welcoming bunch of friends you could ever wish to meet. I’ve never known anyone put so much effort into singing Happy Birthday or a full rendition of the Court of King Caractacus. You’ll always be in our hearts and we’re thankful for the time we’ve had with you. Rock a fat one Geoff. Love Vember, Tony & Nathan x

Mandy

Devastated to read about Geoff, a grand lad taken far too soon. My deepest condolences to Anne, Peter and the family

Chrissie Wilkinson

My deepest condolences to Geoff’s family, friends and all who knew him. My heart is broken, Geoff was truely one of a kind, a shining star, the world is a darker place without him in it.The kindest & funniest person anyone could ever meet, completely unforgettable in the most magical way. Geoff enriched my life & it was an incredible privilege to know him. Every memory I have with Geoff is special  he will forever be in my heart.

Dawn Park

Geoff was a great guy, fun and loving and always up for a laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed our regular coffee catchups and will miss Geoff so very much. There will always be a place in my heart for you Geoff, and I know you will be drumming to the Roy Orbison beat. Shine bright, sleep tight, Love from “That Dorn” xx

Lowboy

Geoff, you shone so very brightly, your wickedly abstract sense of humour was truly something to behold! You were a rare wonder mate, a prototype if you like, who illuminated all around. We’ll miss you terribly. Rest easy. Lawboy xx

Chrissie Wilkinson

My deepest condolences to Geoff’s family, friends and all who knew him. My heart is broken, Geoff was truely one of a kind, a shining star, the world is a darker place without him in it. The kindest & funniest person anyone could ever meet, completely unforgettable in the most magical way. Geoff enriched my life & it was an incredible privilege to know him. Every memory I have with Geoff is special & he will forever be in my heart.

Ian Thompson

Geoff Roy Nowell Orbison, Ian Elvis Thompson Presley here a work colleague who shared wonderful music memories, loved the times we sang together and swapped music , you will be missed mate, condolences to all and fond memories I have of Geoff you will always be in my memory, I am so glad we crossed paths and spent good time together albeit too short RIP Ian ❤️

Chrissie Wilkinson

My deepest condolences to Geoff’s family, friends and all who knew him. My heart is broken, Geoff was truely one of a kind, a shining star, the world is a darker place without him in it. The kindest & funniest person anyone could ever meet, completely unforgettable in the most magical way. Geoff enriched my life & it was an incredible privilege to know him. Every memory I have with Geoff is special and he will forever be in my heart.

Stuart Brown

I worked with Geoff from the 1st day he started at BAE warton and in all them years he made me laugh or smile every single time I walked into the workshop, I’m going to miss him greatly and I’m honored to have know him as a friend and work colleague ❤️

Sue Taylor

Lots of love and sincere sympathy to all the family and those who loved Geoff.

James Salisbury

Geoff has left an unrepairable void at work and I know that he will be remembered fondly amongst his colleagues forever. His legacy will live on now in Stan and Tommy as I am sure will be as bright a beacon as Geoff was and always will be in our memories.

Stacy whittaker

my thoughts are with you, all my happy memories of Geoff will stay with me forever. Lots of love to you all 💜

Carmel Wiseman

My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. I cannot imagine the sadness and pain you are feeling. Lot so love being sent to you Carmel 💖🌷💕:

Matt preston

Im a work colleague and good friend of Geoff. Allow me to offer my deepest condolences at this difficult time. Geoff was an amazing person and friend, he brought so many memorable laughs and smiles to all who knew him and those who only briefly met him. I’ll miss him greatly and im glad i knew him. Love to all his family and friends.

Kathy Swift

my thoughts are with you sending my deepest sympathy to you all xx

Dawn Park

Geoff was a great guy, fun and loving and always up for a laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed our regular coffee catchups and will miss Geoff so very much. There will always be a place in my heart for you Geoff, and I know you will be drumming to the Roy Orbison beat. Shine bright, sleep tight, Love from “That Dorn” xx

Diane

so very sorry for your loss. Had some good nights with Geoff in our local and he was a good bloke. I’ll raise a glass on 24th

Catherine lake

Geoff was a lovely man and I have some fond memories. My favourite being spending one Christmas Day with Geoff and Lou and the kids family. I will hold that memory dearly forever. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hold close the wonderful memories you have ., Hé will always be close to you . :

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