Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Thursday 12th January 2023

Service Details:
Geoff's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Geoffrey Rawcliffe (Geoff)

On the 3rd of January 2023, Geoff Rawcliffe of Lyndon Court, Great Harwood, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

The beloved husband of June and loving dad to Karen, Joanne, Lisa and Lee. He was also Grandad to Joshua, Oliver and Jordan also Great Grandad to Elbie and Ardey.

Geoff briefly worked down the pit at Huncoat before joining the Lancashire Fusiliers which then became the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, of which he served proudly for 22 years.

After leaving Geoff began driving HGV, with a particular highlight of working for the United Nations Humanitarian relief convoys in Bosnia during the war in that region. Geoff was always ready to help people, and this was brought to the forefront during these mercy missions, delivering vital supplies to those afflicted.

After retirement, Geoff and June enjoyed numerous holidays abroad but mainly in the caravan, to many destinations around Britain.

Geoff was a much loved and respected person, with an infectious sense of humour. He lived life to the full and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and his cherished pal Alfie (his little Westie).

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Geoff are being gratefully received on behalf of the Lancashire Fusiliers via the donate button below

Please feel free to leave a message for Geoff’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Lisa Whitworth

Geoff was a lovely gentleman I always enjoyed the times I spent with Geoff a d June treasured memories . He will be sadly missed by so many. Xx

Lisa Whitworth

Geoff was the salt of the earth I have cherished memories of one Christmas I had the pleasure of spending with Lisa Geoff and June. We spent a lovely day having a lovely dinner and exchanging funny stories. I told Geoff about the time I cut my? With a pair of scissors he couldn’t stop laughing. Bet you can’t guess what it was. Geoff knows he was such a lovely lovely man.

John and Janet

Sending our condolences to all the family. Geoff was a lovely man who will be missed by many. Rest in peace Geoff. God bless.

Yvonne & Frank Ainsworth

I will miss that infectious sense of humour soooo much nite god bless Geoff sleep tight from your bossiest friend ever Yvonne xxx Love you

Adele and family

Ahh Geoff, what a lovely, special man. Funny, kind, and very brave – will miss you Geoff, God Bless. June, Karen, Joanne, Lisa, Lee and families… it was plain to see how much he loved you all and how very proud he was of each of you. I know you’ll miss him very much… sending love to you all. Xx

Andrea Murray-Williams

Uncle Geoff-Ray, you will be sadly missed – I always enjoyed spending time in your company and spent many an hour standing in a card shop in hysterics whilst looking for the funniest card I could find for you. You will be very sadly missed by everybody. Rest in peace xxx

Rob and Linda

It’s been a privilege to have known Geoff. Always positive and humorous. A lovely kind person.

Karen Counsell

A true gentleman, with a lovely sense of humour, that always made use giggle, so glad we had one more family get together, at the baby shower, I know you will be looking over your beautiful family, as you Always have done.

John and Kelly Aiello

Karen, June and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the profound loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We always enjoyed a visit with Geoff and June on their visits to Calgary. Geoff was always good for little sarcastic banter which made him our kind of people! We’ll raise a glass to him at our next lobster boil as we remember how much he seemed to enjoy that day at our home. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Rose Galloway

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I will miss seeing Geoff on my dog walks and having our little chats. Such a friendly man with a great sense of humour. A true legend RIP Geoff xx

Linda and Mark Daley

He was a lovely man with a great sense of humour. He will be missed


R I P, Geof, My Neighbour and Friend you will be sadly missed

Dave & Lorraine Fish Lyndon Court

Sleep peacefully Geoff . One of the good ones ????????????????

Michael Beardmore

You will be missed by everyone. When I was a little lad on Shakespeare Avenue  he was soo lovely. RIP Geoff

Linda and Rob

Geoff will be sadly missed by all who knew him in Memorial Park. We used to chat to Geoff n Alfie regularly over the years. We always found him upbeat and a joy to chat to. RIP Geoff. C u in Paradise.

Alison & John

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time , he was a lovely man may he rest in peace, sending all our love Alison & John x

Donna & Mark

A pleasure to have known Geoff “the main man”

George Hudston

R,I,P MY Good Friend and Neighbour

Elizabeth Barnes.

I met geoff while I was walking my little weste in the memorial park, Teal had the hots for Algiers. Geoff was a real gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Sympathies to all his family.

Pauline Embley No 27

All my thoughts are with all the family. Rest in Peace Geoff you were a wonderful kind loving man and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you.