To dear Cynthia,Bradley, Vanessa, Jayden and Ashton.
My wife, Lillian, and I offer you all our sincere condolences on the passing of your loving husband, soulmate, father and grandfather, Geoff. His passing came as a great surprise and shock to us both. You probably don’t remember me and my wife, but we have briefly met a couple of times on social occasions.
I worked with Geoff in the pay office from 1974 to 1984 until I resigned from the Herald and joined the railways to persue a completely different career as a professional train driver. Throughout those 11 years, I didn’t always see eye to eye with Geoff on a few things, but I always had a tremendous admiration and respect for him as a person and as a fellow human being. He possessed some amazing qualities which most people, including myself, would like to have. I have always admired his ability to see things in black and white – there were no shades of grey with Geoff – and his ability to give one hundred and ten percent to everything he did. I also loved the way he did everything to a set routine (a private investigator would have no trouble keeping tabs on him). I also admired his total love of sport in general, particularly football and cricket, his dedication to the Sorrento Football, Cricket and Netball Club, the Carlton Football Club and his partaking in the odd ale or two.
I watched the on-line funeral service with the occasional tear in my eye, particularly throughout the photo collage segment. I learned more about the life of Geoff while watching the one and a half hour service than I learned about him during the 11 years I worked with him at the Herald. David Casper made a wonderful tribute to Geoff. I listened in awe to every word he said. David pretty much summed up Geoff’s personality, which is the exact way I saw Geoff.
I would have liked to have caught up with Geoff in later years to renew an old acquaintance and to enjoy a few beers with him but, I guess over time, life got in the way.
Once again Cynthia, Lillian and myself express our sincere condolences to you and your family upon the passing of Geoff. I’m sure, over the next few weeks, you’ll have plenty of support from friends down there on the Peninsula. If you feel like a chat anytime, my mobile is on 24/7. My number is: 0432 881 265. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family.
With kind regards,
Denis and Lillian Wilson.
Dear Cyn ,Bradley and Venessa, our thoughts and love are with you all at this
very sad time. We will all miss Geoff so much. Love Doss, Wendy,Stephen
and family xxx
Dear Cynthia, Brad and Vanessa,
Sending you all love at this sad time. So many wonderful memories. RIP Uncle Geoff.
From the Slippy’s in Qld. Xx
It has taken me this long to watch the service as it was too painful earlier
You were the essence of what a true Clubman is
Will miss you greatly
Sincere condolences to the Morgan family.
Gil van der Venne
Barb and Bill NIcholson send our love Cynthia, we are thinking of you and all the family. It was a beautiful service very fitting for such an incredible man, his achievements were a credit to him. We will treasure all our old memories and Barb has to thank him every day for introducing her to Bill.
Dear Cythia. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on Geoff’s passing. I first met Geoff when we both began at Frankston High School in Form 1; 1950. We shared several classes during our early years and in fact sat together in British History and Geography classes. In 1955 we both joined the National Bank of Australia; Geoff in Sorrento and I in Mornington. We were football rivals over one or two years in matches between Sorrento and Mornington following which we basically lost contact but I was aware that Geoff left the Bank to become Paymaster at the Herald Sun. It was a pleasure to renew acquaintance with Geoff at three Class of 1955 FHS reunions at Tillys of Tyabb. Sadly I was not able to attend the 2019 reunion which you attended and of course our 2020 reunion was cancelled because of Covid 19.
I watched Geoff’s Service today and felt very much part of it.
To Cynthia, Brad and Vanessa,
All our love and thoughts are with you and your families at this very sad time. It was a beautiful ceremony, Geoff leaves behind such a rich legacy and will live on in the hearts and memories of us all. He will be sorely missed by many.
Much love, Plugger, Brooke and family x
Dear Cynthia and family,
So lovely to share Geoff’s funeral with you.
My heart aches for you all.Another legend leaves Sorrento.
I loved the old Sorrento Football song being played.So many memories flowed back.
No one can ever take those away from us ❤️❤️❤️
Love from Linda Wilson
My love to all of the family and a huge thank you Geoff for finding and giving us a number 11 Sorrento jumper which was our dad jack whites number . You went beyond and above to find one . Rest in peace….
A wonderful service, for a true gentleman. Rest easy Morgo. Your legacy will live on. All our love to Cynthia, Brad, Vanessa and families. With love, Melanie, Cooper, Willow and Harriet Cameron xxx
Thinking of you all. Geoff was such a great person. I enjoyed so much the history he shared on Sorrento and our Club. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten Such a beautiful service today and so many wonderful memories!
Dear Auntie Cyn, Bradley, Venessa, Jayden, Ashton and partners,
My heart goes out to you all, we are all so devastated and heartbroken by the loss of our Uncle Geoff – sharp as a tack, walking encyclopedia, who impressed upon us the importance of Sorrento and the beloved Carlton Football Club from day dot. He was and is “Mr.Sorrento”. I too remember the ‘just one more Cynthia’, when the families caught up for a drink. Love you Uncle Geoff, go you mighty Bluebaggers!
A fitting farewell
Dear Cynthia Brad Vanessa all my love on this sad time Geoff always had my back a top bloke who i always have fond memories RIP ME OLD BLUE MATE.
Sincere condolences to Cynthia and family , a real goodfella
A fantastic man, forever in our hearts an inspiration to all. I have lost my only VB partner. RIP great man
A beautiful sendoff for Morgo. ❤️
GEOFF MORGAN will leave a hole in both the Sorrento Cricket and Football Clubs
you could drop Ayers Rock into.
Fitting tribute to a great man
Condolences to Cynthia Brad Venessa & family’s
Footy will never be the same
Go Sharks ⚪️⚪️
Wonderful service for a great man – enjoyed playing cricket against Morgo and ALWAYS the many VB’s after – RIP mate – Norm Jardine , Heatherhill CC
A beautiful tribute for a beautiful man. Love to all….Go Blues! xxx
To Cynthia, Brad & Venessa, want you to know that we are thinking of you at this time. We have lots of fond memories of Geoff. Go Sharks!
Love from Wayne & Justine Beagley xxoo
A lovely and fitting service … thinking of you all, with love.
Dear Cynthia, Brad & Vanessa, we were there in spirit our hearts & thoughts are with you all on the passing of a true Sorrento legend, love always the Morks family xo
A fitting service for a life well lived. RIP Morgo I’ll miss you mate!
Thoughts and love with Cynthia, Brad and Vanessa and family during this difficult time.
Sending lots of love. x
A lovely service and a very sad day. Love to you Cynthia Brad Vanessa and family xx
Great man Morgo! Sorrento icon. Have always considered Geoff a good friend even though we parted ways in the mid-80s. Always looked forward to catching-up with Morgo at the Past Player days. Both Geoff and Cynthia were of great support in my cricketing days. Sincere and best wishes to Cynthia, Vanessa and Brad.
for the competition sledging the VB’s and your company
RIP Geoffrey – a truly lovely man. Love and thoughts to Cynthia and family.
Thoughts and best wishes to Cynthia, Brad, Vanessa, Jayden & family,
Thinking of great times and memories enjoying your company at footy, cricket and discussing sporting history in your office.
We shared a birthday that will always be fondly remembered and celebrated as ‘St. Geoffrey’s Day’.
Rest in Peace Geoffrey
Andrew Kelly & family
To Cynthia, Brad & Vanessa,
Geoff had a massive influence on me in many ways and I still use his sayings and work theories today, and many years later they still ring true.
I am pleased to admit that I consider myself a “mini” Geoff in my sporting & working life.
And I still react to the nickame re gave me 40 years ago.
My deepest condolences and love to you guys.
Morgo, a true gentleman and the heart and soul of the Sorra’s. Your passion and dedication to one of your great loves the Sorrento Football and Cricket club drew many of us as young men to become part of your fantastic community. Thinking of you and remembering the special memories we all have of you on and off the field.
RIP Morgo you will be sorely missed, Jimmy Seletto
Rest in Peace Morgo – The Clarke family send our condolences and our love to the Morgan family and Sorrento Sports community.
Morgo…. a true champion of a man who will be sadly missed .. a great friend and mentor
The scorebook will never be the same
Cynthia, Brad and Vanessa.. thanks for sharing this true legend with us all
Thoughts and best wishes to Cynthia, Brad, Vanessa and family.
Geoff was a fantastic man loved and admired by all of us. A great innings. I will forever remember the Morgo strut across the oval at Sorrento homes games. RIP #17
Our love and thoughts are with you all ❤️❤️❤️
Our thoughts are with the Morgan Family at this difficult time. RIP Morgo.
Thinking of you Brad and Venessa. I have such wonderful memories of Geoff and our years of going to see our beloved Blue boys. Take care lots of love Trudi xx
Thinking of you all at this extremely sad time, such a lovely man.
Sincere condolences to Cynthia and Family from Peter Finney an old of Geoffs from the old days at Karingal Cricket Club
Sincere Condolences to Cynthia and Family from Peter Finney, an old adversary from the old Karingal Cricket Club. I really enjoyed my chats with him after games, right up to last season.
Our love and thoughts go out to Cynthia, Brad, Vanessa and family on the loss of a great man – Morgo. -The Tindal family
Dear Cynthia and family
Our love and thoughts go out to you all
We will miss Uncle Geoff’s vibrant personality and his passion for his sports
Lots of love
Tricia Shane Remy ❤️
. Cynthia,Brad, Vanessa and family.
Lovely memories from my childhood. He will never be forgotten.
Jan Stewart Eldridge
Sending our love to the Morgan family
Hughie and Kate
RIP Geoff . Many ” A SIP ” WITH YOU.
To Cynthia and Family, Condolences on Geoff’s passing , He was a great man and a massive part of the Sorrento Cricket and Football community, He will be forever missed around both clubs, RIP Morgo
Cya morgo, had the pleasure of working for you, drinking with you & laughing with you many times.
To Cynthia and family sincere condolences on Geoff’s passing.
I have great memories of Geoff at the Sorrento Footy club and the Portsea Cricket Club in the 1950’s.
They were fun days. RIP Mate
Sincerest Condolences Aunty Cyn, Brad, Venessa and families. My heart goes out to you all, you are in my thoughts.
Deepest sympathies and thinking of the Morgan family through this time.
Thinking of you all in this sad time and sending lots of love
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