Geoffrey Roy Decker

May 22, 1951 to December 13, 2019

Obituary

Geoffrey Roy Decker passed peacefully away in Calgary in the presence of his children on December 13, 2019 in his 69th year after a short illness. Originally born in St John’s, Newfoundland he moved to Calgary nearly 20 years ago. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Nina (Blandford) Decker and brother, Paul Decker. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, his three children Gillian (Jose Candido), Jonathan and Robert; mother of his children Gail Decker; grandchildren Ryder and Joee; and siblings Fredrick (Hilda), Judith (Anthony Dickinson), Susanne (Charles White), as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Also leaving to mourn his best friend Laurie Scarrow and her family, and his beloved dog Baxter. While growing up in St. John’s, Geoff attended Prince of Wales Collegiate and worked with Air Canada for 30 years, where he had many close friends. Geoff was generous, funny, kind-hearted, and loved warmer weather while perfecting his golf game. Geoff lived life to the beat of his own drum, he will be deeply missed. A celebration of Geoff’s life will take place in St. John’s at a later date.

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Geoff and I sowed some wild oats together, although Geoff seemed to save some of the oats for later in life. A good friend greatly missed.

Thoughts and prayers for the Decker family. My deepest sympathy for your loss

Growing up in Topsail pond Jeff was the coolest guy to us young guys and later in life a larger than life person Thanks Jeff

Gail,Robert,Gillian and Jonathan.
I am very sad to hear of Geoff’s passing. We had some great times playing on Roche St. in the 60’s. Kick the Can was our favourite. He was kind to all and will be missed by many. R.I.P.

To Robert and all of Geoff`s family.
So sorry to hear of Geoff`s passing. I (Keith) went to school with Geoff, in the Prince of Wales system, and have seen him quite a few times since. He was a great guy. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Incredibly saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing.I worked many years with him at Air Canada.,he was a great guy, a good friend and fun to work with.My sincerest condolences to his family.RIP my friend!!

Condolences to the Decker family. So sorry to hear the news of Geoff’s passing.
We all remember good times with him and I know he will certainly be missed.

Jonathan, Robert and Gillian and family I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your father. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in these next few days and months as you try to put your lives back together without your loved one.

Geoff was a good friend I will miss him dearly we had a lot fun together

I didn’t know Mr Decker, but if he is Roberts Dad, he Obviously had some good attribute s. Our condolences to the family.

Gail, Johnathan, Robert , Gillian and family, I was so sorry to hear about Geoff. I enjoyed working with Geoff at YYT. He was a lot of fun and had a way of making your day brighter with his funny stories. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.

So sorry to learn of Geoff’s passing. To say Geoff was “full of life” is an understatement. His beaming smile brightened the room. You are in our hearts and prayers. God Bless

Please accept my heart felt condolences. Loss of a loved one is never easy. Wishing you all peace at this time.
Carla Blettner(Hancock)

Very sorry to hear of Geoff’s. passing, been awhile but always thought well of Geoff and Family …..actually lived in the Folks/ Deckers Home on Roche Street in the late 80’s…..RIP Geoff…..Sincere condolence’s to the Families……🌊⚓️Will

The Decker Family:
Have many fond memories of playing street hockey with Geoff on Roche Street, baseball in Larch Park, and working with Air Canada at YYT. Sincerest condolences. Rest in peace buddy.
Keith Peddle

Gillian, Jonathan and Robert

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. His sudden passing came as a shock and was a reminder of how frail life can be.
Geoff and I had been friends since high school. For over twenty years in Calgary, we’ve played many games of golf, definitely Geoff’s passion, met countless times for coffee (with Baxter in tow) to discuss world affairs and tell tall tales. He was always opinionated and that made him very entertaining.
I’ll miss him.

Gail , Gillian , Jonathan and Robert.,
I am thinking of you during this difficult time .
Tom

Gillian, Jonathan and Robert,
We are saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing – much too soon. We’re thinking of your Mom, too, at this sad time. We hope that memories of your Dad will comfort you. He made a lot of people laugh; no doubt he would want you to laugh, too, as you recollect on years past. We will be thinking of you in the days and weeks ahead.
Deryck, Linda, Jenny and Vicki Harnett

So sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. He was a friend and close neighbour while growing up in the Larch Place park area. Geoff was always very obliging and helpful to me and also to my parents, when he worked at St. John’s airport and any of us travelled on Air Canada.
Condolences to all of his family.

I was shocked to hear of Geoff’s passing. We had lots of laughs while working at the airport in YYT. RIP my friend. My condolences to the family.

Rob,ert I grew up down the street from your Dad in the 60’svand knew him well from Larch Place park area growing up – swell guy! My condolences on his passing.

I’m so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time,
Nancy

Big heart, grand sense of humor, a wonderful listener and truly a great friend. Stayed with him in YYT many years ago
Heaven is in for a treat!

It was a sad day for me to hear of Geoff’s passing. Geoff was always fun to be around. My memories of him are from early school days, and the many meetings in later years at the St. John’s Airport. I had hoped to catch up with him at last summer’s high school reunion, but sadly that was not to be. My heartfelt sympathies to all of Geoff ‘s family.
Rest in Peace My Friend

Our deepest condolences to all the family on Geoff’s untimely passing. Lots of great memories of our days at YYT. We were so surprised and saddened by the news. He was a friend to all. May he Rest In Peace.

Uncle Rick, Aunt Hilda and family, Sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Thinking of you all.

My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew and loved Geoff and especially to Gail, Gillian, Robert and Jonathon. I worked with Geoff for many years at Air Canada. He was quite the character.!! He was a great co-worker. RIP my friend

Gillian and family,
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heart felt condolences to the family. I worked with Geoff at the St. John’s airport and shared many good laugh.s. May he Rest In Peace

So Sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing . So many wonderful memories of the family ‘ s together growing up in Topsail Pond . The Button Family .

Gail, Robert, Jonathan and Gillian

So very sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. May the wonderful memories that you shared help to keep him close always. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Heather Pittman

So sad to hear of Geoff’s passing. Great memories of our time working together at YYT airport. Deep condolences to Gail and family. RIP Geoff

Gail, Gillian, Jonathan and Robert
John and I are away and didn’t know that Geoff was I’ll. Geoff and John shared the same birthday, day and year and this hits close to home. Geoff had a quick mind and always made the work day fun. Heartfelt condolences from us both.
The Briens

I am beyond sad ,to know that one of only a handful of people that I have met in my life ,that I truly loved as a friend has left us. Geoff was funny, intelligent, and a pleasure to know. My deepest condolences to Gail and family. I shall miss you even though our paths have not crossed in years .Rest in peace .

So sorry to hear about Geoff’s passing. We lost Paul and now Geoff, two people I knew very well growing up in the east end and I have very fond memories of both. They were great both fun and always up to a lark of one kind or other. My condolences to all the family and to my good friend and associate Robbie, hugs to you and so sorry for the loss of your dad.

My wonderful longtime co-worker at Air Canada. So grateful for our friendship and especially since retirement. Delighted that I got to chat with you last Tuesday evening. RIP my buddy. Smelly (as you called me) MEL

So sad to hear this news..
Geoff and I were in the same class at PWC.
My deepest feeling go out to all who loved hiim..
Darryl White … Class of 69

Gillian,Jonathan,Robert and Gail,
My sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of working with Geoff at St.John’s Airport. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Geoff will be remembered fondly by Gary and Debbie Andrews..
As one of Gary’s three amigos (Bob Bartlett) they shared great times /adventures to be remembered on their bikes!
Our thoughts are with Gillian, Jonathan,Robert and Gail and grand children and Geoff’s family.

My condolences to all the family please stay strong he has gone to heaven but memories of him will always stay with you..
Love always
Aida Valoroso and family

I was so saddened to learn of Geoff’s passing. I had many a laugh working along side him at YYT.. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and dear friends.

So sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane & Jim Rogers

Gail,Gillian,Jonathan & Robert,
We were shocked & saddened to hear of Geoff’s untimely passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult journey.
Margo & Bill Hand