The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Curtis Ralph Peddle

January 1, 1963 to October 8, 2020

Obituary

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of our beloved Geoff – husband, father, grandfather, brother, servant, Priest and Bishop – but mostly friend, and above all, a child of God. His life and his work exemplified his favourite words from the Prophet Micah: “What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Geoff was born in Bonavista and was a proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian – he loved both places and he was honoured to serve and minister as Priest and Bishop in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

He is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Jean Peddle, sister Kathryn, brother-in-law Arch, in-laws Fred and Stella Hayter, and brothers-in-law David and Vince.

Leaving to mourn and to give thanksgiving for his life are his wife Kathy, son Adam and daughter-in law Magdalena, precious granddaughter Josefina, and son Benjamin. Also leaving to mourn are his brothers Gerry (Elsie), Leslie (Bernice), his sister Sandra, and their families, brothers-in-law Fred (Liz), Jim (Angie), Ray (Cathie) and sisters-in-law Marie (David), Elaine, Phyllis (Hubert), Doreen (Phil) and their families, as well as the Curda family in the Czech Republic. Also mourning his loss are his Synod Office and Church families, including fellow Bishops, Priests and Deacons, the parishioners throughout his beloved Diocese, and many colleagues worldwide.  He leaves a wide circle of dear friends including Peter and Jan, Leslie and Sue, Dan, Cindy, Derm (Anne deceased), Andrew and Amy, Sam and Jill, Ed and Claudia, Jonell (Larry deceased), Hilda (Bruce deceased), Rick, and Sisters Elizabeth Davis and Geraldine Mason of the Sisters of Mercy Congregation.

Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation at this time and a funeral service will be planned for when friends and family can gather. Please give thanksgiving for Geoff’s life by taking the time to speak with a friend, to share a coffee, drink or meal together, enjoy a good book or a bad movie, or take a walk in nature – all the things Geoff loved. Be kind to one another. May there be many moments of grace for us all as we make our way through these bewildering and sorrowful days. Even though Geoff’s light has changed- it is still everywhere and in every place.

Donations in Geoff’s memory would be welcomed to any of the projects he supported: The Home Again Furniture Bank, The Food Sharing Association, Roots of Empathy, Godly Play Canada, or the PWRDF.

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Cathy and family
So sorry and saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing . He brought a lot to the Parish of the Good Shepherd and especially Godly Play. I remember his lovely smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
God Bless Val Tilley

Kathy and Family. My deepest condolences on your untimely loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and also please reach out to your work family if there is anything we can do to help you through this. Darren

Our sincere condolences to all of his family on the news of Bishop Geoff’s passing.

Jo-Ann & Bill Skinner

Kathy, Ben, Adam and family:
I am so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Having lived next door to him in Whitbourne, I have lots of memories! I greatly appreciated him visiting my Mom when my Dad died. He was a source of comfort for her, as I know he gave comfort to many people during his ministry. Sending love, deepest sympathy, and prayers for comfort and peace for all of you. From Shirley & Armin, Woodstock, NB.

Kathy, Ben, Adam and family,
We will always remember Geoff and the positive. loving impact he made on all our lives. He walked softly thru this world with great strength, justice and love. I’m grateful for every moment! We will always remember our years together at Ascension. We are here for you and the boys always. Love Randy, Sheila, Adam and Brent

Kathy and family,
I am so sad for your lost. May your strength and your belief get you through this terrible lost.
Lana Courtney

Kathy, we are so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

My deepest condolences.

Continuing to carry you all in thought and prayer and heart during this time. May the many stories and memories of Geoff be a source of comfort and healing as we continue to remember and celebrate the gift he has been to us.

Kathy and family,
Deep condolences on the death of our dear Bishop, Geoff. We will remember him as a kind, wise and humble spiritual leader, but more importantly as a friend and true ally. Without Geoff, we would not be married today. He was a man of great faith and strength, and a deep commitment to social justice. He leaves a legacy of love and justice that will stay with us as a family and church beyond his passing.
We send you love and prayers at this difficult time. Please know that all of our lives have been forever changed and enriched by Geoff’s life.

Kathy, we were very surprised & saddened by Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing. We extend to you and all family members, our deepest condolences..

Kathy and family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Bishop Geoff’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May he Rest in peace and Rise in glory.
Love,
Edward and Judy Lear

Karhy we are sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing. our sincere condolences to you and all the family

Shocked and saddened at the passing off Bishop Geoff. We went to high school together. Little did I know back then that he would be my Bishop. I feel so sad for you and your family Kathy. Keep the memories close and enjoy your granddaughter. This is a difficult time to lose somebody because off convid. Keeping you and your family close in thoughts and prayers.

sacred to the memory Bishop Peddle. You were a witness! thank you for being a man of the heart.
To your family, diocese and province my deepest condolences.

Kathy and all members of the Pedldle Family, we are saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow. May you be granted strength and comfort during the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all!
Wayne & Marie Connolly

Kathy Benjamin and Adam
We are saddened by the news of Geoff’s death and continoue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I appreciated his sincere love for this Diocese and the wider Church to, which we belong. I personally appreciated his sincere support of my ministry and thank him for his all inclusive outreach to people who by his ministry felt a deep sense of belonging in our Diiocese
Our beloved bishop has now made his journey into the nearer presenc of God. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
Canon Iliffe and Vivian Sheppard.

Deepest condolences to the family. Such a sad loss to so many.
John and Myrtle Legge

Dearest Kathy. For several days I have tried to find the words, but there are none. Charlie and I are so deeply sorry. Bishop Geoff was one of the most kind, compassionate, gentle and inclusive persons I have ever known. I was privileged to call him a friend for over 20 years and my dear Bishop these past years. My heart is breaking at the thought of never again seeing that beautiful smile and hearing his calming, gentle voice. Many years ago my sister Carole said to me that every time she heard (then Rev. Peddle’s) voice,she felt she was hearing God speak. I agree, and I’ve thought many times how well your ministry at the I C U complimented Bishop Geoff’s ministry. My family will never forget your warmth, careing, and gentle voice as you cared for our brother and comforted us. You, who have brought so much comfort to others, allow us to comfort you. Bishop Geoff was a gift from Almighty God to this world, and we give God all the praise, thanks and glory. And, dear Kathy thank you for sharing Geoff with us. God and time are wonderful healers. To you and your precious family “The Lord bless you and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you.” Amen. Love and constant prayer, Shirley and Charlie G

With deepest sympathy.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family on Geoff’s passing.. My father spoke very highly of Bishop Peddle and is extremely grateful to him for having published ‘The Church of England Orphanage in Newfoundland 1855-1959’’.
May he Rest In Peace.

Kathy and family,

Mary and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing. Undoubtedly the year 2020 has been very difficult for you and the family. We pray that God’s love will support you in the coming days and we will continue to hold you and the family in our prayers.
Paul and Mary Bishop

Kathy and family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. I was very saddened to hear of Geoff’s sudden passing. As evident by the comments expressed below, Geoff’s ministry impacted the lives of so many, and my family will always remember the kindness and support he provided to us at the time of my mother’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Norma Baker

Kathy,Ben,Adam and family,
Our hearts were saddened to hear of Geoff’s sudden passing. He has touched so many lives with his work over his short life. That unforgettable smile of his would warm a room soon as he would walk in.
May he be resting with the angels at Gods side
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Deseree and Rick Wall

Kathy, Ben, Adam and family

Our deepest condolences in your loss. Both you and Geoff were so kind to us over the years. Words cannot convey how much his ministry and yours meant to us. Blessings as you navigate the challenging days ahead and know we think of you often.

Bryn, Robert, Helen and Nicholas Snow

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Kathy and family.
Deepest sympathy to you all.. I was heartbroken Thursday night when I read the news, on my I pad.. Bishop Geoff was very special..God has gotten another angel..and we shall miss him and his lovely smile forever.. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn pIke
Cathedral

To Family & Loved Ones of Bishop Geoffrey Peddle;
We are shocked and deeply sadden at the news of the death this dear friend and Bishop, Geoffrey!
I, (Bill) have known him since his student days at Queens College, and was doing his practical service/training at St. Thomas’ Church at which I was clergy staff at the time . I often picked him up at the College on Sunday mornings bringing him to church. Even at that time (early/mid 198o’s) I was impressed by his warm personality and I felt that he had been truly called to a meaningful, successful and ‘high’ calling in our Lord’s ministry.)
Kathy, and all the family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our most sincere condolence.
Bill & Rowena Rice

Deeply sorry for the loss of The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Peddle, Bishop. May the happy memories of days gone by help you through this most difficult time. He was a very kind and caring man who left this world far too early. Wishing you strength and peace, keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dear Kathy and family:
Fred and I were deeply saddened to hear of Geoff’s sudden passing, We will forever treasure our days with both of you during our tour of Beaumont Hamel in 2016. Keeping you and all of the Peddle family in our prayers during these difficult days. May precious memories keep him ever near. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory . Sincerely Judy and Fred Carpenter

The loss of a loved one is never easy. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time.

On behalf of Captain Jamie Hill, the staff and all ranks of Mount Pearl #4507 Company, we extend our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Kathy and family , Harold and I are heartbroken to hear the news of Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing . He was a gentle , amazing man with so much vision , courage and love for the church and the community . He touched the hearts and soul of everyone who had the great honour of knowing him . We have many wonderful memories of our time together at The Church if the Good Shepherd which we will carry in our hearts forever. . Our thoughts s and prayers are with you all as you face the difficult days ahead . . God bless you all and may you find peace and comfort in ,the love of god and your precious memories ❤️❤️ Rhonda and Harold Noseworthy

Kathy and family : There are no words to describe the grief you must be feeling for Geoff’s sudden passing..I always enjoyed chatting with you both and you were such an inspiration to him in his Ministry and Love for his Church.. His connection to St. John the Baptist here in Whitbourne was always filled with Love and I remember him as a young man attending church with his parents.Clayton and I will treasure the last time we spoke with you both at Our Grandaughter Brianna’s Confirmation in Dildo.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you in the coming days.

Kathy, Benjamin, Adam, Magda, Josefina,
I knew first hand that Geoff raised a stellar family — I’m blown away seeing how many peoples lives he touched reading the messages below. I’m so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Kathy & family, Renee and I have been filled with grief since hearing Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing. Our warmest thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you during this time. It is difficult to articulate the shock and sadness we feel but we are comforted knowing his place with God is with purpose. God bless.

Kathy & family, my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Rest assured my prayers & thoughts are with you.

Gloria Head

My sincere condolences to family and friends. I am so very sorry. God bless

I was so saddened to hear of Bishop Geoff’s passing. Kathy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kathy, Adam and Benjamin. Marion and I are overwhelmed with heartache. Words cannot express how we feel over the sudden passing of Bishop Geoff. For many years Geoff was my mentor, spiritual director, and brother in Christ. He preached at my ordination, was my Rector at the Church of the Good Shepherd, and a friend to Marion and me. My memories of him , and his ongoing guidance and support will remain forever. This caring and compassionate man was truly one of a kind, as well as an Apostle of Christ. In this very dark time, I pray that God will uphold you and give you strength. You and your family are very much in our thoughts and prayers. This gentle shepherd will be truly missed. God Bless you and hold you in the days, weeks and months ahead. May his soul and the souls of all the departed Rest in Peace.

Kathy and Family: Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel for the passing our our dear Bishop Geoff. He was not only our Bishop and Priest but a friend in the true meaning. He opened up the doors to our Parish to anyone who wished to enter. He shared his life with us and gave us so much hope for our church. I have so many wonderful memories to hold close. One of the best jobs I ever had was to be chosen to be on the selection committee at the Church of the Good Shepherd when Geoff applied for the position of our Parish Priest. We were certainly blessed to have him with us for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May our Bishop Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

I was so shocked to hear of the passing of our Bishop. I met you and also the Bishop when he was involved in the CLB in Mount Pearl and it was such a pleasure to know both of you. I offer you and your family my sincere condolences and will keep you in my prayers. God Bless

Members throughout the CLB’s Eastern NL Diocesan Regiment share in the mourning and thanksgiving for Bishop Peddle’s life. We cherish many memories of our Bishop, who fulfilled his role as our Regimental Chaplain with great pride and joy. Bishop Peddle has influenced our organization and its members in many ways, helping us always to further our objective to advance Christ’s kingdom among youth. His lessons and guidance will continue to serve us well for many years to come.

My Deepest Condolences to Kathy and to all the Peddle family. He reminds me so much of his father – [my Uncle Ralph]. He was a visionary as a Bishop, leading the Diocese in a very difficult time. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory. Also to Gerry and Sandra, my deepest sympathy on the lost of your brother, I remember with fondness our teenage years, in Trinity.
Duncan.

Thank-you Bishop for leading and nurturing us through a difficult time regarding same sex marriage. He opened the doors and welcomed everybody when there was opposition.
God plaese be with those who cared for him and let them continue to see his good works in many years to come.

May Bishop Geoff rest in peacr and rise in glory. Amen

Kathy and family: I didn’t really know Geoff until he invited me to be rector of the parish of St. Philip’s nearly 3 years ago. It was not long after, from our conversations, that I could see his deep faith and genuine love for the people of his diocese. He was a gentle pastor to us all and he will be greatly missed among us. On behalf of the parish of St. Philip’s I offer you our heart-felt sympathy. May Geoff rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

Kathy and family
Herb and I were so sorry to hear of Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. He will be missed so much. God bless you all.

So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Bishop Geoffrey.Our condolences to Kathy and all the Peddle family… Harry and Shirley Chipman,, Church of the Ascension

Kathy and Family

I am sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop Geoff. Like many other priests not only within the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador but also in other dioceses, I have my memories of Bishop Geoff, including the times when he would say that the spelling of my name was wrong. Fortunately you and your family have many memories to cherish and all that can be said is thanks be to God. Thanks be to God for his life and his love for all.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Kathy,
No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Geoff was an exceptional man who has left a wonderful legacy behind.. I pray that you , Adam, and Ben will be comforted by all your beautiful memories. You are always in my thoughts. God bless.

just want to say how sorry i am to Kathy and family Father Geoff was really good to me when he was at Mt Pearl he had the service for my wife Carol and what a service he did take care it is never easy but we all have to face it when it comes

Dearest Cathy, there are no words to express our sadness and shock on hearing of Geoff’s death. What can we say!
May our precious Lord envelop you in His love and hold you and your family in the palm of His hand,.
Love to you.
Linda and Norman

Cathy and Family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and friends at this time. Along with your great loss, his passing is a loss to diocese, and to the church as a whole.

Bishop Peddle was an extraordinary person who believed the extraordinary comes from the ordinary. He wore many hats during his time in ministry, figuratively and literally, but his servant spirit and heart was exemplified in all he did, and he accomplished much! He believed nothing was unattainable and “much can be accomplished with just a cup of tea and a bun”.

I remember a conversation I had with him when he visited our home during his home visits in the parish the first year as rector at the Good Shepherd. He talked about community, and his want to open up the church so people – the lonely, the homeless, the hungry…anyone – could come in for a cup of tea or coffee and a bun, perhaps a bowl of soup, and a dream to see that grow. Without the slightest bit of doubt or inhibition he said, “…and I am going to make that happen!” I admit, a lot of us thought that was a huge undertaking and bigger than we were, but he knew God is bigger and “able to do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine”. That cup of tea and a bun turned into Shepherd’s Café and a ministry that has fed many, brought people together, and restored faith.

Our sincere condolences.

Brenda and Brian Harding

To Kathy and family– I was very saddened to learn of Geoff’s passing. He was a kind and caring person, well suited to his calling.. Keep your good memories close to your heart. My deepest condolences…….

Deepest sympathy to Kathy and family and friends on the sudden passing of Bishop Geoff. We will remember him.

Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To Kathy, the ‘boys’ and all members of the Peddle family:- We are very shocked and saddened to learn of Bishop Geoff’s passing. I know no other person more suited to their ‘calling’ than Geoff. During his stay at Ascension, my respect and admiration grew and developed into a friendship. He will be sadly missed. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that your are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.

Dear Kathy and family, we are so sorry for your great loss. Although we had not met Geoff, the comments listed are a testament to his kindness and support for others. Characteristics that I continually saw in you when we worked together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Kathy and family/ loved ones of Bishop Peddle. Although my interactions with Bishop Peddle were not many, his kind heart and love for others was made evident within moments of our conversations. Our Teen Challenge family send condolences to your family and will be lifting you all up in prayer. Be comforted knowing that this is not good bye but see you later, and until you meet again, cherish the memories you have been blessed with. The peace of God cover you all at this time and moving forward.

Kathy and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are so much with you at this time. Bishop Geoff was a wonderful pastor and inspired and encouraged so many in their journey of faith. We ourselves particularly, recall with gratitude, his strong and loving support at the time of the marriage of Susan and Brenda.
We thank God for his life and ministry and pray that you, in faith, may be able to leave him in God’s care.

Cathy, to you and your family, we were totally saddened at the recent passing of Geoff. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will remember you and your family in our prayers.

Kathy,
Raymond and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Geoff’s Sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you and your boys at this sad and difficult time.

Dearest Kathy and family,,,our pain and heartache is overwhelming at the loss of Our Shepherd as we try to accept that he is no longer with us in this life here on earth. Bishop Geoff was truly a gentle soul who cared deeply for his priest ,deacons, and his entire parishes of Newfoundland &Labrador., What joy to know that his ministry extended behold our Anglican church to those who have so often been overlooked by society.., In every way and every day he close to live out the Gospel of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. .if it up to us to continue the vision that he had for the church of God. Thank you for always walking by his side and being not only a loving wife but his enabler.. We, along with the whole country and behold are upholding you in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you today and in the days to come..Deepest Condolences.

We were so sorry to hear that Bishop Geoff had died. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. I only met Bishop Geoff a few years ago when he confirmed my son . If not for Covid he would have also confirmed my youngest this past spring. He seemed so very kind and approachable. He will be missed.

Dear Kathy
We were so very sad and shed tears when we heard (from Peter and Jan) of Geoff’s passing. It is some years since we last saw you both and we remember good times with you when you were in Wales. Our affection and high regard for Geoff have never dimmed. He was a good man in so many ways and he gave his heart and soul to the Gospel call. We offer our sincere condolences. We hold you and your family and Geoff’s many friends in our prayers.
Sue and John (now in New Zealand)

May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to his family.

Kathy our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your whole family. Bishop Geoff will always be remembered for the wonderful person he was. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you all at this time..

On behalf of C.B.S. C.L.B. Old Comrades Association Branch # 2 We offer our sincere condolences to your family and fellow Clergy Members we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, May God Bless you as you cope with this sad and difficult time
Debbie Warford/Secretary

Kathy & Family,

I was deeply saddened to hear such sad news of the passing of our beloved Bishop Geoff. He will be surely missed by his Clergy, Parishioners, and Friends.

I was always honoured when I was asked to be his Warden when he visited his Cathedral of St. John’s the Baptist on special occasions.

The memories we have will last forever. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Stella Jones

Bishop Geoff was a sign of hope in an often harsh world. His vision, and kindness to all – especially those ignored or judged- by others will live as a blessing for many. I am so sad that he is no longer with us. Prayers and hugs to Cathy and two sons.

So sad to hear of Our beloved Bishop Geoff’s sudden passing!!As our Bishop and Priest at The Church of the Ascension Mount Pearl when I served on the Alter Guild I have so many wonderful memories of this Gentle Man!! Truly a messenger of God!! Deepest Condolences Kathy , Family and all of the Anglican Church that mourns his loss. RIP Bishop Geoff

Kathy, Sons, and all the Peddle Family,
Our sincere condolences, love, and prayers at this time in the loss of your loved one, Geoffrey. Bishop Geoff will be greatly missed by the church in the Diocese of Eastern Nl and Labrador; the National Church; the Community as a whole, and more so by his family. May God’s grace, peace and comfort sustain you now and in the days to come, and may Geoffrey’s rest be in peace, and his dwelling place be in the Paradise of God. Amen +
Our Love and Blessing,
John and Cynthia Sharpe

To Kathy and Family
On behalf of the Parish of Southeast Labrador, I extend to you and your family our deepest condolences and prayers. On a personal note , I will hold the memories of the times Bishop Geoff and I minister together in our Parish. I will be forever thankful for his guidance, support and love for me and my family. He will be truly missed. But with great hope that our Saviour has given us I say,
“ see you later My Bishop, until we meet again’”.

Kathy, Adam, Benjamin and all the family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop Geoff. I had the opportunity to have had him as an instructor at Queen’s College, attend his ordination, share a group table discussion with him at a synod and found him to be a very passionate, caring individual. May you be comforted knowing that you are being uplifted in prayer and God will never leave you nor forsake you as you walk through this valley of death. Rest in peace Geoff and rise in glory.

To Kathy and Family,

Georgina and I send our sincere condolences on your great loss. We know Geoff’s faith and your own, as well as the love of family and friends, will sustain you in the days ahead.

We enjoyed very much the short time we spent with you both on the Beaumont Hamel tour in July of 2016 and wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

It is with great sadness that I received the news of Geoff’s death. We had a warm relationship over the last 25 years and the last time we met we lingered long over coffee after breakfast. I watched him move form being a priest in Mt Pearl to becoming Bishop of the diocese. He was always welcoming and kind. I pray God’s blessing upon his family as they walk through the the kind of shadow that only death can cast. Geoff will be greatly missed.

Aunt Kathy, and cousins Adam and Ben,

I have been sitting here trying to come up with the words to convey the sadness that Uncle Geoff’s death has placed upon us. The truth is, there are no words that can even begin to ease the pain. Please know that you are all loved so much and you will always have a shoulder to lean on.
I will forever remember his smile and quirky sense of humour. I still can’t believe it.

Heather, Fabien, Taylor and Colton

To Kathy and all the Peddle family and friends
My e-mail from Bishop Peddle, of September 29th read that my C of E Orphanage books would be signed when he returned to the office that night. This was the man of grace and courage who kept his word amid pressures and untold sickness. Above all, he was a caring and compassionate Sheppard to the C.L.B. whom he said on numerous occasions that he loved very deeply and his greatest privilidge in being bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador was to be their Chaplin. To say we will miss him dearly is an understatement. May our Commander in Chief welcome him with open arms and grant him eternal rest and peace at the last.

J.A. Heffernan ( Colonel ) M.S.M.

Kathy and family
Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness upon hearing the tragic news of Rev Geoffs’ passing
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and tomorrow.
May the Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent one from the other

Kathy and family,
We are saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Love to all,
Fred and Mary Constantine

Dear Kathy and family, II was devastated when I heard of Geoff’s death. I first met you and Geoff while you were both expecting your first child.. I was impressed with Geoff’s authentic spirit and warmth then, and it never seem to change at all over the years. He never seemed to busy to take the time to stop and chat, even for a few minutes. I don’t ever remember ever seeing him without one of those smiles that reflected the warmth of his greeting.. He will be sadly missed, and his memory will forever be in our hearts.. May God continue to keep you and your family strong on your journey as you deal with his death. Remember his presence will always be with you, it’s just that you will not be able to see him. Geoff’s now lives with God , and one day you will be reunited with him again. Take comfort that many people are supporting you in thought and prayer.

Kathy and family…. Please know you are in our prayers at this difficult time.
Mac and Nellie Moss

Kathy and family,

Love and hugs , We are devastated to learn of Geoff passing, Meeting him and you at Anne ‘s passing and his beautiful farewell to her will always be a special memory. .
Be strong! Stay safe! Good memories!

To Kathy and all of the family. May you receive grace and strength to face these difficult days. We offer our love and care at this time. May Geoff Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
Blessings
Ed and Millie King

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Geoff’s sudden passing. We have known him since a little boy. Geoff’s brother (Leslie) is married to my sister (Bernice) so the Peddle family have been part of our family almost 50 years. Geoff was such a gentle, yet passionate person, in what he believed in – his family and his faith. There are no words to express our condolences to Kathy and her family and all the Peddle family. RIP Geoff.

Gloria (Keats) & Kirk Squires

Kathy,
It came as shock. Be assure that Bishop Geoff will be missed by his Diocesan family and friends. I will remember whether at Synod or Saint Luke’s, he was always happy to stop and have a friendly chat. I hope the memories you and your children have made over the years, will also help during this difficult time.
Debbie

Kathy, we were shocked and very saddened to hear of Bishop Geoff’s passing. He was our inspiration that brought us back into church faith and he was an inspiration for so many. Our sincere condolences to you, your sons and all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elizabeth and Bob Noseworthy

Kathy and Family, very sorry to hear of Bishop’s Geoff’s passing. My thoughts and prayer are with you and all your family at this very sad time.

Victoria Larkin

I like many others were shocked to hear the sad news that our bishop had passed away suddenly a few days ago. I extend my sincere sympathy to Kathy and all family members at this time. We shall miss him and the dignity and reverence he brought to his chosen profession. Eternal rest grant unto him o lord and may light perpetual shine upon him.

To: Leslie and Bernice and all the Peddle family, we extend sincere condolences on the passing of Bishop Geoff Peddle. I’m sure he brought a lot of love and comfort to many people of Newfoundland and Labrador. May he rest in peace and may God bless the whole family at this time. Winston & Doreen Waye

To the family of Bishop Peddle, I offer my sincerest condolences. Rev. Peddle was such a great person with real passion for his work and real compassion for each fellow human being with whom he came in contact. Your loss is huge and I shall keep you in my prayers during this time of sadness and grieving..

Jennifer Whitfield.

Kathy , my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Denise Dunne

To: Kathy, sons and all the Peddle Family: So sorry to hear of Dear Bishop Peddle’s sudden passing. He was one of the dearest and sincerest people we have ever miss and we will miss him greatly. Please accept our sincere sympathy and may God grant Geoff eternal peace! Sincerely Fred and Pauline Quinton, Church of the Good Shepherd

Please accept my sincere condolences, Kathy to you and your family . I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marie Duffett

I was so shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of Geoff’s passing. His sincerity and pastoral nature has been a blessing throughout his life and Christly ministry in the Church of God and beyond. My prayers are with you, Kathy and family as you move through these difficult times of sorrow and pain. I give thanks to God for his life and ministry amongst us and pray God’s healing grace and comfort be yours. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Every blessing+

Our deepest condolences to all of the Peddle family- Kathy, Adam and family, Ben , Gerry , Leslie, Sandra and their families. A sudden loss such as this is so difficult and hard to comprehend.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May the special memories you hold close bring you peace in the days ahead.
Keith and Karen (Peddle)Mcgauley

Very sad to hear this tragic news. Deepest condolences.

Kathy,
I cannot tell you how deeply saddened I am at Geoff’s sudden passing. I know your faith will keep you strong. My heart aches for your broken heart. All my love and prayers to you and the boys, their loved ones and your new granddaughter. They will help you through your loss. 💕

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Bishop Geoff’s passing. We were honoured to have known him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolences Kathy to you and your family.. our thoughts and prayers are with you. Maurice and Sandra Kavanagh.

Our thoughts and prayers and with you , your boys , daughter in law and grand daughter at this time. Take comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of your life together … Jeff was such a kind and caring man loved by all whose lives he touched in any aspect. . Big hugs my dear friend. Love
Nancy Crocker and family.

Dearest Kathy, Geoff was a blessing from God into our lives. The love and friendship which you both have shared with us has been a constant source of joy and inspiration over more years than we can remember. Even in the depths of our grief we hold on to the sheer joy and vibrancy of Geoff’s presence, knowing that in everything he did he sought to be a faithful disciple of Christ and a true human being. What was so wonderful about Geoff was that these two realities were one and the same. He was a proud Newfoundlander who loved to share a beer with Peter, take us to a hockey match or show us the beauty of your island. He loved his time here in Cardiff and we were so happy to show you both the beauty of Wales. All we can say is what an enormous privilege it was to have him as a dear friend, and even through the tears as we type this we hang on to his voice saying “you guys are family, right”, his smile, and his presence. We know we will meet him again in the life of eternity. We send you, Adam and Ben, and Magda and Josephina, all our love and prayers. We knows that Geoff continues to live in the flow of God’s love just as surely as we all do. Rest in peace Geoff, and rise in glory +

Thinking of you and remembering the visit of you and the bishop when Norma was sick and on her final journey to be with God. Every blessing to you and the family as you cope with the future.

Kathy, Benjamin, Adam and family
I am saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing. Kathy, I can not imagine how you are feeling at this most difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will give you the strength and faith to get through the days ahead. Hugs
Yvette

Kathy,
Janet and I have lots of wonderful memories of Geoff., especially his joy looking at our Christmas village trying to find new additions.
He will be greatly missed by us and his church family. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.. May the love of Christ Jesus be with you and your family during this difficult time.

Janet and Jim Eveleigh
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My sincere condolences to all the family. A special condolence to Leslie { my brother in law} , Bernice & family. Thinking of you all. love Jean.

Oh my Kathy, I was so shocked to hear of Geoff’s passing. My heart hurts for you and the boys. You were such a help to me when Carl was sick and so good to talk to on our way to work. I’m am so thankful for all that you did for me. Hugs to you and the boys. Cynthia

I was shocked to hear of Bishop Jeff’s passing. He was lovely and good man. I was previleged to know him. I will miss him greatly. May he Rest In Peace. Gordon Penney

Dear Kathy, I almost can’t find the words to express your loss of Geoff. For Adam, Magdalena and your little grand daughter, and of course Ben and Geoff ‘s other family members. I send my deepest sympathies for each of them. I too am in shock and devastated. You and Geoff showed me such kindness and support over the years and I will be grateful always. Thank you! I am having much difficulty expressing my feelings at the moment. I hope you will understand.
I will miss Geoff terribly! He was a wonderful man and loved you and his family so much. I so wish he could be on earth for many more years as he would only have done good things and he was so young. I surely will miss the opportunity to see Geoff on his trips to Toronto and you as well, of course.
Here is my email and telephone number.
carolannevans14@hotmail.com
437 990 6061
May God bless you Kathy and help you during this difficult time. I have always loved you and Geoff.

With much love,

Carol

Condolences to the family.