Friends of Jeff please see the message below from Chris Chambers one of Jeff's closest friends. I will post up the date and time of the paddle out for Jeff as soon as that is confirmed and I will try to add some pictures of the day for those far away to see. Regards Andre
Jeff was a lifelong friend, brother, and surfing buddy. He leaves behind his dear wife Ange, daughter Gratia and son Reyner.
His last day was spent doing the things that he loved - we had great waves and lots of laughs together.
funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday at the Auckland Christian
Assembly, 26 Albany Highway, Glenfield. You are most welcome to attend
Jeff can be viewed on Thursday at H Morris, Ocean View Road, Northcote - Please call first on 4895737.
time over the next few weeks we will have the opportunity to paddle out
together and scatter Jeff’s ashes at Long Bay beach. More details of
and time to follow.
Please pass these details on to anyone who knew Jeff.
Your passing saddens me greatly Jeff. Rest in peace.
As I read this, and the first time I read it yesterday, I think of those I loved who have passed, those I love who are in the process, my own physical health, my loved ones, esp. my children and my granddaughte, and I think, like some have pointed out, life flies by and it is a gift.
I am glad to read Jeff was living the life he wanted - we should all be so fortunate...
Just doesn't seem like 50 some odd years is enough... I am close to 50, a grandfather, suffering some physical ailments, yet just this afternoon I was thinking about how it's way to young for me to feel old, and like giving up... Lot's to see, I could stand another 50...
Peace to Jeff's family - all of us.
I only knew you as a swaylockian.
Thanks for sharing the stoke along the way!
bugger. sad to hear this.
NuclearFishin....you will be missed....Surfed out one day and gone the next......
I'm 51 and I have a fear of leaving my family too soon. Watched a beautiful sunset his week....saw a Rainbow too. Walked along a creek with my wife...spent time with friends at the beach.......and did some soul searching.......
I am sorry to hear this - peace and healing to his family. I'm glad he was basking in the afterglow of a good session with friends and dinner with his wife.
I dedicate this photo in honour of Jeff
.....like he did ,
it encourages me , stokes me , and makes me want to get out there every day I can ! [ And , provided " a good reflection" , of what is going on in the ocean and world surrounding it .....]
R.I.P. Jeff , you are missed
So sorry to hear this. I don't know him in person, the only thing i can say is something u guys already said it "Jeff, you will be missed".
Rest in peace.