Posted: August 12th, 2023

Geoffrey (Geoff) Laurence Armitstead passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Masterpiece Southlands Meadows, Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, at the age of 79 years. His loving wife of 33 years, Monika Armitstead; her son, Dan Mann; her daughter, Candace Woodman; and her son, Adam Woodman, were at his side. Geoff will also be remembered and missed by his sons, Dean Armitstead and Dale Armitstead; his daughter, Tammy Paulsen; brother, Garry (Dawn) Armitstead; sister, Gwen McKeeman; grandchildren, Elissa Armitstead, Dylan Armitstead, Billie-Ann Armitstead, Kelsey Prytula, Kenyon Eatman, and Adam Woodman; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Alix. He will also be remembered and missed by numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father, Richard Armitstead, and his mother, Jean (Vader) Armitstead. Geoff was born on February 20, 1944 in Edmonton, AB and was raised on the family farm in Onoway, AB. After completing school, he began work with the Northern Transportation Co. Ltd. in the NWT, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. Geoff had a passion for collecting anything and everything from the 1800’s, such as firearms, the history of the items, as well as all of the paraphernalia pertaining to each piece. He enjoyed traveling to Antique Shows where he met others with the same interests. Woodworking was also a pastime of his and he spent many hours creating items that were of interest to him. Geoff had a friendly, outgoing personality. He was quick to tease, joke and laugh. He always shared a big smile with his mischievous blue eyes twinkling. Geoff will be fondly remembered for his kindness, being a gentleman, and for his overwhelming spirit and larger than life zest for life. “Geoff, it’s hard to turn the page when you know that you won’t be in the next chapter, but life’s story must go on. Walking the Journey Together……Alone. Auf wiedersehen mein schatz! Geoff’s family would like to thank the staff at Masterpiece Southland Meadows for their excellent care of Geoff. The Memorial Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, August 17th, 2023, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Memorial gifts in Geoffrey “Geoff” Armitstead’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 101-1201 Kingsway Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Geoffrey Armitstead. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.

One Condolence for “GEOFFREY ARMITSTEAD”

  1. Denise and Dean Yeast says:

    Monica – no words can comfort you at this sad time, but Geoff is in Peace! His duties where needed in Heaven and he will be the Bestest Angel up their for all of his family here on Earth.

    I still recall this funny story – he was on your roof doing something. His ladder somehow fell so now he was stuck on the roof. Little Julia came into the court after school and he said ” Please tell your Mom to come outside” oops she forgot. He is now still stuck on the roof. A few vehicles pulled in/out of their garages – not noticing Geoff on the roof. A long while later, finally someone did notice and ended up helping Geoff out. I will never forget that one story, but have a ton more. Geoff did tell me ” do you know how busy our court is mid afternoon but no one looks up”.

    Geoff did make a great Santa for many years for our kids, until Dylan did say ” I think I know that voice”.

    Our condolences Dean, Denise, Dylan , Mercedes and Cole Yeast

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