On Sunday July 19, 2015, shortly after noon, our beloved colleague, friend, uncle and brother Geoffrey Ian McMurchy died from complications of life in a quadriplegic body. Thanks to the excellent care of the staff at Jubilee Hospital ICU and patient care, some friends and family were able to be present.
Born in Edmonton on September 19, 1955, Geoff was an accomplished dancer and visual artist, and an inspiring arts administrator. After an accident in 1977 left him paralyzed, he changed lives and challenged attitudes as the founding artistic director of the KickstArt Society for Disability Arts and Culture.
Anyone who knew Geoff is welcome to pay respects at an open house/wake at his home on the evening of Wednesday, July 22, with food and music and lanterns lit all through his garden.
He will be cremated at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 23. At his request, Geoff's ashes will be buried in his garden.
A memorial for Geoff will be held in Vancouver in the fall.