"Big" Geoff Rodd left this world suddenly last Wednesday.
He was 73, and still in fine voice and fettle when we spent our last happy evening with him just a couple of weeks ago.
Geoff was a very kind man who regularly shared with us his songs and recordings. Many are the singaround groups and clubs that will miss his big voice and kind heart.
We have lost one of the Westcountry's finest traditional singers.
Not only a fine singer, Geoff was also a respected judge in the world of Chrysanthemums, and a keen investigator into his family history - which he had traced back to the great Grimaldi.