Geoffrey Horrocks, 82, of Mississauga, died peacefully on Tuesday January 15th at Ian Anderson House in Oakville. He was born January 9, 1931 in Rochdale England. He earned a full scholarship at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford and graduated in 1952 with a Masters in Mathematics. He became a Fellow of The Canadian Institute of Actuaries in 1956.
He married his loving wife Pamela in 1954 and immigrated to Canada in 1956 to settle in London Ontario where he worked as an actuary for the first 15 years of his career with Northern Life Assurance. He was a consulting actuary with Mercer, Morneau, Alexander Consulting, and finished his career with his own company Horrocks and Associates. Geoffrey and Pamela raised a family of four boys, Michael (Cathy), Mark (Karen), David (Alice), and John (Jennifer). Geoffrey will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Andrew, Amy, Emily, Rachel, Jonathan, Courtney and Bethany.
Geoff loved the underdog. He was a lifelong supporter of his home town Rochdale soccer club who, despite their futility, he supported religiously. It is only fitting that he himself put up such a lengthy and determined fight being such an underdog to pancreatic cancer. Geoffrey was a modest man who quietly accomplished much in both his family and business life. He enjoyed friendship through bridge, golf, tennis and travel. All his life he stood by his wife Pamela, but no more so when they together won her battle with cancer.
A private family funeral will be held as per Geoffrey and Pamela's wishes. In lieu of flowers a donation to Ian Anderson House in Oakville would be appreciated.
Friday January 18, 2013
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