Vale Pastor Geoff Schirmer (em)
We were saddened to hear of the death of Pastor Geoff Schirmer last week. Pastor Geoff served in many Calls over his ministry, including as District Hospital Chaplain from 1994 – 2003. We pray that God will comfort Pastor Geoff’s wife Colleen, their children and children-in-law Kym, Paul & Kristy, and Jacki & Tony, and extended family and friends.
The funeral will be held at St Johns Church,165 Yarra Street Geelong, at 10am on Thursday 10th February 2022. Please note that you will need to check in using the QR code before the service, and masks will need to be worn in the Church. The service will be available on livestream from 9.50am on YouTube St Johns Lutheran Church Geelong LIVE. You can find the link by going to the St Johns YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTjQZ1pFr1UNxKUkpzQcSaQ and clicking on the livestream on the day. The service will also be available to watch on YouTube after that time.
Following the service there will be a light luncheon from 12 noon to 2pm in the Community Centre at the Windsor Park Retirement Village, 120-130 Townsend Road, St Albans Park. Parking is available on Dickens Drive and Townsend Road. Please note that evidence of vaccination is required for entry into the Community Centre.
There will be opportunity for donations to the Leukaemia Foundation (in lieu of flowers) at the funeral. For those attending via livestream, you can donate at www.leukaemia.org.au.
Colleen Schirmer passed on the message ‘Thank you for all your kinds words, wishes and thoughts in recent days, and particularly for giving us a chance to laugh as we have talked about Geoff and the many things he got up to! It has been greatly appreciated’.