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Former Rovers Chairman Geoff Dunford Has Passed Away

21 October 2017

Everyone at Bristol Rovers was saddened to learn of the death of former Chairman Geoff Dunford earlier today.

Geoff and his father, Denis, did so much to keep Rovers going back in 1986 and he will always be remembered for the major role he played in the history of our club.

We offer our sincere condolences to Geoff’s family, who have issued the following statement, and his friends at this very sad time.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Geoff Dunford on the morning of Saturday 21st October 2017 at 66 years of age.

Geoff quietly and peacefully passed away at home with his wife Sharon, sons Peter and Matthew and step-daughters Jessica, Esther and Kathryn at his side.

Geoff had very bravely battled a long-term illness and throughout displayed great courage, humour, strength and faith.

Geoff was well known as a prominent businessman in the west country, for his involvement on the board of Bristol Rovers F.C. and for the various charity and community projects he supported throughout Bristol.

At home, he worked just as tirelessly as a husband, father and most recently a grandfather. He will be greatly missed by us all.

We ask for family privacy at this time and details of his funeral will be announced in due course.

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