It is with deep regret and enormous sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Geoffrey Samuel, who passed away this morning, 10th November 2023 aged 92.
Geoffrey was a political giant, a fighter, and fiercely tenacious when advocating for his constituents and those in the wider community throughout a lifetime of public service. As a councillor representing various wards and boroughs during a remarkable 70 years, he was also a man of wisdom, political acumen and, most of all, absolute integrity. Everyone in Twickenham, regardless of political persuasion, will recognise the great loss we have all sustained with his passing.
Members of the Twickenham Conservative Association will feel a particular sense of loss, as Geoffrey was the father figure to whom we all looked whenever difficulties, political or otherwise, arose. His guidance, knowledge, strength of character and humanity were second to none.
Twickenham and the surrounding constituencies are a more sad and sorrowful place today. Our thoughts are with his wife, Lona, to whom we extend our very deepest sympathies.
Geoffrey, rest in peace – we will miss you enormously, but we will never forget you.