?php echo the_field('top_header_location',9); ?>

Geoffrey "Geoff" Bruce Brooks

Geoffrey "Geoff" Bruce Brooks


21 May 1959 - 27 Dec 2023


Geoffrey (Geoff) Brooks passed away peacefully, on his own terms, on 27 December 2023 at Lismore Base Hospital after many years of chronic lung disease.

Geoff is mourned by his wife, lover and best friend of over 42 years, Hilary Riggs.

He is also mourned by his father John Howard Brooks and his mother Dorothy Grace (nee Baldwin) Brooks (dec) together with his siblings Timothy (and wife Jane) Brooks, Andrew (and wife Cath) Brooks, Susan (dec) Whyborn (and husband Alan Whyborn.) Ken (and wife Marleene) Brooks.

Hilary’s siblings and their partners were also close to Geoff over the years.

Geoff had a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances in Canberra, Ballina, Brisbane and beyond.

In particular, Lindsay Burgess and Geoff were life-long friends from school days.

A service to commemorate Geoff’s life will be held on 10 January 2024 at 10 am, Parkview Funeral Homes, 21 Kalinga St, Ballina.

Hilary would like to thank all the many marvellous caring and compassionate doctors, nurses, ambos and other professionals who took such good care of Geoff over the years.

For those who cannot attend, the service will live streamed via the link below.


Funeral Details

Parkview – Ballina
21 Kalinga Street
West Ballina NSW 2478

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2024
Time: 10:00 am


9 replies on “BROOKS, Geoffrey “Geoff” Bruce”

Don Williamssays:

Wish I had met him …. life is too short….and I wish comfort to Hilary and the family …

Regina Nearysays:

Geoff was a beautiful person with a great sense of humour a lovely combination of intellect courage and tolerance.
The relationship that he and Hilary shared was one to emulate for sure.

Much love to all who mourn Geoff 🍀🍀🍀

Helen Isonsays:

My dearest Hilary, unfortunately I cannot attend on Geoff’s service on Wednesday . I am sending you all my love and prayers. I pray that as your family and friends come together to farewell but celebrate Geoff’s life, you will also find comfort in their support and love for you as well. Take care my darling! Love Helen


so sorry Hilary to hear of Geofs passing,thinking of you my condolences to all the families DENISE


so sorry Hilary to hear of Geoffs passing,thinking of you my condolences to all the families DENISE

Alan Brimelowsays:

Rest in Peace Geoff. I am a better person for having known you. My sincere condolences Hil.

Janine and Simon Gouldsays:

Unfortunately we are unable to attend in person, but Hilary we will be watching through the live stream and will be beside you in spirit. A few words about your wonderful partner in life. Geoff Brooks was a generous, witty and thoughtful human and we were blessed to call him a friend.
RIP Geoff

Monica & Grantsays:

Geoff was good friend. We shared a love of wine and conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Hilary during this very sad time. RIP Geoff. xx

Von McLeodsays:

It was a privilege being able to share in Geoff’s farewell and hear the stories of your exciting life together. I’m so pleased I had that opportunity to meet him at our reunion! He sounds like an extraordinary man and I’m glad you had all those years of companionship together although I know you would have wanted it be many more!

My love to you! I know that you will pick up your life again with your many interests and your supporting family and friends! It will be good to keep in contact -facebook has given us that gift after all these years!

Leave a Tribute

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *