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Popular Phuket teacher dies suddenly

Teacher Geoff Goacher died unexpectedly and without warning while at work on Monday afternoon (May 11) at the Kajonkiet School on Chao Fa West Rd.

teacher dies in PhuketIn addition to being a popular teacher, Mr Goacher was a regular pool player, captaining the Walkabout team since the Southern Phuket Pool League was formed. He also played for a number of years before that in the Patong League.

The Southern League chairman, Brendan Foy, who was a close friend, said of him, “He was recognised for his love of a cup of tea or a diet Coke rather than a beer, but every now and then, especially if Walkabout had won the beer leg, he would have a glass of Baileys.

“Geoff was a lovely man and a good mate. Many, myself included, will miss him a great deal. Our banter [with him] was great fun and our in-depth chats revealing and caring.

“He was a very popular member of the League and liked by all, teammates and opponents alike.”

Teams in the pool leagues have been asked to observe a minute’s silence before their matches this Thursday (May 14). They have also been asked to send a team photo, holding either Mr Goacher’s photo, or a card with his name.

Mr Goacher is survived by his wife Veronica and foster daughter Rainbow in Phuket and a daughter and son in the UK.

A cremation will be held at Wat Chalong on Friday (May 15), followed by a church service on either Saturday or Sunday at a venue to be announced. To find out about that contact Brendan Foy by email: brendanfoy [at] connaughtct.com

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