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Maurice Reid Geer

February 8, 2024

Died peacefully at Te Nikau Grey Hospital, Greymouth, surrounded by his loving family.  Dearly loved and adored husband of the late Nancy, of 65 years.  Loved and cherished father of Catharine and Tom Taft, Jeffrey and Rebekah, Bryan and Moira.  A devoted and adoring granddad, pop, uncle, and friend.  A special thank you to everyone who made it possible for him to stay at home as long as he did.  Messages to the Geer family at 126 Tudor Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Maurice’s tribute page at

A Memorial Service in celebration of Maurice’s life will be held at St. Andrews United Church, Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika on Wednesday, February 14th, commencing at 11am.

To watch the Memorial Service live streamed please click on the link.


  1. Linda Gardyne

    Much sympathy on the loss of Maurice. Gone to be with Nancy. A hard worker at rest. Love to all the family.

  2. Carlene Packham

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time – such a lovely man – Alan and Carlene

  3. Diane & John Craig

    To All the Family. So sorry for your loss of your Dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    • Lyn O'Connor

      The Kitchen families send lovely warm fuzzies to you all.
      Who on earth is going to do the dishes now.
      Will miss your face Maurice, my west coast dad.

    • Shelley

      Jeff, Rebekah & family,
      Our love & thoughts are with you all. Big hugs,
      Shelley & Mike xx

  4. Marie and Mark Keenan

    Thinking of you all, very sad to hear this. We will miss such a lovely neighbour.

  5. Cheryl Hutchison

    To you all.
    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your amazing dad,. Such a gentleman. So devoted to Nancy.
    RIP Maurice. You and Nancy together again in love ❤️ Cheryl and Brian

  6. Shirree Thomson

    To the whole Geer whanau, So sorry for your loss of your loving father and friend

    • James &Alwyn Friend

      To Katherine – so sorry to see the notice. Parents are so precious to a family 👪. Our thoughts are with you all. James and Alwyn

  7. Kathleen Miller (McLeod)

    Sympathies to you all. Maurice was a great friend to Mum and Dad. Such a lovely man.
    Thinking of you all.

    • Eileen McLeod

      Sincere Sympathy to Catharine, Jeff, Bryan and Families in the loss of your Dad. Maurice and Nancy were true friends to Roger and I. Thinking of you all at is sad time. Love and hugs Xx 🥰

  8. John & Margaret Atkinson

    To Geer Family, sorry for your loss of a good family man

  9. Shirley Coffey

    Hi to the Geer family, so sorry to hear that Uncle Maurice has died.
    No words can stop the pain, only time. Plus to know Nancy and Maurice are together again.
    Hugs to you all.

  10. Kathleen Russell

    My Condolences to Catherine & Tom, Jeff & mum, Uncle Brian & Aunty Moira, for the loss of their father and father-in-law, to the lovely homegrown bunch Rhonda, Hayden, Liam and Lewis, Jessica and my brother Jackson for the loss of their grandfather. And to all the homegrown children who were lucky enough to have Maurice as their great grandfather.

    Thank you Maurice, for helping to bring into the world and raise the best stepfather one could ever hope for, I feel very blessed to have had Jeff raise and love me as his own.
    I will say rest in love, because now you are with your soulmate.

  11. Fergusons of Lincoln

    Catharine & family. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. We all send our heartfelt sympathies & our thoughts are with you.

  12. Michelle

    Rest in Peace Maurice
    Lovely gentleman 💙

  13. Wayne Diedrichs

    Condolences to Jeff and the family

  14. Linda Evans

    Catharine,Jeffrey, Bryan and families So sorry to hear that Uncle Maurice has passed. At least he is with Aunty Nancy again.
    Will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  15. Terry Bedford

    My condolences to all the family I have great memories of teenage years spending time at the Jeffs Dad and Mums place.

    • Winona and Phillip Dowell

      To Catharine and Tom

      Deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved father and father-in-law. We are thinking of you at this sad time.

  16. Bron

    Thinking of you at this very sad time. It’s been a tough few months having to farewell both Maurice & Nancy. May they rest in love. Treasure your fond memories. We hope they help you through the sad times that follow. Bron & Gary.

  17. Rachel Clulee

    Sending sympathies and love to you all. Very sad to hear Uncle Maurice had died he and Aunty Nancy were just the best and will be sadly missed.I will never forget Uncle Maurices laugh. Thinking of you all today xx

  18. Kate Adams

    Condolences to all the family, from our family, fly high to your beloved Nancy , R.I.P

  19. Marg and Les Singer

    Our condolences to all the family. Great memories of Maurice.


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