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News has reached us of the death of Geoff Templeman, a member since 1980 and an Assistant Editor of the Alpine Journal for many years.

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#2 Ed Douglas 2020-12-08 17:14
Geoff Templeman was a delightful and supportive assistant editor at the Alpine Journal and I owed him a great deal when I first edited the Alpine Journal. Unfailingly courteous, he was a terrific asset to the Club generally and I shall miss.

And Mike, noted!

Ed Douglas
#1 ac_administrator 2020-11-23 17:02
Geoff Templeman was an unselfish helper of the Alpine Club who would turn his hand to doing whatever he could do to assist with the running of the Club. Before he even joined the Club he helped as Editorial Assistant to the Alpine Journal from 1977 onwards and, upon joining in 1980, he took on the job of Assistant Editor until 2007. From 1978 (i.e. again before membership) until 2006 he was also the Obits Editor for the AJ. From 1986 to 1990 he chaired the House Committee which managed the South Audley Street premises and, when the time came to move from there to Charlotte Road, he managed the sale and disposal of the very many unwanted items that had accumulated over the years, as well as physically helping with the move. At some point (in the 1980s ?) he took on the job of assembling and writing the Club’s Newsletter which he did until the early 1990s.
In short, Geoff was the sort of member which every club needs and treasures. He will be sorely missed by those grateful members who remember him.

Mike Esten

PS Dates need checking for any formal obit in the AJ

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