GEOFF Honey has been remembered as a dedicated family man and a great servant to the Kiama community.
Born at Brooklyn Hospital in Kiama on August 13, 1919, he attended Kiama Public School and used to walk the 2½ miles to the school and back from the family farm. He was delighted when, at the age of 12, he received a pony, which he left in a paddock at his grandparents' place, on the site where Blue Haven now stands.
As a youngster he would rise early to help his father milk the cows, feed the calves and pigs and harness the horse which took the milk to the factory and rush off to school, where he was an excellent student.
After he left school he went to work on the farm before World War II took him to the Middle East and Papua New Guinea. He played a leading role in delivering ammunition to the front lines and later delivering rations on the Kokoda Track.
After returning to Kiama, he met and married Elaine and the couple ran the family farm, along with their four sons.
Geoff became involved with Christ Church, was a foundation member of the Kiama Alpine Club, an active member of the Kiama Rifle Club and also a long-time member of Kiama Rotary Club, where he earned a reputation for hard work, particularly in the reconstruction of dry-stone walls.
As his memory started to fail, he and Elaine left the farm and moved to Blue Haven.