In loving memory of Geoff Byford

Geoff was a friendly, kind and happy man. Best described by those he met as an easy-going, all-round great bloke with a heart of gold.

Known to many as “Fishman” he had a passion for seafood and worked hard doing what he loved.

Geoff had a great sense of humour and loved a good laugh. With a wine in hand and a smile on his face there was never a care in the world.

Most importantly, Geoff was a loving and loyal husband to Marilyn, father to Dan, Jody, Renee, Tara and Leigh. Dear to many, Geoff touched the lives of all he met. Those memories will be held deep in our hearts forever, he will be so dearly missed.

Geoff lost his courageous battle with CJD on the 22nd of July, 2020. During Geoff’s illness, Suzanne and the team at CJD Australia provided our family with invaluable support and guidance for which we will be eternally grateful. Our hope is that with ongoing support and research, a treatment and cure will someday be found.

Total amount of donations received so far to support CJD Research in Australia= $4,540.00

2021 – $4,540 allocated to CJDSGN PhD Scholarship in memory of Geoff Byford 
$5,000 awarded to Laura Ellett, Lawson Research Laboratory, University of Melbourne.

The CJDSGN guarantees that every cent received will go directly to support the CJD Research Teams in Australia, improvements in diagnostic tools or the work of the CJDSGN in supporting families affected by CJD. Geoff’s family will be notified of your donation and consulted on the allocation of funding.

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Donation Total: $100.00 One Time