I just wanted to say a few words to pay my respects to Geoff Bawart, who passed away January 22.
For those who didn’t know Geoff, he was the Vice-President of the Lac St-Louis Tigers organization in Baseball Quebec. He was also a coach, a senior-league player and a volunteer who gave much of his time to others in the local baseball community.
First and foremost, Geoff was by all accounts a devoted family man. He leaves behind a wife and two young sons.
This is a sad time for the local baseball community.
I got to know Geoff on the baseball field several years ago while competing against his Knights team in the Baseball West Island Senior League. I didn’t know him personally off the field, but I can tell you that nobody in the league represented himself or his team with more dignity and class than Geoff did.
You can tell a lot about someone in the way they carry themselves as a competitor in sports. Geoff Bawart was one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with on the field.
My heart goes out to Geoff’s family and all of the people he had an impact on over the course of his life, which was cut far too short.
Baseball Quebec honoured Geoff on their Twitter feed with the following:
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux proches de Geoff Bawart, VP des Tigers de Lac St-Louis | https://t.co/GDkBOFDcji pic.twitter.com/5fLD76D4Vc
— Baseball Québec (@baseballquebec) January 24, 2017
The Tigers organization shared the following public post by Geoff’s brother on their Facebook page:
RIP Geoff. I’ll miss seeing you on the diamond.
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