Vale Geoff Rudge – UPDATED – Funeral Details

The Ace Radio Group lost one of its most respected general managers early this morning.

Geoff Rudge passed away after a year long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at the Grain Shed, Church of Christ, 2 King St Swan Hill, this Friday 5th June at 1:30pm.

Geoff joined ACE Radio in January 1989 as General Manager of 3SH. In May 1995 he moved to become General Manager of 3TR and in March 2000 was appointed to a new position as General Manager – Information Technology, a position he held up until his passing.

He had been fighting leukaemia since late last year and his progress had been positive, but complications over the last few weeks proved too much and Geoff passed away at about 5.30 this morning.

Ace Radio chairman Rowly Paterson paid tribute to Geoff, saying:

“Geoff was one of the kindest, most caring people that you are likely to meet and was an inspiration to us all. One of the true gentlemen of the Australian radio industry.

On behalf of the entire ACE Radio family, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to Shirley, Jennie, Belinda, Steve and the extended Rudge family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with them all at this incredibly difficult time.”

More tributes have been coming in for Geoff, with RCS’s Keith Williams saying:
 “I am so sad to read this. We at RCS have worked closely with Geoff and the team at ACE for a number of years.He was not only a great radio person but a gentleman. My first beer today will be a toast to Rudgey.”


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