A brief profile of Geoff Taffs
Geoff was born in Springvale in 1935 and was educated at the local primary school before completing his secondary studies at Caulfield grammar in 1952.
He then joined Nicholas, the manufacturers of Aspro and other well-known pharmaceutical, veterinary and household products, where he worked for 22 years.
At that time he also played football with the St. Kilda 3rds before being conscripted into national service in august 1954. He completed his training at Puckapunyal.
Geoff married Josephine in 1957 and had three children and now have four grandchildren.
Wishing to supplement his income at that time, he joined his bother in law who had taken out a bookmaker’s licence and he worked on the rails as his clerk on Saturdays and the big race meetings for nearly twenty years.
After leaving Nicholas after twenty-two years, he established a Melbourne office for a Sydney company which he ran for ten years which was subsequently purchased by the French multi-national – Roussel Uclaf.
Later, he was invited to open a new pharmaceutical division for a Melbourne company specialising in the importation of sophisticated therapeutics.
He finally retired in December 2000.
Geoff and Jo lived in Parkdale for thirty years before downsizing to a townhouse in Cheltenham located in the grounds of the beautiful heritage listed community of the holy name convent.
He joined Rossdale Golf Club and Mentone Community Garden Club Mentone. He also enjoys reading