Geoffrey Graham Boot

October 9, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Geoffrey Graham Boot passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, October 9, 2022.  He was born on September 21, 1944, in Leicester, England to the late Frederick Joseph Harold Boot and Constance May Boot.  

Geoffrey studied engineering at De Montfort University, United Kingdom, graduating in with the class of 1972.  Immigrating to Canada in 1973 with his young family he began a rewarding 40-year career at Montreal Engineering and SNC.  His expertise was valued on large power plant projects in over ten countries worldwide.  He retired in 2013, moving to South Carolina in 2014. 

Geoffrey was known for his kind heart, his generous, adventurous spirit, his dry, British sense of humor and telling repetitive dad jokes.  He had a love for the outdoors, and for music. His smile was contagious.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. 

Geoffrey was blessed with a large, loving family.  He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol Moxham Boot.  Geoffrey was an adored father, stepfather, father-in-law and grandfather to Carolyn Boot; Lisa Boot and her partner, Theo Yates and their children, Kaatje and Fee; Jonathan Boot and his wife, Mi Kyung and their children, Ahri and Riah; Denis Lebeau and his wife, Claire and their children,  Madison, Alyssa and Ewan; Lise Hancock and her husband, Steve and their children, Braeden, Mallory and Julia; Todd Chapman and his partner, Sheila McGarrity and their children, Kirsten, Cameron and Cassidy; Amy Sue Chapman and her partner, Eric Palmer and their children, Brittany and Brandon.  Also surviving are his cherished goldendoodle, Ralphie; his brother, Colin Boot and his wife, Gill; sister, Lilian Issitt and her husband, John as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends living in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Canada, and the United States.  He was predeceased by his beloved Colette Boot.

Funeral services for Geoffrey will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, 15000 York Road, Charlotte, NC.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery located behind the church.  The service will be livestreamed at: for those unable to attend in person.  Flowers should be sent to the church. 

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  • Toni Zarro

    It was a pleasure being neighbors with Geoff and Carol. They are both very close to my heart and always will be! I will never forget 1 of the 1st times we met. Geoff came over around 10pm to help me throw stuff in a dumpster like we were rebels! I will miss Geoff dearly! My thoughts and prayers are with Carol and Geoff’s family and friends!

  • Pat LaMonica

    Geoff was an outstanding person and will be so deeply missed by all that knew him. Prayers and love to his Family.

  • Dianne and Joe Shaw

    Joe and I were heartbroken to hear about the loss of Geoff. We know how much you loved each other. He was a wonderful man. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Debby and Norm Balders

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Geoff’s wife, my cousin, and all the family and friends who will miss him. We’re thankful we met Geoff on a trip to Texas, it was a pleasure! We were so sorry to hear about his sudden passing! May memories comfort you all. RIP Geoff and God Bless you all.

  • Todd Chapman

    Geoff I’m gonna miss our joking back and forth and us ganging up on mom. You were a great guy and me and the kids will miss you.
    So sorry mom and Geoff’s family he was a great guy and he will be missed.

  • Claudette and Ray Monette

    So sorry for your loss. Geoff was a very special person,funny and interesting person!