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Old 6th October 2018, 22:21   #1
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Default Sad News Eric Allen (Riclin)

It is with great sadness to inform the club of the passing of Eric Allen (Riclin) following a long struggle with Cancer on Friday morning.

He was an active member of the Club, as is his son Mike who has asked me to post this.

He really loved his car and really enjoyed meeting members at the meetings he attended.

I met Eric some years ago now when he brought his car over to me for some diagnostic work doing, and for some simple repairs, he had a great personality and sense of humour and we became good friends.

Rest in peace Mate, will really miss our regular chats.


Could one of the Mods please change the Club banner in Eric's memory.

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Old 6th October 2018, 22:24   #2
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Oh dear, so sorry to hear this Russ, please pass on our condolences mate.

Lest we forget..
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Old 7th October 2018, 01:20   #3
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Please pass on our condolences to Mike & his family from all the Nano crew, Eric along with Mike were regular visitors at the Nano meets, they have also both been to my home a few times, sad news indeed RIP Eric.
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Old 7th October 2018, 05:43   #4
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Condolences to the family, RIP Allen.
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Old 7th October 2018, 06:59   #5
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Thank you Russ.

My dad loved his rover so much. Even when the drs where telling him he needed to go into hospital, he refused because he needed to MOT his car. In the last conversation we had he asked would I service it the following day.

I’d like to thank all of you who have helped dad especially big russ.

I miss him so very very much.
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Old 7th October 2018, 08:02   #6
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Another good one gone, so sorry for your loss thoughts are with you all RIP .
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Old 7th October 2018, 13:24   #7
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I know I don't know you or your father but he sounds like he was a pretty dedicated member 🙂 I'm sorry to hear of your loss 😞 take care 👍
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Old 7th October 2018, 16:34   #8
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Sad to hear of Erics passing
cracking bloke and a good laugh
condolences to all the family Mike

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Old 7th October 2018, 17:53   #9
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Very sad news.
My condolences to his family

I've messaged Pete, Reebs and Christopher to have the banner turned black
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Old 7th October 2018, 18:19   #10
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Sad to hear this , we seem to have lost a few members recently
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