Simon Vickers

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Simon Vickers

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 15.02.2016, 12:24

Late last night we heard the devastating news that Sy had passed away.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby HJ2 » Mon 15.02.2016, 12:39

Ohwww..... Sad news indeed! I just learned that our neighbor across the street also passed away last night...
My condolences to all family and friends of Sy. :(
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Rambo » Mon 15.02.2016, 12:41

What a tragedy :cry:

I was only just asking Clemo yesterday if he had heard any news about Sy

I haven't seen him since Donington disappeared off the calendar but I always looked forward to our annual meet up, curry, and, of course, a pint or two

He will be sadly missed by me. And I certainly wont be the only one :(

PS Geoff - do you have private contact details for Doug ? Can you let him know asap as he too will be very sad to hear the news
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Jamie N » Mon 15.02.2016, 13:22

Sad news, I never met him but he was always one of the "big" names on LEC from when i joined away back in the day. Condolences to Family and Friends.

R.I.P Sy.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Dave Eds » Mon 15.02.2016, 13:29

Mark

Doug is aware as we wanted him to know before we went open forum.

Yesterday I passed Paul Matty's on my way home from Manchester. As Sy used to live close by he was in my thoughts. I was devastated to hear this news when I got home in the early hours.

A pleasure to have known you Sy and my thoughts with your close ones, especially Dan.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Enright » Mon 15.02.2016, 13:32

Dave Eds wrote:A pleasure to have known you Sy and my thoughts with your close ones, especially Dan.

Couldn't have put it better.
Sy was always massively supportive and a fantastic character. I can't believe he's gone. :-(
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby dapinky » Mon 15.02.2016, 13:55

Nowt I can add to the above messages - sad day for anyone who knew the Big Man (in person, or in the Virtual world).
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby theelanman » Mon 15.02.2016, 14:00

god speed big man......
sad day indeed.....
you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
sleep well....

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 15.02.2016, 14:50

We never met, but he was always helpful to everyone.

Sad news indeed.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby tigerdog » Mon 15.02.2016, 14:58

Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family. It's quite a testament to Sy that he will be missed even by people whom he never met.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Gordon » Mon 15.02.2016, 16:45

Such sad news :(

So long Sy.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby HJ2 » Mon 15.02.2016, 17:16

The banner on the home page is great :smt023
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby John_W » Mon 15.02.2016, 17:19

I am very sad to hear this news. I really didn't want to open this post.

Sy was always a larger than life character and leading light of LEC. His efforts, along with Doug, Nige and the like, shaped the character of the early LEC and are the reason that LEC is the best Elan site on the Internet by a country mile.

I have many happy memories of Doningtons past, sharing time with Sy over a curry, a pint, or anything Lotus. The next big meeting won't be the same.

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PS: Geoff, have you let Nige know? And Doug, as Rambo said.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby clemo » Mon 15.02.2016, 18:13

Such a sad loss .
A very talented man that worked on many important tasks in his military vocation.
From the early pre forum days of LEC that brought us together for a car club meeting in a dusty cold carpark.
And outside of cars a keen wildlife spotter ...

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Monty » Mon 15.02.2016, 18:27

I'm in shock, not been on the forum for a long time. Heard the news through Dico, he was a well know character and loved by so many. LEC was his life and i miss the good old days with the gang and Sy, going to Donny, having curry and a few beers. Miss those days. Here's to you Sy :cheers:
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Giniw » Mon 15.02.2016, 19:12

Sad news indeed ... :(
I never met him either but have read a lot of his contributions.
Sincere condolences to his family.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby Scott J » Mon 15.02.2016, 19:37

Sy was a Gentleman and a stalwart of our community. Don't know if I would ever have bought my Elan without discovering this forum, and meeting Stevo.

I still have fond memories of the hill climb weekend when Sy opened his house and back garden for a good few of us to camp. He had erected a beer tent and laid on some kegs of ales.
Stevo proceded to do donuts in Sys ajoining field. A great weekend and a highlight of my LEC life, all down to Sys huge heart and generosity.

Condolences to his family.
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby theelanman » Mon 15.02.2016, 19:40

A great man.......
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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby RayD » Mon 15.02.2016, 22:31

Very sad news

Condolences to Simon's family.

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Re: Simon Vickers

Postby tb10 » Mon 15.02.2016, 22:38

Condolences to Simon's family. I live about 3 miles from Simon and regularly saw him driving up and down the A38 between Lydiate Ash and Droitwich. If details of his funeral can be posted when available I'll go along if I'm free.

RIP Simon


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