Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)


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Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby inkitin » Fri 25.07.2014, 11:29

We are very sorry to say that on Thursday 23rd July 2014 Roland Halliday (inkitin) passed away.

In life he was incredibly generous, funny and bright, a very selfless man who couldn't do enough for anyone. He was a wonderful husband and a brilliant father. My mother, sister and I love him very much and will miss him terribly. We have many fantastic memories to treasure and I know that many of you who have met him, and perhaps even those of you who have not, will have some stories of your own.

The Elan was one of dad's greatest joys and his most treasured possession and his involvement in this community meant the world to him. Over the years he has particpated in convoys to Donington, across the Isle of Man, weddings, treasure hunts and I know that the sight of a convoy of Elans absolutely delighted him.

We think that an honour guard convoy of Elans at his funeral would be a moving tribute to Roland. We know that he would be overwhelmed if one of his greatest joys in life were to form part of his procession. As a family we would be extremely grateful to anyone who would like to take part in making his funeral memorable and special in a way that would really mark his passing. All of you are welcome to attend his funeral and wake if you are able to. We don't yet have a date but expect it will be week commencing 4th August 2014.

If anyone is interested in attending please post on this thread and we'll be in touch with details by PM.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 25.07.2014, 11:34

Roland was a lovely man and will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 25.07.2014, 12:33

Very sorry to hear the sad news. Only met him once, but was struck by his friendly helpfulness and sociable outlook.

My condolences to you and all the family.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby HJ2 » Fri 25.07.2014, 12:38

What terrible news!

I whish you all wisdom and comfort and a memorable goodbuy.
I won't be able to make it, but i will remember Roland in another Elan inspired style!

Condolances from the Netherlands as well,
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Rob P » Fri 25.07.2014, 14:04

Really shocking news and what a sad loss, you really couldn't have wished to have met a nicer fellow, myself and my son Matthew met Roland and we travelled down to Donington together, he also looked after us when we met for a couple of other Lotus events and he made us both feel very welcome within the LEC forum.

So sad to hear this news, if there is a requirement for cars for a parade of honour then count me in


My deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this sad time, he was a true Gent and will be missed by many
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Enright » Fri 25.07.2014, 15:16

Oh no, not Roland! :cry:

I am gutted to read this.

Roland was always a pleasure to meet and chat to.
I was even looking forwards to seeing him at the MLOC meeting this weekend.

Words absolutely fail me. :(

Please let us know when the funeral will be - I will do my very best to be there.

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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Steve A » Fri 25.07.2014, 15:24

:cry: A sad loss to the LEC.

Roland was a nice chap always ready to help whenever he could, he'll be missed on the forum and at the events :(

Deepest sympathy at this difficult time. :smt085
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby TrevorB » Fri 25.07.2014, 15:26

I never had the pleasure of meeting Roland but he has on occasions made complementary comments on my car 'Merlot'.

My sincere condolences to all the family.

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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby chris.t » Fri 25.07.2014, 16:09

I'm so sorry to hear this, Roland was a fantastic guy and always had time for his fellow Elaners. I feel very sad to hear this, I remember Roland most from the trip to the IOM where he was great company. It's unlikely that I'll be able to make his funeral. If the family would like some flowers sent perhaps we could have the details posted.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby dapinky » Fri 25.07.2014, 17:31

Condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Like many on here, I would count Roland not only as a fellow enthusiast, but as a true friend.

Memories of IOM, Donington, Nick & Kims' wedding, and many other occassions are some of the best trips we've had out in the elan, all helped along with a cheerful smile and a question of "Shall we have another bottle of red?" from Roland.

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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby nicowalker1 » Fri 25.07.2014, 18:35

Me and Kim send our very best wishes. We are both so sorry to hear this news. Please feel free to pm me as it is the very least I could do. Some fantastic memories and great times.


Please feel free to remove this if it is deemed inappropriate. We thought it a nice tribute to a top top friend.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby maz_r » Fri 25.07.2014, 18:50

What very sad news - thank you for letting us know.

Roland was very much a part of our 'family' here on LEC and will be sadly missed.

Deepest sympathy to you and the family.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby rip » Fri 25.07.2014, 20:14

I am shocked & saddened to log on & read this.
I was fortunate enough to meet Roland a few times.
My sincere condolences.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Dico » Fri 25.07.2014, 20:48

inkitin wrote:
In life he was incredibly generous, funny and bright, a very selfless man who couldn't do enough for anyone.

He most certainly was. I am in shock. An absolute gentleman. I just wish we had met one more time.

Condolences to the family. Dico
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Dico » Fri 25.07.2014, 21:33

We would really like to attend his funeral. However we are away on honeymoon from the 6th. If indeed we can make it I'm afraid my Lotus won't be there. He would understand.

On a side note- In my kneck of the woods we shorten ''Isn't it'' to ''Int'it''. However, myself and Jayne changed it to ''Intikin''. He never knew this. I think he took to me because I'm odd.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Specky » Fri 25.07.2014, 23:22

I can only reiterate the same sentiments.

A true gent and all round top bloke, it was such a privilege to have a met such a genuine person.

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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Rice crispy » Fri 25.07.2014, 23:28

My condolences, I never met Roland but it's clear from the previous comments what a great person he was
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby Jeemy » Sat 26.07.2014, 00:57

I also never met Roland but engaged with him online multiple times, he was kind, generous and helpful; I am very sorry for your loss.
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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby wayne » Sat 26.07.2014, 02:48

Thank you for letting us all know the sad news about Roland.
Such a wonderful, happy, sociable gentleman.

We only met up once, when I visited the UK. He kindly drove down to meet up at Cubley Hall in Penistone.

I am sure that everyone on the LEC will miss him dearly. I really hope that a lot of the members in the UK that knew him can make up a convoy of Elans for the funeral.
I am sorry that I will be unable to attend as I and my Elan are a few thousand miles from the UK, in Bahrain.

My condolences to you and all of his family.

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Re: Sad news about Roland Halliday (inkitin)

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Sat 26.07.2014, 03:05

My heart goes out to his family. I am deeply saddened by the news.
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