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RIP J D Portrey (Johnnew)

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by The Mad Hat Man, Jan 25, 2018.

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  1. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    The funeral of John Dieter Portrey will take place on Wednesday 28th February 2018. The service will take place at 2pm at Rainsbrook Crematorium-Avon Chapel, Ashlawn Rd, Rugby, CV22 5ET. The Funeral Director is
    The Co-operative Funeralcare Rugby. Anyone wishing to join the funeral procession are welcome to do so. This will leave from 17 Rugby Road, Long Lawford CV23 9DS at 1.30pm. Family flowers only and donations to The Royal British Legion. A celebration of his life will take place afterwards at The Arnold House, Masonic Buildings, Church Walk, Rugby CV21 3AT.
     
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    accywingy Large Member! Administrator

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    Are any Landyzoner's attending John's funeral? I had planned to but had to have back surgery 10 days ago so can't drive, or even travel for that matter. Really wanted to make an appearance for John and of course Heidi :(
     
  3. flatlander

    flatlander It's not broken! Donater

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    We would really like to be there, but babysitting duties in London have us pinned. Will mentally pay my respects on the day.
     
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    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    I'm planning to go though I'll prolly turn up late and covered in oil
     
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    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    John had an escort of Landies on his final journey which is only right and proper and we arrived in the midst of a blizzard.

    A fitting tribute for a man that could fit more mischief into his life than most twice his size.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Hugs and love to Heidi ...
     
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    Genuinely gutted that We couldn’t be there today and glad that it was a fitting send off.
     
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    It was a pretty unconventional service as per John's wishes and his ability to cut through the bull with humourous sarcasm when things get a bit too serious shone through.

    I was chatting to Heidi and she's not sure what to do with the 90. She'd like to keep it but doesn't want it left parked up unused and it really needs some fettling to make it more user friendly.

    Sam suggested sorting a weekend for a crew to go through it which I think is a great idea.

    I'll leave Heidi some time to find her feet again but ask Rob to make a proper assessment of what's needed when he can and see if we can come up with a plan.

    Meanwhile....somewhere on a cloud...

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  10. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I couldn't go. Had planned to but stuff happens and I'm so sorry I couldn't get there. I would have liked to pay respects directly, and instead I had a little drinkie poo and raised a glass for John silently.

    Thinking of you Heidi ...
     
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