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Author Topic: Lancia Motor Club Tribute at Diane Hilton's Funeral 21/4/2011  (Read 3916 times)
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« on: 22 April, 2011, 12:25:03 AM »

Sadly my wife passed away on the 6th April 2011, Diane was very much a Lancisti and drove our Y10's Dedra's Thema's and Ypsilon Elefantino Rosso; to all intents and purpose the Y10 Fire, 2 of our 5 Dedra's and 1 of our 2 Thema's were her cars over 17 years, as daily drivers to work etc.
She also drove them on the Continent on our various trips abroad.
Although I could never persuade her to drive "Fay" she loved our trips in her.
The highlight of her (and My) Lancia trips was the 2006 Lancia 100 celebrations in Turin, I think everyone who took part would agree that it was a magical week, even if it was "B" Hot!
Diane was a good navigator, but I could never get my head around her need to have the map upside down, and pointing in the direction we were travelling Roll Eyes
Diane's Funeral went off very well, and I really must thank the Following LMC contingent who attended in their cars, at my suggestion/request.

Stuart and his new Delta, who set off from Cumbria at 7am arriving at midday after a 300 mile journey.
Robin & Margaret Lacey in Modestine, who had set off from West Sussex at 9am for a 100+ mile journey.
Simon Davis in his Delta HPE, who set off from Bristol at 9am & who picked up John Brain & Chris Hopkins on the way, another 100+mile journey.
While everyone else might have been a little closer, it was a sterling effort that was much appreciated, and while all the cars were admired, I think Robin was lucky to find Modestine still where he left her, as there were a lot of OOOH's & AAAH's flowing about when parked outside the Hilton Garden Hotel Luton, where we went for a drink afterwards.
Geoff & Eileen Johnson in their Fulvia 3, from Hertford.
Peter & June Watcham in their Kappa Coupe, from Harpenden.
Frank & Elspeth Tierney in their Y10, from Shefford.
Martin & Libby Dowling in their Montecarlo, from Tring enroute to Harrogate.
And my Daughter Anna, Son-in Law Andy, and Myself in "Fay" from Luton & Silsoe.
Garry & Louise Peck Cooper were also there, but didn't brIng "Bob" their Fulvia 2 Coupe, but they were most welcome all the same, even if they were Bob less.

I would also like to thank all Lancisti from here and abroad who sent cards or emails of support and sympathy.
Who could ask for better friends.
I'm sure Diane would have been looking down in approval.
Brian Hilton

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« Last Edit: 22 April, 2011, 12:55:38 AM by fay66 » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: 22 April, 2011, 10:16:53 AM »

Really sorry to hear about the passing of Diane,
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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« Reply #2 on: 22 April, 2011, 10:50:31 AM »

Brian, we were there in spirit with you and your family in your time of need.

We continue to remember Diane in our thoughts, and you all in our prayers.

Lots of love,
Guy & Carol.

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« Reply #3 on: 22 April, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »

Brian, sorry to hear your news. Looks like club members did you proud...


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« Reply #4 on: 22 April, 2011, 08:38:41 PM »

Hi Brian,
           I'm really sorry to hear about Diane's passing & offer my condolences.

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« Reply #5 on: 22 April, 2011, 10:35:05 PM »

Lovely service and excellent LMC support to honour the memory of a delightful lady who was a true Lancisti.

Robin and Margaret.

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« Reply #6 on: 23 April, 2011, 06:17:50 AM »

Very sorry to hear about Diane, our deepest condolences.

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« Reply #7 on: 23 April, 2011, 07:10:41 AM »

So sorry to hear your sad news, I remember you mentioning Diane being ill in some messages we exchanged, but didn't appreciate that things were so serious. Please accept my thoughts and condolences at what must be a hard time for you.

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« Reply #8 on: 23 April, 2011, 11:22:39 AM »

Brian , really sorry to hear of your loss, condolences from my self and family and matty to

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« Reply #9 on: 23 April, 2011, 04:53:16 PM »


We are all very sorry to hear about Diane, especially having seen her so recently at Martin's 50th.

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Steve, Margaret and Emma.
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« Reply #10 on: 26 April, 2011, 08:12:52 AM »

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Jacky and I have many happy memories of time spent in Turin in 2006 with Diane and yourself.
Kind regards
Chris & Jacky Gawne

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« Reply #11 on: 26 April, 2011, 08:20:29 AM »

Very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Deepest condolences.
 Kind regards, John
« Reply #12 on: 17 May, 2011, 07:28:41 PM »

I've not logged on it a couple of months, Brian my sincere condolences for your very sad loss. I'm sure all our thoughts & prayers are with you in this very tough time.
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« Reply #13 on: 18 May, 2011, 12:19:41 AM »

I've not logged on it a couple of months, Brian my sincere condolences for your very sad loss. I'm sure all our thoughts & prayers are with you in this very tough time.

Many thanks to everyone for their kind comments, it's very much Appreciated.


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