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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Thanks Alun.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:37 am 
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Have just read the post.

I met Jon on several occasions, what a nice guy, what more could one say?.
A true gentleman.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:46 pm 
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A good bloke and will be missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:34 pm 
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Already missed. Seems very quiet on here without him.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:48 am 
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Yes his humour and knowledge actually cannot be replaced.

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The lunatic is out................heres Jonny!


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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:06 am 
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Because of heavy snow that day, only about 250 (by my count) were able to make it to the thanksgiving service. However, Chessington Evangelical Church stream their services live, so here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJfUvnJDbzE

I was there for the service and found it strangely enjoyable; some of you may recognise the man from the eulogies, and they may help those who never met him may understand him better.

It's a shame they dubbed out the singing, it was robust.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:11 am 
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Yes, sorry, the first 13 minutes is introductory music as folk took their seats. The eulogies start at about 25 minutes in, a couple of friends first and then his son later on.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Very saddened to read this, I knew Jon was ill, but last time I spoke with him he was in rather good spirits. Jon helped me out on numerous occasions - must have spent hours on his driveway tinkering with carburettors, tracing down misfires and on one occasion crafting gaskets out of beer mats as I'd been sent the wrong ones - all while engaged in some rather interesting discussions about all sorts of nonsense :lol: He will definitely be missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
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I have just seen this as I don't visit the forum very often and I just can't do more than to echo what has already been said...

I met Jon a few times as he helped me fettle my Toledo and gave his advice on many things with regards to its many maladies!

Having only met him a few times I can't say more than what I learnt when I was in his company, he was a genuinely friendly chap who was seemingly willing to help somebody that he'd never met before and impart them with so much useful knowledge in a way which made you think you'd known him for eons!

What a great loss.

RIP Jon I hope there are some nice motors 'up there' to fiddle about with...

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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:11 pm 
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There's an obituary to the late great Jonners in the current edition of the mag written by Alun.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon Tilson
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:29 pm 
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There's an obituary to the late great Jonners in the current edition of the mag written by Alun.
Indeed! A very nice tribute it is too..very touching. To include the carb tuning topic was also a very nice idea. :wink:


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