John Simmonds – UPDATED
The club has been contacted by Julie Simmonds, the sister of John Simmonds to tell us that he has sadly passed away. Julie went on to explain that John had been an area representative for the TR3OC Oxfordshire area. Some of you may recall his enthusiasm for the Hurricane. Julie was trying to purchase two club t-shirts for her sons to wear as a tribute to John and was having trouble finding stock. The club has therefore donated two shirts and at Julie’s request published the following note from her:
The T-shirts came today, the are great thank you so much. My boys will look the part when we go up to Yorkshire next week for Johns funeral. There will also be a service in Oxford on the 10th April and then the ashes will be interned at Goring, I don’t know if there’s any way of sending this information out so if anyone knew John and wanted to attend they would be most welcome. My sons will be going on their bikes (Ninjas unfortunately) and we are looking to try and contact some more of Johns biker friends through a local garage owned by Dave Clark.
UPDATE RECEIVED 7th APRIL from ALEX SIMMONDS:
Hello my father passed away suddenly at home in Yorkshire on the 12th march . We had a funeral service in Yorkshire and cremation on the 29th march. He had a Triumph motorbike hearse that took him to the church and then crematorium. My mum was allowed to ride as a pillion. His coffin was amazing with pictures of him and his bike on it. We are having a memorial service with his ashes in St Mary’s and St Nicholas church Littlemore Oxford on the 10th of April at 11am. If anybody would like to come we would much appreciate it, all bikes welcome .