Robert O’Rourke – RIP ***UPDATED INFO***

A message from the Chairman:

Folks I have received the following and self explanatory e-mail form Fiona O’Rourke;

‘It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Robert O’Rourke passed away peacefully last week.

We have got a date for the funeral 7th November 2023 1.30pm at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn and then to The Brae, Dreghorn afterwards.

As Robert loved his classic car and outings with the group I have a special request.  Would it be possible for you to arrange for some members of the group with their cars to follow the hearse to the crematorium? 

Fiona has been advised by the funeral director that, rather than meeting at the Premier Inn, we would be better placed if we foregathered on tthe large layby on the A78 Monkton to Irvine.

I’m advised that this is just AFTER the turn off to Loans and Troon.

This meeting place will give us plenty of time to sight the cortege and join it after it has passed..

It has been suggested that we should be there by 1245.  Timing is clearly critical here.

Fiona is really appreciative of the Club being able to perform this last remembrance for Robert.

Many of you will have seen Robert at the recent Largs event and later at the Airshow.  Although by then he was  confined to a wheelchair he nonetheless made a point of coming along to the Club tent to see us.

It is so sad now to have to report his passing.

Do please let me know if you can come along. (Click HERE)  I can then let Fiona know that we can give Robert a suitable send off.

Best Regards
Francis

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