Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

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Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:11 pm

I learnt from Jeff today that Bernard from Lake's Volvo in the UK had died. I think a lot of us have had parts from the two elderly brothers that run the place. Personally I've always good, friendly and fair dealings with them both.

May I propose that a card is sent on behalf of this club to his surviving brother Barry? I am happy to buy, write and send it; maybe even to hand deliver it. If one of you clever arty types has the gear to make a Volvo 480 Club Europe specific card, I'd be on board with that too.

Just an idea, please let me know what you think.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:50 pm

James

seems a 'decent' thing to do, very sad for anybody's loss, especially so at what is 'meant' to be a 'joyous' time....
Alan

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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by MisterH » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:18 pm

This is sad to hear, but at the same time I think it is a lovely idea.

I never had much dealings with Lakes but their reputation and the fact that many of these cars would not be around thanks to their dedication.

I think a club cars would be very nice indeed, my thoughts go out to his family
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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:24 pm

So sorry to hear that, a card is the least we can do. I'm happy to have a go at designing something appropriate.
Sylvia

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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:20 pm

How about this:

Image

wording inside:

With deepest sympathy
We are so sorry to hear of the sad loss of Bernard, especially at this time of year. Many of our UK members have good reason to be grateful for the friendly help and fair dealings for much needed parts provided by Bernard & Barry over many years. Bernard will be sorely missed.


Anyone got any better ideas ? Comments very welcome
Sylvia

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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
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Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by MisterH » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:24 pm

That looks very nice, I would personnally change the font a little bit to something a bit less...clinical...but otherwise I am a fan of the design
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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by dcwalker » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:59 pm

Sad news indeed - I think every one of my current fleet has at least one item in it that came from Lakes.

The card looks just the job to me, and I think tying it into the club is a good idea.

Thanks Sylvia for designing it and James for coming up with the idea...

David
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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by brinkie » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:27 am

What a loss to the community. I hope the breakers yard will continue to operate, as I have understood it's the last of its kind.
By coincidence I've re-watched Flipping Bangers yesterday (it was on Discovery Channel) but his brother Barry was filmed.
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Re: Death of Bernard from Lake's Volvo, UK. Club Card Proposal

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:05 am

Sylvia very kindly printed the card out and sent it to me. I've written the suggested words in it and it will now reach him via the post and some friends of Barry.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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