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It is with great sadness to post that my Dad, Dave Waddington, passed away this morning as a result of a viral chest infection on top of his disabilities he gained from having diabetes. We donít believe he suffered during his last 12 hours.

His sense of humour, dogged tenacity, enthusiasm for his car and the car club and love for his family stayed with him until the end.

If anyone is interested in attending his funeral, details will be posted once they are known.

God rest Dad, we will all miss you xx
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2018, 18:32:34 »

Rip DW, you will be missed at all the events, and you enthusiasm for the club, and cars will be missed. 

Sorry for your loss James.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2018, 18:34:14 »

That's sad news James.

Dave was well known in the ABS Community, and will be missed by them.

I'm glad it seems he didn't suffer at the end.  Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #3 on: 06 February 2018, 19:05:54 »

Don't know you and didn't know your dad, James, but you have my deepest sympathy. Sounds like a very popular fella.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #4 on: 06 February 2018, 19:15:58 »

Although he was something of a legend in Vauxhall circles I only met your Dad once, around five years ago.
I was hugely impressed with the way he seemed able to ignore his very serious health issues and retain a great deal of dignity and humour.
So sorry to hear of your loss and good to hear he wasn't suffering at the end.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #5 on: 06 February 2018, 19:24:14 »

Didnít see this post. Sorry to hear of Daveís passing.  :'(
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #6 on: 06 February 2018, 19:36:24 »

Sorry for your loss James.  :'(

I met your Dad a few times at Billing and he made us feel most welcome. He came across as a genuinely nice guy.

Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #7 on: 06 February 2018, 19:40:19 »

So very sorry for your loss James.  :(
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #8 on: 06 February 2018, 19:52:15 »

Met him a few times at Billing and Duxford.A truly nice bloke.My condolences to your family.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #9 on: 06 February 2018, 19:57:33 »

Sorry for your loss

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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #10 on: 06 February 2018, 21:09:09 »

Very sad news. A truly genuine guy. Condolences to the whole family who will miss him a great deal.

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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #11 on: 06 February 2018, 21:17:32 »

Don't know you and didn't know your dad, James, but you have my deepest sympathy. Sounds like a very popular fella.

Please may I echo those sentiments and offer my condolences.

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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #12 on: 07 February 2018, 13:22:22 »

So very sorry for your loss. :'(
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #13 on: 10 February 2018, 11:19:49 »

Thoughts with yourself and your family at this sad time.
RIP Dave  :(
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #14 on: 10 February 2018, 13:04:04 »

Hugely sad loss. Thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #15 on: 10 February 2018, 20:04:28 »

I didn't know this guy but was aware of him via the ABS.

Obviously a very sad loss, and my condolences to his family.

I have received today the latest ABS magazine and it was a nice touch that a special RIP card for Dave with a tribute to him was included.

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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #16 on: 13 February 2018, 00:49:44 »

When I saw this title I hoped to christ this wasnt going to be what I feared. I am utterly gutted,  I can safely say he always was in the highest of spirits whenever I spoke to him, and the superhuman efforts he must have made to simply not let the weight of illness get the better of him, showed how dogged and tough he was. I admired him hugely for that.

You'll be smothered with offers of help no doubt,  but please pm me if I can  do anything.  Miss DBG and my dad will be made aware tomorrow.

Kindest of thoughts to all the Waddingtons.
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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #17 on: 13 February 2018, 11:23:33 »

Along with most, I have a list of people that the world would be better off without (the MIL has already obliged!), but I also have a growing list of people who should remain forever.
I never knew this man, but he certainly qualifies for the White List.  :y

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Re: For those of you that knew Dave Waddington from the AutobahnStormers
« Reply #18 on: 13 February 2018, 12:23:02 »

He was also a Witham resident too Ron.
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Just had an email from my boss who attended Dave Waddingtons funeral today. He said he got a really good send off, and he doubts we will ever see so many Lotus Carltons, Holden Commodores etc. in the same place again.
Good to hear that so many payed their respects in a way he would have liked, and hopefully this brought comfort to his family.
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A friend of mine[ABS Northern rep]was going to attend-don't know whether the weather will have upset her plans-but she was on about using her Insignia rather than Omega,Monza or Carlton GSI.Sounds like he had a good turn out and decent send off though.
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 So glad he had a good send off, a true Gent.
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Just had an email from my boss who attended Dave Waddingtons funeral today. He said he got a really good send off, and he doubts we will ever see so many Lotus Carltons, Holden Commodores etc. in the same place again.
Good to hear that so many payed their respects in a way he would have liked, and hopefully this brought comfort to his family.

Hi, who was that?

I took a fair few pictures that I will try to post up over the next day or so. Final count was 6 LCs, 4 VXR8s, a Bitter saloon, 2 Monzas, a 3.0CDX Carlton and an Omega.

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A friend of mine[ABS Northern rep]was going to attend-don't know whether the weather will have upset her plans-but she was on about using her Insignia rather than Omega,Monza or Carlton GSI.Sounds like he had a good turn out and decent send off though.
Elaine did make it in time just about and her attendance, along with everyone else's was greatly appreciated. Dad would have been proud, humbled and probably embarrassed (for the right reasons) that so many people came along, especially that the distances some travelled and how long they stayed.

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Just had an email from my boss who attended Dave Waddingtons funeral today. He said he got a really good send off, and he doubts we will ever see so many Lotus Carltons, Holden Commodores etc. in the same place again.
Good to hear that so many payed their respects in a way he would have liked, and hopefully this brought comfort to his family.

Hi, who was that?

I took a fair few pictures that I will try to post up over the next day or so. Final count was 6 LCs, 4 VXR8s, a Bitter saloon, 2 Monzas, a 3.0CDX Carlton and an Omega.

Richard Stiles.
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Ah yes. Richard used to be an ABS member and had contacted my via email and I was both surprised and delighted to see him yesterday.

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I just wanted to say a massive thank you from my family and I for all of the kind words people have sent over the last few weeks and to everyone who attended yesterday from far and wide. I know Dad would have been humbled and probably a little embarrassed by the attendance and I would think that around 100 people came along.

As we managed to get some club cars there yesterday, I thought I would post some of the pictures, the final count was 6 Lotus Carltons, 4 VXR8s, 2 Monzas, a BItter SC coupe, a Carlton 3.0i CDX and an Omega (with 241,000 miles on it!!).

Thank you so much again.



























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Certainly looks as though everyone did him proud,which of course is no less than he deserved :y
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