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Author John R Nelson RIP #709644
09/25/17 7:26 pm
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Author and one time service manager for Triumph John R Nelson passed on Sat. Sept. 23, 2017. Put out some very informative books on Triumphs.


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Re: Author John R Nelson RIP [Re: Boomer] #709781
09/26/17 9:41 pm
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His Bonnie and Tiger are regular "go-to" books for me. I wish that there were similar for the A-10 and A-65. RIP

Dave J

Re: Author John R Nelson RIP [Re: Boomer] #709788
09/27/17 12:17 am
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Today I received an email from a mutual friend of the passing. A great loss

K


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Re: Author John R Nelson RIP [Re: Boomer] #710042
09/30/17 8:39 am
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I met him at the unveiling of Edward Turner's blue plaque in Peckham. Himself and Dave Measures had kindly travelled all the way from Nottingham just to be there and John's speech stole the show. He talked of his job interview with ET and being asked about a particular bridge in Iraq that he'd seen. Asked what he thought of it, John replied positively which was good because ET replied he'd helped build it !
John was Triumph through and through and worked for Triumph including in its cooperative phase. I wrote to him asking about a photo of a Sri Lankan man pictured with other factory personnel on the Meriden lawn. He relayed a sad story of the fellow , seconded to Meriden by the Sri Lankan police, dying in a car crash and the difficulties and necessity of repatriating the deceased back to his wife and child. Kind John had to store the coffin himself in the delay !
A lovely, sweet-natured man, John will be undoubtedly missed by all who met him. R.I.P.


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Re: Author John R Nelson RIP [Re: Boomer] #710932
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Yes sir, John R. Nelson, may you rest in peace with Jesus Christ and God and thank you so much for all of your hard work and sacrifice of information that you passed on to us enthusiasts !!!


Jon W.


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