John Chandler
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John Chandler was one of the finest ambassadors that any motorcycle club could wish for. We were lucky that he was our ambassador. Almost every message of condolence has lead with a reference as to how, as new members, John was the first person to have extended the hand of welcome and ensured their inclusion in the Section’s activities.

From a personal perspective, Mrs. M. and I are no exception, remembering how John had ushered us to the bar at our first annual Christmas dinner. He introduced us to more people than we could possibly remember, many of whom we now regard as firm friends.

John was a long-standing and active member of the BMW Club Southern Section, taking on the role of Membership Secretary soon after joining; a position he kept until standing-down in 2012. Joining in many of the notable events during his time with the Club, he was always at the heart of the fun.

John Chandler - Southern Section stalwart
Sadly, John passed away, peacefully, at home on 22 February 2018. He will be missed very much by all who knew him.

John's Final Ride

Following John's funeral, Gerri wished to express her thanks to The Club's members:

"I would just like to thank everyone who joined us on 21st March to celebrate John’s last ride. It was a beautiful sunny day, and it was wonderful to see so many of our friends and family celebrating John’s life. I have been really touched by all the cards and messages I have received and would like to say thanks to everyone.  He will not be forgotten. "

Gerri and family.