The TR Register is sad to hear of the passing of John Saunders on September 10th 2017 aged 69 years. John died peacefully after a long illness at Mavern House, Shaw but was formerly of Newnham on Severn, Gloucestershire.
A former archivist within the club, John had a huge knowledge of the TR range and particularly the early sidescreen cars TR2 - 3A.
This knowledge and passion lead him to be appointed coordinator of the restoration of TS2, the first right hand drive TR that was rebuilt by the TR Register and put back on the road in 2001. John was also instrumental in the reuniting of TS2 with TS1 when the car was brought over from the states in 2003.
John is pictured here far right with Joe Richards (left) with TS1LO; and David Somerville (middle).
Loving husband to the late Liz (Elizabeth), dear father of Karen and Robert (Rob), father in law of Adrian (Ade) and Laurie, grandfather of Grace, Oliver, and Owen, brother of Peter, brother in law to Sue, Charles,and Adele, uncle to Frances, Thea and Anneka.
A Celebration for the life of John will take place at St. Peter's Church, Newnham on Severn on Thursday 21st September at 12.30 pm and it is hoped a large cavalcade of Triumph TRs will be on hand as a tribute.
Family flowers only, donations if desired for Stroke Association and Alzheimer's Society and should be sent to M. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Directors, Wintles Hill, Westbury on Severn, Glos GL14 1QG.
Please make cheques payable to M. S. Watkins & Son Donations Account. Enquiries to 01452 760576. Black not necessary.
A full obituary will appear in Issue 301 of TR Action Magazine.