Jim Gill, RIP

I am very sorry to report the death of James (Jim) Gill, a kind and generous man, who was one of the greatest experts on hub gears. Jim was involved in a car accident in February and suffered brain damage. His mental and physical state declined steadily and he died on Thursday 6 May 2010.

His funeral will be on Friday 21 May. Following a private cremation, there will be a service of celebration of his life at 2.30 p.m. St Andrew’s Church, Billingborough, which he regularly attended. Afterwards, there will be a gathering for tea and light refreshments at Jim’s bungalow, 60 Pointon Road, Billingborough.

There will be family flowers only. Donations to ‘Cancer Research’, in memory of Jim’s son David, may be sent to the funeral directors: J E Severs, 23 Main Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, NG34 9BA.

As Jim’s daughter, Patricia Harding, puts it: ‘This is a sad event, but it came in the end as a release from suffering. Let us put that aside and remember his long, active life and generous spirit.’

Jim – I salute you! As an analyst of hub gears, you had no equal.

Tony Hadland