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RIP Steve Loader AKA Elanfan1

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:58 am

Yesterday afternoon I took a phone call from Steve's wife Sue. She told me that Steve had sadly passed away at1:30pm.

God rest, Steve.

Steve had a knack, if it can be called that, of finding a bargain pigs ear and then turning it into a silk purse. He also was a stickler for originality and initiated the re-manufacture of several hard to find Elan parts.

His cars often took years to come good and he managed to find some interesting variations of Elan.

In his later years Steve suffered a number of hard knock medical issues, including the amputation, at different times, of both legs. Throughout this he managed to remain his usual cheerful self, even if it didn’t look like it! He was always an enthusiast for our cars, a passion that never dimmed.

Steve's wishes are that his death passes unremarked, with no fuss, no funeral or memorial. However, we who knew him mourn his passing, will miss him and send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to his wife Sue and their three children.
Kindest regards

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:16 am

Wow, that is sad news. My condolences to Steve's family and will sorely miss his involvement in our
Elan community. Thank you for letting us know.
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:53 am

Sad news, condolences to Sue and the kids
RIP Steve
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:16 pm

Condolences to, and prayers for, Steve's family. May he rest in peace.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:39 pm

RIP Steve, a good bloke. We had some fine chats, he will be missed.
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 6:40 pm

Sorry to hear this and sincere condolences to his family. RIP.
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PostPost by: elans3 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 6:51 pm

Sad news, I met Steve a few times , 20-odd years ago, bought from him, sold to him.
A lovely bloke, condolences to his family.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:07 pm

RIP Steve, you fought a long hard battle.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:04 pm

My thoughts are with Steve's family
I enjoyed his input on the forum.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:53 pm

Hi

I am sorry to hear of his passing. RIP indeed.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 5:57 am

Well said, Alan.

Stand easy now, Steve.

And thank you.

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PostPost by: Verve » Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:06 am

Sad news indeed !

Steve was a real character and an absolute elan fanatic ... he had been very kind & helpful to me in recent years (even if I did nearly pass out when he gave me a "cut by cut" description of what to expect when I had my hip replacement ) !

Thoughts with his family ....

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PostPost by: elanner » Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:54 am

Ah, sad news indeed - such a long time, valued member of the forum.

RIP Steve.


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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:17 am

Sadly missed......

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:44 pm

RIP Steve
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