Tributes to Will Lloyd
Will Lloyd - father to Rhys Lloyd & husband to Eirlys, sadly passed away at home after the Karting evening. Apparently he mentioned to his family that he was going for a walk around the garden by collapsed and died as he was walking! Will Lloyd had been a senior manager with ATS tyres, before retiring and had recently taken up a post on the board of the BARC. Rhodri Jenkins leads the tributes.
from Rhodri Jenkins. Rob,
Will was a true gentleman.
As you know, Rhys and I have had some terrific battles on the track this year, but after
each race it was a real pleasure to talk with his father about what had happened. He was
clearly passionate about the sport and delighted with Rhyss results. If there is anything good that one can say at a time like this, its that at least
it happened after such a great weekend for Will. Before I even got out of my racing car on
Sunday, Will was opening my door and thrusting a stop watch in my face showing me
Rhyss lap times! He had the biggest smile on his face that I have seen for ages!
My sincere condolences to Eirlys and Rhys. Regards
Thoughts for Rhys and His family from John Jones. Matthew, John and Chris from SLN Racing would also like express our shock and disbelief of this tragic news. It is hard to believe this very sad news, after having a laugh and a joke with Bill and Rhys over the weekend in the paddock and being in the same karting team on Saturday evening chatting about the championship and discussing our tactics for the endurance race. It really is hard to comprehend this news. Bill was obviously a pillar of strength to Rhys and so proud of him at the same time, it's a huge loss for Rhys and family to deal with. All at SLN Racing send their deepest condolences to Rhys and his family during this difficult time. John Jones
Kind regards from Stephen and Sally Pearcy. Robert, Please pass our sincere condolences to Mrs Lloyd and to Rhys at this sad time we are deeply sorry for this tragic loss .
Thoughts from Anthony Allitt - I was absolutely stunned and saddened to hear the news of the loss of Will Lloyd , the world is a poorer place and my heart goes out to Eirlys and Rhys. I remember that Will was always the one who wished everyone luck just before leaving the holding paddock and remember it vividly from Sunday 25th . From all of my family we offer our deepest sympathy . Anthony , Isa , Nicholas and Jodi Allitt xxx
Thoughts from Robert & Marion To all who have posted memories of Will, thank you for your thoughts. We are all in a state of shock and disbelief, but I know that Wills family and all WRDA members will thank you for taking the time to put you thoughts together. Personally my wife and I will have fond memories, like you all, having shared a table with them at the Awards Ceremony earlier this year. Robert & MarionAllender