Pennine Land Rover club are sad to announce the loss of former club president George Cook. George died of pneumonia on Thursday 27th November aged 73. He was an active competitor in off road events and his competitive spirit continued as he battled health issues having had a number of strokes following a heart operation two years ago.
His daughter, Angela Daniels, says ‘George was a much loved dad, granddad and great granddad. I spent many days with him setting out trials and Comp Safaris especially at wet and cold Windy Hill, Kirby and Eckington. I have some good memories of the other kids at these days too. I learnt valuable driving skills thanks to my dad.’
Son, Garry, stated ‘George was known by many in the Landy world, as being a very vocal member of Pennine Land Rover Club in the ‘70s to ‘90s. George stopped entering events and stepped down from the club committee but still owned Landys. Many a person in Bradford will remember George as being a Land Rover Legend.’
George’s funeral will be at 2:40pm on Tuesday 9th December at Woodlands crematorium Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, DN17 1SP. The service will be followed by a celebration of George’s life at Ashby Lodge, Ash Hill, (A18), Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 3RL.