Jason, aged 41, was killed in a road traffic accident, whilst on foot in the early hours of Saturday 13.
To celebrate Jason’s passion for Land Rovers his funeral on January 9 was themed accordingly. He was carried in a Land Rover hearse with convoys of Defenders, Discoveries, Range Rovers and Freelanders meeting up at the service at Banbury Crematorium in Oxfordshire.
The chapel at Banbury was packed to overflowing with doors all opened so that those who could not get a seat could hear the service. Land Rover friends travelled from as far afield as Penzance and Edinburgh. One friend even hitch-hiked from Belgium, such was the respect that Jason engendered in fellow enthusiasts. There was also a strong contingent of Jason’s work colleagues at Network Rail, where he was employed as a track section manager.
Fellow C4H organiser Ian Unwins said, ‘Jason had a true passion for Land Rovers. As well as his work on C4H he was heavily involved with the Green Lane Association (GLASS) and loved laning at any opportunity. He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, everyone instantly liked him and he always had time to help people.’
Jason is survived by his wife Linda, who he married in 2012, and their two children Georgia and James. For Jason’s parents Bryan and Glenys this comes as a second tragedy after losing Jason’s sister to cancer a few years ago.