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Roger Lane


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Roger Lane 1916-2008
Roger was born in Tiverton in Devon and spent much of his early life travelling the country until his parents finally settled in Gloucestershire and in 1930 established the company G R Lane Health Products. Roger was involved from an early age and it was to be the defining influence on his life. Through his influence Lanes grew from a small mail order company to the major company it is today and up until his death he continued to take an active interest in the business.
Outside Lanes he had many interests including caravanning: he was a longstanding member of the caravan club and rambling: he was an active member of the Cheltenham branch of the ramblers' association. He was also a keen sailor, something he enjoyed for as long as I can remember. When my sister and I were young it was dinghy sailing on the Severn near Tewkesbury. He had an Enterprise and I spent many a Saturday as his crew tacking backwards and forwards between Chaceley and Haw Bridge. The purchase of a small Mirror dinghy meant it could accompany us on holiday and on several occasions we sailed on lake Annecy in France.
The purchase of a holiday flat in Kingswear in Devon gave him an opportunity to have a mooring on the Dart and for many years he enjoyed the coastal waters around Dartmouth. He generally sailed alone but enjoyed opportunities to meet up with others and had a number of sailing trips off the coast of Sweden, on one occasion taking part in the round Tjorn race.
My father was a truely remarkable man and will be greatly missed by his daughters; Janet and Judy, his grandchildren; Jonathan, Rachel, Amy, Robin and Tim and all his many friends and business associates. However we all have our special memories of this amazing man and these will ensure he will always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts.
Janet Groves

Added by: Janet Groves on 8 June 2008.



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