Scooter fans gather for Jim’s send off

Daily Echo: Scooters follow the hearse at the funeral of scooter enthusiast Jim Ogburn Scooters follow the hearse at the funeral of scooter enthusiast Jim Ogburn

IT was a send-off fit for a mod.

A convoy of colourful scooters followed the hearse to All Saints Church in Eastleigh for the funeral of Jim Ogburn.

The founding member of Eastleigh Spitfires scooter club died last month after a five-year struggle with lung disease and heart failure.

His widow Deborah Ogburn, 46, paid tribute to the 60-year-old dad-of-six who was known for his wicked sense of humour.

She said: “People just loved being around him because he was a laugh a minute.

“They knew that wherever he was going, there would be a really good laugh and he loved his children.

“He’s going to leave a really big hole in the scooter community.

They’re going to miss him big time.”

Jim, a former civil engineer, was laid to rest at Eastleigh cemetery yesterday, followed by a wake at Bishopstoke Working Men’s club.

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11:37am Fri 21 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

RIP Jim the Skin

You'll be missed by all those who knew you - a true gent and a pleasure to know.
RIP Jim the Skin You'll be missed by all those who knew you - a true gent and a pleasure to know. massimoosti
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3:46pm Fri 21 Feb 14

localnews says...

R.I.P Jim
Lots of great memories,laugh's and beer days from years gone by
will miss the banter
R.I.P Jim Lots of great memories,laugh's and beer days from years gone by will miss the banter localnews
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