Nigel Ian Thompson (8 Jul 1965 - 14 Feb 2018)

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Funeral Service

Location
All Saints Parish Church Church Street Gainsborough DN21 2JR
Date
15th Mar 2018
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
Gainsborough Co-operative Funeral Service

In loving memory of Nigel Ian Thompson who suddenly left us on 14th February 2018.

Nige was from a big family, but as many of you already know this extended to the Autograss racing community where many people were touched by Nige and would always end up in a deal with him and rather than a handshake it was to the beer tent to settle it with a pint.

At the age of 15 Nige got a job with Smiths Of Scotter, he started as a tea boy and with hard work, dedication and true commitment he became a company director at the young age of 40.

Whilst Nige was hard working he was a typical male and a pretty young girl had caught his eye in 1985. It was then he met Sue, and they both worked hard and a surprise came along called Russ, and then came along Shaun. But the family still wasn't complete. A timid border collie called Nell came along and easily fitted into the family but it still wasn't complete it wasn't until Joe Dog came along that the Thompson family was whole.

In his early teens Nige started Banger racing, which has been where the passion for cars truly started. He then went onto Autograss racing and the passion grew. In 1999 Nige became the Chairman to SDMSC. The racing community was like another family to Nige. And when Russ and Shaun reached 12 years old they finally could race just like their Dad but actually make it round the first corner without either crashing or blowing the cars up.

If there was something that everyone knew about Nige was that he was passionate about SDMSC, his two boys and of course Oliver.

The sudden loss of Nige has impacted not only to close family but his close friends, his work family, his family from the Black Horse in the Thompson naughty corner, the racing family, and everyone that had bought or sold something to Nige. It is unimaginable to think how many people has been privileged to be in this mans company.

In Nige's memory we will be collecting donations at Gainsborough Town Hall. It has been a difficult decision to chose what charity as Nige helped anyone or anything and was always generous towards charities. That being said the Autograss All Stars have touched a place in Nige's heart so we will be collecting for Cancer Research UK. There will be another charity to gain from this generous man, and that is SuperShoes, Nige wanted this years SDMSC BAS round to collect for this amazing charity.

Please feel free to add pictures with Nige and also please share you're memories as we would love to hear them on this page.

Martin Gould donated £20 in memory of Nigel

Sad loss, didn’t know Nigel that well but the last conversation we had made me realise what a great guy he was, Nigel will be missed by everyone

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Rob Lancaster donated £20 in memory of Nigel

Lovely bloke, loyal customer and fellow barman, will miss the chats and amusing times at the bar and race meetings.

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Alison & Nigel Turner donated £50 in memory of Nigel

So sorry that we couldn’t be there yesterday due to work commitments.
Lots of,fond memories back in the days when we helped to run Scarborough club and you helped us with the nationals near Howden.
R.I.P. love to all your family Alison & Nigel Turner xx

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Bella Vermeulen donated £20 in memory of Nigel

Sending love 💕

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Martyn Tinker donated £100 in memory of Nigel

On behalf of York Autograss Club

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Jack Bradley posted a picture

The uncle I never had rest in peace Nige

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Kevin Wilson donated £100 in memory of Nigel

RIP NIGE , you will be missed so much by all at Yorkshire Dales Autograss Club

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Declan Collins donated £30 in memory of Nigel

What a top, top man. So many memories(very few sober, but all amazing). Not just a great chairman but a quality friend, who would do anything for anyone, he just "cracked on" and SDMSC as well as the world will not be the same without you. So greatful for everything you did for me, and for knowing such an amazing bloke.

See you again pal, although I'm sure your response will be "I didn't see you there" x

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DAVID MARROWS donated £20 in memory of Nigel
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Susan Herdman donated £20 in memory of Nigel

Rip Nige. Autograss is going to be a much sadder place without you. Xx

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Margaret Allen donated £100 in memory of Nigel

on behalf of the National Autograss Sport Association Limited

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Always made us feel welcome, a huge loss very sadly missed x

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Dave Granger wrote

A true friend too everyone that had the pleasure of his company . A family friend & a true friend through work. You have left a very large hole mate. Rip NT

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Michael Taylor wrote

Rip Nige mate love from Mad Mick and Heather xx

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Michael Taylor donated £30 in memory of Nigel

R.I.P Nigel a good friend from Mad Mick and Heather xxxx

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Karl David Bedford wrote

A top bloke gone to soon
You will.be missed within the autograss community
All it took was a phone call and you always pointed me in the right direction
Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
Shall we do it like this nige
Crack on that be ok.
Rip buddy

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Kevin Griffiths donated £300 in memory of Nigel

Posted on behalf of Whiterose Autograss Club
The Autograss fraternity has lost a top bloke who can never be replaced.Nige would always help anyone and treated WhiteRose members as if they were his own.Words can’t describe how we all feel (numb). We will be there with your family and friends on Thursday to raise a glass. RIP Nige it’s time to chill out and we will “CRACK ON”

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