Alan Tait Obituary, Death – Regarding Rebecca Spence’s late grandfather, Alan Tait, who sadly passed away not too long ago, we’ve received a request from her, and it relates to Alan Tait. Alan joined the Orkney Vintage club in order to drive his Wolseley 4/44, which was a requirement for membership. During this difficult time, please accept our deepest condolences for Rebecca and her family.
Let me begin by stating that if this is not something that you are able to accomplish due to the fact that it is rather last minute, then there is absolutely no issue with it at all. My grandfather, Alan Tait, who lived in Linnadale in Finstown, passed away on Friday, September 15th. I have a lot of fond memories of going to Vintage Club Cavalcades with my grandfather when I was a little kid, and we used to ride in his black Wolseley 4/44. When we were younger, we used to refer to it as “the black car,” and it was his pride and joy.
We grandchildren were always excited to go for a drive in the automobile because it afforded us the unique opportunity to ride in the backseat without having to wear seat belts. The wake will be held at the Finstown Hall after the funeral, which will take place on Friday, September 22nd, at the Finstown Church. The funeral will then proceed to the Finstown Graveyard.
The main thing that I am curious about is whether or not there are any members of the Vintage Club who were perhaps going to be attending the funeral anyway, and whether or not they would be willing to take their vintage cars with them and park on the grass opposite Allans of Gillock so that the hearse can drive past them on the way to the cemetery. In other words, I am wondering if they would be willing to take their vintage cars with them. As I mentioned before, if this is not something that can be done with a short amount of notice, then there is absolutely no issue with that at all. Simply put, it was an idea that came to me. Thank you very much, Rebecca Spence.