It is with heavy hearts that we in the S Scale Workshop, along with the rest of the S scale community, mourn the passing of group member Oliver Clubine. Oliver had just turned 77 this past Easter Sunday.
Oliver had been battling a degenerative heart condition for many years. For the past three weeks he had been in the Brantford, Ontario hospital. He died at 6:00 this morning.
Oliver was a founding member of the S Scale Workshop, and the man behind Ridgehill Hobbies and Ridgehill Scale models.
Aside from his family, his other passion was motor racing. He built Britain West Motorsport into a highly successful operation catering to open wheel race cars, particularly Formula Ford.
Oliver leaves behind his wife Sandra, his son David (who is also a successful racer and a skilled model railway enthusiast), David’s wife Laura, and their two children Conner and Abby.
A more complete tribute to Oliver will follow in the days ahead. We are missing him already. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Clubine family on this sad day.