Apr 22, 2014

Oliver Clubine

(Sad news for the Workshop today, with the passing of one of its founding members, Oliver Clubine. Fellow Workshop member Jim Martin broke the news to us...)


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.

- Jim

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