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Tribute paid to former ACU chairman

Tue, 30 Jul 2013


A member of the Autocycle Union who was integral to the organisation of the TT races for a number years of has died,

Jim Parker who was a former chairman of the ACU passed away yesterday aged 74 after being ill for some time.

ACU Chairman, Brian Higgins said "Many people realised that Jim has not been a well man for quite a long time, but this does not detract from the loss to his family and the ACU from his passing away.  His work for the ACU, especially in the Isle of Man, certainly paved the way for me to attempt to continue the good work which he created".Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced once known. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/4EBA7E5F53B765DD85CCB34CA12C3142D26CED79#sthash.K17G7Nnv.dpuf
ACU Chairman, Brian Higgins said "Many people realised that Jim has not been a well man for quite a long time, but this does not detract from the loss to his family and the ACU from his passing away.  His work for the ACU, especially in the Isle of Man, certainly paved the way for me to attempt to continue the good work which he created".Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced once known. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/4EBA7E5F53B765DD85CCB34CA12C3142D26CED79#sthash.K17G7Nnv.dpuf

Current Chairman Brian Higgins confimed the news today and praised the work done in the Isle of Man by Mr Parker.

Former Tourism Minister David Cretney worked with him in the organisation of the races and says they both shared a passion for road racing.[play media file below}

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