May 3rd 1947 – January 16th 2019
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the untimely death of our dear friend, Mr. Sid Stone. Many of you will have known Sid and his late wife Janet from many of our events over the years. Sid worked most of his working life in the lubricants industry and traveled the world developing business and, over that time, he established several of his own companies. Still actively involved in the industry, he died on the 16th of January 2019.
Sid had a stroke on the 16th of December while in Thailand. Plans were being put into motion for him to return to the UK, but sadly, complications arising from the stroke prevented that from happening. He died, with his son by his side, on the 16th of January 2019. It was his wish that, if he ever died while abroad, he should not be brought back to England and so a Buddhist cremation has taken place in Thailand.
Sid was a larger-than-life character, well liked and respected in the industry for his personality, knowledge, experience, wit and humor. He passionately supported the ELGI and associate organizations and was a strong advocate for representing the small and medium size enterprises within our industry. Sid lived life to the full, loved a drink and was always available for a good chat over a few beers. I’m sure those who knew him will have numerous stories to tell of their times in his presence.
Away from work, Sid enjoyed his motorbikes and holidays. He adored his family, especially spending time with his four grandchildren who will all will miss him dearly.
Sid’s family organized a memorial service for him in England on Friday 15th February at 14:30 at St. Augustine’s Church in Rugeley. They requested charitable donations to the Stroke Association rather than flowers.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, especially his children, Rebecca and Mark, and his grandchildren.