Richard Mountain – Obituary

Richard Harry Mountain (ex-BGS, 1945-2016)

Richard Mountain died in September following a short illness. He grew up in Amber Hill and after attending Boston Grammar School all he wanted to was drive trucks. His funeral was at Brothertoft Church with burial at Amber Hill.
This tribute was paid to Richard on Facebook by “GEH Trucking” on 30 September 2016.
Sadly last week GEH lost the services of Uncle Richard after a short illness. Richard Mountain was recommended to us by another sadly departed ex GEH and JMI driver, Christian Underwood. When we needed someone to fly out and take a truck on to Portugal. Richard completed the job and as soon as a job came up he was the man to call. In the 10 years I have worked with Richard I can honestly say hand on heart we have never had a cross word and for me the only way I can describe him is irreplaceable. He worked for many high profile haulage companies in his native Lincolnshire area but most people will remember him for blazing the North African trail for John Mann. His laid-back attitude to any day-to-day situation is a lesson to us all; this is by no means detrimental to the man who worked daily to be the best of the best and to me there is no doubt he proved and achieved this on a daily basis until he was taken ill. Richard will sadly be missed by anyone that ever had the privilege to meet him as he always had a smile and a kind word. If there is life on the other side and God wanted a driver to do a job whose patience and ability will be tested every day he has taken the right man for the job – Richard Harry Mountain 1945-2016 (Uncle Richard).

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