In memory of Gill Watkins

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by mark lawson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:37 am

It's with a very heavy heart I'm reading this sad news Jill will be missed by all.

My sincerest condolences to Mark and family.
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:47 am

So sad to hear this, Gill always greeted Simone and I as part of the Armortek family, we will miss her
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by davidwilkins » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 am

Very sad to hear this news. Myself and my wife had met Gill at shows and she was always smiling. She will be missed.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.

Regards David and Lisa

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Steen Vøler » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 am

Very sad news - my thoughts go to Mark and family and everybody at Armortek.

Rest in peace and thank you Gill for all you did for us in this community

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by yves mouton » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:35 am

Very sad news to hear that Gill past away,
My sincere condolences to the family.


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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by brian rees » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:02 am

We both agreed how special Gill was
she was a non stop bundle of high energy
a very caring loving person and will be
missed by all who knew her.
Our thoughts are with Mark Daniel and
Sarah at this sad time.
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Steve Norris » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:08 am

What terrible news, Gill was a great person to know and will be sadly missed.
My condolences to Mark and family.

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Ray Brown » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:17 am

So sad to hear. Always ready to assist. Thoughts and prayers to Mark and family.


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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Stephen White » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 am


Although these last few days have been so hard to bear for those closest to Gill, it's the community that she and Mark built and Monique and Kian have enhanced, which will be Gill's truly lasting legacy. Few people can claim they've not only built a successful business but touched people's lives across the world and built a global community of interest which has brought people across four continents together with a shared passion.

I've worked with some of the best in global corporations and have rarely if ever seen anyone to match Gill's commercial acumen. We part with our hard won cash willingly, knowing the strength of the customer service and care which Gill brought to Armortek. It's testimony to the strength of those relationships that buying one model is never enough.

Gill, you understood each of us better than we understood ourselves. Whatever you may have thought privately about each individual, to us all you were unfailingly cheerful, engaging, interested, caring and committed. You never failed to treat a dumb question with respect, to pander to every mad whim and no request was too trivial to deal with. Business isn't built without hard graft and you gave that in more than full measure. The packing, the emails, the telephone calls, the ice cream treats at TankFest, the quiet but steely way in which you organised us all are testimony to the dedication you gave to Armortek.

And behind the public persona was a devastating wit which cut through bluster, pretence and self-interest. Always the professional on the outside, behind that smiling face was stiletto designed to prick any bubble which crossed her.

Gill radiated good cheer, even when the going was tough but was never happier than talking about her beloved dogs.

When we were discussing the sale of the business, it seemed as though you were looking at a talented but demanding child and saying, as a parent, you've had the best years of my life and now it's time you got on without us. You wanted your life back.

Then, just when you and Mark could look forward to a new life on your terms, cruel fate intervened.

Gill, I count myself hugely fortunate to have known you as a friend.

Mark, Daniel, Sara you have a wide community of support around you, not just now but long into the future. We're there when you need us.

Gill's legacy is here, vibrant, sad for the moment but full of plans for the future.

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Dennis Jones » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:39 am

I second every thing that Stephen has said. I bought my first Armortek kit (Panzer 111) back in 2008 and have met Gill on many occasions since then, always with a big hug. I have many happy memories of Gill, she will be sorely missed. The thoughts of myself, Chris my wife and all of the Members of the Southern Armour Group go to Mark, Daniel and Sara at this sad time.

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by steve winstone » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:04 pm

this is so sad to hear Gill was a wonderful person so fall of energy she will be sadly missed my sincere condolences to mark, Daniel and Sara
rest in peace Gill
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by florian rudolf » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Ohh my goog,
what kind of bad news. My heart is with the family.
Gill was an lovely person.

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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Gian Marco Menozzi » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 pm

Sincere condolences from Italy on my part and from the "Mezzi Grandi" association
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by John Clarke » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 pm

Very sad news, loosing a giant and founding partner of our community and will be sadly missed by all.
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Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Post by Steve Stuart » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:41 pm

The news about Gill took the wind out of my sails, She will be very much missed and never forgotten. My family and I send our condolences to Mark Daniel and Sara.

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