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Thread: Lost a member

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    Unhappy Lost a member

    I haven't seen anyone else from Canada put a post here on the passing of a great Pontiac guy. Hillar Pinna [TORONTO ] passed away "suddenly: just after New Years. He was found in his home, by friends, still in bed, appears to be a "massive" heart attack !!! He went by "ASTRO JET" on the CDN. poncho site. He had a vast knowlege of CDN. Pontiacs, & had 4 cars in his collection, He will be sorrowly MISSED
    Pete Barber 64 2+2 Htp. Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been "TURNED OFF"

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    All the best to his friends and family. No stop lights in heaven. Cops either for that matter.
    2004 GTO TR m6 2004 SAP,D-1SC Procharger,4.0 pulley,Siemens 60# injectors,Walbro 340,KB BAP,160 T-stat,oil breather,06 tails,Ruff 278's, 245/40/18-275/35/18,TB bypass,Kooks longtubes(cated),Loudmouth 2,DIY catchcan,Autolite 5144s,06 brake upgrade.Comp cam 224/228,581/588,112+4 lsa. Patriot gold dual springs, seats,locks,and retainers.TrickFlow push rods.243 Z06 heads.GMM Ripshift, Optima Red, Axxis pads.Ported TB,Monster stage 3 clutch,EPP tune.608/569 L8R MAN
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    Sorry to hear of it.


    Mike

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    Forgot to note that Hillar was also a POCI Member as well!!! R I P Hillar
    Pete Barber 64 2+2 Htp. Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been "TURNED OFF"

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    From the Jan/Feb Astro News Flash (Canadian Pontiac Chapter newsletter)

    In Memoriam

    Hillar Jaan Pinna
    02-23-1959 ~ 01-08-2010


    With sadness we announce that Hillar Pinna passed away suddenly on January 8, 2010 while at his home. Hillar was in his 51st year. Hillar has been a member of POCI for over 20 years, he regularly attended each POCI convention, Woodward and the Pure Stock drag races each year plus countless swaps and events in both Canada and the USA. Hillar had a wide circle of friends in the Pontiac Community and he was a Charter member of the Canadian Pontiac Specialty Chapter of POCI.

    Hillar enjoyed collecting parts and literature as well as acquiring cars he could work on as projects. He was often the brunt of jokes about not being able to drive his treasures but he took it all in good fun and promised us all that someday they would all be back on the road and machines of glory. He had a passion for Canadian Pontiacs in particular.

    Hillar was anxiously awaiting spring when the plan was to get one of his Pontiacs roadworthy and race ready for the Pure Stocks later in the summer. He was a good friend and font of knowledge on all things Pontiac. He will be missed greatly on both sides of the border.
    Paul Bergstrom
    POCI Club Office Mgr.

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    Sorry to hear about the passing of a fellow POCI member. Sobering thought considering he was my age.

    Take time to refect on this, tell your family members you love them every day and don't wait forever to take that old Pontiac out for a ride even if it is not perfect.

    Ken

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    I just read a blog on CDN. Poncho site on Hillar, showed picture of his 70, 2dr.htp. that he'd just bought & only driven 4 times before going into storage!! Writer started car up in storage building, & sat in passengers seat & "swore" he could see him behind the wheel???
    Pete Barber 64 2+2 Htp. Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been "TURNED OFF"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualquadpete View Post
    I just read a blog on CDN. Poncho site on Hillar, showed picture of his 70, 2dr.htp. that he'd just bought & only driven 4 times before going into storage!! Writer started car up in storage building, & sat in passengers seat & "swore" he could see him behind the wheel???
    And that's a problem? If a spirit's going to attach to something it might as well be something they enjoyed in life!

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    Unhappy Safe passage.............

    Pete,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of a Canadian Pontiac brother.

    Les
    1966 GTO Sport Coupe
    1968 Grand Prix
    1972 Trans Am clone

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    Just lost a good friend & neighbour, He wasn't into Pontiacs but had a 1941 Chevy 1 ton P/up totally restored, & was doing a 64 Buick Rivera 401 dual quad, factory air car. He was 68 yrs yrs. young, said to his wife he didn't feel well & would be up to bed later, she found him in the morning, still sitting in the "lazy Boy" & he was GONE!!! Man life's too short, enjoy it while you can!!!!
    Pete Barber 64 2+2 Htp. Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been "TURNED OFF"

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