It is with great sadness to announce that Barrie Davis, Sales Consultant York, has sadly passed away.

I’m aware many of our customers have had contact with Barrie at some point in the past – either to purchase a car from him or to enquire about a potential purchase.

Barrie has worked for Ray Chapman Motors for approximately 13 years and in this period he has formed many close relationships with people he has come into contact with. I know he has had many repeat sales over the years to many clients who have become close friends.

During the early stages of the lockdown period Barrie started to suffer with stomach and back pains which progressively got worse. Sadly he was unable to secure an appointment with specialists until July at which point it was identified that he had pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately his body was unable to receive chemotherapy and after a short illness he went into St Leonards Hospice last week only to pass away peacefully during the early hours of Sunday morning, 18th October 2020.

For those of you who have come into contact with Barrie, you’ll know what a tremendously loyal, hard working and above all else honest man he was.

With the current Covid restrictions it is unlikely that many people will be able to attend Barrie’s funeral.I do not yet know the arrangements but I’m aware many of his customers became personal friends and therefore If you’d like further information or would like to pass on your condolences to his wife and family please don’t hesitate to contact me via email

A very sad day for us all.

Duncan R Chapman

Retailer Principal