Issue: Apr 2012

Automotive Industries Mandeep Singh Dhillon

God Bless Steve (Mandeep Dhillon) - Steve suffered a heart attack and passed away with his Fiance Sunita by his side, our thoughts are with Steve, his Fiancee Sunita and his brother Sundeep

by Ai Staff

Steve Barclay and Sunita Verma

Mandeep Singh Dhillon "STEVE BARCLAY" (Passed Friday 6th April, 2012 RIP, Age 43) - Steve was an associate publisher with Automotive Industries, with 20 years of automotive industry experience, at the highest levels.

"Steve" was a great guy, the "life and soul" of a party or gathering, never failed to impress, work colleagues. clients and industry contacts

A true professional, and he would bring love, humor, feelings into all his relationships, work, family and other. Steve would build relationships and families of friends wherever he went, everone was his "mother", "father", "brother" or "sister"

With deepest sympathy and love to Steve's family

John Larkin

The impact you made, and the effect of your absence with all who knew you, is clear to see and feel by the personal comments made.

You demonstrated; how to stare fear in the face – then conquer it through action (without too much deliberation).

Thank you for your – determination, courage, energy and unique-love.

I believe: My Way, as performed by Frank Sinatra (lyrics), best describes (how you lived your journey):

May God’s forgiveness and love continue with you and your loved ones.

Rest in peace

Ronald Charles

Job: Ch1: v 21 - ...The LORD giveth and the LORD taketh away, Blessed be the name of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes: Ch3. v 1-22 - To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven...

A time to be born, and a time to die; ...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;...

Honour Steve's memory


Steve, known you a long time, friend. I don't know how you did it but you were the only 'person in the World' that I would allow, to call my house, waking my Wife Charlita & I, up at 4/5am in the morning to watch old classic re-runs of 'Dallas!!' You saw yourself as JR Ewing (I guess due to your mischievous, scheming nature) and naturally I, Bobby Ewing (Due to my dark, smouldering good looks, naturally!). Travelling together on Ai Business/Projects taking on the World:- Hong Kong, Paris, Frankfurt, New Delhi...e.t.c we were the 3 Amigos, Musketeers - We will miss you. Peace to your soul brother. I commend you to the hands of our LORD and Creator, in your continuing journey.

Clinton & Charlita

This is a lesson to us all that shows us how fragile our physical existence on this plane really is. Let´s make the most of the precious time that we individually have left. My personal prayers go out to Steve. RIP

Jon Knox

Sad news

Mike Delaney

It finally hit me today that Steve was gone and I shed a few tears, however, I know there will be more to come in the days and weeks ahead.


We would like to express our sincere and deepest condolences for Steve's passing. Steve will be affectionatly remembered for his joy of life, his great banter and spirit. With sympathy to his fiance and family.

Rob and Julia

I just wanted to pass on my personal condolences to you guys in relation to Steve.

I had the pleasure of working with him on a few shows and he seemed a lovely guy.

All the best

Cathy, Tematics Update Brazil and LATAM

I am shocked, and deeply saddened at this tragic news.
My thoughts are with Steve's family and fiance.
God Bless Steve.

With respect,


Steve will be remembered with love and shall be GREATLY missed...he'll never ever really be that far away because when there is love no distance can separate; we are tied together by an invisible thread that nothing has the power to break


Sad but hopefully he will be in a better place now!

David Law


Michael Stewart

I just learned about Steve. I am so sorry

Nick Palmen

Terribly sad news about Steve. Naturally as a very special friend Claire & I will really miss him

Steve Kelly

He is up there partying with the other space jocks

Tony Tickner

Condolences to you guys in relation to Steve.

I had the pleasure of working with him on a few shows and he seemed a lovely guy.

All the best


We are all deeply saddened by the news of Steve's death; our thoughts go out to you and all the team at Automotive Industries.


I am sorry to hear the terrible news about Steve and I send my best wishes to you and your team.

Kind Regards,


Very simple their will only ever be one Steve Barclay, that is for sure. RIP.

Michael Moriarty

Some colleagues are getting together on Thursday (19th April, 2012) at 5.30 at The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AA to remember our friend Steve.

Some of the old characters of publishing will be there including David Law and Eddie Heaton…



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very simple their will only ever be one steve barclay that is for sure. RIP.
michael moriarty , london
A superb person, Respected by most. I have many things to say and am devastated by his departure. The least he could of done is throw a party. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Justin Ferber , England
To my dearest brother Steve,

First and foremost, you are and will always be a legend to me. I thank you for all the good and the bad times, but at least they were real. It was an absolute pleasure!!!

It is not everyday you meet a person with a golden heart, who would not only give away his shirt on his back, but also his watch and shoes, or should I say Cowboy boots. That was Steve.

The true lesson I learnt from Mr. Barclay was how to pick up a phone and be whoever I wanted to be. Steve had an unbelievable voice and manner, a true professional.

Even though this news comes as a shock to all of us, I am happy that Steve did not suffer and when his time had come, he was not alone. Thank you so much Sunita!!!!!!!

It was truly amazing to learn that even after the pain had set in and the ambulance was called in, Steve refused to be carried down 3 flights of stairs, but chose to walk down by himself.

Then in his is final moments, he fell into Sunita arms and left this world with his good old cheeky grin. Even though you are not here in person, your spirit will always be with all of us.

We will miss you brother.

Lots of Love

claudio , London
I am so sorry to hear this news. I knew Mandeep and Sundeep when we were children but lost contact. I would like to pass on my condolences to his brother.
Jyoti Gill , Slough
I have just been informed by the sad news and I am really sorry. I learned to know Steve through work and he was a true and genuine person I appreciated to meet and talk to everytime.

Steve was a very special guy who I will miss a lot!!


Magnus Winterman with family
Magnus Winterman , Stockholm Sweden

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