Members who have passed away we would like to remember.
If you know of any we have missed or have extra details you would like to include
please send the details to Terry Gliddon at firstname.lastname@example.org,au
Vale Wayne Townsend
To whom it may concern.
My name is Jake Townsend. My dad is Wayne Townsend, he passed away at the start of the year (1/1/17). He probably wasn't a very active member of the site due to refusing to learn about the internet or computers but I'm sure he has been a member for a long time. He had an XS solos for as long as i can remember and a XS powered EML outfit for longer then that. Dad raced a XS solo at Acusa park flat track for many years and was state 3rd in that time. When he stopped racing he threw on a headlight, taillight, street tires and continued to ride it. Sadly the EML had to be sold due to his sickness. I am now the owner of his race bike and look forward to learning more about and riding his XS. Cheers Jake Townsend.
Thanks for letting us know Jake, I had spoken to your father several years ago about an electrical issue and he passed on some valuable information regarding that matter. On behalf of the club let me pass on our sincere condolences. Your dad was a valued member of this club and had been a member since 2005 but unfortunately left some time ago but here are some pictures he sent us when he was a member.
Vale Stephen C. Harris
I received an email from Brian Greenless today informing me that his fellow New Zealander and our club colleague Stephen Harris had passed away on Monday 18/4/2016 as a result of medical issues following a racing incident on Sunday. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
The following release from the NZCMRR explains.
STEPHEN HARRIS - #125
is with great sadness that I have to
inform you all that we have lost
Register member Stephen Harris as a
result of medical issues that arose post
a race incident at the Taupo Autumn
Classic meeting on Sunday. He died
on Monday night in Waikato Hospital with
his family alongside him.
had just returned to racing with us this
season, and by any measure, was very
enthusiastic and supportive of the
Register and its Racing activities. He
was a sponsor of the last Puke Festival
and was in the process of extending
his support to other of our events.
at his own request, there will be no
public funeral, his family has informed
us that there will be a celebration
of his life at the Stillwater Boat Club,
Duck Creek Road, Stillwater, East Coast
Bays at 2pm on this coming SUNDAY,
the 24th April.
that knew Steve, and anyone else who
would like to attend are most welcome.
Vale Peter Fallon
We received an email today informing us of the passing of Peter Fallon, a valued member of our club who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday 13th of February in Sydney. We wish his wife Debbie and his family our sincerest condolences.
Rest in peace mate.
Vale David Taylor
It is with much regret I have to inform you of the passing of life member and ex President Dave Taylor.
Dave will be
remembered by those who knew him for his
generous nature and willingness to help
others as well as his vast knowledge of
all things Yamaha XS650 and especially
his love of choppers. Dave was President
of the old Victorian club before
amalgamation with N.S.W. to form the
national club that exists today and was
President of the Yamaha XS650 Club of
Australia for several years before being
made a life member. Dave continued to
serve the club in his role as permit
registrar for Victoria until ill health
forced him to relinquish that role
Rest in Peace mate.
We were informed of the passing of Steve Epps recently and would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his wife Roz and his family and friends. Steve was a long time club member who will be missed by those who knew him.
It is my sad duty to inform you of
the passing of Wayne Higgins a 15 year
veteran of our club and an early member
of the old XS650 club of Victoria. Wayne
was a qualified turner and fitter and
when he later decided he wanted to
become a teacher he went to back to
university and qualified as a primary
school teacher. He always retained his
love of music and typically was very
good at everything he applied himself
to. He will be sadly missed by his many
friends and fellow club members who were
lucky enough to know him.
We wish to convey our sincerest
condolences to his family and closest
friends. R.I.P. Wayne.
1947 - 2012
Tony also liked to race.
Club member and proprietor of Yamwreck in Melbourne.
David Rayner has compiled a list of former club members now deceased which includes some of those already featured above. They should all be remembered for their contribution to our club and may they all rest in peace.
Peter Larkin. Dec
Jim Boss (Kevin
& Lionel’s dad). Mar 1996.
Eric Burgoyne. Dec
Wayne Rudolph. June
Ron Dahlenburg. June
Tony Hall. July
was not a member but owned Halco Tuning
in the UK. Halco was “the”supplier
of 650 goodies long before Heiden Tuning
and Mike’s XS came on the scene. Tony
was one of the most knowledgeable people
on XS-650s to have ever lived.
Brent Thornton. Sep
Fred Hein. Sept
Jim Horsley. Oct
Andrew Rosser. June
Tony Filmer. August
Dru Booker. August
Joe Murray. April
Wayne Higgins. June
Steve Epps. October
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