In memory of Harry DeGroot

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of Harry DeGroot’s passing overnight Saturday at his home in Trafalgar. Harry had been unwell of late, but he continued to enjoy our Breakfast Club gatherings and had recently returned from a Mercedes Club 4-day event into NSW with his son who drove one of Harry’s beloved Benzes.

Funeral details will be forwarded on when available. Sincere condolences to Harry’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed.


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15 Responses to In memory of Harry DeGroot

  1. Steve says:

    Such sad news – Graeme Hollingsworth
    Thanks Steve, another nice guy gone. – Ian Mallows
    That’s so sad, what a wonderful gentleman. Condolences to his family. – Ray Youlden

  2. Brian Jolly says:

    He was always smiling and I will miss his friendly chats. – Brian Jolly

  3. Ron Brooks says:

    Trish and I are very saddened to hear of Harry?s passing. He was a gentleman and the club is poorer for his passing

  4. Colin Levey says:

    So sad to hear of Harry’s passing, a great guy who will missed.

  5. John Cobbledick says:

    Sorry to hear of Harry’s passing . Another gentleman member of our club who will be missed .

  6. Glenn says:

    Harry was such a font of knowledge of Mercedes Benz, and I always loved his old black Ponton before he had to sell it. The club and its members will miss Harry.

  7. Clint Wilson says:

    Sadden by Harry?s passing. Such a gentleman in every sense of the word. Reunited with his lovely wife. He will be missed.

  8. Alan Humphreys says:

    Really sad news. Marg and I always enjoyed our chats with Harry-so knowledgeable yet a humble gentleman. Vale Harry. Alan & Marg Humphreys.

  9. Frank & Kate Columbine says:

    Frank and I will miss his friendly company. His son will always
    remember that last 4 day drive with his dad.

  10. Allan & Lorraine Richards says:

    Lorraine and I first met Harry and Anne on the RACV Fly the Flag Tour 2008 becoming firm friends over 9 tours we completed with them. The friendship was only strengthened when they moved to Trafalgar and joined GSCCR. Harry’s knowledge of all thing “Mercedes” was amazing, he had probably forgotten more about the marque than I’ve ever known! We were fortunate to attend Harry’s 80th birthday celebration and their 60th Wedding anniversary. Harry was a thorough gentleman and a good friend. We will miss his smiling face and conversation over a club night meal.

  11. Phil & Judy Barnard says:

    This is such sad news. Harry was the embodiment of the GSCCR, a passionate car enthusiast (especially his beloved Mercedes Benz) who warmly shared his passion with fellow club members. Harry was a dear friend who will be sadly missed.

  12. Steve Austen says:

    Karen and I will fondly remember the many conversations with Harry over coffee or lunch during the RACV Fly the Flag tours. A truly erudite gentleman whose knowledge, passion and friendship will be sadly missed.

    Steve & Karen Austen

  13. Mark McKibbin says:

    Harry was a really lovely bloke, he always had time for a chat and will be sorely missed.

    Mark & Sue McKibbin

  14. Robert Nolan says:

    Yes, I remember how well Harry was liked by many, many people on various “Fly the Flag” Rallies when I was involved & running them with the ABCCC.
    Since coming to Gippsland, I have chatted with him, but now regretfully should have chatted & told him much more! … RIP Harry. You are well remembered.
    Rob Nolan

  15. John Fowler says:

    Harry was one of those likable and easy to talk to folk who not only had a huge amount of Mercedes expertise and knowledge, but was always interested in what you were doing.
    Both he and Ann (when she was still with us) enthusiastically came to most of our events over the years, and really enjoyed the Mid Week Runs, Dinner Meetings, Breakfast Club displays, and the tours. He was a real ‘Gentleman’ and great to talk to, and will be sadly missed by all.

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