Club Citroen South Australia
 

Greg Moorhouse Memorial Page

 

Greg Moorhouse was a much loved member of Club Citroen SA, and served as President for many years. He passed away in 2024, after a brave struggle with cancer. He was highly regarded by Club members for his energy and enthusiasm, wit and warm sense of humour, and a steadfast commitment to getting the most out of life.

This is summed up in the following tribute by Club Member John Henderson.

"I clearly remember the balmy night in 2012 when Gregory and I were at a show, casually talking, and I mentioned that we had just got back from the Mountain Raid in our left-hand drive, two cylinder 2CV van. We had driven along logging tracks, across rivers and through snow in Victoria and NSW. Gregory exclaimed that he had always wanted a 2CV. Within a few weeks, he had his first, and within few short months his second. He ended up with three. In double quick time he had become President of Club Citroen of SA. He embraced this position with his usual exuberance and zest for life. It seemed that nothing could stop him and he made every post a winner. He certainly made Club Citroen SA a great Club to belong to, and it flourished under his leadership. Unfortunately, in 2023 he was diagnosed with cancer, which he tackled with his usual enthusiasm and positive mental attitude.

Shortly after he was first diagnosed, Greg soldiered on as the star of the show at the South Australian hosted National Citroen Rally in Murray Bridge. He was a born entertainer with a ready wit and these qualities were evident in his role as MC, despite being very ill at the time. Gregory's resilience and determination was on display throughout his treatment. Some other examples of Greg's zest for life were seen on RAID 2016, when we were in our 2CVs on our way to Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land. Having finished his bush toileting, he managed to retrieve his mobile phone after dropping it into the burning toilet paper. On the same trip but on separate occasions, he dropped both his watch and sunglasses into fast flowing rivers at Katherine. While many would have chucked in the towel, Gregory disappeared each time for around three quarters of an hour and proudly returned with the temporarily lost items. He became known on this trip (and not necessarily admired) for his very early morning booming wake up call to all and sundry of "Good Morning Vietnam!". Notwithstanding that Greg joined the Citroen 2CV fraternity relatively late in life, he became one of the go-to problem solvers, always ready and willing to lend a hand to all and sundry with a cheery smile on his face.

Greg made everyone feel that they were his personal bestie, from the Citroen and cycling communities, Gentleman's Walking Club, houseboat group, neighbours and their dogs. Most important though, were his family, who meant the world to him. While his life has been cruelly cut short, he and all of us can take some comfort in the knowledge that he has packed more into his lifetime than many of us would in several lifetimes. There were never any wasted moments."

Greg was remembered at a Special Club Meeting in April 2024, with many Club members taking the floor to share stories of Greg , and sadness at his passing. The audio can be heard [here] or downloaded [here].

 

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Greg Moorhouse Memorial Page
Club Citroen South Australia
12 Rutland Ave Brighton SA 5048
Phone 0499450829
Email secretary@clubcitroensa.org.au
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