By Renee Bogatko, Image Credits – supplied
More than 100 people are expected to pack the chapel at Norwood Park Crematorium tomorrow for the funeral of motorcycle crash victim, Adrian Hogg.
The 47-year-old was killed in that motorbike crash in Bonython on Mother’s Day.
His youngest brother, Justin Hogg, said he’s expecting to have mixed emotions.
“It’s sad that tomorrow is going to be one of the most heartfelt and sad times of my life, saying goodbye to my eldest brother who’s always been the backbone and the glue to the family, who’s always been someone I’ve looked up to growing up,” he said.
“It’ll also be a happy time seeing the turnout and see everyone who has been a part of Adrian’s life and they’re coming to say their final goodbyes to a top bloke Canberra had.”
It’s expected to be a particularly emotional time for Adrian’s step kids and his fiancée Caroline Frantz.
Adrian and Caroline were together for over 9 years.
The funeral is going ahead largely thanks to money raised from locals who dug deep at a car cruise in Adrian’s honour over the weekend.
“That was absolutely outstanding. We raised $1803 with a turnout of close to 300 people, if not more, including ACT Police who came to show their support,” Justin said.
“I can’t thank the community enough for everything you guys have done, it really means a lot to myself and my family and the extended family. We are forever in your debts.”
The public funeral gets underway at 10:30am, Thursday May 24.
Justin said the hearse is expected to be followed by an entourage of bikes and cars which will travel from Toscan Dinn Funerals to Adrian’s final resting place.
“The more the merrier and with the amount of people that’ll show up, I think my brother will be proud to know that there’s a lot of people showing support for the family and extended family at this time.”