HEUZENROEDER, Terry

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Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2013.

Terry Heuzenroeder was born in April 1955 in Berri, South Australia. He was the second youngest of four children born to Woop and Betty Heuzenroeder. Terry began his driving career in 1974 spending four years driving taxi cabs around the Riverland for the family business. The business based in Berri serviced all areas of the Riverland, and even as far as Adelaide in a couple of cases.

Terry commenced his coach driving career in July 1987 when he was employed by Stateliner Pty Ltd (Inc. Greyhound Southern Coaches), which was purchased in 1991 by Premier Roadlines Pty Ltd. During this time he worked alongside his brother Barry, and primarily drove the Renmark to Adelaide route.

In 1998, Terry moved for a short time from coach driving to furniture removals, working for Riverland Removals and Blue Ibis Furniture, transporting furniture between Melbourne and the Riverland. In 2002 Terry moved to Roxby Downs, where he commenced work with Roxby Coaches. He spent the next three years driving various routes throughout Outback South Australia.

For two years Terry took time out from driving, and pursued other ventures. During this time he also turned 50 and became a proud member of the Ullyses Motorcycle Club where he was known as “Two Stroke” to his club mates. Terry returned to coach driving in 2007 and Drove for Greyhound until late 2010. During this time he was again working in South Australia’s outback. He took 18 months away from the job in 2012 and it was during this time he met his partner Terrie.

Terry re-commenced driving with Greyhound in Roxby Downs in March 2012; he was excited to get back behind the wheel of the coach and recommence the job he loved. Shortly afterwards Terry was diagnosed with brain cancer which ended his driving career.

Terry passed away at Barmera hospital on 8 November 2012 aged 57. The road was such a large part of Terry’s life, and perfectly suited his free spirit. His larger than life personality and infectious smile made the journey for thousands of passengers a happy one. He is sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

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