Vale – Colin Andrew SAUVARIN – UPDATED

Colin Andrew SAUVARIN
18.3.1954 – 25.7.2021

There will be a service to celebrate Colin’s life at the Hawthorn Hockey Club 11 o’clock on Friday 26 November followed by a barbecue and all are welcome to attend.

For Covid compliance, proof of Covid vaccination (preferably by the Service Victoria app) will be required to enter the clubhouse. Those who are unvaccinated will have to remain outside.

The service will be followed by a barbecue and beverages at Col’s expense in accordance with his usual generosity.

To assist me for catering purposes please could you indicate if you will be able to attend. RSVP

If you could also send me any photographs I will try to arrange a projector and a dropbox.

An unsung hero of the Hawthorn Hockey club Colin died suddenly whilst living in the Philippines.

Colin played A grade for the club in the 70s and was part of the steering committee with Robin Hodder which created the Junior Hockey Club in 1977. Subsequently he mentored junior players making their way into senior teams and coached many junior teams and always participated in the annual trip to Howlong for the Albury Carnival.

Brother Sam who also played for the club prior to moving to Box Hill describes him as “Loved by all who played sport or worked with him all over the world”.

Ross and Barbara and Billy and Pam remember him as “Loved and highly valued past member of the Hawthorn Hockey and Glen Iris Cricket clubs. So many friends from around the world who are fortunate to have spent great times with you. Your absolute loyalty and generosity to your past employees and all your friends was inspirational and you were always such a humble guy.”

Croc was a highflyer in business life and ran Toyota’s business in Queensland, South Australia and the Middle East at various times. He also established the renowned Toyota fishing competition at Fraser Island.

My family reflect on him as an enigma and highly principled and over generous to everyone he met. Passed too soon and we will all regret the times we missed.

Croc’s 50th birthday party on Fraser Island brought together all his worlds and humbled us all.

Honoured to have been your friend.

Farewell Croc.

Tony Melville