It is with a deep sense of sadness that as President of the Short-Circuit Motor Sport Association I advise all members and friends of the passing of our founding member and great friend Fred Berge.
Fred's outstanding service to the motorsport industry spans over 60 years as a competitor, event organiser, CAMS Steward, photographer, reporter, race commentator, CAMS official and event organiser.
“He leaves a legacy which has been developed over many years assisting drivers develop their skills from age 14 to age 80. His contribution has had a direct result in improving drivers road safety and race craft”.
Cams Australia published: “He has played such a pivotal role in providing an inexpensive well-regulated competition that has launched so many drivers careers, his contribution cannot be overstated.”
Fred leaves behind his great friend Pat and is survived by his 2 children Brad and Lynne, together with 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A full copy of the eulogy will be published on this website following Fred's funeral.
For those wishing to attend the funeral, it will take place at Saint Thomas More's Catholic Church, 71 Ramsay Street Toowoomba at 2 PM on April 16.
Burial will take place at the Garden of Remembrance and celebration refreshments at Saint Thomas More's Hall immediately after.
We pray Fred will rest in eternal peace.
Today hundreds of people came together at the Toowoomba’s Saint Thomas More's Catholic Church to farewell our great friend and Association leader Fred Berge.
Our sincere condolences to Pat, Brad, Lynne and family.
A wonderful testament to Fred's life was delivered in the eulogy by long term friend and President of the Short Circuit Motor Sport Association Derek Pingel.
Below is a complete copy of the eulogy. Rest in peace Fred and may God bring you home to your eternal rest.