Updated details of Ken Wootton Memorial Service and Commemorative Ride
The family has asked that there be no floral tributes. They have asked if you would like to remember Ken in this way, you make a donation to a charity that “is close to your heart”.
People have asked if they can wear their leathers on August 15, and yes, it is totally fine and appropriate to wear leathers.
People have asked if they can ride their bikes on August 15, and yes that is totally fine and you will be directed through the tunnel to park in the infield.
In honour of Ken, there is a ride being organised prior to the service, from the San Remo foreshore car park to the circuit, departing at 12.30pm. Contact is Brendan Murphy on mobile 0405 315 984; email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are attending on August 15, please rsvp to email@example.com by NOON on Friday August 12, 2011
If you would like to send a condolence card or note to the family, the address is ;
The Wootton Family, 10 Akuna Street, Tallangatta, VIC 3700
Please include your return address on your card, as the family would like to respond to your correspondence.
— Previous Post – A message from the family of Ken Wootton
Our brother and uncle, Ken Wootton, passed away too soon in Brno, Czech Republic on Sunday 24 July 2011, while on holiday doing what he loved.
We sincerely thank those who helped our family bring him home and have assisted us in organising his public memorial service.
All those who wish to participate are invited to this special service to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on Monday August 15, 2011 at 1.30pm.
The key details are:
Date Monday August 15 2011
Location Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – Corporate Suite 5 on the pit roof
Back Beach Road, Phillip Island
We have chosen this location for many reasons including Ken’s incredible love, passion and commitment to Australian motorcycle racing and to the Victorian seaside circuit.
Suite 5 is the location of the annual Island Classic Dinners that Ken hosted with such good humour and enthusiasm; is above the pit straight – the scene of so many race starts that Ken called so dramatically for more than 20 years; and overlooks the Expo Building where the Motorcycle Expo is staged – an initiative that Ken worked tirelessly to promote to our industry and the public.
Suite 5 is also the media centre and journalist hub for the Australian MotoGP – an appropriate place for us to remember Ken, who was without doubt, the leader of the Australian motorcycle media pack.
We hope you can join us on this special occasion to celebrate the life of Ken Wootton.
Please feel free to pass this notice onto people who may wish to attend.
For catering purposes, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday August 11, 2011