Remember loved ones at White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial
TRUCK drivers who lost their lives on the road will never be forgotten, no matter how many of them there are.
That's the view of Sue Pepper, the secretary of the White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial.
She said three names would be added to more than 100 that are already on the memorial walls during this, the 2019 service, to be held on November 2.
"We all wish there would never be names to add to the wall,” she said.
The truck drivers memorial at Murray Bridge in South Australia was started seven years ago, after truckie Keith Wood was inspired by the Tarcutta memorial, where his father's name appeared.
There are two parts to the memorial - one wall for drivers who had been killed whilst doing their job and another for others who had been in the industry but had retired or passed away from natural causes.
Two children, siblings Tamika and Khaleb Hourn, who lost their lives while travelling in a truck with their parents Sharon and Darren in 1995, are the guardians of the memorial.
Sue, whose husband owns the Peppers Truck Wash in Adelaide, said the memorial event was a change for trucking families and their relatives to come together to remember the fallen drivers.
"It's a chance for everyone to come together and support each other and have a fun day or remembrance and to make sure everyone knows they've got someone they can talk to,” she said.
"If anyone wants or needs a hand, they know they can call on us and we will help in any way we possibly can.”
The service will begin at 11am on November 2 and trucks in the convoy will leave BP Wingfield and BP Keith at 8.30am to head to the service.
For general inquiries phone Keith on 0417 869 096 or for truck show details phone Shaun on 0423 399 165.
You can also visit www.facebook.com/WhiteHillTruckDriversMemorial for more details.