Vale Peter Johannsen & Diane McGregor

The club is saddened to hear of the recent passing of both Peter Johannsen and Diane McGregor.

Peter passed away on Sunday 9th August after a battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Jill and son Tony. He will be sadly missed by all at the Hampton Rovers Football Club.

A Hampton Rovers Life Member, Peter was Secretary of the Juniors in 1993 and President of the Juniors in 1994 and had been a tireless worker for the Junior section of the club since the late 1980’s, he then went on to be secretary of the seniors in 1996.

Peter won the Best Club Person award for the Juniors in both 1991 and 1994 and Peter and Jill won the Juniors Best Club Persons award in 1993. Peter was the pioneer for the Vote Count Presentations and set the standard for what we expect to this day. The time he spent on these was enormous, but he loved every minute.

Peter’s tireless work with the club continued with the senior section of the club on committee and as secretary until Peter and Jill relocated to South East Gippsland in the late 1990’s to live on Raymond Island on the Gippsland Lakes.

Peter and Jill lost their son Mark in a tragic car accident in Hampton in the early 1990’s (an award in his honour is presented to the most courageous U19 player each year), but even with this tremendous personal loss, they continued their tireless work with the Hampton Rovers Football club.

Peter, you will be missed by all at the club and we all pass on our very sincere condolences to Jill and Tony.

The club learnt that Diane McGregor recently passed away on the 8th of August, also after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her two sons Blair and Brook, and five Grandchildren.

Di was the wife of Life Member Don McGregor, now deceased, who was a former Senior President of the club and U19 coach.

Being a member of the McGregor clan, with brother in-law Gordon and sister in-law Jan, both now deceased, always meant Di was going to be tied to the Hampton Rovers. Diane and Don after Marriage in the mid 1960’s lived in Imbross Street Hampton, next to the Rovers original ground, Castlefield Reserve.

Di and Don moved to Barwon Heads some 15 years ago and she loved tendering to her little cottage at the Heads, especially the garden. Di always had a friendly smile and will be sadly missed by all at Roverland.

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