Barry William Jarvis
On the 13 June 2018 we lost our friend and staunch club member BARRY WILLIAM JARVIS. Barry was in his 84th year of a very active and well lived life, full of action and plenty of things to do. At his funeral service eulogies were presented by Richard Hynard, Mark Mansell, Tony Nesbitt and Barry’s younger brother Terry Jarvis. And from these a story evolved that described Barry and the things he did very accurately. Barry was a quietly spoken friend and a quiet achiever. He was a self-employed electrician, but still found time to be involved in Rotary, Bush Fire Brigade, motorcycles and provide for a family of four. During his racing days he raced with his close friend Tony Nesbitt at Vineyards and Moorebank circuits and raced a Competition Matchless at Bathurst. This bike was owned by Henry Hales who was Tony’s sidecar passenger. He was a member of the Motor Cycle Racing Club of NSW and St. George Motorcycle Club before joining the Classic and Enthusiasts Motorcycle Club where he served as President twice and was made a life member. His pen name was Harry Barvis. His bikes were Triumph, Benelli, Ariel and his beloved Manx Norton.
He was a tireless worker for the C.E.M.C.C. and will always be remembered for initiating the Engadine Showground as the venue of the Annual Show Day, a task that consumes a lot of time and requires a lot of involvement and dedication. He was a man of vision, as this venue has served the club well for many years and hopefully many more to come. Barry was a tremendous club member, a tremendous friend, a teacher, a mentor and a bloody good rider. Wherever he is going, may the lap times be fast, the machinery reliable and above all, may our memories of him never fade away. Barry leaves behind his wife Heather, son David and an uncountable number of friends.