Toowoomba man Trevor Smith was killed in a motorcycle crash at Kenilworth.
Toowoomba man Trevor Smith was killed in a motorcycle crash at Kenilworth. Photo Contributed

Lifelong biker died doing what he lived for

TOOWOOMBA man Trevor Smith was enjoying his lifelong passion when tragedy struck and he fell from his motorcycle.

The 54-year-old motorcycle enthusiast was travelling with a group of fellow riders when he failed to take a bend in Obi Obi Rd, near Kenilworth, last Sunday.

His sister Sharon Adams said she and her family were due to travel from their home in Western Australia to Toowoomba on Tuesday to enjoy Christmas with Mr Smith.

However, the shocking news of his death ended those arrangements and instead of planning a family Christmas, she is now preparing for a funeral.

She said her brother was schooled at St Joseph's and Centenary Heights in Toowoomba before gaining his painting trade.

"He had always had bikes right from when he first got his licence," Mrs Adams said.

"His love was motorbikes."

She said her brother regularly went on motorcycle rides with a bunch of his mates.

"Everybody has been so supportive.

"He was well-liked by everybody."

Loyal and caring were terms she used to describe him.

"He always kept in a high spirit, no matter what was going on."

Friends and family of Mr Smith are invited to his funeral, which will be held from 11am on Tuesday at the Garden of Remembrance in Toowoomba.


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