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Lawrence Xavier O’Toole

Lawrence Xavier O’Toole

5th February 1950 - 8th September 2022


Larry passed away peacefully at Austin Hospital, Melbourne. 

Loved husband of Mary, 

father to Lara, Carmen, Allister and Shane, 

father-in-law to Shev, Sezzi and Mieks 

and grandad to Archer, Carter, Cooper, Marley, Ivy,

Rocky (dec), Eden, Zanthe and Braxton.


Larry was born in Swan Hill, lived his early years in Ultima. 

Fourth child of Kath and Jim. Brother to Terry (dec), Bernie, Monica and Geoff.


The family will be having a private farewell. 

A public memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be held in Castlemaine 

on a date to be announced. 


The family is deeply grateful for the wonderful care he received at 

Launceston, Bendigo and Austin Hospitals since April.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Austin Hospital would be appreciated, please use the following link.


Loved and remembered always

Funeral Details

A memorial service will be held in Castlemaine on a date to be announced. 


6 responses to “Lawrence Xavier O’Toole”

  1. Judith & Simon Muntz says:

    One of Hot Roddings true Gentlemen, Farewell Larry. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and friendship will be missed by so many.
    To the O’Toole family and staff at Graffiti Publications condolences at this sad time.
    Judith and Simon Muntz

  2. Frank+Honey Vosper says:

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.
    Sincere condolences to Mary, Shane, all his family, friends and Rod enthusiasts.
    Fond Memories
    Frank and Honey Vosper and family.

  3. Douglas Hamilton says:

    Sincere sympathy to Larry’s family and many friends. He promotes Australian Street Rodding around the world. A true hands on hot rodder,
    who’s writing encouraged and inspired millions. It’s been a pleasure working you for twenty years.
    Fond regards, Junkyard Doug and Mel

  4. Peter Carpenter says:

    Larry, a true friend, mentor and leader, who showed us the right way to live, work and play.
    You will live on in our memories forever.
    Sincerest condolences to Mary, Lara, Carmen, Allister, Shane, your families and the Graffiti team.
    Corey, Alton, Jeanette and Peter.

  5. Stefan Nechwatal says:

    Thanks Larry, you were like a father figure to me and an inspiration for motoring writing and photography.
    I enjoyed our chats and appreciate when you were there for me and I enjoyed supporting and helping to promote your endeavors.
    Stefan Nechwatal

  6. JOHN LYNCH says:

    Larry you will be sorely missed especially as the driving force behind the Castlemaine Hot Rod Center.
    You have accomplished so much at Gower and Etty street sites.
    John Lynch

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