FUHRMEISTER, Christopher John (Chris)

Born on June 7, 1955. Passed away February 8, 2024.

It is with the saddest of hearts and deepest sadness that we wish to advise all family and friends of the passing of Christopher John β€œFurry” Fuhrmeister.

07/06/1955- 08/02/2024

Please feel free to wear a Hawaiian shirt in memory of Furry to his memorial service as a tribute to his life.

Always in our minds, forever in our hearts

Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Avenue, MoeView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Christopher John Fuhrmeister will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 6 Ollerton Avenue, Moe on TUESDAY (March 05, 2024) commencing at 2.00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia would be appreciated. (Click here to donate).

Please feel free to wear a Hawaiian shirt in memory of Furry to his memorial service as a tribute to his life.

Chris' service will also be livestreamed.

To view the livestream, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please join us for refreshments following Chris' service at Rookies Pizzeria Bar & Grill, 2-4 Ollerton Avenue, Moe.
  1. I new him but a short while with the Nowa Nowa N3ns Choir and the Theater.
    Enjoyed his company!
    RIP Furry!

    Chris Stanley February 8, 2024
  2. You are at peace now Furry. We all have so many fond memories happy memories that we’ll forever keep in our hearts. You will be so sadly missed by all. You brightened everyone’s day with your smile and those Hawaiian shirts. Never forgotten, RIP Furry. 😒

    Sue Gourley February 9, 2024
  3. A true gentleman and a pleasure to have known him, if Furry hadn’t talked me into to playing squash I would have never had met my wife, he was our MC at our wedding and gave me some great fatherly advise on the day, you will be missed Furry.
    Sean, Bronie and Izzy ELSON

    Sean ELSON February 9, 2024
  4. You were a bloody great legend of a bloke Furry!
    Sadly you are going to be missed by a lot of people.
    Swing that squash & racquet ball bat enthusiastically in those fishnets and Hawaiian shirt and be the life of the party you lovable larrikan
    Gone, but never forgotten

    Nicole Selwood February 9, 2024
  5. Met him through Racquetball always had a smile on his face and him dressing up was always a good laugh , may you rest in peace Furry πŸ’•

    Alexandra Preston February 9, 2024
  6. Deepest condolences to all family and friends. He was a valued member of the Nowa Nowa Mens Choir and a good friend.

    Clive Bury February 9, 2024
  7. To know him was to laugh with him. A man whose love of family was so very strong. Rest in Peace Furry. Di (Tiddy) Scott. xx

    Diane Scott February 9, 2024
  8. RIP Chris.
    Loved our chats at the cinema and we have all missed you and your family. Deepest condolences to you all .

    Robyn Harris February 9, 2024
  9. we will sadly misss furry a very good friend that brightened our lives. ruthie and boydie

    ruth and boyd mcphee February 9, 2024
  10. Many a great time had at the Lakes Squash Courts.
    Condolences to the Family from Kaye Duffy. Xx

    Kaye Duffy February 9, 2024
  11. Condolences to his family. Furry was a very kind and caring man who has secretly helped a few people out over the years, what a big heart he had.

    Karen Perry February 9, 2024
  12. He was one of the greatest role models I had growing up, he gave me opportunities for work, life advice and was a great friend. I will miss you mate. Rest well Furry

    Chris Lee February 9, 2024
  13. We had good times at the courts all those years while playing squash and racquetball. Thinking of you all Di Brooke Erin Hannah and families love Lois Hateley xxxxx

    Lois Hateley February 9, 2024
  14. Furry you will be missed by a lot of people especially your family. I have so many memories that I will cherish, especially all the weekends away with squash and racquetball and the many pub crawls along the way and how can I forget the karaoke. You will never be forgotten.

    Aleshia February 9, 2024
  15. Chris was a kind and gentle human being who will be missed by everyone who knew him. My wife Norma and I got to know him well when we worked together on a fund raiser at the theatre with the Nowa Nowa Men’s Choir. He was a real prince of a fellow, always in good humor.

    Wally Rees February 10, 2024
  16. Best memories….. A mentor to all…. Like father to so many…. Your a Legend Furry……Rest In Peace Mate.
    Condolences to the whole family.

    Dean Jakobi & Family February 10, 2024
  17. Without you running the Lakes Classic, Aleshia and I would not have been able to continuously catch up over the years. To have you with me and helping me proposing to her, getting the first hug off you and sharing a great moment. We are both forever grateful and always will be to you and your family.

    You’re not just the life at any party, but brought out the best in the party we call life.

    Also, nobody rocked a Hawaiian or loud shirt better than you, rock star!

    Thank you for the memorable journey we had together old friend. Thank you to your family for sharing you with us all.

    See you dancing on the court in the next life, Furry.

    Love you mate.

    Adam Cassar

    Adam Cassar February 10, 2024
  18. Always enjoyed talking movies with Chris at the Lakes Entrance Squash & Cinema Centre when I drove in from Paynesville. You showed movies in 3D when Bairnsdale didn’t. You liked my Hawaiian shirts too. There is no cinema in Lakes Entrance now after you sold the place.

    Lawrence Klobukowski February 14, 2024
  19. So many great times had with Furry over many years. Always in for a good laugh and a good time. A lovely man gone way too soon but what wonderful memories he leaves for all who were lucky enough to have met him.
    Deepest Sympathy to Di and all the family.
    Love and Thoughts.
    Jodie & Ralph Clifford and Family

    Jodie Clifford February 18, 2024
  20. Love to all Furry’s family. A life well lived. Bye to our friend. RIP

    Bren & Marie Dodson February 22, 2024
  21. Deepest sympathy to all the family. Chris was always such a kind and caring gentleman. Forever in all our hearts R.I.P. πŸ’œπŸ’œ love Cathy and Peter πŸ’œπŸ’œ

    Cathy and Peter Lee February 29, 2024
  22. So many wonderful memories Furry and epic battles on the court.
    You were a wonderful man, the life of the party and batship crazy at times 😜
    I am not sorry that I drank all of your mud shakes mate and still love to tell that story.
    Rest in peace until we cross racquets again.
    Love to your family

    Rob Trewin February 29, 2024
  23. Furry THe 4 of us climbed Sydney harbour Bridge. Went on cruise to Cairns. (Heaps of food and pina coladas. )also the the QTrain had a blast .great memories great laughs.will miss u mate. Gunsser and arge

    Marg gunsser March 1, 2024
  24. Will miss you so much Furry. You were so much fun, loved going on Squash Trips. Half the fun was getting there. Will always be remembered. Will miss my Dirty Dancing Partner πŸ˜” RIP Furry

    Vicki Haylock March 1, 2024
  25. Furry was an absolute legend. Always welcoming when we would come up for the Lakes Racquetball Classic. He was a laugh to watch on the court and a true gentleman. Very sad to hear of his passing.
    RIP Furry

    Matt Ahern March 1, 2024
  26. On behalf of the Australian Racquetball Association and the general racquetball community, I’d like to acknowledge and pay respect to the significant impact Furry had on our sport over many decades, both as a court owner and player. His passion, sense of humour and outlandish antics will be remembered fondly by everyone who met him. He will be greatly missed

    Sam Abishara (Australian Racquetball Association) March 4, 2024
  27. Championship Point: You win mate! While Cancer may have been your final opponent, You are forever the winner in our eyes….well played

    Your footprint on so many lives inside the Squash and Racquetball community and outside was profound!
    You are always in our hearts and provide a smile in our memories…. you always made sport fun!

    While you will be sorely missed by everyone, we look forward to honoring you, your legacy and impact to Racquetball and Squash in Victoria.

    RIP Furry

    Bairnsdale Squash & Racquetball Committee March 4, 2024
  28. Condolences to family. Many fun memories around the squash scene. Inspiring especially while making cocktails and hosting pre dinner drinks. Great times have been had and beautiful when he captained the Gippsland team to a Hopman Cup win.!
    Miss you Furry.
    Corey Robertson and Family.

    Corey Robertson March 5, 2024
  29. Furry, Furry, Furry! What is next for you in your afterlife? Hawaiian shirts and more shenanigans.How missed you will be. I have so many good memories of the community you created. Thank you for making life more colourful. Much love to all who grieve the loss of such a good man. May you be remembered and celebrated by those who love you and live as part of your journey.

    Sharna March 5, 2024