Horst Kroll

Obituary of Horst Kroll


KROLL, Horst Canadian auto racing legend died suddenly at home of natural causes on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in his 81st year. Dear husband to Hildegard. Loving father to Birgit Kroll. Brother to Renate Streubel and Krista Silbersack. Son of the late Emile Kroll and Elisabeth Jany. Uncle to Petr, Guido, Stefan and Holk. Born in Germany, Kroll came to Canada at the age of 20. For more than 25 years he engraved his name in Canadian motor-sport history. As a driver, team owner and car builder, Kroll competed at some of the highest levels of racing in North America. Kroll won the Canadian Driving Championship in 1968. From his small auto repair shop in West Hill, Ontario, Horst manufactured a fleet of 18 Altona Formula Vees, his cars winning the 1969 Canadian Formula Vee Championship. Over the years Kroll provided auto repairs, specialized vehicle restorations and personal racing services. Of the many achievements, his biggest accomplishment was winning the 1986 Can-Am Championship, after being runner up the previous year and third in 1984. Anyone who knows Horst will tell you, the one thing that stood out is the never say quit attitude with which he approached every race and his life. The family will receive friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Thursday, November 2nd from 5 - 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Ogden Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Wildlife Centre.
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