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Peter John ‘Pete’ Brown

Peter John ‘Pete’ Brown  was born on 9th May, 1954 and passed away on 26th May, 2021.

Aged 67 years. Late of Hunter Street, Burnett Heads. Passed away unexpectedly during his morning ocean swim on May 26th, 2021. Beloved husband of Debbie. Dearly loved father & father-in-law of Meredith & Dean, Adrienna & Sam, Philippa & Luke. Adored ‘Gran Dude’ of Henry and Fraser. Much loved brother & brother-in-law of Christine & Richard, Robin & David, Rosemary & Chris, Simon & Janet and Benjamin (dec’d). Loved uncle and cousin of their respective families.

“You Made Our Lives Richer”

A Funeral Service for Peter will be held at ‘Branyan Gardens’, Cummins Road, Branyan on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 10:00am.

30 Replies to “Peter John ‘Pete’ Brown”

  1. Our deepest condolences to Debbie and family. He will be missed.

  2. Heartfelt sympathy to Debbie and the family. May you find peace and comfort in remembering Peter’s life.

  3. Condolences to Debbie and family on your loss. Pete was a wonderful neighbour & good friend, he will be greatly missed

  4. So sorry, Debbie, to hear about your loss. May God give you the strength and peace you need in this very difficult time.

  5. Deepest condolences to Peters Family. One of Natures gentlemen and one of the nicest people I have met.

  6. Heartfelt love and condolences to Debbie, the girls, spouses, grandchildren and wider family. We will remember Pete as a gentleman who endeared himself to all. May the Lord comfort you in this huge loss. ❤️🌹

  7. wonderful friend and neighbour and all of the above, every time i look at the ocean he comes to mind

  8. Heartfelt condolences Debbie and family. Pete was a lovely man and he will be greatly missed by many.

  9. We were devastated, we liked Pete so much, and had looked forward to spending time with Pete and Debbie after his retirement.

  10. I worked with Peter at Wide Bay TAFE and at the SC College, and enjoyed catching up with him in recent years along the Burnett Heads foreshore where he was usually either cycling with the dogs or off to go swimming. I will remember him as an astounding educator and provided quality graduates to the horticulture industry. His knowledge was fathomless in some many areas. He had a quirky sense of humor and could see the funny side of life. He had an inquisitive mind, always researching for a project or paper. I will miss our perchance meetings and hope Debbie and their family find solace in the legacy he left behind.

  11. Debbie. We were so sorry to hear your sad news. We pray that the Lord will wrap His arms around you and comfort you and your family. Love, Alan and Joan Mitchell

  12. I go to the ocean to say goodbye – but never to forget you – my ocean swimming buddy.

    Pete always headed to swim in deeper parts of the ocean where others feared to go. His mind, unlike ours could not be tamed – the freedom of the wild oceans seduced and lured him – long arms reaching out to his sanctum on each swim – his place of peace.

    The Old Man of the oceans and marine life welcomed and enjoyed Pete’s company.
    No harm did they ever consider.
    In the end when his body was too tired to live,
    Gently on the shore they laid him.

    I believe the Old Man of the seas could not resist taking Pete’s spirit.
    A rare strong and loving energy of white light.
    A very desirable constant companion.
    The Old Man’s existence, like mine, made fuller with conversations with Pete.
    No topic for Pete not of interest.
    Now a universal library granted to explore for his answers.

    I believe Pete will delight in joining the wise Old Man in travels around the seven seas.
    Forever swimming with dolphins.
    His curious mind kept busy discovering marine life species and especially new plants.

    Pete forever in his ocean sanctum, forever at peace.

    Pete’s love for his treasured Deb and family was unconditional and incalculable.
    They can be assured that each night his new companion will show him a place to watch over them all.
    See his grandchildren grow.
    Where his constant love and attention will forever shine over his beloved Deb and girls.

    The moon also knew Pete.
    At the end of that day, 26 May 2021, the moon saw the end of Pete’s earthly life.
    It felt the huge loss.
    So with massive intent of an honorary farewell it extended.
    That sad day the moon with all its power stepped up to provide Pete a memorable closure.
    The Heavens ignited as the sun went down,
    the skys eclipsed the rare Super Flower Blood moon.
    Forever his family and friends will remember a humble good man…

    Pete’s earthly light and energy is gone.
    His loss like chains tugging at grief, tugging at our hearts.
    But behind he leaves a collection of lovely memories that will never be lost.
    Memories for all who were blessed to know him,
    Especially for those, without judgement Pete so easily called his friend.
    So many more cherished memories for his family.
    His constant unconditional love knew no boundaries.

    I recall his interest in what others had to say,
    Always quick to offer generous assistance.
    A scholar Pete was obtaining hard earned accolades.
    A massive reservoir of knowledge.
    But recognition for his successes he humbly brushed aside.

    Laughs with Pete will remain a constant warm memory.
    His quick sharp wit and twinkle in his eye.

    So many wonderful memories of Pete will remain, filling the emptiness of his loss.
    A rare, very good man.

    Farewell my friend, you will not be forgotten – at peace you will remain.


  13. Our love to Debbie and family. May the Lord be your comfort and strength, now and in the days ahead. Remembering the year we overlapped at BCQ with fondness, and how we would take our bubs to the park nearby – Meredith in one swing and Matthew in the other.

  14. Peter’s family has suffered a great loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. Loved our Wednesday meetings with Peter. Rod & Hazel Gillespie.

  15. Dear Debbie and family,
    The absence of Pete’s physical presence in your lives will always be felt, but may the essence of his life and love fill your hearts always. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Dear Debbie and family,
    We were saddened to hear the news of Peter’s passing.
    Although we cannot make it to Bundaberg on Wednesday, we will carry you in our hearts and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    We send our deepest sympathies.

  17. Dear Pete we will miss you hugley after nearly 40 years of friendship. Your quirky ways of speech, and your vast knowledge, your power naps, the time camping with you where you lost the tent center cross and had to fabricate a wooden one. ( we found it under the tent when we packed up) You have left us much too soon but be assured our friend we will meet again. Debbie our heartfelt love and prayers surround you and the girls. With much love…Tim and Jennie Wilton

  18. Dear Debbie & family, our heartfelt thoughts to all of you. We are so sorry we could not be with you today to share memories of Pete’s life.
    However we will be with you in spirit.
    Love always,
    Fred, Lyn & family

  19. Peter was a good friend – he was full of life, kind, quirky, curious and knowledgeable about so many things but above all great fun. We are missing him.

  20. Dear Debbie
    Peter is at peace eternally knowing just how much You & Family & Friends adored him. Sharing love and respect and memories by attending his service today. May you find comfort in your memories and strength from your loved ones. Sincere sympathy,
    Brian & Ann Charteris

  21. Magic happens when two hearts become connected and loving memories will always remain. May these memories of Pete carry you and your family through this sorrowful time.
    Our deepest sympathies
    Merrilyn & Garry

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