In Loving Memory
John Raymond Brereton

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John Raymond Brereton
Passed away peacefully on 
Wednesday 17th February 2021
Aged 73 years.
Survived by the mother of his children – Kathy Brereton
Beloved father of Jarrod Brereton, Angela Van Soest,
and Joelene Brereton.
Father-in-law of Paul Van Soest.
Grandfather of Jesse, Steven, Riley,
Liam, Ebony, Lilly, Felicity and Katey.
Great Grandfather of Luna.
Brother to Lynette, Kaye and Shirley.

Close to our hearts you will always stay,
loved and remembered every day. 

A Funeral Service to
Celebrate the life of
John will be held at
 David W Bull Cranbourne Funeral Home
6 Brunt Street, Cranbourne on
Thursday 25th February 2021
commencing at 10:30 a.m.
A private cremation will follow.

Due to government restrictions please
complete attendee list upon arrival.
INDOOR funeral gatherings are still subject
to two-square-metres per person. Therefore some people
may be outside we will advise this accordingly
and thank you for your understanding.

Please click on the link below to
the Chapel service for John which
is scheduled to commence at 10:3
0 a.m.
on Thursday 25th February 2021.

Click here to view the live stream of John’s Service

Should you wish to send your personal condolences
to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. Brereton. John Raymond. 12-5-1947. – 17-2-2021
    Much Loved younger brother of Lynette, brother – in – law Kelly, champion uncle of. Tim, Rod, Glen. And families.

    We know you’d be with us today if heaven wasn’t so far away.

    Deeply loved , never forgotten

    Lynette Newton
  2. Cherished younger brother of Kaye, brother in law and mate to Chris, a much loved and favourite Uncle “JB” to Nicole, Derek , Mathew and Ele, and their families,

    What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.

    Never ever forgotten , Mums little soldier returned to her.

    Kaye. Cannin
  3. Our deepest condolences to Kaye and Chris and all the family. John was a beautiful man and we enjoyed his company on many occasions. His loss will be deeply felt by you all. Our love and thoughts are with you.
    RIP JB

    Gillian Tipper
  4. John “JB” Brereton
    A true legend and an uncle that was always there, always happy and always himself. I was always so excited knowing you were heading around to see us and give us that infectious cheeky grin.
    How lucky are we all to have someone so special, that it makes it so hard to say goodbye.
    Always in my thoughts JB.
    You most definitely won’t be forgotten

    Matt Cannin
  5. Loved brother and soulmate to Shirley , brother-in-law to Colin (dec) loved Uncle to Marcus and family .

    To me you were not only my brother you were a place where I finally felt at home,

    Miss you forever.

    Shirley Strachan
  6. John Brereton or JB as you were affectionately known.
    A wonderful uncle to Niki and fellow Tigers supporter to us all, we have so many beautiful memories of you especially our years working together at FNH. My favourite part of any day was getting a cuddle from my uncle JB on the long way through to the office.
    We Will forever miss that cheeky grin of yours and the pat down of your hair when you got flustered.
    Rest In Peace JB
    Go Tigers

    Niki Wills
  7. Loved younger brother and soulmate of Shirley, brother-in-law of Colin (dec) uncle “JB” to Marcus and family.

    To me you were more than a brother, you were a place I finally felt at home.
    Deeply missed

    Shirley Strachan
  8. My thoughts are with Kaye, Chris & Families. JB was a quite man but wise.
    He could tell a good Yarn – He will be remembered by all.
    One Day at a time sweet Jesus – That’s all I,m asking of you.
    With Love Joy

    Joy Niven