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Born Subiaco 20.09.1948. Passed away peacefully at SJOG Murdoch on 08.09.2021.

Dearly loved husband of Denise, much loved and devoted Dad of Nicole, Brad and Alison and loved father-in-law of Brad, Luke and Steph. Adored Grandad of Bridget, Andrew, Holly, Emilee, Zachary, Dylan and Lewis.

We loved your wonderful sense of humour, your beautiful singing voice, your amazing love and commitment to each of us.

To the many students you taught over the years you were Mr O. We are so proud of your commitment to teaching over a 52 year career, including 26 years at Burrendah Primary S chool.

We love you so, we will miss you forever. Your loving family.


(Brett Thomas):

Always loved and missed

There are no words, except to say

Brett, you and I will meet again, but until that wonderful day I will see you in my dreams.

I love you Denise.


(Brett Thomas):

Our wonderful Dad and Grandad. He gave us years of happiness and a world of love. We will miss his fantastic sense of humour and his ability to make us laugh. He was so proud of his children and his grandchildren.

The world will definitely be a duller place without you in it Dad.

Love you always, Nicki, Luke, Bridget, Andrew and the puppies xxx


(Brett Thomas):

Beloved father of Brad, cherished father-in-law of Steph, and adored grandfather of Holly, Emilee and Zachary.

We will forever treasure the precious memories you have given us, and will miss you always.


(Brett Thomas):

I am so proud that you are my Dad. You gave me so many gifts; your love of music, education and hockey, and your unconditional love. To be ‘Mr O's daughter' is an honour. You fought so bravely to the end.

My heart is broken into a million pieces and I can't believe I'll never get to sing or chat with you again, but I know you are at peace.

Love forever, Ali x


(Brett Thomas):

Loved father of Ali, admired father-in-law of Brad and awesome Grandad to Dylan and Lewis. Thank you for all the footy chats, always being at our sports games and sharing your stories and knowledge with us. You made us better people.

Love always x


(Brett Thomas):

Much loved Brother, Brother-in-Law and Uncle to Gail, Peter, Drew, Ashleigh and Tayla. We thought we had more time with you, but it wasn't to be. Life can be so cruel.

Love and prayers to Denise, Nicole, Bradley, Alison and families.

Safe journey home. Say Hi to the Dream Team for us.

Published 11th Sep, 2021
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The Funeral Service for Mr Brett Thomas Openshaw of Piara Waters, formerly of Canning Vale and Willetton, will take place in our Chapel, 312 South Street, Hilton commencing at 2.30pm on TUESDAY (21.09.2021).

Cremation will take place privately at a later time.


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  • OPENSHAW (Brett):

    Dear Brett, we will miss you, your visits meant so much to us.  Heartbroken for Denise and family.

    Love Debbie and Graham and family

    Friday, 17 September 2021 Submitted online by Debbie Lockyer
  • OPENSHAW (Brett):

    Brett you were truly a lovely gentle soul whom we all loved.

    We have fondest memories of your last visit to us with Denise.

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Denise and family from your cousin Kerrie and Michael from Tenterfield NSW xxxx

    Wednesday, 15 September 2021 Submitted online by Kerrie Gallagher

    In memory of our cousin Brett. Fond memories of growing up together.

    Taken too soon. Condolences to Denise, Nicole, Bradley and Alison and families. Richard and Paul Weston and families.

    Friday, 17 September 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • OPENSHAW BRETT Sincere sympathy to Denise, Gail and families on the very sad loss of Brett. Fond memories of a young Brett at the farm. Love from the Munns/ Gorton families.

    Thursday, 16 September 2021 Published in The West Australian

    Very special member of our family and a wonderful son-in-law to Thelma.

    Lovingly remembered by your sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces. Your Lockyer family

    Saturday, 11 September 2021 Published in The West Australian

    Loved brother-in-law of Sheryl and Nick. Kind and loving uncle to Leigh, Sash, Rose, Astrid and Joanne. Our deepest sympathy to Denise and family.

    Never Forgotten

    Saturday, 11 September 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • OPENSHAW BRETT Our family is heartbroken. A wonderful brother in law and uncle taken too soon. You will always have a special place in our hearts Brett. Love to Denise and family. Dawn, Graeme, Elissa, Brendon, Lori, Jason, Chitra, Oliver, Alana and Liam.

    Saturday, 11 September 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • OPENSHAW BRETT Brett was a well respected and much loved teacher at Burrendah Primary School. In the 26 years at Burrendah PS, he had a positive influence on school culture and curriculum development. Former students and staff members fondly recall his gentle nature and sense of humour. His memory and contributions to the school will remain as a legacy for all those who were lucky enough to cross his path.

    Friday, 17 September 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • OPENSHAW BRETT Ali, Brad, Dylan and Lewis our hearts break and we are so sad for you all.

    Denise, Nicky, Brad and all your families our deepest sympathy in losing Brett a loved Husband, Dad and Granddad. Brett will be missed and fondly remembered by us all. Forever in your hearts Chris, Steve, Coral, Bec and Vaughan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Wednesday, 15 September 2021 Published in The West Australian

    Heartfelt condolences to Denise and family on the loss of a truly beautiful man. To know Brett was to love him and his passing leaves us all with a deep sense of loss. Denise, you and Brett will be forever in our thoughts. With love from Glenys and Paul Aslan and family.

    Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • OPENSHAW BRETT Our lovely friend Brett. Wise and witty. Our movies and music man. Sympathy to all the families.

    Louise and Phill.

    Monday, 13 September 2021 Published in The West Australian


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