BARLOW, Brian John

BARLOW, Brian John

Late of Haywards Bay and Mangerton, NSW

03rd Nov 1944 – 26th Aug 2021

Beloved partner to Julie. Son of James and Kathleen, late of Yagoona. Brother to Kevin and Alan. Dear father and father-in-law to Nicole and Marc, Scott and Renee, Keiran (dec) and Pauline, Justine and Jimmy. Cherished Pop to Cam, Lex, Keegan, Caitlyn, Lachlan, Rohan, Samara, Zahli, Kip, Eva, and Audrey. A man who lived his values every day, Brian will be long missed and forever remembered.

Aged 76 Years

Due to current restrictions a private service will be held on Tuesday, 31st of August 2021 at 11am.

Brian’s family invite you to view his service via the link below.

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  1. To say Brian Barlow will be missed is a massive understatement!

    He has left this world a far better place, because he contributed so much.

    He was a quality person to look up to and an extremely successful man in all the aspects of life that really matter. As a father, grandfather, husband and friend, no-one could have done more.

    Additionally, he continually gave back to the community, teaching scripture, managing sporting teams, providing building and maintenance assistance to a variety of good causes.

    He was always there when help was needed, usually working behind the scenes so that others could more meaningfully enjoy their chosen activities.

    We consider him an extremely valuable friend who can never be replaced and feel blessed that he also chose to be our friend.

    Heaven will be an even better place now he is there.

  2. A true gentleman will be missed by all that knew him condolences to all the family. There is a special place in Heaven just for Brian.
    I feel privileged to have shared a small part of my life knowing him.

  3. Your words touch the soul Graeme and Cathy. He definitely touched many lives in ways we never imagined. The love and support has been overwhelming but extremely appreciative. Thank you. Nicole

  4. Brian Barlow the man was somebody very special to know. To say he was a caring, sharing kind of person doesn’t even come close. During all the many years I have known him, and particularly those many years when we worked closely together, it seemed to me that Brian was always giving of himself to others but never taking from others for himself. A man of strong character and integrity and a person of great worth. I am just one of the many, many people who are better for having known Brian, just as the numerous organisations with which he was associated are now better for his involvement.
    When I remember Brian it will be seeing him in my mind’s eye, buzzing around always busy, always organising, always on the job, always doing things to help others. But mostly it will be his positive outlook, his good humour and his engaged, inquisitive look while you spoke with him, always with that cheeky little Brian smile playing around his lips.
    Rest in Peace mighty “B”. The world will always be a better place for your having graced it with your presence. Your friend, Bob Sim

  5. Dearest BB,
    You will be so very missed by all.
    There are indeed, so many reminders of you in wherever we go. Whether it be at Basketball, at Collies and of course looking around the house and yard – we see you and it brings us joy!
    Thank you for all your support and love, for helping us make our house a home, for all the hugs and kindness you shared.
    We hope you’re at peace now.
    All our love
    Pete and Keira

  6. Thanks Richard. Dad loved everyone he met.

  7. Although we have not seen Brian for many years he has left a lasting impression.

    To Julie and family we send our deepest condolences. You will have wonderful memories of a beautiful man.

  8. Thanks Graeme and Cathy for your beautiful words – you capture his essence so well. He loved and appreciated your enduring friendship. We’ll catch up when we can and raise a glass to him x

  9. Hi Richard,
    The basketball days were very special to dad (and me!). Those days on the road sure we’re one quick way to get to know someone really well. Thank you for your message. I’m sure dad would have equally have said it was a pleasure to have met and known you too x

  10. Oh Bob!
    Thank you for such a stunning tribute – it has got me all emotional (again! – you do have a way with words!) All those years together – you sure were close to dad, and he valued and appreciated your friendship. So many memories. Let’s catch up for a drink when it’s safe to do so, and raise a glass to the mighty B x

  11. Hi Keira and Peter
    You are so right! Dad’s work is everywhere in Wollongong. I’d forgotten about the Snakepit seating, and I couldn’t count how many building jobs, extensions, modifications, house and care repairs he’s helped with. Dad would’ve described himself as a “doer” – I’m glad your own home has a little piece of BB in its bones now xx

  12. Hi Bob
    Many thanks for your tribute. Dad had a lot of respect for you and certainly loved travelling around with you and the team. The world truly was a better place with him.
    Nicole x

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