BRAMLEY, Gavan James

Born on September 1, 1955. Passed away on November 16, 2023.

Passed away peacefully at Anam Cara House, surrounded by those who loved him.

Dearly loved son of Stuart “Arnold” and Patricia (both dec). Father of Toni, Angela and Amanda. Partner of Judith (dec) for 20 years. Friend to Wendy and Peter, and Michael (dec), Cheriee and Luke. Poppy Gav to Georgia, Harvey and Alex; Bryan and Karl (dec); Shannyn; and Reece and Kya. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Darrell (dec), Anita (dec) and Rod Amos, Martin and Janet. Loved uncle of David, Sam and Rachel.

“Gone Hunting”

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday November 29, 2023

The Funeral of Mr. Gavan James Bramley will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 commencing at 1:30pm.
The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Whoorel (Birregurra) Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anam Cara House. Envelopes will be available at the service

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  1. To Gavin’s family, Martin, Rodney and family, we are very sorry to hear that Bram’s has gone, a lot of very good memories from the shed and the Nato crew.

    From Steve Prascevic.

    Margaret Prascevic November 20 2023 5:31 pm
  2. Rest easy now Gav. Reunited with Grandma, Pop, Darrell and Mum. And of course your beloved Judith. You put up a good fight and you will be missed. Send Mum my love

    Rachel November 20 2023 5:47 pm
  3. I hope you have flown away and are catching up with the people you have lost having a Carlton Draft! You certainly put in one hell of a fight and we love you to the moon and back.

    Hugs forever,
    Angela and Georgia

    Angela Taylor November 21 2023 8:15 am
  4. Condolences on the passing of Gav
    . We used to meet up on the building sites at Colac and district years ago .rest peacefully cuz .John McMahon.

    John McMahon November 21 2023 1:39 pm
  5. Gavan. Loyal friend. Master Stonemason

    We’ve had fabulous projects and a lot of fun. Gavan’s superb work is with us everywhere we go on our farm and will be remembered always. Gavans work can be seen on farms and in public places throughout the Western District that he loved. His artistic and creative ability is renowned.
    May he rest in Peace.

    Franco and Rosalie Vaccari November 21 2023 7:55 pm
  6. Condolences on the passing of Gavan ,we have many great memories of when we were young .
    Rest peacefully and out of pain
    Your cousin Dennis 🙏🙏

    Dennis McMahon November 21 2023 8:02 pm
  7. To Martin,Rodney Gavs girls,grandchildren and family my sincere condolences. Brams was the most talented self taught tradesman. His ability to look, learn and convert his thoughts into techniques that produced amazing works of art was astounding. He did not have a teacher or mentor or any formal training in his trade.
    Brams, you were a truly unique individual with immense talent and patience. I’m forever grateful for your patience and teaching of my trade all those years ago.

    Arnie November 21 2023 8:24 pm
  8. Condolences to Martin and all of Gavan’s family on his passing. He worked for our mum and dad in their tiling & plastering business for a long time and was a loveable larrikin. He was a hard worker and will be missed by many. RIP Gav.

    Ray & Sue
    “Gambles Tile Centre”

    Sue Gamble November 22 2023 8:15 pm
  9. Now at rest, Gavan. Another link in the family chain . Reunited with your Mum and Dad and Darrell and Anita. . Condolences to all your family. Cousin Lorry.

    Ms Lorraine Black November 22 2023 8:46 pm
  10. Thank-you for the exellent brick and stone work you undertook on our behalf your design flair and finished product is going to last longer than us all. the clock you made for me is wonderful ( sundial) the duck numbers need culling happy hunting regards BULL

    Andrew Arundell November 23 2023 10:14 am
  11. Remembering all the good times we had Gav, your love of good music and cool cars was something you were known for and you sure knew how to throw a rock’n shed party.
    Sending love and condolences to all your family, special love to Bryan and Wendy.
    Rest easy Cuz, love Linda and crew.

    Linda Herron November 23 2023 3:14 pm
  12. Rest easy now Gav 💔 have a beer with Jude for me 🍻 Another star to brighten our night sky ✨ love to Wendy & Bryan 🫶🏼

    Simone Dunstan November 23 2023 6:29 pm
  13. Gav, I will forever remember the ‘Bramley Christmas Feasts’ and your love of cooking game in the camp ovens. Your love of music. And nights of dancing with me at The Prascevic’s house or in the ‘Hearn Street Hotel’. You were such a character & a lovable Uncle. You will be truly missed by all who loved you. Reunited with Grandma, Poppy, Darrell & Mum. Give them all a big hug up there for me! RIP Gav.

    Sam Amos November 23 2023 7:01 pm
  14. Sending love and condolences to his family. Will never forget our first meeting in Colac. A loveable larrikin Another link in the chain broken, say hello to the family (Denise nee Bramley) and Ray Denton xxx

    Denise Denton (nee Bramley) Sister November 23 2023 7:09 pm
  15. Our condolences to all the family. RIP GAV. Bloody legend, we will miss u. lots of love Nicole Gill and family xoxo

    Nicole gill November 23 2023 8:13 pm
  16. To GavansGirls,Martin-Rodney&FAMILY.Sincere Condolences on the passing of Gavan.some great memories come to light tonight.Bruce(pop) Phil(duck) and myself many. Hrs loading shell’s in the shed great music a couple of beers just a great time Mark GAYLARD

    Mark Gaylard November 23 2023 8:34 pm
  17. my sincere condolences to Gavin’s family and friends I enjoyed our working life together but most of all our friendship all through the years. RIP Gav.

    Rod Lee November 23 2023 8:38 pm
  18. Always having a beer with you my old friend. You are one of those rare aussies. Rest easy mate. Phil.

    Phil Powne November 23 2023 8:53 pm
  19. Deepest sympathy to all of Gavin’s family. Thinking of you all.

    Karen Gaylard November 24 2023 8:35 am
  20. If you walked into the pub and Bram was there you knew you were going to be entertained. Thank you for all the laughs Gavan. My father drank with Arnold in the bottom bar of the Austral. Listening to Gavan I could hear Arnold. Rest easy Gavan.

    John O'Brien November 24 2023 9:14 am
  21. Hi all would just like to send my Condolences to my best mate Bryan and his whole family at these difficult time and hard circumstances currently.

    Bramley was definitely an awesome top bloke I had only ever met the man a few time’s here and there but he was always such a lovely kind hearted man with a heart of gold.

    He always had such a great bubbly personality and he loved to crack funny jokes and have a good laugh with me and Bryan when we use to talk every now and then.

    It is with great sadness to hear of your passing Bramley and you will be forever missed dearly by your family and all that knew you personally and by the people who sadly never ever got the chances to meet you as of yet.

    You definitely did put up a great fight mate and you will always be remembered for the funny and great man that you were and always are with an awesome and bubbly personality.

    Fly high mate and it was an absolute pleasure and honour of getting to know you in the short time that I did and I am absolutely forever greatful that I got to meet you before you sadly passed and left this world.

    We will all definitely be having a Beer for ya mate take care and rest easy mate.

    Cheers and kind regards mate.

    Mathew November 24 2023 11:01 am
  22. Gav. Many years of friendship. Best man in our wedding. Many days and nights in the shed at Hearn St having a beer, conversation, music and the good food from your cook ups. Great times spent at Field and Game and our many hunting trips. All great memories. Sincere sympathy to Martin, Rodney and families. RIP mate 🍺. Ox and Sharyn xx

    Sharyn Thackeray November 24 2023 1:00 pm
  23. You’ve earnt your wings Gavan 🙏 Give Anita a bear hug from us all ❣ Love from Julie and Rod Lee.

    Julie Lee November 24 2023 5:42 pm
  24. Rest in peace Gav , friend and workmate of Joe Doyle he will be waiting wth a VB for you .

    Alice Doyle November 24 2023 8:53 pm
  25. So sorry to hear of Gavs passing. Many memories of my youth spent at the shed at Hearn St. Many laughs and conversations. May Gav rest in eternal peace. Thinking of all the family at this sad time! <3

    KERRY HULM November 24 2023 9:06 pm
  26. Deepest Sympathy to Wendy Peter and Bryan on the passing of Gavan .Our Prayers and thought are you at this time May he Rest in Peace Mick and Mc Guane

    Mick Mc Guane November 24 2023 9:37 pm
  27. Condolences to Bryan. What an amazing carer you were for Gav’s.
    A truely dedicated young man
    Sending so much love and hugs to you

    Pamela Bamford November 24 2023 9:40 pm
  28. Deepest Sympathy to Martin and the Bramley families on the passing of your brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

    Deborah Culton November 25 2023 7:29 am
  29. Another Legend gone, Gav, you were a very Unique kind of human, it was a pleasure knowing you and being a neighbour to you and Jude for all those years… R.I.P mate… xx

    Sammy Rochford November 27 2023 5:09 pm
  30. Deepest sympathy to Martin and Gavin’s children on the passing of Gavin.
    Many fond memories mate.
    Graham Milner

    Graham Milner November 28 2023 10:25 am
  31. Gav, you were a very important person in the lives of so many, and I always enjoyed our yarns.

    Your charm and quick wit matched only by Michael and Bryan, and in Bryan I see the very best of both you and Michael.

    I’ll never forget the afternoon out at the Birre pub after my return from Queensland, and upon laying eyes on me the first time in almost 5 years, without any hesitation you blurt out “you’ve been in a good paddock!” – possibly one of my favourite stories too tell people.

    You’re a true legend who will be sorely missed by the many whose lives you positively impacted, and all my love goes to your family.

    Tosh-Jake Finnigan November 28 2023 5:57 pm
  32. Brams, thanks for your friendship over the years. Will miss having a beer & a yarn mate. Rest in peace.
    Jono, Kristy & Kids xx

    Jono Loveridge November 29 2023 9:58 am

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