BLAKE, Brian Anthony

Born on January 12, 1930. Passed away September 10, 2020.

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Korumburra, aged 90.
Loved father of Geraldine, Colleen, Harley and ‘Pop’ of Michael, and Sam.
Loved husband of Dot (dec.).
We will always remember his kind, thoughtful, generous and caring nature. Brian was an enthusiastic traveller and long-time Editor, devoted to his friends, family and Korumburra. We will miss his ongoing support, wise advice, fabulous storytelling and great sense of humour.
Brian will always be in our hearts.

Private Burial

Funeral Notice
  1. The Burra has lost a true legend. Our thoughts are with Gerry, Col and family.
    A gentle man at rest.

    Fay & Glen Ryan September 12, 2020
  2. Dear friend of Kip (dec) and Joan Hopkins and family. Your humorous friendship was treasured.
    Rest in peace with Dot.

    Joan Hopkins September 13, 2020
  3. To Geraldine and colleen and family sorry for your sad lose thinking of you all Doree checkley & family fond memories

    Doreen h checkley Checkley September 13, 2020
  4. Colleen and Geraldine please accept our condolences on the passing of your loving father. Brian was an absolute gentleman of the highest quality. His many kindnesses to the Korumburra community will never be forgotten
    RIP Brian
    Joan and Norm Alger and family

    Joan Alger September 13, 2020
  5. A beautiful man, was a great asset to Korumburra, his devoted and personal interest in the community was top class, following and reporting on all sports and local issues. A good photographer also. Thanks for our wedding photos Brian. You will be sadly missed by so many who’s lives you touched over the years. To all Brian’s family our sincere condolences. Elaine & Graham Fixter ( née Kurrle )

    Elaine Fixter September 14, 2020
  6. A fantastic boss and dear friend of Peter and Margaret Noonan.
    To Geraldine, Colleen and families – thinking of you at this very sad time.
    Love Marg Noonan xx

    Margaret Noonan September 14, 2020
  7. Love and prayers Geraldine, Colleen & families on the passing of your dear father a thorough gentleman now with his dear wife Dot
    RIP Brian
    Carmel & Rob Kennedy & families

    Carmel Kennedy September 14, 2020
  8. We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Brian, a close and dear friend to our family.
    Brian loved life and people and leaves a legacy that has touched so many. We thank him for his friendship and will miss and remember him with love.
    Bradley & Adrian Claney

    Bradley Claney September 14, 2020
  9. A true personality and a great journalist . RIP Mr Korumburra

    Jack vanderland September 14, 2020
  10. To Geraldine Colleen and family
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Your dad was a real gentleman and certainly have a lot of fond memories of him.

    John and Faye ( wynnie as he always called me ) Surace

    Faye surace September 14, 2020
  11. Dear Geraldine & Colleen, thinking of you both at this time. Your Dad was such a generous man to many, and a great friend and support to my family, and godfather to me. I have wonderful memories of visiting him in his office, and at home with your mum and her pottery, Brian with the dog (I’ve forgotten his name). He would drop by at every birthday and Xmas, no matter how busy he was. He will be remembered fondly. Best wishes to you both, Rachael Griggs (Benison)

    Rachael Griggs (now Benison) September 14, 2020
  12. I was very sad to read this news this morning. Sincere condolences to the family. Brian was a true gentleman who taught me so much during my 11 years at the Sentinel Times. Fond memories.

    Kelly Dobbie September 15, 2020
  13. Truly saddened by the news of Brian’s passing. A most remarkable person, wonderful, caring boss, and a man who was admired by all who knew him. Working at the Sentinel-Times with Brian and all my fellow workmates was a time in my life I will never forget. So much laughter, so many stories. A more generous man you could never find. We were all so blessed to have known you. You were so loved Brian and you will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathies to his family. — Jenny Moss (nee Salmon).

    Jenny Moss September 16, 2020
  14. I am very sad to say goodbye to Brian.
    It was a privilege and a pleasure to work for you at the Sentinel Times.
    Many happy memories of that time are in my heart to keep.
    Condolences to all Brian’s family.
    Julie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan September 16, 2020
  15. So sad to learn of the passing of Brian Blake. Another Korumburra identity with a lot of knowledge wit and charm gone from community. Our condolences to Geraldine, Colleen and family.

    Russell & Josie Buchanan September 17, 2020
  16. Brian Blake – always a story to tell. Korumburra has lost a huge identity. It was a pleasure to work for you for over seven years. Fond memories. Deb and Giuliano.

    Deb Pizzol September 17, 2020
  17. Geraldine and Colleen you are in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time. A wonderful boss and friend.

    Denise Brookes September 17, 2020
  18. A kind and generous man. Such happy memories working at the Sentinel Times. Will always hear his booming laugh.

    Angela Wishart September 17, 2020
  19. An amazing boss and leader when I left school. An absolute pleasure to have known him.
    RIP Brian

    Tracey Smith (Barrett)

    Tracey Smith September 17, 2020
  20. Deeply respected lifelong friend of Bill Harper(dec) and family. Blakey & Harps will have a lot of catching up to do Love to Geraldine Colleen &family.

    Marg Harper September 19, 2020
  21. Sad to see the passing of Brian, worked with him at the time when Sentinel and Times joined together along with Warwick, Tom and Noel. Great times and a great work place. 45 years ago Brian took our wedding photos will always treasure them. Love to all his family .Carol Demo

    carol furmston September 22, 2020
  22. ln Brian Blake, Korumburra has lost what was a living treasure.
    But he will not be forgotten, as such, and will remain for ever in our memory.
    Condolences to Brian’s Family .
    The Korumburra Community was Brian’s family.

    Perry Neil For Korumburra RSL September 23, 2020
  23. Dear Geraldine and Harley, Colleen and family
    We are so sad at the passing of dear Brian, who has always held a very special place in our hearts. We have so many wonderful memories of growing up together and laughter and fun with your kind and caring dad. May he rest in perfect peace. Love to you all Lily, Mandy and Kevin, Steve and Joan xx

    Mandy Hill September 25, 2020
  24. Ah Blakey, you wouldn’t tolerate anyone praising you but you have to cop it now. You treated everyone as worthy of your generous heart, I’ve never met a more open hearted man nor one whose instincts always led to the most generous actions. As for humour, well the tougher life got for you the better and bolder your jokes. It’s never going to be possible to shed a tear at your absence without also smiling at one of your innumerable jests. I hope that’s the way you would like it.

    Noel Maud September 25, 2020
  25. Brian gave me my chance to become a professional writer, as a 19-year-old cadet journalist on the Korumburra Times in the 1960s- and started me on a life-long career as a news journalist, newspaper publisher, film and television scriptwriter, public relations officer and author of a few books. Thanks Brian.
    Brian Robinson.

    Brian Robinson April 30, 2021