BLAKE, Brian Anthony
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 BurialFuneral Notice
The Burra has lost a true legend. Our thoughts are with Gerry, Col and family.September 12, 2020
A gentle man at rest.
Dear friend of Kip (dec) and Joan Hopkins and family. Your humorous friendship was treasured.September 13, 2020
Rest in peace with Dot.
To Geraldine and colleen and family sorry for your sad lose thinking of you all Doree checkley & family fond memoriesSeptember 13, 2020
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 forgottenSeptember 13, 2020
Joan and Norm Alger and family
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 )September 14, 2020
A fantastic boss and dear friend of Peter and Margaret Noonan.September 14, 2020
To Geraldine, Colleen and families – thinking of you at this very sad time.
Love Marg Noonan xx
Love and prayers Geraldine, Colleen & families on the passing of your dear father a thorough gentleman now with his dear wife DotSeptember 14, 2020
Carmel & Rob Kennedy & families
We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Brian, a close and dear friend to our family.September 14, 2020
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
A true personality and a great journalist . RIP Mr KorumburraSeptember 14, 2020
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 ) SuraceSeptember 14, 2020
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)September 14, 2020
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.September 15, 2020
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).September 16, 2020
I am very sad to say goodbye to Brian.September 16, 2020
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.
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.September 17, 2020
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.September 17, 2020
Geraldine and Colleen you are in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time. A wonderful boss and friend.September 17, 2020
A kind and generous man. Such happy memories working at the Sentinel Times. Will always hear his booming laugh.September 17, 2020
An amazing boss and leader when I left school. An absolute pleasure to have known him.
Tracey Smith (Barrett)September 17, 2020
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.September 19, 2020
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 DemoSeptember 22, 2020
ln Brian Blake, Korumburra has lost what was a living treasure.September 23, 2020
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.
Dear Geraldine and Harley, Colleen and familySeptember 25, 2020
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
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.September 25, 2020
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.April 30, 2021