Bronwyn Drew

01/10/1962 - 08/08/2020

Cherished wife to Chris.
Loved mother and mother-in-law of Aaron & Dharini; Katherine; Ethan & Mikaela.
Beloved daughter of Adrienne and sister to Meegan.
Will be missed by staff and children at Lara Lake Primary School.
She was always unselfish,
Helpful and kind.
What beautiful memories she left behind.

To be an online guest at Bronwyn’s service please visit the following link on Monday 17th of August at 2:00pm

Live Webstream Link

We would love for you to light a candle or leave a message for Chris and family below.

Funeral
Live Web Streaming available at commencement of service
Geelong
17/08/2020 @ 14:00
Cherie Ball
2020-08-13 06:18:07
Mrs Drew- Bronwyn, you were loved and will be missed by myself and my children. The heart of the office and the school. What a beautiful soul you were. You had a way with words you were definitely a people person. I for one will miss seeing your face in the office and talking to you over the phone. My thoughts and deepest condolences to your family at this heartbreaking time. Fly high RIP from Cherie, Ebony, Shelby Ball
Magda & Ivan Skibinski
2020-08-13 21:04:42
For us, your neighbours-up-the-street, you will always be in memories of summer, Bronwyn, with trickling fountains and the scent of flowers and chats in chairs in the shade of trees. We will look for you in the front of your home, with weekend papers and the company of cats. With great fondness, we will remember you, and with deep sadness, we will miss your smiling face and warm greetings. To you Chris, our deepest, heartfelt condolences, which we extend to your & Bronwyn’s extended family.
Jen Harrison
2020-08-13 22:15:20
Dear Bron, your heart was so full of love, your smile supported everyone you met and your home was always open. Dearly loved and respected host mother of many staff and students from Japan. Scarlett, Rylie and Gypsy will miss you greatly at Lara Lake Primary School. Deepest sympathy to Chris, Aaron, Katherine and Ethan.
shirley palmer
2020-08-14 00:54:31
To Chris, Aaron and Dharini, Ethan and Mikaela and Katherine. Words are not enough to say what we are feeling. Bron was such a unique person, mother wife and friend. Many fun times were had and many in depth conversations. Many times we got into trouble at bingo, memories that will always bring a smile to my face. We dont really say what we feel at the time but i was honored to know you and especially being your friend, I will miss you and love you. .Sincere condolences to all. Shirley and Ian Palmer and family
Jo Burge
2020-08-14 10:25:15
My dear Bron, so many laughs from A&R through the years and then Lara Lake. Im forever thankful for you just being you and looking after Olivia at school. You were much loved, and are much loved. Our deepest sympathy to Chris and family- Jo, Wayne and Olivia Burge
Alicia Hol
2020-08-15 06:10:51
My sincerest condolences to the whole Drew family, to my Aunt Adrienne, my cousin Meegan and all others touched by this sudden and devastating loss. My thoughts are with you all.
Yvonne & Wayne Berry
2020-08-15 09:17:25
Dear Chris, Aaron, Katherine and Ethan, Our thoughts are with you all at this extremely heartbreaking time. Bronwyn will be missed by so many. Love Yvonne and Wayne.
Mel Pearce
2020-08-15 09:53:55
Bron You were such a wonderful, caring and funny lady, I loved working with you at Lara Lake PS. You always had a smile on your face and such a good listener. You will be sadly missed. Love Mel Pearce
Josh Griffiths
2020-08-16 05:25:42
Dear Bronwyn I think alot can be said about someone from the children they raise and there is no better example than my best friend Ethan. Thankyou for always being so kind and welcoming over the years. I have fond memories of camping with you and the rest of your family. My deepest sympathy to Chris, Aaron, Katherine and Ethan and I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Love Josh
Steph Bradshaw
2020-08-16 07:38:26
My Bronwyn thank you for 12 years of the most amazing friendship. Thank you for choosing me to be apart of your family. At least I got to turn your hair pink one last time. I miss you so much. Thank you for your wisdom and love. My heart breaks for the family. I am so sorry you lost such amazing person. Bronwyn will always be in our hearts.
Heather Ennor
2020-08-16 13:11:08
Bron, such a caring and kind Lady, Sincere and heartfelt condolences to all Bron’s family. RIP Bron XX
Maree Mirkovic
2020-08-16 22:34:44
Thank you Bronwyn for nearly 30 years of friendship, for taking me under your wing when I first moved to Geelong, for entrusting me to be Katherine’s godmother, for sharing so many ups and downs in each other’s lives and so many shared family fun times. We will always treasure the memories and times shared. We love you All our love and support to Chris, Aaron & Renee, Katherine, Ethan & Mikaela, Adrienne and Meegan.
Tammy Hilton
2020-08-16 22:35:17
words can not say what a beautiful picture of a person you were . My children will always have a vision and expression of wisdom that came from you . We will miss you dearly and your memories words of wisdom will always live on forever in our hearts and love always the poyner family xx
Francsene Smith
2020-08-16 23:01:08
Bron, your smile, laugh, wicked sense of humour and kindness were only some of the qualities I loved about you. You were loyal to the ones you love and stood up for the things and people you believed in. We shared many belly laughs, sometimes over nothing at all but they were my favourite times. I will never forget you. My sincere condolences to Chris and your entire family. Bron will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fran Smith
Anyta Crabtree
2020-08-16 23:12:20
So sorry we can't be with you to farewell Bronwyn. Sending you all our love and support to Chris Katherine Aaron Ethan and Adrienne and all of Brons family from all the Crabtree across the road So many happy memories!
Meryl Hamilton
2020-08-16 23:41:31
Dear Adrienne, Chris and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Megan Mckenzie
2020-08-17 01:05:00
Bron, You were a big part of our school, and our lives. Your generous and nurturing nature was given freely to anyone who crossed your path. My friend, I valued and sought your opinion on anything from fashion to family, and was privileged to have been included on Bron’s whirlwind tour of every “Op Shop” in greater Geelong and beyond. A voracious reader, collector of second hand books and white vases with an uncanny ability to find a bargain. I admired your style Bron, and we would often have mid-corridor consultations about our recent acquisitions. I admired your honesty, your humour and your dignity. A friend to all, you went out of your way to make sure everyone was welcomed and received some “Bronwyn magic” especially the children whose lives you touched. Your no nonsense, common sense approach to everything you did made you a reliable and valuable colleague who will be sorely missed by many. Loved by your family, you were so proud to show me the photos of your son’s wedding in India, and to tell me of the wonderful experiences you and your family had there, with immense love and pride. Your wicked cheeky sense of humour will be remembered by me every time I try to make an announcement, and I will have a little chuckle as I try to say “JingleSing” without your “helpful” interruption of “jinglesinglegym” a joke that never gets old. It has been a privilege and a joy to have known you, and I will remember you daily as I pass your desk, an unforgettable lovely lady. I wish Bron’s loving family peace and comfort as they adjust their lives, and say a prayer to ease their pain.
Leanne Wingad
2020-08-17 01:38:58
I personally am going to miss Bron. Bron was a fabulous person to work with, a lovely lady and I called her 'friend'. Bron will be much missed by so many people. I know Bronwyn will continue to sparkle and shine through her beautiful children.
Naomi Matsumoto
2020-08-17 02:37:32
Dear Bronwyn, My Australian mom. Meeting you and your family was one of the best thing happened in my life. My heart always felt warm just by thinking that you are there in Geelong and welcome me with a big hug no matter when I visit you. I am sure that so many Japanese staffs and students have been saved by your kindness and generosity. I cannot thank you enough for all your love. You will always be in my heart. I love you. All my love and thoughts to Chris, Aaron, Renee, Katherine, Ethan, Mikaela, Nana.
Marianne Nyhof
2020-08-17 02:47:26
Dear Bronwyn. Did I ever tell you that "bron" in Dutch means source or fountain? That was you Bron. A source of information, a fountain of help and caring. You asked questions and listened to the answers. Lara Lakes Primary School has lost a treasure who had a way of making most people feel like her favourite :) You will be sorely missed Bron. Heartfelt condolences to your family.
Rajesh Chokshi
2020-08-17 02:49:11
Dear Chris, Adrienne, Meegan, Aaron, Renee, Katherine and Ethan. Bronwyn will always remain forever in our thoughts and heart. We missed a laughing and joyful personality, always cheerful. She left behind beautiful memories of India during wedding of Aaron and Renee at Ahmedabad, India.We are grateful to her for giving a charming husband for my daughter. We cherish the beautiful memories with her of Christmas party and Sorrento trip together in Australia. May she rest in peace in God's heaven.
Leigh and Helen McLaren
2020-08-17 03:08:15
Dear Chris and Family Bronwyn was a beautiful and generous lady who will always be remembered, but sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you at this time
HEATHER ROBERTSON
2020-08-17 03:16:53
Condolences Cris Adrienne and Families our thoughts are with You all on this sad occasion from Heather and Frank
Mary and Michael Johnston and Axtens
2020-08-17 03:20:19
Dear Chris and family. We are so saddened and sorry to hear of Bron's sudden illness and death. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Vick & Chatlie Maddaluno
2020-08-17 03:31:25
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends especially those that are overseas at this time. Vicki & Charlie Maddaluno
Tania Millican
2020-08-17 03:38:29
Dear mrs drew , we are so sad that we aren’t going to see your beautiful smiling face at lara lakes. We are going to miss you so much. We are thinking of your beautiful family at this very sad time. Ford millican
Karah & Joel Edwards
2020-08-17 03:39:33
Sending all our love and support to the Drew family at this time. Bronwyn was a source of love and laughter, she will be fondly remembered and missed dearly.
Steve Donna Durkin
2020-08-17 03:49:39
Our deepest condolences to Chris, Aaron, Katherine and Ethan. I won't forget her genuine support for me when I was dealing with a loss. Farewell good friend.
Kanae Toyama
2020-08-17 03:50:46
Dear Chris and family. I am so saddened and sorry to hear of Bronwyn.
Cathie & Jack Leen
2020-08-17 03:51:36
Chris & Family, we were sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Diane Smyth
2020-08-17 03:51:53
Dear Chris and family Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dearly loved wife, mum and mother-in-law. Good memories are your keep.
Eliza McManus
2020-08-17 03:54:17
Dear Mrs Drew's family, Mrs Drew was a beautiful person and an even nicer friend. She made me so happy and I know how hard this is for you. I hope you will all feel better soon. Love from Eliza McManus (Class 4KB at Lara Lake Primary School) and my mum and dad and sister
Stephanie Taylor
2020-08-17 03:56:15
I miss you as a neighbour. You brought us all together, what fantastic New Year's parties we had. So sad not to be able to say goodbye with the family today and share great stories of our past escapades. Hugs to all the family. Chris, Aaron, Katherine, and their families, Adrienne and Meegan. My heart is eith you all. 😘😥
Penelope Stones
2020-08-17 03:56:33
To Chris, Aaron, Katherine & Ethan, Bron will always be remembered for her generosity and warm heart. I am so honoured to have been involved in working with and enjoyed catching up with the admin staff for brunch/dinner and enjoy the laughs that you brought to us all. Miss you dearly. Penny
Dharini
2020-08-17 03:57:43
Rest in peace my beautiful mother in law. I am so grateful to have known Bronwyn for 7 years & travelled around India & Thailand with her. Our family will never be the same without her. Not only she loved helping people throughout her life, she will also help upto 10 people through organ donation. ❤️❤️
Andrew Collins
2020-08-17 03:58:30
Dear Chris, Adrienne, Meegan and all of your family. We were so devastated to hear of Bronwyn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in these most difficult of times. Many fond memories of years growing up together, forever in our hearts. May you find comfort in each other at this time, and cherish the wonderful memories you made as a family.
Liz Hansen
2020-08-17 04:00:05
To Chris and family. Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. Bron was so kind and helpful to me when I was a CRT at Lara Lake. I loved seeing her smiling face and having a laugh with her. She will be sorely missed. Kind regards, Liz Hansen
Sheridan Maddox
2020-08-17 04:02:47
Rest in Peace Bronwyn. Sending all my love to the Drew family. May the strength of your love provide your path with care. We're here for you Kath and wish we could hug in such hard times. xx
Kerry Hanrahan
2020-08-17 04:02:59
Bron you will be sadly missed. You always had a huge smile on your face and a wonderful warm hug of hello. Your sharing and caring nature will be missed by the many people who were lucky enough to have been in your presence and call you a friend and colleague. Always an ear to listen and kind words of encouragement to offer. We are all so lucky to have been blessed by such an amazing lady given to us for way to short a time. Love to all your family at this time of sadness.
Kevin Chokshi
2020-08-17 04:41:16
Dear Chris, Adrienne, Meegan, Aaron, Renee, Katherine and Ethan. Bronwyn will always remain forever in our thoughts and heart. We missed a laughing and joyful personality, always cheerful. She left behind beautiful memories of India during wedding of Aaron and Renee at Ahmedabad, India.We are grateful to her for giving a charming husband for my daughter. We cherish the beautiful memories with her of Christmas party and Sorrento trip together in Australia. May she rest in peace in God's heaven. Rajesh & Saroj Chokshi
Saroj Chokshi
2020-08-17 04:45:29
Dear Chris and family, Bronwyn brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met Her. She will be missed by everyone in the family. Loss leaves a heartache no can heal, love leaves a memory no can steal. Your happiness, love and good memories will always remain in our hearts. May you rest peacefully.
Tess and Dave Goulding
2020-08-17 04:59:56
We will miss seeing your smiling face on the street Bronwyn, rest in peace. Tess, Dave, Millie, Greta and Otis
Jacob Wilkin
2020-08-17 05:01:11
Dear Chris and family, I only knew Bronwyn for a year and a half through work but she always brought up my day and was thinking about others. Either from her forever changing amount of snacks she was sharing with the office or from her constant jokes she always made the area around her full of love and safety. She could always tell if someone was upset and she always had something smart to say up her sleeve if you gave her the smallest bit of attitude. My thoughts are with you all through this truely terrible time! Atleast we all know she will be reading books in heaven with a variety of animals to keep her company!
Andy Muir
2020-08-17 05:01:50
I've been blessed to have worked many years with Bron. She was chirpy and full of life day in, day out. I know that she was heavily appreciated and loved. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Neil and Helen McLarty
2020-08-17 05:02:23
To Chris and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Her presence in the street will be greatly missed. I will miss having a chat about the neighbourhood and life in general. She was a treasure in life and in death. A wonderful human
Kevin Chokshi
2020-08-17 05:02:38
To our Dear Bronwyn and the entire Drew Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so grateful for the special memories we have with you all and Bronwyn especially our most recent trip to India together. We will forever cherish the fact Bronwyn was a part of our lives. Until we meet again. Lots of love, Kevin & Lizzy xxx
Noel Creece
2020-08-17 05:02:39
Dear Chris and Family: I never had the honour of meeting you all, but had the absolute pleasure of working with Bronny at Lara Lake PS. From the first meeting, she shone a light on everyone she met. She was eternally happy, optimistic and cheerful and that gift flowed on to everyone in her orbit. I am so sorry for your loss and wish words could take away some of your pain. Rejoice in the knowledge that Bronny made a difference to everyone she met and know that her legacy is strong and will last through the ages. Her influence will echo through time. Good luck to you all. Noel
Logan & Sarina Walker
2020-08-17 05:03:07
Logan: I love you Mrs Drew. Sarina: We had not long known Bronwyn, but I remember her impression on me was immediate - she seemed to know absolutely everyone, not just by name, but also by character, and imparted a jovial "mumsiness" at all times. She was beautiful and commanding, joyful and worldly, welcoming and masterful. Our thanks and condolences to Bronwyn's loving family - it was a gift to hear your memories of her. If she was able to make such an impression on us in the short time we knew her, how profound a force she must have been in lighting all your lives.
Billie-Dee Maddison Maddison
2020-08-17 05:03:19
Bronwyn, i wish to thank you for every moment - you were like a mother to me it felt as though I was apart of your family and not just any family but one whos parent/s are truly pure kind adventurous, courages, fun loving and who live life to the fullest with passion and grace. you AND Chris were truly a force to be reckoned with and im sorry you never got to move to a large property but you made your home your oasis and i was in ore of its beauty both inside and out. Troy and I are so grateful that we shared a wonderful road trip with you and your family celebrating the wedding of Dharini and Aaron =. you will continue to inspire and give strength t0o all those lucky enough to have known your love I will miss you . We will always remember your kindness, you feeding and cuddling the street dogs..... and feeding me snacks when i panicked i was over hungry whilst we waited for our food to arrive.... after a jam packed morning and afternoon sightseeing …. and your humour.. deepest condolences to your family and your friends. Bronwyn you were such a strong intelligent beautiful lady who always had time for others and followed their dreams and passions the world as lost a super woman xo please watch over us all. xoxo i will never forget you
Lara Coleman
2020-08-17 05:08:03
What a beautiful service for Bronwyn. Our deepest love, sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with her Husband Chris, Mother Adrienne, Children Aaron, Katherine & Ethan and Sister Meegan and extended family and friends. May the love, laughter and memories you shared together always live on in your hearts. Our sincerest love and condolences. Lara, Jeff & Ryan Coleman xxx
Clare Collins
2020-08-17 05:28:02
Dear Chris, Aunty, Meegan, Aaron, Katherine & Ethan Wrapping you all up in our love and deepest sympathy. May the memory of Bronwyn shine bright in your hearts as you speak of her with love and adoration. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days that lay ahead. Look out for the signs that she is still with you, a flower, a bird or maybe a song on the radio. The service was a beautiful celebration of her life, Aaron's words resonating as he said 'she had lived so many lives through the books she read' - this will stay with me always when I think of Bronwyn. Sending you love, Clare & Charly xx
Jazz Campling
2020-08-17 05:37:17
Bron had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room. She always knew the exact moment words weren't needed, rather a big warm hug to solve the worries of the world that day. I will always feel blessed to have known and worked with Bron and will continue to read the many picture books she gave to me to the children I teach as a way of remembering her.
Jessica Hull
2020-08-17 05:45:57
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Bron was a wonderfully approachable and happy woman. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have known her through LLPS
Angie and Mark Seeckts
2020-08-17 09:52:15
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Chris. We have lovely memories of our Percy St get togethers. It is such a sad time for all of you.
Lily Chandler
2021-04-24 09:26:48
I was one of the students at Lara Lake, and I just wanted to say something. Mrs Drew was an amazing person and she was the one I came to when times were rough and she helped me push through it, i and loads of other people miss her dearly and fly high mrs Drew :(
In Loving Memory
 
Nicola, Shane, TJ & Natahlie Trickey
 
Tahli and Sienna Sedgman
 
Christopher Drew
 
Magda & Ivan Skibinski
 
Jen Harrison
 
shirley palmer
 
Jo Burge
 
Amanda Dobbin
 
Yvonne & Wayne Berry
 
Mel Pearce
 
Kerry Hanrahan
 
Isabelle and Georgia DeGraaff
 
Maitri Doshi
 
Susanne Reil
 
Steph Bradshaw
 
Serena and Damian Stephens
 
Avish and Bindhu Labra
 
Heather Ennor
 
Aakash Patel
 
hiro akemori
 
Rajesh Chokshi
 
Saroj Chokshi
 
Francsene Smith
 
Liv Smith
 
Geoffrey Jane and Molly MacDonald
 
Ebony Anderson
 
Leanne Wingad
 
Naomi Matsumoto
 
Chrissy Torney
 
Leigh and Helen McLaren
 
Vick & Chatlie Maddaluno
 
Peter, Kristina & Panos Mercoulia
 
Karah & Joel Edwards
 
Stephanie Taylor
 
Penelope Stones
 
Kanae Toyama
 
Tracey Hall
 
Sheridan Maddox
 
Kevin Chokshi
 
Lee Cotter
 
Stacey Pusca
 
Jacob Wilkin
 
Billie-Dee Maddison Maddison
 
Logan & Sarina Walker
 
Libby Melville
 
Lara Coleman
 
Seth Walczuk
 
Ros Beckley
 
Abbey and Will Smart
 
Rhyanni & Rylan Stewart
 
Joanne Fishwick
 
Andrea Hamilton-Smith
 
Heather Lees
 
Gordana krsul
 
Lily Chandler