Brian John (Briany Jnr) Hovenden

Born on February 26, 1962 . Passed away on August 1, 2022 .

26.2.1962 to 1.8.2022
Passed away at the plaster shed (“still on the job”).
Loved husband of Charlie, father of Josh and Hayley and father in law of Abbie and Tristan.
Much loved son of Brian (Pud, dec) and Roberta.
Loved brother and brother in law of Gary (dec), Stephen and Tania, Darren, Bob and Kylie.
Loved son in law of Sam, Shirley and Bill. Loved Brother in law of Paul and Tanya, Jamie and Kate.
The best uncle to all his nephews and nieces and friend too many.
We’ll remember you until forever ends.
Your witt and sense of humour will be sadly missed.
…”I’ll be back”.

Funeral Notice

Service held Friday August 12, 2022 - 1:30pm

A Funeral service will be held for the Late Brian John Hovenden at the Grain Shed, Church of Christ, 2-8 King Street, Swan Hill Friday 12th August at 1:30pm.
Burial will follow at Swan Hill Memorial Park, Lawn D.
The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Streaming code provided to the family.
We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure.

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Tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Lots of love to you Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta & family. Brian will be greatly missed & forever remembered by so many of us who had the pleasure of knowing him 💙

    Brad & Johanna BrooksAugust 3 2022 9:15 pm
  2. My heartfelt condolences to you all. What a ripper of a bloke! So sorry to hear of this sad news.

    Lots of love to you all as you navigate a new normal.

    Lee BrownAugust 3 2022 10:04 pm
  3. The saddest day when we heard the sad news of your passing…Briany will miss your sense of humour & friendship….Hard working and loved your family..Love to Charlie, Josh & Hayley..
    Dawne & Geoff Butler ( Nip & Butts) ooxx

    Dawne ButlerAugust 3 2022 10:05 pm
  4. Brian (Briany) Hovenden
    We always joked around with you drinking your light beer, but what we wouldn’t give now, to share another with you.
    A life time of friendship wasn’t quite long enough our dear friend.
    Our thoughts and love are with Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Tristan, Abbie and the Hovenden families.
    “Say not in grief: ‘He is no more’, but live in thankfulness that he was”.
    Missing you already buddy.
    Peter, Sue, Emma, Lachlan & Meg

    Peter PickeringAugust 3 2022 10:08 pm
  5. A devoted Hubby ,Dad. A man that loved his job. A man with such humour. We will miss all your sayings. We will miss you Brian.
    We promise Our family will always watch out for yours.
    So many hugs to Charlie,Josh,Abbey, Hayley and Tristan.. Roberta and boys and all extended family…
    Remembered always.
    Love Mon Tim Lee Steph Ziggy Jeri Mitch & Huxton..

    Monica MayersAugust 3 2022 10:14 pm
  6. Sad to see you have passed away Brinay you always welcomed me when I went to Swan Hill I will miss your great friendship and I hope Charlie and Family are well I know it is hard to see someone you love go sorry but hope you will be at peace with Dad and Gary

    Leyland Peter McleanAugust 3 2022 10:22 pm
  7. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family.
    Our hearts are breaking for you on sudden and tragic loss of Brian, A true gentleman in every possible way, one of the kindest most generous person we have ever had the privilege being able to call a friend. Taken from you and everyone who knew him far to soon.
    deepest sympathy
    Rest In Peace Brian
    All our love Browny & Blondie xxx

    Mark BrownAugust 3 2022 10:26 pm
  8. Charlie Josh Hayley
    My heart breaks for you. Thinking of you all during this difficult time in your lives. May he rest in peace. Lots of Love Gretta xo

    Gretta WanklynAugust 3 2022 10:47 pm
  9. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family.
    Centre State Rodders would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all at this terribly sad time.
    From all us that knew you, and those that hadn’t yet had privilege, the contribution you gave to our club will be never be forgotten. Thank You.
    Cruise On Our Brother
    Till We Meet Again
    Centre State Rodders committee and members.

    Mark BrownAugust 3 2022 10:49 pm
  10. Our hearts are broken on the loss of our lifelong mate Briany. We have so many precious funny memories, we will never forget. All our love to Charlie Josh Abbie Hayley Tristan the Hovenden and extended families.Till we see you again Briany. Love Lis Shane Eli and Slade

    Lisa KeatingAugust 3 2022 10:59 pm
  11. Brian we will miss your cheeky smile and wicked humour
    You had a heart that cared completely
    Thoughts and love to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the Hovenden families

    Spanner, Jacqui, Stephanie, Maddison and Logan

    Jacqui TaylorAugust 3 2022 11:12 pm
  12. My heart breaks for you Charlie, Josh and Hayley.
    A great man and a life well lived but cut way too short. He loved his family and his job. Sure will miss his face and sense of humour on my shed visits, he was always good for a gossip, he knew everything.
    RIP Brian.
    Maree & Brad

    Maree KingwillAugust 3 2022 11:16 pm
  13. What a pleasure it was to have known and loved Briany. His sense of humour will be missed, an absolute legend that was loved and will be missed by so many. Our deepest condolences to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family.
    Em Charleson & Steve Robertson xx

    Emily charlesonAugust 3 2022 11:27 pm
  14. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley & extended family
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time
    Briany you were a kind hearted man, that loved his job and cared about the people around you. I’ll remember your smile and sense of humour when I dropped by the shed. You will be greatly missed. Love Hannah xo

    Hannah WanklynAugust 3 2022 11:42 pm
  15. Dear Charlie , Josh , Hayley and families – our deepest sympathies to you at this sad time.

    Briany was truly a fantastic man – he would always make time to have a chat – discuss current topics and have a laugh along the way – very caring and an all round ripper bloke.
    I feel very privileged to have known Briany over so many years and considered him a great mate
    Till we meet again mate – RIP Brian Hovenden
    Bevo and all the Fletcher’s team

    Michael BevansAugust 4 2022 2:58 am
  16. Thank you Brian for embracing Tristan into your family. The time you gave to him has shaped the man he is becoming and I know you will be remembered forever.
    I will share a choc ripple cake in your memory one day .
    Charlie, Josh and Hayley, my heart breaks for you. With all the people that love Brian, he will forever be with you
    Love Carol

    Carol BlundyAugust 4 2022 4:11 am
  17. Years of very treasured memories of Briany that we will never forget our deepest sympathies to Roberta, Charlie, Josh, Hayley,Steve, Darren and Brendan and their families
    Love Margy and Turtle Taylor

    Margaret TaylorAugust 4 2022 4:27 am
  18. An irreplaceable bloke in life. Always there for those you care, but could bring us crashing down to reality with your wit & humour, always followed by a smile & a laugh.
    Put em in the fridge till next time mate.
    We’ll do it then.
    Love to you Charlie, Joshy, Halz, all your beautiful family & great mates.
    Darren, Mandy & Mags

    Darren BullAugust 4 2022 4:46 am
  19. Deepest sympathy to Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Abbie and Tristan. Thinking of you all and so sorry to hear about Brian.
    Big hugs Brianna x

    Brianna BoehmAugust 4 2022 7:01 am
  20. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family.
    So sad to hear the news of the tragic loss of Brian, What a great bloke. Our heart goes out to you all at this sad time.
    Taken from you and everyone who knew him far to soon.
    deepest sympathy
    RIP Brian 💐

    Nicole & Troy Stanley and FamilyAugust 4 2022 7:05 am
  21. Charlie, Josh, Hayley & all the family
    Thinking of you all at this time, may you cherish all the special memories and fun times.
    Love to you all
    Lindsay & Andrew Petersen

    Lindsay PetersenAugust 4 2022 7:18 am
  22. Dear Charlie, Josh and Hayley, When I think of Brian’s it is always with a big smile and full of encouragement, usually gently guiding my renovating plans to something achievable without losing the vision.He was kind, caring and will be greatly missed. Taken too soon. Thinking of you. Helen W

    Helen WatkinsAugust 4 2022 7:20 am
  23. Charlie, Josh and Hayley,

    I am so sorry to hear the loss of Brian. Sending all my love and strength to you all during this sad time. Thoughts are always with you.

    Betty xx

    Bethany RaudinoAugust 4 2022 7:24 am
  24. Charlie, Josh, Hayley & all the extended family.

    Our hearts are breaking for you on the sudden passing of Brian. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time

    Rest In Peace Brian.

    Much love
    Lynlee, Nigel, Kasie, Hayley, Demi Matheson

    Lynlee MathesonAugust 4 2022 7:25 am
  25. Many years of memories of a very funny man, heartfelt thoughts & love to Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta & the Hovo boys’ & extended families.
    We will always remember your funny words & sayings Briany. Gone way too soon.
    Jim & Shelley Webster

    Shelley WebsterAugust 4 2022 7:30 am
  26. I’m shocked reading this. Condolences to all. A great man lost way too soon. Thanks for the fun over the years mate.

    Russell Whittaker and family

    Russell WhittakerAugust 4 2022 7:33 am
  27. Dear Charlie Josh and Haley what a privilege to have known such a wonderful man our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow he will be sadly missed and cherished for eternity
    Love to you 💔

    Majella SnowdenAugust 4 2022 7:39 am
  28. You will be so terribly missed Briany. We will miss the cheek that you gave as a mate, the stories that you told and the true friend that you were. You were just a champion bloke.

    All of our love to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and family.

    John, Vick and family.

    John and Vicki CharlesonAugust 4 2022 7:41 am
  29. So very sorry to hear this sad new. Condolences to the Family.

    Anamaria HovendenAugust 4 2022 7:41 am
  30. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended families. So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Brian.
    Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    Love Elaine Sam Jacob Isaiah Bull xx

    Elaine BullAugust 4 2022 7:46 am
  31. Charlie and family, we are very saddened by passing of Brian. We send our love to you and family. A gentle kind man we will always remember

    Suzanne and Malcolm brasserAugust 4 2022 7:53 am
  32. Dearest Charlie,Josh,Hayley and extended Hovo Family, sending our love to you all. A very devoted father and husband. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Mick, Kellie, Jordan and Milla Wilcox ❤️❤️

    Kellie WilcoxAugust 4 2022 8:11 am
  33. To Charlie Josh and Hayley and extended Hovendan family our thoughts are with you all on the sudden loss of Brian. We will always remember Brian’s sense of humour and his attitude nothing was ever too much trouble Kelvin and Mick and family

    Pam BrawnAugust 4 2022 8:26 am
  34. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta & all the family & remembering all the great times shared with Brian Memories are golden
    Marli & family x💐

    Marli BurgmanAugust 4 2022 8:33 am
  35. Our heartfelt condolences to Charlie , Hayley & Josh and The Hovenden family . Brian will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him
    Love Russell , Lyn & family .

    Russell & Lyn SlocombAugust 4 2022 8:38 am
  36. Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family.
    Sending my deepest condolences.
    May you Rest in Peace Brian.

    Erin wanklynAugust 4 2022 8:53 am
  37. Deepest sympathy to Charli, Josh, Hayley and family. Thinking of you all at this sad time ❤️

    Kylie AcklandAugust 4 2022 9:22 am
  38. Thinking of your all – Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended Family. Brian was an absolute genuine guy, always a joke that made you laugh, and a friend that would have been there for you should you have needed him, anytime, any place. We are totally feeling your loss, but also feeling blessed to have had Briany in our lives. Memories are golden. Sending all our love and support Leigh, Narelle, Mitch and Tyler

    Narelle MakepeaceAugust 4 2022 9:36 am
  39. Our sweet Charlie, Hayley, Josh and families, Deepest Sympathy 💐 to you all. Such a sad loss of a gorgeous, cheeky man. Sending you all the biggest hugs and loads of love ❤️ to you all xxx Naomi and family xxx 💗💐💜xxxxx

    Naomi JonesAugust 4 2022 10:38 am
  40. To Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta and Family. We will miss that cheeky smile and laugh, we will miss his enthusiasm for life, we will miss his presence that made us happy, we will have lasting memories of a truly wonderful man.
    Deepest sympathy to all the family.
    Love Ross and Marg Cleeland.

    Ross CleelandAugust 4 2022 10:52 am
  41. All my love to all. What a top bloke you be missed mate. You were all ways there to help and a good chat.

    MATT DOWNAugust 4 2022 10:58 am
  42. Condolences Charlie,Josh,Hayley and Roberta and Family on the sudden loss of Brian, a great young man 👨 gone way to soon. Thinking of you at this sad time Herbie and Faye 💐🌷🌺

    Len DonnellyAugust 4 2022 11:20 am
  43. So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing Charlie, love and condolences 🙏 to you all. Unfortunately we can not attend his service but will be thinking of you all on the 12th.

    Roger and Jenni WilsonAugust 4 2022 11:30 am
  44. Dear Charlie and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, we had some fun times over the years, he will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all, keep strong.
    Sally& Paul Shelly & Blake Heighway

    Sally (McIndoe) ShellyAugust 4 2022 11:49 am
  45. To Charlie and family, Reberta and families. Our hearts are saddened by the news of Brian’s passing. He was such a lovely guy , always greeted you with a smile and took the time to listen to you . He will be missed by us all.Deepest sympathy to the families . God easy mate. Tom andRos Baker and families

    Ros BakerAugust 4 2022 11:50 am
  46. You lived life well Briany. You infected us all with your enthusiasm. We had so many great conversations about business and family and you always instilled in us the motivation to give it everything we got. To be in your presence was to witness a true love for life and family. There are so many broken hearts now 💔 We will miss you so much. No more mischief for you and Wig now. Loads of love to Charlie, Josh and Abbie, Hayley and Tristan, Roberta and family.

    Isla DelmenicoAugust 4 2022 12:02 pm
  47. The man, the myth, the legend Mr Brian Hovo. Our hearts are absolutely broken. Condolences to your family, we promise to look after your ‘Sharlene’, ‘George’ and ‘ Hayleygirl’. From crude jokes, carlton lite, eclipse mints to cans of tuna (not to be eaten in the office) we will never forget you. Love forever and always Jez, Mitchy and Hucky xx

    Jeri MayersAugust 4 2022 1:30 pm
  48. Briany we will miss stopping in and seeing you. We will always be here for Charlie,Josh and Hayley. You were taken too soon but you know they always say God takes the good ones first. Sending our love to Roberta and your brothers. R.I.P.

    Cherie CarpenterAugust 4 2022 1:33 pm
  49. Charlie, Josh and Hayley we are thinking of you at this sad time. Briany will be missed by everyone he was such a wonderful guy. He was taken too soon but they say the good die young. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend. R.I.P. Briany John.

    Cherie and John CarpenterAugust 4 2022 1:39 pm
  50. We were so privileged to of known you Briany and have so many wonderful memories over the years that we now treasure. You were a truly special person, an absolute legend, who will be missed dearly and will leave a huge hole in many people’s lives.
    To dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta and families, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. We know there is nothing we can say to ease your heartache, we pray you find some comfort in knowing so many people care. Our thoughts are with you all ღ

    Terry & Edwina MitchellAugust 4 2022 1:43 pm
  51. Deepest sympathy to Charlie, Josh and Hayley on the sad loss of Brian . Thinking of you and your extended family at this time.
    Cathy & Ava Livingston 💕

    Cathy LivingstonAugust 4 2022 3:04 pm
  52. We all know God only takes the best Briany and God was certainly aiming high when he decided it was your time to go.
    I dont know of anyone more likeable or more loved. This is such a shock for everyone that new and loved you. Fly high sweetman and keep an eye out for your loved ones…xxxxxx

    Barbie RoweAugust 4 2022 3:05 pm
  53. Sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Brian our deepest sympathy to Charlie ,Josh and Hayley. 💐

    Dale and Shirley TaylorAugust 4 2022 3:34 pm
  54. Deepest Sympathy to Charlie, kids and the family Great memories of Briany when we would chat on jobs . Always up for a laugh . A top bloke gone way to soon

    Paul and Helen McAllister

    Paul McAllisterAugust 4 2022 4:02 pm
  55. Our sincere condolences to Charlie, Josh, andHayley and the Hovenden family Briany was a great mate, always had a big smile and funny story he will be missed greatly, thinking of you all ❤️
    Chooka and Wendy Stemmer

    Neville StemmerAugust 4 2022 4:23 pm
  56. Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the Hovenden family,
    Sending you all of our love on the sudden passing of Brian. Our thoughts are with you at such a sad time. Love Fiona, Anthony and family xxx

    Fiona O’DayAugust 4 2022 5:03 pm
  57. Dear Sharlene,Josh,&Hayley.
    Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Briany. Many happy times we have had together will be sadly missed.
    Love Dad (Sam) Katrina,Aaron,Mason,Letti,Jaidyn &Dayne

    Sam MatthewsAugust 4 2022 5:29 pm
  58. Dear .Sharlene,Josh &Hayley.
    So sorry on the loss of Brian. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Always happy and a smile when we came to see you all.

    Auntie Pat ( Tiddles) & Uncle John Beard

    John BeardAugust 4 2022 5:38 pm
  59. Condolences to you Charlie Hayley and Josh . Sending all my love and thoughts to you and your family .only heard this terrible news this morning devastated thinking of you all so much . RIP Brian will be missed by all .

    Bill MelroseAugust 4 2022 6:08 pm
  60. Dearest Charlie , My heart is just Breaking for you Sweet Girl , this is sooo Sad , Josh ,Abbey Hayley Tristan ,Roberta , Pud (Dec) , his Brothers Gary Steve Bob Darren & Families , The Matthews Families. … Briany was such a Good Bloke , He will be remembered & missed by many . I’m so very sorry for his passing …. Why … A Big Hug & Love to you All 💞. Bethany & Cobe

    Bethany McMahonAugust 4 2022 7:14 pm
  61. To Roberta, Charlie and family,
    Deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Briany. A true mate of the trade sector.
    Thinking of you all.
    Rob & Julie, Jamie & Natalie R & J Joinery.

    Rob WhateleyAugust 4 2022 7:34 pm
  62. To our beautiful Charlie and Josh Hayley Roberta Steve Darren Bob and extended families we are just heartbroken on the news that Briany will no longer be catching up with us on his travels for a cuppa a beer and a chat. Such a big part of our families over many years. When you talk about “salt of the earth” people Briany you were one of the best! We will miss you so much thanks for the memories and funny comments Briany just priceless. We are all sure Hez will have a seat and beer ready for you 💞 until we all meet again xx Love Kerryn Trevor Mikayla Ryan Kenny Jul’s and family 💔💐

    Kerryn ZankerAugust 4 2022 7:34 pm
  63. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley. An extended families I am sorry to hear the passing of Brian. You are in my thoughts and love. 🤗🌹

    Christine CaldwellAugust 4 2022 7:43 pm
  64. Deepest sympathy to Charlie, Josh & Hayley, our thoughts are with you and we hope the memories of such a true gentleman help heal your broken hearts.
    Sincere Condolences to Roberta, Steve, Darren, Brendan & Families.
    Colin & Rhonda

    Colin HaywardAugust 4 2022 8:01 pm
  65. To dear Charlie ,Josh ,Hayley and the Hovenden family .
    We are so sorry to hear the very sad news of Brians passing .what a lovely guy he was and thoughts are with you all.
    With deepest sympathy Tricia and Fred Fletcher xx

    Tricia FletcherAugust 4 2022 8:10 pm
  66. Our Deepest heartfelt Condolences to you Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Pidge sends big hugs to you Charlie …. Pidge and Jen

    Jennifer CurthoysAugust 4 2022 8:11 pm
  67. To our mate Briany.
    We are privileged to have called you a mate
    “Life was far to short”
    Thinking of you Charlie,Josh,Hayley,Abbie &Tristan.

    Briana & Bradley

    Kerry GilbertAugust 4 2022 8:33 pm
  68. Condolences to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and all the Hovenden family. We were saddened by the sudden loss of Briany. We go back a long time when Pud was teaching you how to hold a trowel. What a champion you became in your trade and as a real good mate. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Will miss the banter about the Hawks and the Bombers. Our special love to Charlie. RIP Briany
    Brenny and Jeanette Matthews, Tonya and Kelvin

    Brendan MatthewsAugust 4 2022 8:34 pm
  69. So sorry to hear this news . We have such great memories of our times at Lake Charm with Brian , Charlee , Josh & Hayley .
    Brian was an absolute ripper bloke
    Thinking of you all at this sad time
    Dave , Wendy , Jackson & Tom Cleary

    Wendy ClearyAugust 4 2022 8:37 pm
  70. Thinking of you and sending condolences Charlie and family 💐

    Kerry WalkerAugust 4 2022 8:50 pm
  71. Our sincere condolences to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the Hovenden family
    Brian was a great bloke who always made you smile with his funny whit, he will be sadly missed, thinking of you all from Rick & Llianne Skinner and the team at Swan Hill Homes & Sheds

    Ricky SkinnerAugust 4 2022 8:56 pm
  72. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the Hovenden Family. Sending our love to you all on the sudden passing of Briany. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Love Trevor and Sherryn Bull

    Sherryn BullAugust 4 2022 9:04 pm
  73. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and family, our thoughts are with you all. Brian was a wonderful friend to our family. He will be greatly missed.
    With love and friendship,
    Craig, Mary, John and Patrick xxxx

    Mary EadeAugust 4 2022 9:09 pm
  74. Many magic times with Briany Butts and Jethro, a great person gone but never will be forgotton, condolences to Charlie and the kids.
    Fly high Plaster Boy see you soon eh

    Rod Poole

    Rod PooleAugust 4 2022 9:15 pm
  75. My condolences to all of the hovenden family I can’t believe this has happened so many good memories I am thinking of you all
    Jason Rafferty ( Thud )

    Jason raffertyAugust 4 2022 9:15 pm
  76. My condolences to all of the hovenden family I can’t believe this has happened so many good memories I am thinking of you all
    Jason Rafferty ( Thud )
    You will be missed mate

    Jason raffertyAugust 4 2022 9:18 pm
  77. There wouldn’t be many people without a great story to tell about Briany!
    He truly was one of a kind.
    Charli, Josh and Hayley, his memories and stories will live on through you and the family.
    Sending you strength during this time.


    Carinda DrummondAugust 4 2022 9:37 pm
  78. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and all the family,
    I am so sorry to hear this very sad news Charlie – Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have just read all these tributes – a man much loved by those who knew him. Again my condolences.
    All my love Mag 💕

    Mag KileyAugust 4 2022 9:56 pm
  79. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and all the Hovenden family. Our thoughts are with you all during this very sad time.

    Dot, Noddy, Linelle, Mark, Hayden, Jade, Steve & Lui

    Dot OppenlanderAugust 5 2022 5:23 am
  80. Dear Charlie, Josh and Hayley and the Hovenden
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Briany.
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time, we will
    miss our long chats at the shed.

    Diane and Brian GardinerAugust 5 2022 7:44 am
  81. Charlie,Josh,Hayley,Roberta,Steve,Darren,Bob &Families.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Many great memories with Brian on Friday nights at the plaster shed/panel shop . His dry sense of humour & caring ways made Brian a top bloke
    One of the best
    RIP xx
    Jeff & Kaz

    Jeff & Karen MyersAugust 5 2022 7:51 am
  82. Charlie, Josh, Hayley, Roberta, Steve, Darren, Bob and Families.

    Before we offer you our deepest sympathy – We have a complaint ?

    How weak is Brian ( Pud ) Snr could not sort out his Battles Upstairs and needed Brian Jnr to sort out?. What a Low Act?.

    Anyway life today is full of Major Challenges?.

    To the greatest family we know, we offer our Deepest Sympathy.

    If there is one Bonus, you had Brian Jnr for 60 years. Yet short in time but huge in his contributions to Family, Friends, Colleagues, Community and the Building Industry.

    We loved when Brian visited Melbourne. His quiet but confident demeanour, wit, social and business acumen, fun and a pleasure to be with. A true professional in all walks of life.

    From a Family and Business perspective we would like to thank Brian for his ongoing support. Always with a Smile on Dial Approach.

    Your Family and Business is a credit to you.

    You will never be forgotten.

    Fondest always,

    The Moran Family.

    The Moran FamilyAugust 5 2022 8:38 am
  83. Sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family, we are so sad for you all. A great bloke gone far too soon!!!
    RIP Brian!!
    Rusty & Jen

    Jen & Rob RustAugust 5 2022 8:53 am
  84. Deepest condolences to the family, thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Love Beryl Barry and Family

    Beryl BarryAugust 5 2022 9:08 am
  85. Charlie,Josh,Hayley, and all the Hovenden families .Condolances to all .
    Thinking of you all during good this very sad time .
    Noreen,Darren,Petra ,Bronwyne,Dave,Delvin,Mia and families.

    Noreen BelletteAugust 5 2022 9:10 am
  86. So very sad to hear of Briany passing..A champion bloke and friend to so many..To Charlie,Robertap and all the Hovo clan our thoughts are with you all.Riding in the Sky .

    Vallereen LindsayAugust 5 2022 9:29 am
  87. Our heartfelt condolences to Charlie, Josh , Hayley and Roberta and all of the Hovenden family,
    on the sudden passing of Brian please except our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Peter, cheryle and Matthew

    Peter and Cheryle QuigleyAugust 5 2022 9:34 am
  88. Charlie Josh Hayley Roberta Hovo Darren Bob and extended Family so so sorry For the sudden passing of Brian a lovely , funny caring Bloke who would do anything for you, our hearts go out to you all . He will be missed xxxx Craig Saul Sonia Winzar-Saul and Family

    Sonia Winzar-SaulAugust 5 2022 10:09 am
  89. A true gentleman and mate, with a witty comment and checky smile
    Many great memories💞💞
    Quick Coles shop, (he’s in a hurry)
    Then 2 hours talking in the car park😊😊
    Deepest sympathy to you Charlie , Josh, Hayley and partners
    To Steve, Darren, Bob and Families sincere condolences
    Love Gus and Maria 💔💔

    Maria DohertyAugust 5 2022 1:59 pm
  90. Sharlene, kids and family, thinking of you at this sad time. Gordon and Janine McFarlane

    Janine McFarlaneAugust 5 2022 5:53 pm
  91. Dear Charlie and family
    So saddened to hear this news. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Liz Marshall. ❤️

    Liz MarshallAugust 5 2022 8:54 pm
  92. Dear Briany
    Fabulous nephew
    You will cause a stir up there
    Hope there’s plenty of duck egg blue paint
    And stacks of Lemon and Ginger Tea
    Hugs for Charlie Hayley and Josh
    Robbie Steve Darren Bren and families
    You were just a great person
    Loved your humour wicked as it was
    Nars &Ted ❤️❤️

    Narai HovendenAugust 5 2022 10:58 pm
  93. Lost for words,gone way too soon
    My heart goes out too Charlie,Josh,
    Hayley, Mrs hovenden, Bob and Steve’s familys

    Maxwell FoonAugust 6 2022 9:56 am
  94. Dear Charlie,
    Sending lots of love and big hugs to you and your family at this very sad. ❤️❤️❤️

    Wendy MiceliAugust 6 2022 11:47 am
  95. One of the best blokes, who will be missed by so many. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie, Josh, Hayley and extended family. An irreplaceable part of your family has been taken too soon, you are in our thoughts. Love Chelsea, Martin, Rio, Asha and Tommy.

    Chelsea WilloxAugust 6 2022 2:27 pm
  96. Dear Sharlene,
    Our love and sincere sympathy to you and your families.💕
    Marg & Neville Free

    Marg FreeAugust 6 2022 2:51 pm
  97. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley
    and the Hovenden families

    A great mate to many, gone too soon.

    Sending our love ❤️
    JD and Jennette

    John DudleyAugust 6 2022 4:29 pm
  98. To Charlie, Josh and Haley
    Auntie Rob, Steve, Darren and Bren and family’s.
    Sympathy and Condolences to you all.
    I will miss the big smile and remember his voice ” Hiya Tan, how’s it going?”
    catching up, his wit and humour over a drink and a few laughs.
    With respect, sadness and fond memories.
    Love to you all.
    Tania Hovenden. xoxo

    Tania HovendenAugust 6 2022 6:18 pm
  99. Charlie and family. Heart broken to hear of Brians sudden passing. I dont understand why we loose the best people in this world way before its time. Brainey was one of the nicest blokes any one could possibly meet.

    Wayne SheltonAugust 6 2022 9:12 pm
  100. To my dearest Charlie Josh and Haley Brain was a thorough gentleman, I will miss the morning comments he will be forever missed love Champy and Sue❤️❤️🥂🥂

    Ray ThompsonAugust 6 2022 10:14 pm
  101. Condolences to Charlie and all the family. So sad to lose such an all round good bloke

    Andy WilliamsonAugust 6 2022 11:09 pm
  102. Fond memories of our neighbour and friend on Murrawee Road for nearly 30 years. A great bloke to have a yarn with, always a funny story to tell. He will be sorely missed. Deepest sympathy to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and families.
    Love The Phylands.

    Clare PhylandAugust 7 2022 10:27 am
  103. Dearest Charlie, Josh, Hayley
    Our hearts go out to you all at this sad time.
    Briany and his kindness and wit will be missed by us all.
    Love Denise, Troy, Daniel, Katie, Deon and all the Wood clan.❤️

    Denise WoodAugust 7 2022 12:12 pm
  104. Heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of Briany, thoughts are with you all . Xxx

    Di TempletonAugust 7 2022 2:53 pm
  105. My Deepest sympathy 🙏 to the Hovenden Family’s with the passing of Briany. Knowing you and being a friend will be treasured .The memories are a plenty

    Deborah SavilleAugust 7 2022 9:05 pm
  106. Condolences to Charlie and family . A really genuine bloke

    Grant and Jeanette WeaverAugust 8 2022 9:47 am
  107. Our hearts break for you, Charlie, Josh, Hayley and families. The world has gained a bright star in the sky, sending all our love
    Jarrod, Gretchen, Eli, Bobby and Belle xxx

    The Skinner familyAugust 8 2022 11:23 am
  108. Charley Josh and Haley sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Brian thinking of you all Heather Stanbury

    Heather StanburyAugust 8 2022 2:03 pm
  109. My Dearest Charlie, my heart breaks for you and your beautiful family. Love and hugs for you all 💔💔💔

    Leanne Shannon-KelsonAugust 8 2022 9:11 pm
  110. Briany.. kind, generous, funny , a great friend,a great dad to Josh and Hayley.Thanks for loving and caring for our beautiful Charlie girl.You were so proud of them all. We’re here for them always.
    RIP Briany, we will all miss you but thankful we had lots of laughs and good times together.
    Thinking of you Charlie,Josh and Hayley
    Love Annie and Dizz

    Annette LaveyAugust 9 2022 11:42 am
  111. Our deepest sympathy to Charlie, Josh and Hayley on the sudden sad loss of Brian. Thinking of you all and your families at this incredibly hard time. Rest In Peace Brian. 🙏
    Cathy, Chris and Georgia Craig-Neal. Xxx❤️

    Cathy Craig-NealAugust 9 2022 4:05 pm
  112. Brian you were one of a kind you were more than just a father in law to me u were one of my mates, I’m gonna miss shit talking with u on the couch of a night rest easy mate love ya ❤️

    Tristan DalbonAugust 9 2022 8:05 pm
  113. Sincere condolences to Charlie Josh Hayley Roberta & the rest of the Hovenden family. It will never be the same calling into the shed to hear all the bullshit & humour. Just reminding you I’ll be there on Monday (just which Monday). A great bloke & one I’ve known forever & we will miss him dearly.
    Hugs & loves Owen & Caz Connick & family. 💕💕

    Carolyn & Owen ConnickAugust 9 2022 8:24 pm
  114. Extreme shock at this news.
    Briany always had the ability to make everyone around him feel better with his positive approach!
    Such a larger than life character, the building community will miss the man with the “Golden Trowel”
    Thoughts go out to Charlie, Josh & Hayley.

    Hugh, Berni, Scarlett, Wilhem, Lincoln & AddisonAugust 10 2022 10:56 am
  115. We feel blessed to have known Briany…what a great bloke! He will be sadly missed. Sending big hugs to an amazing family. Love to all…Kel & the Bendigo Crew xx

    Kellie EllisAugust 10 2022 12:29 pm
  116. Dearest Charlie, Josh and Hayley & extended family Xox

    We are so sorry to hear the loss of your Brian.
    Sending all our love and strength to you all during this sad time.
    Our thoughts are always with you. ❤️
    Tania Steven Tahlia & Brahe Xox

    Tania & Steven LorimerAugust 10 2022 4:03 pm
  117. Dearest Charlie, Josh and Hayley & Hovenden families..

    We are so very sorry to hear the loss of your Brian.
    We send all our love and strength to you all during this sad time.
    Our thoughts are always with you.
    Tania Steven Tahlia & Brahe Lorimer
    Friends & Neighbours of Murrawee Rd Xox 💚💚💚

    Tania & Steven LorimerAugust 10 2022 4:32 pm
  118. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and Hovenden family,

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Briany are thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    It was a pleasure working with Briany for 14 years.

    Have shed a few tears thinking of my mate Brian. He always said he was going to write a book about me. When I catch up with him again for a coldie, we will laugh and joke over the story!
    Till we meet again
    Ross and Jan xx

    Ross WanklynAugust 10 2022 7:25 pm
  119. Charlie, Josh, Hayley & Hovenden Family
    So sorry for your loss.
    Brian was one of the best.
    Always bought a smile to everyone.
    Peace & love 💕 to you all
    Marnie, Daniel, Grace & Lincoln

    MarnieAugust 10 2022 8:45 pm
  120. Thanks for all the memories and the the laughs you have given me over the years and also teaching me the trade of plastering. You always made work fun and i already have questions I wish I could ask you. Rest easy Briany you will be missed

    Eli KeatingAugust 10 2022 9:13 pm
  121. My Condolences to the entire Hovenden family. The Shed will never be the same but the doors will always remain open.
    That last morning will be a memory I will never forget, Brian in full form!
    Brians knowledge of his industry was second to none and can never be replaced, he knew it all and nothing could stump him..
    Not only were you my boss, you were a mentor, and a mate..
    Rest in peace Bry..

    Rohan WilsonAugust 10 2022 9:31 pm
  122. Our deepest sympathy to Sharlene, Josh and Haley and to the Hovenden families with the sudden loss of Brian. Thinking of you at this sad time, our prayers are with you, Damian, Karen, Duane, Gabrielle and Nigel Kelly

    JOHN (DAMIAN) KellyAugust 11 2022 12:08 am
  123. Dearest Charlie, Josh, Hayley, abbey and Tristan.
    A truly sad time that has come as a shock to so many!
    Our deepest sympathy and condolences.

    Briany, we are all going to miss your stories or maybe, gossip for a better word!
    “Fair Dinkum”, mate!

    Love Caitlin, Dan and Sophie Lavey.

    Daniel laveyAugust 11 2022 6:56 am
  124. Sharlene, Josh, Hayley & the Hovenden family,
    Our thoughts & love are with you all.
    Remember the good times.
    RIP Brian.
    Nevin & Jo Monk xx

    Nevin MonkAugust 11 2022 4:42 pm
  125. So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a great, kind bloke. Thinking of all the family. Rest easy Brian.

    Jana SarantisAugust 11 2022 7:55 pm
  126. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the extended Hovenden family
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Brian. I am so glad we got to spend some time with him recently having a few laughs, nothing was to much trouble, always willing to help
    I feel so privileged that he considered us family , I thought the world of him. We will look out for Your boy
    Rest In Peace Brian xx
    Karyn , Jeff and family

    Karyn HiltonAugust 11 2022 10:27 pm
  127. Just a really special view on life you carried everywhere, shared with everyone and now left behind for us to contemplate… Don’t worry mate, we’ll sort this next generation out eventually.
    Heaps of love to you Charlie, Josh and Hayley and the rest of the clan.
    Zac, Claire & girls.

    Zac BullAugust 12 2022 3:39 am
  128. What an amazing man! Sorry for your Loss Charlie and Hayley and all the family, we have been thinking of you all.
    Love Kylie & Brendan Kelly

    Kylie KellyAugust 12 2022 7:03 am
  129. Deepest sympathy to Roberta and the boys and your families. Brian will be sadly missed by all.

    Janiene WisemanAugust 12 2022 8:17 am
  130. Dear Charlie, Josh & Hayley and Hovenden families
    We are heartbroken for you all. Brian was a ripper – always had a story and that gave us a good laugh. So much respect for him amongst the Swan Hill trades. He will be missed by so many people.
    Rest in Peace Briany
    Darren and Bronwyn Hinton xx

    Bronwyn HintonAugust 12 2022 9:10 am
  131. Love to Charlie, Josh and Hayley on the loss of your dear husband and father Brian. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Trudi Warburton

    Trudi WarburtonAugust 12 2022 9:24 am
  132. Dear Charlie, Josh & Abbie ,Hayley,
    Our Sincere Condolences to you all at this sad time our thoughts have been with you all.

    Paul & Jayne Hatcher and Family. xx

    Paul HatcherAugust 12 2022 10:07 am
  133. Our love to Charlie Roberta Josh and Hayley
    We wish to send our sympathy to you all. We loved Brian as large as life he always gave us a cheeky smile and made us feel at ease. Love from all of us at Keating Plasterers’s Wodonga Richard Yasmin Keating

    Yasmin KeatingAugust 12 2022 10:39 am
  134. Our deepest sympathy for your loss Charlie. Thinking of you and the family at this sad time.
    Renee Fisher and Mark Semeia

    Renee FisherAugust 12 2022 10:49 am
  135. Dear Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the Hovenden families,
    Our sincere condolences on the sad passing of Briany.
    A wonderful Man who was always up for a chat and will be greatly missed
    Thinking of you all,
    Russ & Kristie Parkes and Family xx

    Kristie ParkesAugust 12 2022 11:09 am
  136. Charlie, Josh, Hayley and the extended family,
    Briany will be greatly missed he was always up for a chat and a beer. Condolences to you all, in what is a very sad time.

    Brian and Jan Mansbridge

    Brian MansbridgeAugust 12 2022 11:40 am
  137. Deepest condolences to Charlie and family fond childhood memories memories of a great mate
    Love Jeff Catherine an d Lewis family

    Jeff lewisAugust 12 2022 12:15 pm
  138. Lots of love to Charlie, Josh, Hayley and family, thinking of you all.
    Annelie & John Foskett and family xx

    Annelie FoskettAugust 12 2022 12:31 pm
  139. Sending you all the love in the world Charlie, Josh and Hayley. I can ‘t find the words to express just how sorry I am for the pain and loss you are enduring. Kylie, Noel and family xxxx

    Kylie PowerAugust 12 2022 12:59 pm
  140. Dear Charlie, Josh, Haley & family.

    One of the saddest days of losing a “Legend in the Plastering World” Briany Hovenden.
    You were a true gentleman who loved life. You will be sadly missed by all.
    Love Lindsay and Fran Thorne 💜

    Fran ThorneAugust 12 2022 2:19 pm
  141. Dear Charlie, Josh & Hayley,
    Thinking of you all.
    He was a liar, full of shit but a bloody great bloke.
    Ross, Lea, Alivia, Mason & Ryan Andrews

    Ross AndrewsAugust 12 2022 2:50 pm
  142. Dear Charlie & family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of Briany. Thinking of you all with a heavy heart. RIP Briany ❤️ Tony & Pam Blohm

    Pam BlohmAugust 12 2022 4:23 pm
  143. Dear Charlie and family, sending you all our condolences at this sad time, our thoughts are with you all .

    Lee BurrellAugust 12 2022 4:45 pm
  144. Dear Charlie, Josh and Hayley
    Sending our condolences and love to you all
    RIP Brian
    Love Brenda & Steve Ford

    Brenda FordAugust 13 2022 1:52 am
  145. Dear Cous Charlie, Josh, Hayley & The Entire Fun Loving Hovo Crew!

    I am so sorry to hear your heartbreaking news! Briany – what a character! So full life and taken from us all too soon.

    I believe grief is love that has nowhere to go once we have lost someone Dear to us. Remember your sadness & sorrow shows how much you loved Briany and how much he loved you all too!

    Sending you all lots of love & strength!
    Cous Tonya, Mick, Zoe, Cous Cheryl, Cous Bron & Dave

    Tonya MareeAugust 16 2022 4:36 pm

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