Bouchereau, Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard Bouchereau

Passed away 21st February 2023 (aged 29).

 Born to parents Leonard & Sharon,

Brendan was always known to be a loving, polite, funny,

mischievous and quick witted young man.

Brendan’s family was very important to him.

 God called you home to be in his keeping,

we will always have you in our hearts.

 You are so cherished by your loving Parents, Family and Friends.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Brendan Leonard Bouchereau

will be held in the Stratus Reflection Space at Bunurong Memorial Park

790 Frankston Dandenong Road, Dandenong South

On Tuesday March 21st, 2023 at 2.30pm.

Following the Service Brendan will be laid to rest in

the Sienna Garden Headstone Lawn.

In Memory of Brendan we invite family and friends to wear a splash of colour.

For those who cannot attend, the service will be streamed via the following link:

25 Tributes

  1. Fifi and Steve Armao
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    A life taken way too soon.
    May you hold on to all those wonderful memories in your heart and find comfort to face the days ahead.
    In our hearts always
    RIP Brendan 🙏❤️

  2. Lesley Smith
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    A life taken too soon!
    Fondest memories of you at camp.
    You and your Dad laying out nets where I believe was not allowed catching yabbies and sailing out in your tinnie 😊
    R.I.P Brendan 💕
    Ken, Lesley, Brittany and Chelsea.

  3. Wendy Morda
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    Brenny…. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure
    You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure! 🙏
    RIP young man

  4. Sharon Bouchereau
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    Its been almost four weeks now my darling son.
    Even though we have been planning your farewell, I still can’t believe you are gone. Taken so young my precious boy. I keep expecting you to call, txt or visit. Banging loudly on my door. Calling out ” Mumma Dukes ”
    Grabbing me in a big bear hug and kissing me on top of my head. Then proceeding straight to the fridge, devouring whatever you could find.
    I miss you so much Brenny.
    I don’t know how I can do life without you… The days ahead are going to get rough. However, I take great comfort from knowing that we loved each other very much. I shall treasure my memories of you. I will carry you in my heart for always…. ❤
    Rest now my darling child.
    Love Mumma bear xx

  5. Stacey Echazar
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    I miss you,
    And every time my mind slips into a trance of deciding to believe if you are really gone or not I begin to cry. I stare at my wallpaper of you asleep on my lap, and the photo of us from the new years bbq when you had surprised me. I genuinely feel like a part of me is missing and anticipate that its all a dream. I miss the sound of you calling me sweetheart, holding my hand or being my dummy as I layered your skin with my skincare products and you laughing at me. I take comfort in being able to just faintly hear the sound of your soft spoken voice in my heart when I think about you/us
    I know this isn’t goodbye as I’ve known you throughout your whole lifetime on earth, and that soon enough you’ll visit me in my dreams and all the lives you’ve touched.
    I love you, ❤️ Xxx
    love your

  6. Aunty Shirley
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    Gone way too soon. Go gently with the angles Brenny and R.I.P sweet boy . Sincere condolences to the family x❤️

  7. Mia
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    Brendan my heart still hurts hearing this news , ill never forget when we first met ,ill never forget the music lessons you trying to teach me to play guitar and us going thru all the red hot chilli peppers songs listening to the guitar solo parts , and ill never forget the stories you shared and the love you had for your family .. and most of all the promise we made that at 30 we were meant to go to seychelles and show me how beautiful the place was .. ill be going in the next year hopefully and i kno you will walking along side with me on that trip .. i miss you i miss your cheekyness and i miss your laughs.. fly high my beautiful friend till we meet again xo

  8. Nej millar
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    Brendan aka bouche, my heart still hurts 💔 n breaks at the thought ill never hear from you again.. i still cant believe its true , i still remember when we first met and your comment who the hell is mia and where did u come the start of a adventure and life with you in it was far from boring.. ill cherish your attempts to teach me guitar lessons ill still keep learning… the times you played red hot chilli peppers so we could hear the solo guitar parts , the stories and love u shared about your family.. the day i met your mum and you were that nervous you made me nervous and told me to act normal lol the beautiful photos you showed me of seychelles and the promise we made that at 30 you and i would go there. We never made it to that promise but ill be honouring that and get there in the next year or so and i kno you will walk along side me when i make it there.. i love you brendan gone way too soon fly high my beautiful friend and till we meet again xo

  9. Michael Pool
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    I still can’t believe you are gone my boyboy. Best Mate & Little Brother.
    I keep forgetting that I can’t just pick up the phone to call you anymore. Missing you so much.
    Always Love, Respect & Loyalty Cousin Mikee.

  10. Brenda & George Pool
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    I can write pages on the amount of times we have said “I love your Brenny” and your reply most of the times is “I know Aunty”. Never in our wildest dreams did we believe we would lose you so soon. The sum of you Brendan the person is our Sensitive, Caring, Loving and Fiercely Protective young man, you were so much more than what was seen. So Polite but also Cheeky and Quick Witted, It was our blessing and privilege to have had you in our lives for 29 years.
    The gut wrenching grief we all feel is immense! Rest in Peace our little BoyBoy. Aunty Brenda & Uncle George

  11. Ranee shaw
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    Always the life of a party!
    Couldn’t keep you away from the camera!

    Party hard up there bud
    My condolences to the family and close friends

  12. Samantha Pool
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    Brenny, it’s hard to put into words the feelings I’m feeling right now. It doesn’t feel real that you’re no longer earth side with us.
    Everyone who knew you, knew that you had a heart of gold, a cheeky sense of humour, and the best bear hugs.
    I’m going to miss how we could have heartfelt conversations, how we would banter like brother and sister, and how you and I would gang up on poor Steph.
    It breaks my heart that you had all these goals and ambitions and will no longer have the chance to fulfil them.
    I’m truly thankful that though your life was cut very short, the time we had with you provides us with reassuring happy memories. Memories that will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
    I hope you knew how dearly loved you were and how your departure has left many of us broken and lost for words (which you’d be saying is impossible when it comes to me).
    Rest it peace, Brenny. Forever in my heart, love always Mantha xxxx

  13. Leonard Bouchereau
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    To my son Brendan, I keep thinking this is all just a bad dream and I will wake up and see you standing there before me. My heart is broken in a million pieces.
    I will miss you for the smile you had that would light up a room and my world. I will miss your cheekiness and your calls for help.
    The day you were born was one of the happiest and proudest moments of my life. And as you grew into a man I was still proud of you. You shared your goals and dreams with me the last time I saw you. I knew you had the strength to get through your tough times. I will never stop loving you Brendan and pray we will meet again in eternity.
    All my love and in my heart forever, Dad xxxx

  14. Leonard Bouchereau
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    To my son Brendan,
    I keep thinking this is all just a bad dream and I will wake up and see you standing there before me. My heart is broken in a million pieces.
    I will miss you for the smile you had that would light up a room and my world. I will miss your cheekiness and your calls for help.
    The day you were born was one of the happiest and proudest moments of my life. And as you grew into a man I was still proud of you. You shared your goals and dreams with me the last time I saw you. I knew you had the strength to get through your tough times. I will never stop loving you Brendan and pray we will meet again in eternity.
    All my love and in my heart forever, Dad xxxx

  15. clinton adhofer
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    gone to young brother, life will never be the same without you!! I cant think of a bad memory growing up next to you from running to and from each others houses on Christmas day to camping on the river as young teens to pulling your car out of muddy swamps at 2 am as men. no matter where you are now mate you will always be a brother to me and ill never forget how silly you are. love always xxxx

  16. Stephanie Hines
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    My heart is broken.
    I will never be able to comprehend why you had to be taken from us so soon.
    No words can describe how much I cherish your kindness, your caring nature, your cheekiness and for the love that you had for me and for our whole family. Your beautiful soul will be forever missed and can never be replaced. I would give anything to hear your voice say i love you stephy and to have one more big bear hug from you again. You will always be in my thoughts and you will forever be in my heart. Thank you for everything, for being my protector, for your never ending love, for all the wonderful memories and for being my big brother.
    I will miss you forever and I love you infinitely.
    Rest in peace.
    Love always, Stephy and Mia ❤️ xxxx

  17. The Jumaye family
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    Sending all our positive thoughts, strength and sincere condolences to Leonard, Sharon and both their families at this very difficult time. We pray that Brendan’s soul may rest in peace.

    The Jumaye family ❤️

  18. Auntie Suzanne & Uncle Jonathan
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    Our Dearest Brenny, This Poem expresses how we feel.

    The Chain

    We knew little that morning
    That God was going to call your name.
    In Life We Loved You Dearly
    In Death we do the same.
    It Broke our hearts to lose you
    You did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you
    That day God called you Home.
    You left us Peaceful Memories
    Your love is still our guide
    And although we cannot see you
    You are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken
    And nothing seems the same
    But as God calls us one by one
    The chain will link again.

    Love you always and forever XXX

  19. Troy Carstens
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    Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Leonard and Sharon and the Bouchereau and Morilly families . Brenny was a great mate, full of fun, witty and protective big brother to Josh . RIP our friend , be at peace.
    Troy an Josh an family ❤

  20. Jethro Toa
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    My dear brother,

    Although we lost you so young an with so much to do in your life. I know you’re now resting without the pain and hurt you were going through. I’ll always love and miss you brother.

    I thank you for all you have done for not only myself but our brothers also. So many thoughts and memories we had growing up even in our adulthood life. Our stories will carry on for generations!

    Love from Kylie, nieces, nephew and myself

    Never Forgotten
    Rest in Paradise

  21. Yvette Pereira
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    Sincerest condolences to Sharon and Leonard. We were very saddened to hear of Brendan’s passing. May he rest in peace.🙏 Our thoughts are with you and your families at this time. Stay strong.
    Yvette Pereira

  22. Ethel Durup
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    Rest in Peace our dear Brendan . God needed you , 😢. Till we meet again our dear Cuz. We are thinking of you and we pray for the family in this very difficult time.

    Lenny , Ethel, Jeffrey , Angelique, Tante Marina and the family from Seychelles

  23. Ann-Marie
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    Your soul now flys free in the universe as it is reclaimed by your spirit, who is all knowing and with your soul understands and is grateful for the purpose and the gift of this lifetime, a life of love, a life of many complexeties, you shone in life and your spirit continues to shine brightly my heart goes out to your family and friends who are left with the saddness and grief of your passing at such a young age, may the memories of the love and times you shared wirh Brendan be your refuge from the pain

  24. Genna Russell
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    My Dear Bouchy, My brother.
    You were truly one of a kind. A gentleman and an absolute goof.
    You are already so missed and will forever hold a place within my heart.
    Thank you for everything you ever did for me, your love and support was always unmeasurable.
    Fly high with Darcy, as I find peace in knowing that you boys are back together.
    Until we meet again my brother.
    Rest in peace xxxx

  25. UNCLE
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    Brendan Leonard Bouchereau, Brendan to his Dad, Brenny to his Mum, Bouche, Boi Boi or a combination of all these names to others……….. and I suspect a number of other unsavoury names to his mates I’m thankfully not aware of.

    To me, he was Brenny. In turn, I was simply UNCLE.

    My name is Jeremy Morilly and I have the honour of speaking to, and about Brenny today.

    If I had to choose a single word to describe this guy, it would be CHARISMATIC.

    I first met Brenny on the day of his birth, the 19th July 1993. For Sharon and Leonard, it was the priceless reward after a long and difficult journey. For me, and while I was honoured to be there on this very special day, all I remember is this small, brown and very hairy individual with a particularly large head.

    From that day on, we had always known Brenny to be a bright-eyed, energetic, ambitious, intelligent, funny and extremely loving boy that became a man holding onto those exact same virtues. Oh, and yes, let’s not forget CHARISMATIC!

    There are just so many to choose from, but my two most important memories with Brenny are:

    • Age 3, sitting with him in a pool of black and dirty mud, tasting it, wiping it on each other. To me, this is what was at Brenny’s core………… “This is fun UNCLE, I like having fun”.

    I must add here that his Mother was watching on in complete horror, but was rendered powerless by two very important facts: (1) Brenny loved having fun and you just couldn’t stop him; and (2) I am the UNCLE having fun with my nephew, so back off lady!

    • My other memory is a very recent one. At age 29, Brenny and I sitting at my dining table for hours sharing a meal, talking, two men letting each other know how important they are to each other.
    I must also say, the secondary reason he was at my house was to install some new toilets. This is because I am completely inept when it comes to home handy work, and Brenny took great pleasure in never letting me forget that. Amongst all his wonderful qualities, Brenny was also a very accomplished plumber [thank goodness]

    Within his very full but short life, Brenny also had a number of challenges……. we all do. In his case, a spirit of resilience and good humour saw him through more pain than most of us will ever know. Importantly, Brenny was fully self-aware of his circumstances and what he truly was at his core.

    I’d like to summarise this in Brenny’s very own words:

    “Through all the hard roads I’ve travelled, I’m finally where God intended me to be, working again and able to look in the mirror and not hate the reflection looking back at me”.

    Well said Brenny, well said……

    To conclude my message today, I’d like to read a poem by Henry Scott-Holland called “Death is Nothing at all”.

    Sharon, Leonard, this is a message to you from me, on behalf of your beloved son Brendan….

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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