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John Brennan funeral details

Saturday 20 March, 2021
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With all places taken, a video stream will available for those who cannot attend.

John Brennan's funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 10am.

Due to COVID restrictions, people intending to be present at the funeral will need to register in advance. A video stream is also expected to be available.

Please send an attendance request to [email protected] to let the family know who is attending.

The reason for the delay between Brenno's passing and the funeral has been because John & Jenny Brennan's eldest son Dr Richard (Ric) Brennan works with an international organisation and has been stationed in Egypt, so he has to quarantine on his return to Austraia.

Brenno, passed away suddenly at his retirement village home early on 13 March.

The much-loved and revered, ground-breaking broadcaster, has been part of the radio and television industry for more than 60 years.

Read more about Brenno in our earlier report, and see coverage of his book launch here.

 Click here for radioinfo coverage of John Brennan's career.


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Anthony The Koala
21 March 2021 - 12:09am
With reference to the article at and many on-air tributes to Mr Brennan, I purchased Mr Brennan's book "Brenno, My Life And Times As A Media Godfather", ISBN 9781742575728 and look forward to reading his book.

After listening to the on-air tributes, I learned that one can be tough, be a mentor and be a person of faith without compromising professional or religious values.

When I was a trainee at a large broadcasting network, it really disappointed me that as a trainee I was kept in the dark, not shown the ropes and had no mentors.

The on-air tributes on Mr Brennan restored my faith that there are decent people in the media especially bosses who were willing to have give people a go and provide continuous feedback.

The knowledge gained from the on-air tributes including a tribute in the SMH, and Mr Brennan's book should provide knowledge that is transferrable to other industries on what it is to be a great boss.

As I said before, may Mr Brennan's soul and the souls of those who have gone before him rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him, amen.

Thank you Mr Brennan,
Anthony of Belfield
Anthony The Koala
30 March 2021 - 10:17am
Received my order for "Brenno, The Life And Times Of A Media Godfather", ISBN 9781742575728, 30-03-2021 at 0830. An easy-to-read book. A cursory reading has the remark that could sum his profession as a leading light, an instinct for professional broadcasting and a father figure who lovingly reprimanded his subordinates who may have gone off-course.

Mike Walsh's foreword reminded me of my late statistics professor at Macquarie. In 1965, the statistics professor, a former North Sydney Boys High school graduate rang Mike Walsh on his 2SM program boasting that he and his mate climbed up the newly constructed Channel 10 tower near the Great Northern Hotel.

Sorry I digress,

Thank you,
Anthony of Belfield

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