Arthur Bretherton OAM

Arthur Bretherton OAM
Date of birth: 26 April, 1937
Date of passing: 23 November, 2023


Arthur John

Passed away suddenly at home on

Thursday November 23, 2023. Aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Shirl for 62 years.

One-of-a-kind dad to John and Jen

Loving papa to Harri.

We couldn’t say a last farewell,

Or even say goodbye.

For you were gone before we knew,

And only God knows why.

Funeral Notice

Funeral Details

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul for Mr Arthur Bretherton OAM, was offered at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ford Street, Wangaratta on Thursday November 30, 2023 at 1.30pm.

Burial followed Mass at the Wangaratta Lawn Cemetery.

No flowers by request.

In lieu, a donation made in memory of Arthur to Legacy would be greatly appreciated.  Donations can be made online by clicking here.

Returned Service personnel were respectfully invited to attend.

The recording of Arthur’s Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking here.

Service Booklet

Elly Clifford shared

Sending all my love at this sad time Shirl, John & Jen. Thinking of you Shirl, love Elly

Geoff Mitchell shared

It was such our privilege for Arth to have been our wonderful neighbour. To have shared our lives with him for 15 years. A caring and generous gentleman who made our world a better place. A dear friend in so many ways to Ruth, Geoff, Cameron, Owen and his little mate Carter.

Christopher Chayko shared

An inspirational and greatly admired RSM of RMC Duntroon. We will remember him.

Bill Sowry shared

A wonderful role model for young officers to be. We will remember him.

Sign the Book for Arthur Bretherton OAM

  1. Elly Clifford
  2. Geoff Mitchell
  3. Christopher Chayko
  4. Bill Sowry
  1. Nerida Sacco
  2. Laura & Joel Fisher
  3. Peter & Rowena Swain
  4. Letitia Bell
  5. Elly Clifford
  6. Mary Thompson .. " woolworths"💞💞
  7. Greg & Helen Larkins 🌹
  8. Sue and Brian Fisher
  9. Robyn Fraser
  10. Erin Butler (Larkins)
  11. Jan & Ken Loughnan
  12. Michael Hill
  13. Geoffrey Annett
  14. Bob and Laurie White
  15. Steven Annett
  16. Lyn and Rob Walker
  17. Leanne Oates
  18. Pat and Terry Flynn
  19. Skye Speziale (RSL)
  20. David and Rita Gibson
  21. Ann Foley
  22. Alan (Andy) Anderson
  23. Roger & Tina Wainwright
  24. Isabel and Ray Dunstan
  25. Barry Dreyer RNZA
  26. Jim Connolly( RMC 62-65)
  27. John and Ann Griggs
  28. Ian and Carolyn Taylor
  29. Ian Garthwaite
  30. Ann PRATT
  31. barrie harmsworth
  32. Peter Strickland (RMC & RAAMC)
  33. Laura Bandera
  34. Peter Hatherley RMC 78 - 82
  35. Peter & Anne Hickey
  36. Gay Churchill
  37. Christopher Chayko RMC '77-'80
  38. Stuart Althaus (RMC 78-80)
  39. Tony McLeod (RMC 79-82)
  40. Roger Emmerson
  41. Jon Belmonte
  42. Graham Bretag
  43. Tony Morton (RMC63-66)
  44. Phillip Bridie (RMC 77-81)
  45. Roger Powell
  46. Grant (Jock) ARMSTRONG
  47. Warren Bones
  48. Geoff Turville
  49. Chris Appleton
  50. Susan jenkins
  51. Rod Fulton
  52. Terry Nye
  53. Maree Canavan
  54. Michael Healy
  55. Colin & Raelyn Flatters
  56. Marge Charlesworth
  57. Bill And Janette Downie
  58. Danny Gallagher
  59. Bill Davis (RMC 75-78)
  60. Wilma and John Emslie
  61. Lindsay Adams (RMC 80-83)
  62. Greg Gilbert
  63. Michelle Igri (North East Podiarty ) (Shell)
  64. Michael Abrahams (RMC 78-82)
  65. Bev Harrington