CHATHAM – Brendan Joseph (BJ)

Born on November 22, 1987. Passed away October 22, 2019.

Chatham, Brendan Joseph (BJ)
Passed away as a result of a vehicular accident, Johur Malaysia.
Aged 31 years.
Loved and loving husband of Niamh.
Beloved son of Marg and Brian.
Adored brother and best mate to Chris, Lynsie and Kerryn.
Brother in law and buddy to Emily and Mal.
Mischievous uncle for Connor, Xanthia, Talia and Sophie.
Our clown prince has suddenly and cruelly been taken from us and our hearts have been broken.
So easy to love, endless fun to be with. Such a loving and loyal friend, son and brother.
Coming Home
PGA Number: 4512611

To my soul mate Beej, I feel so lucky to have spent 11 beautiful years with you. You gave me independence, confidence and so much love
Forever your loving wife Niamh

Beej Chatham
The kid practicing his putt in any quiet moment, giggling about the muddle headed wombat before bed, eating a massive bowl of Nutrigrain in front of Animals of Farthing Wood after school, racing me for ownership rights on the trampoline, building bracken cubbies and pine needle boarding, covering for me when my discus practice gave you a shiner, chanting “we’re nearly not there” in the back seat of the car, sailing rafts down the creek, having paddy melon wars and jumping out of the tree at the waterhole.
And the man with a heart the size of Pharlap’s.
Mischievous, hilarious, genuine, fiercely loyal and someone I knew would always have my back. I don’t know how the world turns without you Beej, but will forever hear you chuckling at the dumbest of my jokes and the ridiculousness of this world.

Love you my little mate. Kez

Words can’t describe the pain we feel now that you are no longer with us. You had the ability to light up a room just by walking into it. Life was always that little bit better when you were a part of it. As a son, a brother, a brother-in-law, an uncle, a husband and as a mate you have no idea the positive impact you had on the people around you and the high esteem in which you were held.
Little bro, I’m broken. We are all broken. The hole you left feels too big to fix. From our sporting days together, terrorizing our sisters, standing beside me on my wedding day to watching proudly as you pursued your dreams abroad you were never far from my thoughts.
We will never forget leaving you in Sydney airport, with tears from all of us knowing that the next time we would be together it would be in terrible circumstances. But not this. You were meant to be standing beside us.
We are forever grateful that the last words we said to you was “I love you mate”.
Rest In Peace Little brother. Every sunset will be a reminder of the light you brought to our lives.

Love Chris, Emily, Connor and Xanthia

Beej (Chatham)
One of a kind, You had the ability to light up the room just by walking in.
We have shared so many laughs and tears together
You have left a a massive hole in our lives.
Your memories will live on forever as you inspired so many people from your closest of family members to friends from around the world
Loving Husband, Son, Brother , Uncle, Brother in Law and Best Friend.
Beej you will be missed every Day.
RIP Mate.
Lynsie, Mal, Talia, Sophie.

To our beautiful son through marriage, BJ Chatham, you have given our family 11 wonderful, loving ,funny years, we will “Dance like nobody is watching” ,just for you.
Promise we will look after your beautiful wife.
You have taken a big piece of our hearts ,love and remember you forever Dolores, Joe and James Bannon

Funeral Notice
Chatham Family Farm 1974 Kilfeera Road, Molyullah Vic
Friends of our beloved BJ are invited to join our family to welcome him home and to share our memories on Sunday 3rd November, commencing at 3pm. Address: 1974 Kilferra Rd Molyullah Dress: Casual and colourful As per BJ’s wishes, his ashes are being returned home. If you bring the nibbles, we will bring the drinks. BYO chair as well In lieu of flowers, a donation to MND Victoria would please BJ. Envelopes available on the day.
  1. I get pleasure from, cause I found just what I was
    taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.

    Glenna December 2, 2019