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In memory of Briohne Joy Sykes

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Celebrating the Life of Briohne Joy Sykes

Briohne passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on 16th October 2018 at the age of 40 years.
Loving wife of Lee.
Loving mother of Blayke & Elizabeth, Noah & Lucy and Jezak.
Cherished grandma of Heidi-Joy and Laylah Joy.
Loving daughter of Murray & Gail.
Treasured sister and sister-in-law of Emma-Jane & Brenton (Uncle Bear), James & Kristen and Luke & Benni.
Cherished sister-in-law of Melanie and Shanyn & Matt.
Adored Aunt to Sharni, Malakai, Phoenix, Elena, William, Summer, Trent, Miller, Charlotte and Ruby.

All are invited to celebrate the life of Briohne at
Parklands Christian Centre
1 Hillcrest Road, Park Ridge
On Wednesday 24th October 2018 commencing at 11.00am

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Swanborough Funerals – 1800 100 411

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62 Responses

  1. See you in the morning briohne.
    Will miss your beautiful smile and infectious laugh.

    1. A shining star who had such an impact on us at work and outside. From night shift dance parties to crying from laughing so hard. You are one incredible person who knew how to make anyone smile and brighten their day! The most selfless person we have met who gave her all to every person she met. Our condolences to Lee and all of the family. Briohne will be dearly missed by all. ????
      We will both be there on Wednesday to say ‘see you soon’ to our dear friend. ????

  2. My sweet cousin Briohne – I loved you so much… I still do, I always will…
    So grateful for the friendship we shared.
    Alistair, Oscar, Tarquin, and myself will be there to celebrate you on Wednesday ????????????

  3. See you soon Beautiful Lady loved your smile and positive attitude to every situation.

  4. Briohne was one in a million. I know she will be terribly, terribly missed. Her joy was infectious and I’ll never forget her laugh. Sending much love to you all. Your are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Mike and I plan to be there on Wednesday.

  5. To all the Sykes and Hallam family my heart goes out to you. Briohne and I were best friends at the age of 14 in PNG. We shared our first crushes on boys together. There was always some drama going on! Brihone always fiĺled a room with joy wherever she went. She lived life to the full. Life is more beautiful for having known Briohne. I will miss you heaps but look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Love you forever Bri. ???? Heidi Tompson (was Millar)

  6. You were one in a million Briohne. Your smile and laughter lives on in our memories.

  7. Such a fun-loving, people-loving, life-loving joy was our Briohne. And everyone feels that she was their own Briohne. She made each person feel so special. I will forever remember her beautiful harmonizing in the car, joyful laugh, learning to quilt, bike riding along the trails, tracking down everything Heartland, enthusiasm for every small thing, and “just drinking it all in”, on her visits with us in Canada. Such a pleasure to have had her touch our lives however so briefly. – Her Aunty Jenny, Uncle Allison, cousins Fraser, Ashton and Emily

  8. You were an inspiration to me, I loved all our catchups. It was always fun seeing who had the hardest week with delemas. Will always remember your smile and your positive attitude to everything. Love ya ????

  9. We are so proud to have you as our niece . Briohne Joy, you will always have a special place in our hearts. Love you til the 12th of never.???? Aunty Trice & Uncle Mike????

  10. So so sorry to hear of your very sad loss. Our Prayers are with all your family. God Bless Each One of You. Love from K and M.

  11. I met you once, Briohne. I think it was only for an hour or so, but long enough to leave your smiling face and beautiful person etched into my mind. Such a beautiful smile, crazy sense of humour and genuine soul. In heaven I’ll meet you again, where we can share many more laughs I’m sure.
    My condolences, sympathy and lots of prayers to all the family.
    So sorry for your loss Emma-Jane ????

  12. I’ve met many amazing people but never such a strong beautiful giving soul. Breezy is a once in a lifetime person, a person you read about in a fairytale but don’t think exists. She didn’t waste a second before or after her diagnosis, she didn’t let pain and sickness stop her from being an amazing friend and a wonderful person. Her infectious smile and attitude will forever be with me. My love to her wonderful family who helped her be amazing and will miss her strength. X

  13. Our beautiful kind hearted Briohne you are dearly missed. An inspiration to all that met you. Love you xx

  14. I feel I have missed out by not ever being lucky enough to have met Briohne, but I am so grateful that my daughter Sarah met you a couple of years ago. She has often spoken about what a wonderful and amazing person you were and I’m so thankful that she has been influenced by such a strong and positive influence. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. I know your passing will leave a massive hole in many hearts – including Sarah’s. Much love & condolences to Lee & family xx

  15. A truer friend, advocate, or more beautiful soul I have never known. Although losing touch for such a long time I will always cherish my time knowing Briohne and Lee from our days at Avondale. As I said to Briohne the last time we spoke “it has been so long but you’ve never left my heart”…and you never will. Rest In Peace xo. My sincerest condolences to Lee and all the family. I will be at the service.

  16. A truly unique, loving, funny, creative and wonderful human. Shall be missed by so many. Will be honoured to attend the celebration of Briohne’s incredible life.

  17. I feel so sad for your entire family facing such a tragedy. May each one sense the close presence of our Comforter, and find assurance of a wonderful reunion day.

  18. Hey Lee, so sorry to hear about Briohne. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ernst & Marcha William

  19. Talented, funny (hilarious!), compassionate, VITAL! Briohne you gave so much to people, sensing what they needed and supplying it in spades. As Jennifer said, so many feel like you were their own Briohne – what a gift you had and gave.
    Heartfelt condolences to Lee and all of the Sykes family and love to all of the Hallams.
    Briohne,you were like a shooting star burning bright.Grandma Pitt would have said “it’s just not fair” and she’d be right.
    Hope you’re getting some Sneaky Happiness.
    A.Ros, U.Brian, Charlotte & Charley. Xxxxx

  20. Thinking of you all and feel awful for your loss ????????????????
    Looking forward with Hope!!!????????????????????

  21. The joy you brought to so many others is immeasurable. We will miss you darling girl but we stand on the promise that we will see you in the will be sadly missed by so many till then. Prsyers love and hugs to the family at this sad time.

  22. You do not go gentle into that good night,
    You who fought and burned at close of day;
    We rage, we rage against the dying of your light.
    Beautiful soul that caught and sang the sun on its flight,
    You do not go gentle into that good night.
    Beautiful soul, near death, who saw with blinding sight
    With eyes that blaze like meteors,
    We rage, we rage against the dying of your light.
    And you, dear sister, bless, us now with your fierce tears, we pray.
    You do not go gentle into that good night.
    We rage, we rage against the dying of your light.
    (Adapted from Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas, 1951)

    Goodbye You Beautiful Beautiful Heart.
    For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NIV)

  23. I was very pleased to have had Briohne in my life she was a very thoughtful and sensitive person. She helped me through a very sensitive time in my life when I too had breast cancer I am pleased to say I am a survivor of 5 years now. I will miss her updates very much and would like to give her family my sincere condolences at this sad moment ????❣️

  24. Our condolences to Lee and the family. Briohne was such a beautiful person. Des, my self,Bianca & Joel will be there.

  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gail, Murray, Lee, and all your beautiful family. Briohne was an amazing woman and her courage and humour in facing her devastating battle with cancer was an inspiration to so many. I am so, so sorry for your loss and Danny and I will be there on Wednesday to offer our support and love. <3

  26. Heartfelt condolences to Lee and all of the Sykes family and our love to all of the Hallams – Emma Jane, James and Luke. We were lucky enough to know Briohne back in the Pomhi days. She will be missed.

  27. I’ll be attending Briohne farewell service, for the beautiful person I meet 5years ago.

  28. Condolences Gail and Murray, Lee and all the family. Briohne was such a wonderful woman, loving and caring, funny and witty, intelligent, inspirational, a beautiful soul. My heart is broken for you all, she will be missed dearly but she has left a little bit of herself in all our hearts. I will be there on Wednesday ????????????????????

  29. Briohne was very much a part of the Beenleigh Theatre Group family. Her happy smile, her laughter and her talent will be sorely missed. She was an amazing fighter facing the biggest challenge of all. On behalf of all her friends at BTG we send our love and support to her family and friends. May you be blessed in this most difficult time.

  30. Briohne, You are one of my first memories of Coffs Harbour. Just new to the area you helped my family and I feel instantly at home with your warmth, genuineness and sensational wit. I’m blessed to have known you. Xx
    I will be there on Wednesday.

  31. It was an honour to have known the amazing Briohne, she made everyone feel so special, by being interested in what they were doing right up to her final days. Few people I have met have made as big an impact on my life as she did and I will miss that beautiful infectious smile.
    My heart aches for her family

  32. With absolute honour Marco & Stacey Masson will be attending!… to celebrate the life of an amazing woman that will remain in our hearts forever ♥️ ????????????????????

  33. With absolute honour Marco & Stacey Masson will be attending!… to celebrate the life of an amazing women who will forever be in our hearts ♥️ ????????????????????

  34. Beautiful amazing Briohne we are truly blessed and grateful for having known you. Matisse, Chelsea, Leah, Ben and myself will be attending. Xx

  35. Briohne was the very much loved daughter-in-law to Malcolm and Robyn also. One of our greatest joys has been to see how much our son loved and was loved. Briohne Joy, you are forever loved by us and will be missed terribly.

  36. Briohne has always been a bright light when anyone was going through tough times, and an even brighter light when the good moments came around. The joy that she spread through the world around her is evident in all the lives she touched, even if they were momentarily. her loving words compassion have put me back on track and the legacy she has left is one of pure joy and happiness. My soul mourns for the loss of a good friend but my heart knows how happy you are now.
    Thankyou briohne for being the best of friends, mentors and an amazing mother to me.

    1. My sympathies to Lee and family. Another beautiful person taken to early.Rest in Peace. I am sorry I am unable to attend.


  38. My love and condolences goes out to all the Hallam & Sykes family. I’m sorry I can’t be there tomorrow. You will never be far from our thoughts Bri, we promise to keep writing the chapters of the book! You will be missed babygirl x

  39. Sending our love Lee, Jezak and to all your family.
    Robyn and Alyssa
    – wonderful memories from the week at Carols in PNG xx

  40. So sad to lose this lovely girl so young. My heart goes out to the whole family. She will indeed be missed. Noah Blake and Jerzak. You made your Mum proud. The best way to keep her memory alive is to live your life well. Love your children and stay close to your family always. You are Always in my heart and prayers. My love to all your family. To Lee Gail and Murray, Emma Jane Luke and James and your partners. I know you will always miss her and she will live on in your hearts. Goodbye for now sweet girl. You were a special part of our lives since a little girl. I Will always remember your sweet smile and laughing face. Love. Coral Sechtig. ❤️????????????????

  41. Briohne may not be here in person but she will always have a place in our hearts and be watching down on us. That lady is one special woman.

  42. Rest now in Jesus’ arms my dear friend. Thank you for the kind and warm friendship you gave me when were in high school. You are truly a beautiful person and your life is a testament of what a Christian should be like, not just faithful and selfless, but truly happy and living every moment of this wonderful life.

  43. I couldn’t attend today but my heart was there with you. Briohne, you were so incredibly loved by myself and my sisters and your soul will live on in our memories forever. Thank you for being such an amazing support and helping me for many of my adolescent years. You were not only a good friend but a role model and someone who I truly looked up to. I’m sending nothing but love and hugs to Lee, Blayke & Effy, Noah, Zak and all those who I had the privilege of knowing that surrounded your home when I was apart of it. You will be incredibly missed but eternally loved.

  44. My goodness, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we are all spread around the world, the feelings of loss are the same. Briohne was a classmate in high school, many laughs and good times remembered. My heart is heavy at the thought of loosing such a master of life. Sending hugs to you all. XXXXXXX

  45. My heart aches for your loss while so young! I am sending my love across the miles to let you know I am praying for the whole family. My favorite line…”see you in the morning Briohne!

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