Vale Brendon Julian Towney
Julian Brendon Towney was born on 23 May 1964 in Wellington NSW. He was the 4th child and second son of Gwen and Frank Towney.
Brendon attended primary schools in Wellington and Sydney, before heading to St Stanislaus College in Bathurst for his secondary education.
Brendon was a highly intelligent student who did very well throughout his high school years. He had a remarkable memory and a lifelong interest in the sciences and the solar system.
In 1994 Brendon graduated from CSU as a RN. Brendon worked in hospitals across Australia for 29 years. He even travelled to Carnarvon, around ten hours drive north of Perth, and worked for a year, experiencing a different kind of work and life. Brendon’s most recent tenure was with the Gosford and Wyong Mental Health Inpatients Units where he worked for 18 years.
Brendon loved to travel. He made five trips to Europe and three to the US, with trips to the Asian regions and New Zealand as well. While in New Zealand, he did bungee jumping on a number of occasions.
Brendon started playing the recorder, performing at school assembly, from early primary school, in response to his asthma. Eventually, one of Brendon’s greatest passions became classical music. He played in various orchestras over the years, including the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, with whom Brendon toured Europe. He played viola, tuba, and trombone at orchestra level.
Brendon will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His family would like to thank all who offered their condolences and kind words following Brendon’s passing.