Austin, Brent Earl

Austin, Brent Earl

August 28th, 2018

Due to a tragic accident on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, doing what he loved best, riding his Harley, Brent Austin passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital. Unforgettable husband of Jeannine (née Brand) and most dedicated and loving father of Leo and Jesse. Beloved son of Joan and the late Bruce Austin, and son-in-law of Yvonne and the late David Brand. Dear brother of Brad Austin (Donna) and Lisa Austin-Moore (Peter), and brother-in-law of Alan Brand (Debra) and Graham Brand (Tiffany). Cherished uncle of Heather, Jennifer, Hayley, Mackenzie, Danny, Ryan, Ethan, Bailey, Micaela, Olivia and Aiden. Brent will be remembered by his many friends and co-workers as a gentle giant who loved hard and lived life to the fullest. Friends and relatives will be received at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the HERMITAGE CLUB, 1040 Commissioners Road West, London, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brent are asked to consider Diabetes Canada. 

“Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic, but I had a good life all the way.”

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Bob ClarksonOur hearts go out to you Jeannine, Leo and Jesse and all of your family. Boys, your Dad was the best. Gone too soon but Brent will always be big in our hearts. Rest in peace.
Bruce and Leslie WilcoxJeannine Leo and Jesse,Yvonne ,Joan and family. Many great memories of your handsome Brent. Our heartfelt sympathy ,we are sending out to you this time of great loss. Love Bruce Leslie Aaron and Jackson.
Gary and Sophie FieldOur deepest sympathy Jeannine, Leo and Jesse. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Van Dinther FamilyOur deepest condolences go out to you Jeannine, Leo, Jessie and family. Brent was a beautiful, soft spoken man. He always greeted us with a warm smile. Our hearts are full of love and gentle thoughts.
John and LindaWhat a shock. We're very sorry for your loss. Wishing you God's peace for you, your family, loved ones and friends.
Rob MaxfieldWe are so sorry for your loss Jeannine. For you, your boys and the rest of your extended family. We are in absolute shock. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time! Love from the Maxfields
Mike & Jackie Arts and StaffJeannine, Leo, Jesse and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Brent's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Rick & Pat RoiWords cannot express our sorrow on hearing of Brent's passing. Longtime friends of Dave & Yvonne,we know Brent & Jeannine as loving ,supportive couple, who cared deeply for their family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Pat & Rick
Alan Marentette God Bless you Jeannine, Leo and Jesse. My heartfelt condolences to you all.
Deborah and Rich Hunter, Tyler Patterson Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Brent, husband and father. We can not comprehend what pain your family is going through after such a sudden tragic loss. We were fortunate enough to spend time with Brent and Phil when they stopped by The Eddy last week on one of the many bike excursions they went on. Brent was a man's man, a family man, a gentleman.
Dan RajnovichIt hurts so much to hear this news but brings back so many fond memories of times spent on the basketball court with Brent and his team-mates. I had the privilege of coaching Brent both in my first year in Tillsonburg as the junior coach and in his senior year as the senior coach. I will always remember Brent as a quiet leader with a great passion and love for the sport and his team-mates. An extremely talented athlete with great leaping ability, I dubbed him Woody after a character in the movie White Men Can't Jump. His legacy in particular because of his jumping ability carried on for several years after he graduated when I ran an alley-oop dunk play and called it the Woody. It became well-known as fans and players from other teams would call out for us to run the Woody. More importantly, Brent sacrificed his talents to become an integral part of the best talent I had coached. We were to be the top seed at OFSAA AA in his senior year having beaten quite a few AAA and AAAA teams but were sadly upset in the WOSSA final at Stratford, a loss that all of us have had a hard time forgetting. As talented as Brent was as a player, he was even a much better person and I had no doubts he would turn into the wonderful man he became. I am sure he is dunking and shooting 3's over the Pearly Gates. I will never forget him
Joe, Cherie, Liam & Lynden LuisWe are so sorry to hear about this tragic loss to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Leo and Jesse
Bob and Sue BoydJeannine, Leo, and Jesse, I hope you find comfort in our thoughts and prayers. Your Husband, and Father, Brent was known as a kind, considerate man. This you can Cherish in your hearts.
Dick and Janet GreenYvonne,Jeannine and families; Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.May your friends and family surround you with their love and comfort. Dick and Janet ( Former Robin Rd neighbors)
Diane & Wayne BurgessJeannine & family So shocked to read of your beloved husband, Brent's passing. You & I had just spoken when I saw your mom. Words cannot express the pain & sorrow you are feeling now. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Sincerely Diane & Wayne(Brownsville)
Brian and Sallie O'RourkeSallie and I were saddened by the news of Brent's untimely and tragic death.Words at a time like this are never appropriate or good enough.His "passing" will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him.Brent was well-liked and a terrific athlete in high school at Glendale-particularly,in basketball. We extend heart-felt condolences to his family and friends. Brian and Sallie O'Rourke
Shirl DuncanJeannine and family. So shocked and saddened when I heard about Brent's tragic accident. I still remember a caring, young man supporting the Duncan families, 20 1/2 years ago, when we lost Uncle Don suddenly. I know this is difficult right now, but you have those precious, cherished memories you shared, forever! Brent will be missed by all whose lives he has touched. Sending my love, Aunt Shirl Duncan
The Goure FamilyStill in shock that this has happened, our sincerest sympathies to you, the boys and the rest of the family as you come to grips with your loss. Sending our love and best wishes as you get through this terrible time. Only know we are sending our love. Lee, Paul & Logan
Judy McLean and Barb CameronWe were shocked and saddened by Brent's tragic accident. We are thinking of you Jeannine, Leo, Jesse, and your Mom Yvonne and extended family. May your special memories bring comfort at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy - your Robin Road neighbours.
Don and Karen ThodyOur heartfelt condolences are with you at this very difficult time. A genuinely kind and caring individual - especially as he touched many lives with his assistant coach and other volunteer efforts in the local youth baseball association over the past few years.
Laura and Jay LightheartOur sincerest condolences to you and the boys for your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this very difficult time. Brent will truly be missed by all.
Synterra Security and CSMOur sincere condolences to Brent's family, friends and co-workers. Brent was our business broker and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He treated our business like it was his own. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brent's family and acquaintances! Sincerely, Scott and Mark and our entire team
Walmsley Bros LtdOur deepest condolences go out to Brent's family, friends and co-workers Glenn & Ken and company
Paul TunksHeartfelt condolences for your loss. Paul Tunks
Rick DavisJeanine and family. We are very saddened to hear of our cousins passing. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick and Anne Davis
Jacqueline Coderre (Chevers)My sincerest and deepest condolences to Brent’s close Family and Friends. I first met Brent in High school and although not in the same year I could see that he was a great guy. Meeting him again when I started working for the same company I could see nothing had changed, he was still a great guy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Liz GrahamJeannine, Leo and Jesse: I am so very sorry and brokenhearted to hear of Brent's passing. Although I had just met Brent, it was clear he was a great guy who was fun, thoughtful, caring and easy to be around. I will forever treasure and be thankful for our two days in Georgia together this summer. It was evident in that time how much he loved you all. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.
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