Richard J. Brennan

Born October 12, 1929

Burial arrangements under the direction of Pineridge Memorial Park.


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June 12, 2014

My Dearest Dad!!

Hi DAD It's me again.....just wanted to say "Hello", especially Today,:- Your Day....the Day we said our Last 'Goodbye'.
It seems a moment ago You were just here,...a moment ago,... but a Lifetime of Beautiful Memories and a Broken Heart has filled the time from that Last Precious Moment until this Moment, Today....Your Day DAD.
It seems You Could only be a Moment away now....and yet... a Moment too long in passing,.. and too long in coming...I wait for that Moment to have it and hold it,.. for in Heaven a Lifetime is Merely a I will wait for my Moment to pass, no matter how long My Lifetime, to see You again and have no more "Goodbyes" but an Eternity of "Hello's"!!
Love Always!
Eamonn xxxxxxx

Christy Lively

July 23, 2013

My heart breaks for your family! I met your dad years ago, and just saw a kind hearted, man who always had a smile!! He was good at making others laugh! He has left behind an amazing family! To all the Brennan's, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom! I am deeply saddened by this news!

Sinead Brennan

July 17, 2013

It's taken me weeks to finally have the courage to write on your page daddy. Somehow it seems that by doing this it means you're really are gone forever. I don't know where to begin...

You were such a strong loving person. Guess I thought you were Superman and you'd live forever. The void you've left in everyone's lives is huge. I will miss your voice, your beautiful silver hair, your prodigious thirst for knowledge, your convivial sense of humour... the list goes on and on!!!

Be at peace daddy. Until we meet again...

Love you
Sinead <3 xxx

Bernard Brennan

July 9, 2013

My Dad Richard was truly amazing. It is very difficult to explain this to you all and I doubt I will succeed. He always made me feel I was special no very special.In fact that would be how he made all my siblings feel just ask them. He was my go to guy for everything,I rarely did anything with talking to him first and then sometimes I was not smart enough to follow through on his advice.
He and my mother brought us up to respect everyone regardless of the color of their skin ,their religious beliefs. He absolutely hated racism and bigotry and he had no problem saying so.
My mother was the one who would organize the famous sing songs and my Dad would play a full part in them. I know I loved them. This was not forgotten when my Dad lay dying in his final days. I know there was one in his bedroom one night where finally my Dad had enough opened his eyes and said something like this "I know I am dying but does a man do to get some sleep around here". That is one of the reasons my Dad was so amazing because even though he was in the final days of life he still wanted us to laugh. I will always remember my dad, our walks. One Saturday I was about 13 years old I was walking on Butterfield Road with him.I was excitedly talking to him about Shelbourne F.C. match the next day, when suddenly I walked straight into a metal streetlight pole. It hurt so much. So I am standing there rubbing the side of my head. My Dad says to me are you alright. I replied I was fine apart from feeling so stupid and being so sore. He looked at me and said Well I suppose you should feel stupid but tell me what did you learn from this. I gave him several different answers all of which he rejected. Eventually I grew frustrated and ask him what should I learn. He replied "always keep your eyes on the road ahead. If you remember to do this in your life you won't make as many mistakes".
I could go on and on but I think that mostly I am going to remember Dad as a man completely loyal to his family and his wife of 57 years. A man who was a good man who enriched the lives of those he met.

Catherine Cullen

July 2, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Richard, my deepest condolences.

Catherine Cullen (nee Brennan) Mikie's daughter

Carmel Woods

June 20, 2013

R.I.p uncle Richard, thoughts and prayers are with Maire and all the family from Carmel and family xx


June 20, 2013

Mr. Brennan was a very kind and gracious man, I feel blessed to have known him.

June 19, 2013

remember richard r.i.p.
pauline brennan

Liz Perri

June 19, 2013

You were always So funny and had a smile that brightened the room. We weren't close but a family in Christ. Going to miss your lovely accent.

Catherine Wrightstone

June 18, 2013

As Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge & controversy.” Our father displayed incredible grace and courage throughout his lifetime but primarily as he bravely faced his battle with Leukemia. Our dad was truly an amazing human being not because he always did or said the right thing as he was surprisingly imperfect like all of us but because he treated others with fairness and compassion based solely on the content of their character not on outward appearances. He always did for those in need, often anonymously. He, like my mother, taught us the importance of charity and family.
In his final weeks he brought my siblings and I together. We laughed, we cried and at times probably got on each other's nerves but that's the beauty of families. He gave us the opportunity to envelop him with love while reminding us of the wonderful gift of togetherness. During the wee hours on the morning of his death, my mum was awoken by my dad saying goodbye. She felt his final warm embrace as his spirit wrapped his arms around her – what a wonderful gift! The many gifts he gave me helped shape my life and made me the person I am today. I am grateful for many things – the fact that he literally saved my life on two occasions and loved me unconditionally. I will miss his laugh, the warmth of his smile, the pride in his eyes when he looked at me but most of all his hugs which always brought me comfort.
I wish you joy and peace daddy. In my thoughts, in my heart, in every part of my life, you are always with me and always will be. So, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Love Always Catherine