It is sad that Brad died of a motor neuron disease. Brad was the star in my year 7 PE class at Killarney Heights High School in 1971. He was as tall as me, a strong lad and talented. He was also very popular and a natural leader. We often had competitions over the years in various activities and I was always impressed with his skill and determination. We all knew he was going to do well in tennis. He did, too, and told me one day he would help me out financially! He reached #34 in the world which was an excellent achievement. Later he ran a gym in Darling Harbour and we talked about it at a school reunion. Hearing that my best ever year 7 student ended up crippled by such a disease was a shock. It is sad to lose a man like that in the prime of his life and I am sure his family and friends will miss him dearly.
One year on and we still struggle with the reality of it.
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
I worked on the Volvo Grand Prix when Brad was a player on the Tour, long before his success off the court at the ATP. I remember him as the nicest, kindest player on the Tour. I will never forgot his infectious smile and good humor, and how he treated everyone equally. My condolences to his family, but especially his young children. They can take some small comfort in knowing what a remarkable person their father was.
My most sincere condolences, particularly to Brad's mother Hazel whom I knew in Warialda in the 1930's.
It was a pleasure knowing Brad, & it's a sad loss for tennis. BILL LLOYD, ATP ALUMNI.
"To Brad's family: I am so saddened by the loss of such a great man and send you my prayers to get through this difficult time. I want you to know that I admired and respect Brad immensely for what he did with his life, his talents, and his ambition to become a world-class athlete, business man, unofficial global ambassador, professional role model, and father. Right to the end of his too-short life, he was courageous, living life fully, proactively and doing his part to enrich this world with his gifts. Most of all, Brad was an incredible human being, full of humility, positivity and vision. He was loved by more people than you will ever know. Thank you to Brad's family, Jo, his children for sharing such a great man with the world whose legacy will live on in the tennis world and in our hearts."
Sincere condolences to Brad's family - Brad was my best mate in year 2 at Frenchs Forest PS and then again in Year 6 at Killarney Heights PS. He was the best sportsman and the nicest guy to go with it. He was at every school reunion from the great 1976 Killarney Heights High School year 12! Brad was the quintessential Aussie (top) bloke with a heart of gold and will be sorely missed.. cheers Brimmers
Jo and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time
Gosh Jo - the boys and I are so so sad. Brad is an awesome husband, Dad and neighbour and will be always loved and remembered. Take care and all of our love and prayers, Cindy, Miles and Sean
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I worked with Brad's mum in the 1980s and I have warm memories of how proud his parents were of his tennis achievements. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
Dear Drewett family, I'm just Joe Average who loves tennis. Thank you for sharing Brad with the tennis community and thank you Brad for all your contributions to the sport I love. Rest in peace.
Jo, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
RIP Brad - Our prayers and love are with all.May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
- Cris,Kim and Grace Ashcroft
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Brad - our sincerest sympathy to the Drewett family- Catherine,Garry,Simon,Saxon & Samantha Ward
Jo, we are so sad for you and the kids. Our memories of Brad go right back to when he was only 16 and Terry was playing Badge with him at White City. There are so many experiences we shared together that will keep Brad as part of our lives.
A true Aussie & a true gentleman. Will always remember the mullet! R.I.P.Brad.
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
We would like to offer our condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Brad Drewett.
Rest In Peace !!!
deepest condolence to you,"happy are the pure in heart,since they will see God."matt.5:8..dnc
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the peace that the word of the God of all comfort only can provide be with you at this difficult time. – Psalms 119:165
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
My deepest sympathy to your family during this time of grief.
Our very deepest sympathy. We know exactly what you have been through because we have just lost our precious 30 year old daughter Raylee to this dreadful disease. Our thoughts are with all your loved ones.
Alison & Ron Quint
to Brad DreWett
It is comforting to know that Jesus, the Ruler of God's Kingdom, is called the “Prince of Peace,” and he will ensure that “to peace there will be no end.”—Isaiah 9:6, 7.
I am so very sorry for your great loss. May the God who is 'binding up the broken hearted and comforting those mourning' continue to comfort you during this most difficult time. (Isa. 61:1,2). Again, my deepest sympathies.
My condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you allow God's words to bring you peace. Matthew 5:4
God bless you ~ Rest in peace.
sorry for this loss of great person.
Sympathy to the Drewett family. I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort bring you peace. Matthew 5:4 "happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted."
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Brad Drewett. May he R.I.P.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.