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12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine

195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)

in memory of

Brenda Joy Sproule

Brenda Joy Sproule

26th October 1946 - 18th February 2024


The beautiful Brenda Joy Sproule passed away peacefully in the Castlemaine Hospital.

She had been fighting a long illness and at 5.10am on Sunday 18th February she let go.


She is a beautiful soul, a pioneer hippy, talented artist, earth mother and she touched

many in the Castlemaine Community with her infectious personality and love.


Brenda is survived by her two sons Dylan and Josh, daughters in law Samantha and Robyn

and will be remembered as Grandioma to her four grandchildren Lewis, Lily, Violet and Augie,

who she loved and adored.

We love and miss you so much.


A service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals,

12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Saturday 2nd March commencing at 11.00am.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.

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11 responses to “Brenda Joy Sproule”

  1. Shoshie Austin says:

    Brenda was such a character. Always so bubby and full of life. A one eyed Collingwood Football Club supporter!
    She lifted spirits wherever she went around Castlemaine.
    Rest in peace Brenda.
    No more pain.

  2. Sandra Jones says:

    Go girl on to your next adventure…..
    Such a loss to all who knew her a wonderful character…
    Sandra and Phil

  3. Anne Turley. says:

    I met Brenda years ago when I was out walking, and she was in her garden.
    A lot of people in town knew her, because she was so friendly, and always cheery.
    She loved animals, and in particular, her little dog Tiki.
    Rest in peace Brenda.
    A sad loss.
    Anne Turley

  4. Ky Cocking says:

    Brenda, self proclaimed Queen of Castlemaine, and our neighbour for 24 years, we watched as your spirit was carried by 3 wedge tailed eagles, in the month of Aquarius.
    The street will never be the same again, we’ll miss your crazy antics, raucous laugh, and love of the Pies. You were one of a kind Brenda, a hippie, traveller, activist, agitator, muck raker, shit stirrer, artist, gardener, earth mother, mother, Grandioma, and lover of creatures. You loved Castlemaine, and the community is a little less colourful with you now gone. Rest in power, and peace.

    Our love to Dylan, Josh and family xx

    Ky & Dean Cocking – neighbours

  5. Robyn Cameron says:

    Dearest Brenda,
    My first neighbour when I moved to Castlemaine some 25 years ago. You greeted us on your welcome wagon with your trademark laugh and big smile.
    A kind soul with a heart of gold, head strong and fiercly independant.
    Rest peacefully.
    Rob Cameron

  6. Joanne Walton says:

    My chosen “Aunty Brenda” thank you for the unashamed passion ….. I will carry it in my soul forever….. You were you are a heronine of mine….. I wanted to grow up to be like you…… May the orange tree in View Street forever be the sweetest ……. “What a Bunch” will hang in pride of place in my home and you in my heart and soul… Brenda Joy to the world Sproule………. “May the long time sun shine upon you….all love surround you.. and the pure light within you ….guide your way home…”
    Your Jo

  7. Jodi Saunders - Tolevski says:

    Dearest darling Brenda,
    You are one of my all time favourite humans.
    The one and only Queen of Castlemaine.
    Loved dearly by Alex, Xavier and myself.
    Brenda you will be missed so much in our lives.
    So grateful to have had the honour of knowing you. You touched our hearts and souls with your wonderful ways and always had our best interests at heart. Bless you!
    We will cherish our special memories with you always.
    Fly high you beautiful soul. 💔
    Castlemaine will never be the same without you to brighten all our days. Such a sad loss to our community. xxx

  8. Leah Jury says:

    I remember serving Brenda at IGA. She always brought a smile to my face and made me laugh (and blush too).
    I will miss your beautiful smile and humour.
    Rest easy Brenda.
    Leah Jury

  9. sandie O'Brien-Pyke says:

    Big love to my two brothers Josh and Dylan as you journey through the passing of your lovely mum Brenda Joy.

    Every time Brenda saw me she would burst out her arms into a big heartfelted embrace, so excited to see me.

    I have kept for 50 + years a crochet hippie vest Brenda made me in the late 60’s, Brenda used to make and sell the crochet flower power vests back in the 60’s,
    I will wear it on Saturday (its a wee bit small but I can still wear it)

    Big Love from your big sister Sandie O’Brien xx

  10. Bev Fisher Don Fisher says:

    Brenda Joy, your parents and mine were good friends back in the Wangaratta High School days, we did enjoy those years together. Whenever we got to see you, it was always that loving smile & hi Sprouley from your beloved Don. Always loved the time we bought 2 of our granddaughters from Bendigo for a visit, plenty of laughs and a touch of embarrassment at times for the girls but we all sure enjoyed our visit with you. Can understand the complete town of Castlemaine will never be the same with the Queen of laughter and happiness to brighten their lives. RIP dear girl. Happy dreams.
    Bev and Don Fisher

  11. Tomas says:

    To My Wild Rose, Brenda Joy Sproule. A Friend, Mate, Bestie and Scrabble player & Artist, you have left your mark. Love is Love 💕 Mother Earth now has you held in her Breasts, you are with our Ancestors sleeping, dreaming. A Beautiful Human. I’ll never forget you. Butterflys are Everywhere here. Fly! Go the Magpies… Ooops did I say that!

Funeral Details

Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals
12 Campbell Street

2nd March 2024 at 11:00 AM

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