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in memory of

David Hugh MacBryde

David Hugh MacBryde

3rd February 1938 - 13th December 2021


David died on Monday 13th December 2021 at Bendigo Hospital, 83 years of age.

Deeply loved, respected and admired

Husband of Barbara

Father of Nicola, Joanne, Brigid, Rachel and Corydon.

Grandfather of Shae, Skye, Georgie and Hughie.

Father-in-law of Keo and Matt.


A natural teacher – sincere, warm, wise and cheerful – with a tremendous interest in people, life and the natural world.

Greatly respected for his integrity and valued contribution to the community – particularly advocating for people with disabilities,

and for his lifelong guardianship and deep love of nature.


Private family funeral.


Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of David's life, to be held in Castlemaine in the New Year.

Please only attend if you are fully vaccinated.


6 responses to “David Hugh MacBryde”

  1. Ken Stickland says:

    To Barbara and all your family,
    We send our deepest condolences.
    We fondly remember all the outstanding passion and commitment to those of the Bambra-Boonah Road community.
    His unfailing dedication to the disabled and his students.
    We will remember for ever the smiling face and the beautiful example of nature in your home. RIP David, a huge contribution delivered quietly to so many aspects.
    With Kindest Regards,
    Christine and Ken Stickland
    1035 Bambra- Boonah, Rd. Boonah 3235

  2. Lisa Jane Nelson Petroff says:

    My sincere condolences to all family and dear friends upon the passing of Mr David MacBryde.
    Loving memories be in your hearts always ❤

  3. Bruce Murray says:

    “David joined Carey Baptist Grammar School at the start of Term 3, 1965 commencing in the Senior School. He was a graduate of Cambridge (MA Hons) specialising in Mathematics and Geography. He had made a special study of “Modern Mathematics” and was a strong acquisition to the Maths Department.
    The “Carey Chronic” was a magazine seeking to give a true and interesting cross section of school life. It was student run but for one staff member, David MacBryde, to whom the Chronic was indebted for the valuable supervision and help given to the students.
    David was involved in various co-curricular activities – cross country running, the Field Naturalists’ Club and bushwalking – and took a particular interest in student/staff groups known either as the School Committee or Students’ Representative Council.
    The House system is fundamental to the operation of Carey and David held roles in two Houses during his years at Carey.
    In the “Carey Chronicle” 1976 the following was written. David left at the end of Term 2, 1976 when family reasons necessitated that he move to the country. In his eleven years at Carey he had made an outstanding contribution to the Mathematics Department, to the development of bushwalking and camping and to the Houses with which he was associated”.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    We are pleased that our paths crossed.

    – Bruce Murray
    (Staff 1973 – 2006)

  4. Lisa Roberts says:

    My sincere condolences Joanne MacBryde and family on the passing of David Hugh MacBryde. My thoughts are will you all at this very difficult time. May you find strength and comfort in the beautiful memories of your dear Dad.

  5. Rino Comodo says:

    My thoughts go out to Barbara and the MacBryde family. David was such a lovely and beautiful person. I will miss him and his quiet, cheeky laugh. I hope you can find solace in memories and thoughts of your husband and father to tread the gentle path through this difficult time. I keep you in my thoughts.
    Rino Comodo

  6. Fran Goodwin says:

    Such beautiful contributions to read about a man I did not personally know however knew of through his lovely daughter Joanne.
    Condolences with a heart full of love and blessings to Barbara and all family members.

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.