9 February 1975 – 17 September 2023
Brett Jackson was a well-respected and deeply loved Conductor, based at Bendigo. He was a staunch and loyal RTBU member through his 14 years in the industry.
Brett passed away after a hard-fought battle with Cancer.
Brett was the dearly loved husband of Laura and exceptional father to Sheila (Dec.), Jett and Pippa.
Brett touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Close friends and fellow Members at V/Line have shared the following memories and tributes of Brett:
“Brett was a true gentleman…
Whilst working late one evening by myself, Brett returned from Melbourne to sign off. He’d left to go home but realised he hadn’t seen me before leaving, thinking I may have been in trouble Brett came back to check I was OK. I’ll always remember his kindness and genuine caring nature. He will be truly missed.”
“There is a saying at the Bendigo depot: WWJD – what would Jacko do?”
“Brett was a man of few words but was the kindest person, he never had a bad word to say. I will forever be grateful to have worked alongside such a great man.”
“Brett was a gentle and giving soul.”
“We are privileged to know and love a man like Brett Jackson.”
“Brett was a highly esteemed teammate whose quiet, calm, and laid-back nature was simply a pleasure to be around. Brett’s demeanour was a perfect fit for his role at V/Line. Nothing bothered him, nothing ruffled him, and he did his job in an effortlessly professional way.”
“He was always looking out for everyone regardless of where they worked or the role they did. He always thought about the other person, it was never about him.”
“He was an exceptional man.”