Dr John Maxwell Berick

8th September 2021, late of Benandarah.

Dearly loved husband of Helen, father of Scott, Andrew and David.

Aged 71 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Australia would be appreciated.

The service will be live streamed on Tuesday 14th of September 2021
at 11:00am via the following link: https://youtu.be/zFfZVdIhjEI

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  • Mark Walker

    My condolences to the family. John was good man whom I respected highly. Rezt in Peace.

  • John Field

    Condolences from the patients at Moruya Dialysis

  • Amanda Cassidy

    John Berick was one of a kind. A truely great man. You will hear so many fantastic words spoken about John in the weeks to come. They are all true.
    Love and hugs to Helen, Scott, Andrew and Dave.

  • Trevor Kohlhagen

    I knew John back when he was a pupil at Albury Grammar School and we met up again when we retired to Batemans Bay. Jenny worked with John through the ANU Eurobodalla Rural Clinical School, with John being a very proactive supporter of, and very involved in, its establishment in Batemans Bay.

    John was the true country GP, and worked with many district families over multiple generations. Our sympathy to all the family; he will be sadly missed.

    Trevor Kohlhagen

  • Dr Nigel Humphreys

    John and I arrived in the Bay within a couple of months of each other, late ‘77 early ‘78. He was a great colleague for 20 years. He was also a key and enthusiastic member of our basketball team (Honkeys Haulers ) for several years. And a keen sailor back in the day.
    Savour our time together whilst we can.

  • Robyn and Michael Barkley

    A special man who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Helen Scott Andrew and David.

  • Lachlan Brown

    John was one of the last of the old school bush GPs. He looked after people from cradle to grave, including some of our most disadvantaged. He was compassionate and down to earth. Although he was a country boy, he loved sailing. He was a past Commodore and life member of Batemans Bay Sailing Club. He was always positive despite his sad illness over the past few years – definitely a glass half full person. Deepest sympathy to Helen, Scott, Andrew and Dave

  • Gai Anderson

    Sincere sympathy to Helen,Scott,David andAndrew

  • Christine& Steve Ralston

    John will be remembered for his care and friendship.
    He saved Steve’s life and for that we are truly grateful

  • Andrew Gibson

    When I first came to Batemans Bay in 1999 and was on call at the hospital and found myself with a very sick neonate one night.
    That is when I first met John,–without question he came to the hospital and found a very small vein.
    We resuscitated the child until transfer was arranged.
    This is my first and lasting memory of John, and I was forever grateful for his help.
    He was always willing to help colleagues, and many of our community.
    He has been sadly missed from our (GP) ranks, and will always be remembered with affection and respect
    Travel well old colleague

  • Rae Corbett

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your during his difficult time. Treasure the memories and hold them close to your hearts today and forever. A wonderful man, friend, practitioner and community member taken too soon. John loved a good chat and whatever the topic it would always come back to the educational system at the time. In our thoughts. Bruce, Rae Amanda and Thomas Corbett xxx

  • Anne Parkins

    John was a wonderful friend over many years. We first met in 1969 at uni and later discovered we were 3rd cousins. He was always caring, kind and absolutely a gentleman. I have some treasured memories and will miss him. My thoughts are with Helen, Scott, Andrew and David. The service was lovely.
    Annie Parkins (McFadyen)

  • John and Judith Brown

    Dr John Maxwell Berick. Nobleman, Sailor, Healer, loved by all who knew him. A truly outstanding human being has been lost to us, yet many wonderful memories will prevail. Sincere sympathies to Helen, Scott, Andrew and David. With love from John and Judy Brown and family.

  • Brian Masters

    Farewell John. We had lots of laughs and fun in the Andrews days.I will always remember going down to Snaith to help with the shearing one time (instead of attending O&G term at King George) We used to enjoy a superior home brew at the end of long days with his parents.Of course everyone goes their separate ways in life and I can see how well respected and liked he was in his community
    My condolences and best wishes to his family

  • Andrew Dicker

    Dr. John, brought my youngest daughter into the world, 1986, looked after me and my family for many years, a true gentleman and a very respected physician.
    My sincere condolences to Helen and family.
    Andrew Dicker ( ex Benandarah Store )

  • Linda Cox

    My very first encounter with John was when he arrived at a local aged care facility at which I was working and his leathers and helmet landed on the desk. We then crossed paths again at all hours in the Moruya maternity unit. It wasn’t until his health deteriorated and he needed dialysis that the closest association began. Even then, his ability to converse widely with anyone and on a broad range of subjects was evident. He had an advice mantra that “it never pays to argue with the registered nurse” that made us smile. It was a privilege to care for John after he had cared so much for others. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy to each member of his family especially Helen, Scott, Dave and Andrew.

  • Dr Lyndal Camden

    John was the most amazing, compassionate, gentleman of all time. A wonderful colleague and mentor. An encyclopaediac knowledge and a privilege to know. Condolences to his family

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