Maxwell "Slapsie" Francis BROCKWAY

13/04/1941 – 23/05/2024

Of Warrnambool.

Passed away peacefully at Geelong.

Beloved son of Jack and Ivy (both dec.)

Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Leon (dec.) and Judy, Keith and Francie (both dec.), Graham and Dorothy (both dec.) and their families.

Aged 83 years

Precious Max of Denise and Rex Habel, Leah and Mitch, Jimmy and Alice.


The Funeral Mass for MAX will be offered at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lava Street, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (May 30) commencing at 10.00am.

The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Warrnambool Cemetery.


Funeral Notice

ServiceMay 30, 2024 - 10:00 amLava Street Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: St Josephs Catholic Church


  1. Rest easy Slapsie.Im sure you will be enjoying a cold one With my Dad Jim Kelly and his brothers Frank and Stan.You were a fantastic baby sitter. Condolences to Slapsies family a true gentleman at rest.

    Barbara Kelly May 31, 2024
  2. My sincere thoughts are with you all on the passing of our dear ‘Slappsie’ you were a beautiful friend of our family and especially a lifelong mate of Terry (TJ, Webster) thank you & rest peacefully as you will be so sadly missed 🥀🥀🥀

    Sharon Boswell May 30, 2024
  3. What a legend. My mother and friends loved Slapsie as he was a true gentleman to them. Wonderfull memories of an uniique character. Diane

    Diane Mugavin May 30, 2024
  4. Max, extremely sad that you have passed but forever grateful that you lived! You were there in spirit for Patricia (My Mum) to the end, you are both now with God together with all of our loved ones since passed! Live & fly free Max! All if love Haydn & Lucy, Stephen & Virginia

    Haydn May 25, 2024
  5. Slapsie you were one in a million
    Thankyou for your company, laughs, but most of all your friendship. I am going to miss you Big Time. RIP mate
    Rhookie and Helen

    Helen Rhook May 24, 2024
  6. Loved youngest brother of Leon(dec) and Judy, and legendary uncle of Denise and Rex Habel, Angela and Neal Reid, Amanda Williams, John and Belinda, Neil and Kezya, Chris and Kathy and all of their children. A shrewd and feisty character who ensured that tall tales and quick witted banter were part of our memorable interactions. Max, you will be sadly missed.

    Denise Habel May 24, 2024