The off road racing fraternity, along with family and friends, will have an opportunity to say goodbye to one of their favourite sons on Friday 7th January at 2:00pm with the funeral service for Brett Alexander Ziembinski. The service will be held in the Heysen Chapel at Centennial Park, Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia.
After the service all are invited to tea and coffee at Centennial Park followed by a 'Beer for Brett' wake at the Blue Swimmer Function Room, Seacliff Hotel - corner of The Esplanade and Wheatland Street - Seacliff.
Brett’s young life was cut short in what can only be described as a tragic freak accident on Tuesday 28 December. Details are still uncertain, but he was loading his buggy onto the trailer and ended up pinned under the buggy. He was found by a passer-by, but tragically died at the scene.
Brett grew up in the sport attending his first race as a toddler. Brett and his younger brother Daniel “Boof” lived for off road racing and loved to wonder through the pits checking out the latest in machinery and talking with everyone. Brett was always willing to lend a hand, he was a no-nonsense bloke who called a spade a spade, but had a smile that forgave all. There is a quote in the death notices of one of the papers’ that reads “he did it his way”.
Brett was 29 and leaves behind wife Gillian and two year old Mia. Brett, the eldest son of Alex and Chris and brother to Daniel “Boof”, son-in-law of Helen and Graham and brother- in-law of Christine and Michael, uncle to Olivia, was a devoted family man.
Brett and Gillian are from off road racing families with both starting their careers navigating for their fathers. Brett and Gillian met through off road racing and loved the friendly family atmosphere that is inherent with the sport. This extended family will rally around Gillian and the family to help them through this tough time and into the future.
A trust fund has been established in Mia's name to help with anything she may need in the future.
Contributions can be made at the Commonwealth Bank, BSB 065190, a/c no 10016728.