Stephen "Steve" George BRIGHT

03/07/1961 – 22/07/2020
Loving and cherished husband of Leanne.
Father of Caitlyn, step dad to Maryanne and Ross.
Son of Edward and Joan (both dec).
Brother of Ted, Sue (dec), Jan and Danny (dec).
We have so many happy memories, you will be forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice

ServiceAugust 3, 2020 - 2:00 pmGeelong, VIC

A private service will be held on Monday, 3rd August. For webcast details, please contact Tuckers.


  1. My Condolences to the Family. From the first time we met Steve we became friends, if it wasn’t for you l wouldn’t have passed recruit cse and we remained friends for 39 yrs your smile is what l will remember most along with your kindness Stand down soldier your mission is complete Ubique

    Karen Camp August 4 2020
  2. Dear Leanne , my deepest and heart felt condolences to you and Steve’s family. A great man that will be sadly missed by all. Steve it was an honour and pleasure to work with you. Post correct sir , may you Rest In Peace

    Maria MacDonald August 4 2020
  3. Leanne, what can I say that hasn’t been said already about a great bloke, a loyal mate of 45 plus years, a loving husband, a great person all round.
    There is so much that could be said about Steve. Those of us who loved him, worked with him, have lost a great mate, a father, a stepfather, a brother, an uncle or whatever our contact with Steve was whether it be CFA,A RES,Corrections or other his passing will leave a hole in our life.
    RIP Mate

    Reg Whitcord August 4 2020
  4. Well Brightie, many years have passed since we last worked together. Our talks were sustenance. Your support advice and knowledge was always on the money. You were always the voice of reason and you had that sense of humour that was well honed. You were one of nature’s gentlemen. God bless you mate and condolences the the Bright family

    Robbie Murrell August 3 2020
  5. Dear Leanne and Family,
    Steve will be greatly missed by many people. Great memories of a great bloke will help you through the tough days. His smile always cheered me up.
    Katie Mason

    Kate Mason August 3 2020
  6. Steve Bright, a pleasure to work with and I will always remember the laughs and good times. Thank you for your guidance and friendship, condolences to Leanne and family.

    David Rigby August 3 2020
  7. RIP Brighty. Beautiful, funny, kind bloke that was a joy to work along side. Deepest sympathy to Leanne & family – memories of a wonderful man are yours to cherish forever xx

    Amy Lehmann August 3 2020
  8. Steve, Thank You for your guidance and the few times we could swing the lantern and pull up a sandbag. God Bless. Condolences to Leanne and the family.

    John Robertson August 3 2020
  9. RIP CAPT Bright. You will be missed by everybody, it was an absolutle pleasure to meet and work with you!

    Daniel Lewis August 3 2020
  10. Goodbye Steve. I’ll always remember your sense of humour, your willingness to help others and your no nonsense approach. You were a straight shooter. Thanks for the driving lessons mate. Condolences to Leanne, Caitlyn and all the Family.

    Nick, Teesdale CFA August 3 2020
  11. My sincerest condolences to Leanne and family. It was a pleasure to have worked alongside Steve and I’ll remember my time working with him fondly. RIP Brighty

    Kate Gray August 3 2020
  12. Steve, Our initial connection was through Land Rovers, before I knew you at work. I will miss our cheerful conversations about trips we are doing and what dreams (projects) are sitting around in the shed waiting to be done (or not done!). Our thoughts are with Leanne and your family.
    Sonja and Steve Gwyn

    Sonja Gwyn August 3 2020
  13. Thanks for all your support Steve, I will miss all the chats and laughs we had, it was a pleasure working with you. Much love to Leanne and family. Bev Kelly

    Bev Kelly August 3 2020
  14. Leanne and family,
    My thoughts are with you. Steve was a lovely man and he will be missed.

    Sarah McGloin August 3 2020
  15. Deepset sympathy to Leanne and Steve’s family, Its been an absolute pleasure to have known you ‘Stevie’. I will miss our talks and laughs.Always remembered.

    Leroy Doherty August 3 2020
  16. Steve a great mate, the brother I didn’t have. I will miss the catch ups and the chats. You have left us too early.
    Leanne, Caitlyn, Maryanne and Ross, our hearts go out to you.
    Till we meet again, luv you brother
    David & Hazel

    David burge August 3 2020
  17. Thoughts and Love to Leanne and Family on the Sad loss of a Great Work Colleague and Friend. RIP Steve xoxo

    Katie Ericson August 3 2020
  18. Sincerest Condolences to Leanne, Caitlyn and all the Family.

    Sometimes finding the words is the hardest thing, but to me Steve will always be remembered as a kind and passionate human being, who always had time for fellow CFA members.

    It was a pleasure and an honor working beside you Steve.

    You will truly be missed, but never ever forgotten.

    RIP Mate!

    Mello Failla August 3 2020
  19. Leanne, condolences to you and your family over the passing of our mate, Brighty. Memories of a friendly,kind man. You’ll be missed Steve. Jan & Trevor

    Jan&Trev August 2 2020
  20. Steve will be sorely missed. We will miss bumping into steve around town. His absence from the teesdale bregade will be a huge loss.

    Sending out Our love to leanne, caitlyn, Marianne and Ross.

    Stewart Dowthwaite and Tahnee Everett. August 1 2020
  21. Condolences to Leanne and family. Brighty was one of a kind, a good friend and work mate for over 20 years.
    I’ll miss your cheeky smile, kind words and friendship.
    Gone but never forgotten.
    Peter Van Elst

    Peter van elst July 31 2020
  22. Our deepest sympathy to you Leanne & family for your sad loss. Steve was a good mate to Troy and his passing is certainly felt. We’re thinking of you.

    Kelly & Sienna Gray July 31 2020
  23. Rip Steve I will always remember our chats we had RIP mate

    Peter Schilder July 31 2020
  24. The sun shines a little less bright these days with the passing of Steve, a brother and a favourite uncle on Wednesday July 22nd.

    Having known Steve since he was a young lad, watching him grow through his teenage years, his time at Geelong College, enjoying watching him at his beloved rowing and then later his involvement with the Army Reserves and the work he loved. It’s hard to think that we will not see those shining eyes and that smile, reflecting his happiness and light heartiness that we all remember about Steve.

    To Leanne, his beloved daughter Caitlyn, and his stepchildren Maryanne and Ross, we pass on our deepest sorrow and condolences.

    Steve was loved by us all, as the family of his big sister, Susan who passed in 1997, who loved him dearly and always appreciated the chance to have fun and good family times with Steve. The way he looked after his mother, Joan, in her later years, and the willingness to share himself with his family and friends, makes Steve a one of a kind.

    Sadly missed, sorry that Covid and distance make it impossible to be at his farewell, rest in peace, little brother and dearest uncle.

    Dennis, Nicole and Shelly

    Dennis O'Brien July 31 2020
  25. Dear Leanne

    I am so very sorry about your loss. Steve had become a good friend to me in recent months and his passing is a terrible tragedy for all of us who knew him. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

    I know that he came from a good family and that you loved him very much, as he did you. He always spoke in the most glowing terms of how much his family meant to him.

    Steve was an inspiration to me. I admired all those wonderful qualities that made him the special person that he was. He had intelligence, wit, charm and a caring heart that made him a great friend.

    I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him better and to call him a friend. I will cherish his memory for years to come.

    Troy Gray July 31 2020
  26. Steve. Thank you for all you are. Its been a pleasure to work along side you, a great leader and a friend. You will be missed. Our dearest condolences to Leanne and family.
    Craig & Narelle Hillgrove

    Craig July 30 2020
  27. Dear Leanne, Caitlyn, Marryanne & Ross.
    Our words will never ease the pain in your hearts.
    It was a priviledge to work with Steve @ CFA & a sincere pleasure to get to know him better and share time with you both as friends.
    We are so sad for you, & offer our caring thoughts, prayers & Love.
    Happy memories know no boundaries, Steve will be fondly remembered always

    Rob & Lyn July 29 2020
  28. I have lots of memories of Steve at our big, noisy and fun family get togethers and always loved chatting with Steve. He’ll always be remembered as a gentle, kind and loving man who adored Leanne. Steve will be missed by so many. Sincere sympathies to Leanne, Caitlin and both families. Rhonda Whitton

    Rhonda Whitton July 29 2020
  29. An absolute pleasure to work with, laugh with, and chew the fat with. Deepest condolences to Leanne

    Lance Haynes July 29 2020
  30. Steve you were
    always a very good mate who you could chat to when ever, and he always listened to you.
    I remember when all worked together in one of the Units at Barwon, Steve the Boss, Me,Platty and a lot of others and they were Good times that we will never forget. RIP Mate !!!

    Philip Cornish July 29 2020
  31. Steve it’s been a pleasure knowing you, I’ll miss our catch ups. Condolences to Leanne & family.

    Troy Beard July 29 2020
  32. It was a pleasure to have worked with Steve at Barwon and on the fire ground with the CFA. Sadly missed and thoughts are with Leanne and family

    James Mildren July 29 2020
  33. Teesdale CFA Brigade members are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend Steve.

    As 3rd Lieutenant, OH&S Officer your leadership, passion, commitment, contribution & support to the Brigade & Members, Management Team, and Operations was highly valued & will be sorely missed.

    Your cheeky smile, quiet ways, dedication to Volunteer Service, & presence in the Brigade Team will not be forgotten. May you Rest in Peace.

    Sincerest Condolences to Leanne, Caitlyn, Maryanne, Ross and all Family

    Captain, Management Team & Members – Teesdale CFA

    Rob Galtry - Captain July 29 2020
  34. RIP Steve, End of Mission.

    Raymond P Agombar July 29 2020
  35. Steve was a wonderful husband to my most treasured friend Leanne. You were a true gentleman and the best company no matter how long it was between drinks. You will be missed immensely but will be forever in our hearts.
    Love Kirsten, Greg and Jackson

    Kirsten Mitchell July 29 2020
  36. Steve was the best brother in law you could wish for, always friendly, always sincere, always interested in what you were doing, great communicator and well informed on all subjects, in short a wonderful man and best of all he loved my sister Leanne unconditionally. Steve I didn’t see a lot of you but when I did it was always a pleasure, you will be sadly missed. R.I.P Steve. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Leanne, Caitlin, Maryanne, Ross and family. from Auntie Maree ❤️❤️

    Maree Fagan July 29 2020
  37. Brighty, thank you for sharing the journey at Barwon. You’ll be missed and it been a pleasure to work along side you. Love to Leanne and family.

    Mark Thompson July 29 2020
  38. Thanks Steve, been an absolute pleasure to work with you over the years. Many a chat about life over a coffee and few laughs along the way. Condolences to Leanne and Caitlyn and other family members. Platty

    Colin Platt July 28 2020
  39. Dear Leanne and Family. If only I could do or say something to help with the pain of the sudden loss of Steve. I only met Steve once or twice but he was a lovely person. I send you much love and will be sure to see you when we are able to leave Qld. Your cousin Sylvia

    Sylvia Jones July 28 2020