Funeral Tribute

Paul James George Betzien




Please join us as we honour the memory of our beloved Paul Betzien, husband, father, grandad, friend and teacher.

The funeral service will be held at Mt. Thompson Memorial Gardens, East Chapel, 329 Nursery Rd, Holland Park, Brisbane, at 3.30 pm, Monday 18th of March, 2024.

Please bring a nice leaf or flower from your garden or neighbourhood to bring to the service if able.

Then, everyone is invited to continue sharing and remembering Paul at Club Yeronga, 391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga, Brisbane, from 5.00 pm onwards.

Please share this invite with others.

The service will be live-streamed, and the live-stream link will appear on this page when it is available. Please bookmark this page ready to access the live stream should you be unable to attend. The live stream recording will also be available from the same link for three (3) months after the service date.

Click HERE to open the Live Stream (stream will only start streaming five (5) minutes before the service start time).


East Chapel of Mt Thompson Crematorium


Monday 18th March 2024


3:30 pm


329 Nursery Road Holland Parkj


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Messages from Friends & Family

My deepest condolences to Paul's family. I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing. I have very fond memories of chatting with Paul when he came into the club, and I loved hearing all about his ventures in the garden, and with his woodwork. I'll always remember how he spoke of his wife and daughter with such love; he will be sorely missed by those who knew Paul xxx
Sarah van Houten
I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Paul's passing. We were the best of mates both in and out of school when we were young. We were together nearly every day growing up but lost contact when we both started teaching. It was only very recently that I learnt about his illness. I never knew Paul as a family man but from all accounts he was very loving and caring to his family. I see by the pic that you didn't lose your friendly smile mate. My sincere condolences to his family and may you rest peacefully mate.
Vince Zangari
Was very upsetting to hear that Paul has passed away. I loved when he came into the club and to hear the love he had for his wife and daughter. Pictures that he showed me and the stories we shared. Going to be dearly missed. Condolences to his family
Jess Widdrington-janssen
Sincere condolences on your loss.
Marlborough State School
I will always remember Mr Betzien as a wonderful teacher, he was my Year 7 teacher at Gracemere State School in 1982. Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of his family.
Tahnee Chippendale née Sorensen

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