Vale John Berrett (AKA Beryl)

Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of John (Beryl) Berrett on Tuesday the 14th of March, after a heart attack on Friday night.

Beryl was engaged as a casual with The Australian Ballet in 1977 and then began full time employment in early 1979. He left in 1982 and worked for several years in the UK, mostly at London’s Coliseum. John returned to The Australian Ballet in 1987 as Head Electrician and became Master Electrician in 2007 following Frank Croeses’ retirement and remained in the role until his untimely passing.

John was widely regarded to be one of the kindest, gentlest souls in the industry. There was no length that John wouldn’t go to make sure ‘the show went on’. He touched many lives and lit countless shows and will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.

A funeral will be held next Wednesday the 21st of March at the Springvale Crematorium (BOYD CHAPEL) at 2.30pm. This will be followed by light refreshments at the Sandown Park Hotel nearby.

Flowers can be sent to the Boyd Chapel.