Phillip Ross Tonkin
4 September 1945 – 12 February 2019
Phillip transferred from Waverley High School to complete his Matriculation, which he did with Honours in Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry and a Commonwealth Scholarship during his Honours Matric Year. He was also a noted diver in the school team.
Luke Savage, Honorary School Archivist
Very much loved Son of Ross & Helen (both dec.) and Brother of Robyn (Cameron), Brother-in-law of Ian, Uncle of Jacqui (and Cameron), Robert, Melanie (and Matt), and Great Uncle of Sammi, Lachie, Brody, Flynn, Maddox, Ivy and Chloe. You had a heart of gold, Phillip, you were generous and caring, and it’s so sad you were unable to live the life you wished over the last several years. Whatever you did you excelled at and we were all so very proud of you.
May you rest in peace.
Our thanks to the magnificent staff at the Peninsula Health Palliative Care Unit – you cared for us all so well and gave Phillip peace and happiness, with your superb care.
Phillip, my memories of you will be of the wonderful childhood we shared growing up, the way you looked after and protected me, the fun we had together, and I’ll love you always – Robyn At Phillip’s request he will have no funeral, and his ashes will be scattered over his beloved mountains in North East Gippsland, where he so loved to fly.