Dr Aubrey Douglas Tonkin
Originally from Adelaide South Australia and late of Sandgate. Aubrey passed away peacefully in The Redcliffe Hospital on Saturday 3rd December 2022. At the time of his passing Aubrey was 95 years of age.
Aubrey is survived by his 6 children, Stephanie and partner Peter Driscoll, Geraldine, Gabrielle, Cecily, Bernard and partner Louise Cook-Tonkin, and Thomas. He was Paa or Grandpa to his 4 grandchildren, Briony, Hannah, Mayer and Rainer. He is also survived by his wife Jillian Downes and was fond of her children Jerome and Melani and their spouses and children.
The family appreciates the consideration of the Doctors, Nurses and support staff of Redcliffe Hospital. Aubrey lived for the past 7 years or so at Regis Sandgate (formerly The Masons Home). It was important to him to be cared for in the familiar environment of Sandgate. He appreciated the kindness of staff at Regis.
Aubrey’s family and friends are invited to attend his celebration of life service on Monday 12 December 2022 commencing at 12 noon, to be held in the chapel of the Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium, 285 Graham Rd, Bridgeman Downs Queensland 4035 (Within the grounds of the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery). After the service Aubrey will be interred with Marguerite in the Lawn cemetery.
A wake will be held at the old family home at 22 Wolsey Street Sandgate from 3pm.
The family requests that rather than give flowers, you make a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Aubrey.