|27 Oct 2023|
John Morcombe Tonkin attended Trinity as a boarder from 1950 to 1952.
John was a good all-round student involving himself in all facets of school life. He was a member of the 1st XI and 1st XV in 1952, a cadet sergeant, a School Prefect and School House Captain in his final year. As well, he was a popular student with his peers and with all in the Boarding House.
After school John studied accountancy and after a short stint at BHP joined his father’s business as a shipping clerk. Over time he diversified the business into stockbroking and hotel (pub) ownership, and had a successful career as a stockbroker. John had a long and happy marriage to Margaret and together they raised four children and were grandparents to fourteen grandchildren.
Until the end, John remained in contact with some of his close friends from Trinity. His family recall how fondly John spoke of his time at Trinity and of the high regard in which he held the School.
John was a solid citizen, a friend to all who knew him, and a great mate.