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THACKRAY Stephen

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THACKRAY STEPHEN Steve displayed great compassion and humility served with a generous dose of humour. Dearly loved and admired brother and uncle. Peter, Marisa, Paul, Michelle, Brit, Blake, Cody, David, Nicole, Frankie, Chris, Jack, John, Shannon, Ebony, Kieran, Ciara and Jordyn.

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  • THACKRAY (Stephen):

    From the moment I was introduced to Stephen I realised he was the ideal mediator to guide my case.

    I found him fair, empathetic, logical and humorous.

    I will be forever most thankful and very grateful for Stephen's outstanding skills, knowledge, modesty and kindness throughout my experience in the mediation process.

    My sincere condolences to his family for their loss.

    Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Submitted online by Jessica Davies
  • THACKRAY (Stephen):

    Only a short 5 hour mediation with him and I have since shared to more than 100 students at my school of the sheer brilliance, and lifelong impact, to have witnessed communication at its finest. He demonstrated warmth, clarity and confidence but most of all led the way to a positive Heartfelt exchange. Maintaining dignity at a time when it could be so easy to let go of human respect and higher intelligence. Thank you Stephen, I feel humbled to have met with you and enjoyed the afternoon with you.

    Tuesday, 21 April 2020 Submitted online by Kelly Banek
  • THACKRAY (Stephen):

    Old mates... forever remembered...

    Friday, 10 April 2020 Submitted online by Brendan Kelly
  • THACKRAY (Stephen):

    The community has lost a man of great wit, compassion and ambition. To me, he was not just a boss, but a travelling companion, mentor and friend. May his legacy live on in his wise words, the institutions to which he contributed and the people whose lives he touched. Rest in peace and my deepest sympathy to the family. Kate Hesford

    Friday, 10 April 2020 Submitted online by Kate Hesford
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Our beloved Stephen passed away peacefully after a sudden illness.

    We will remember Stephen for his generosity, humour, and dedication to his work and family. Loved, admired, and an inspiration to many.

    A fantastic husband to Janet and loving father to James, Amanda and Leandri.

    Our hearts are broken. Thank you to all our wonderful family, friends and colleagues for your kind words and support.

    Friday, 3 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN You have been remembered with many accolades from learned people and I am very proud of you and your achievements, but to me you are my kind, caring nephew whom I have had the privilege of smacking your bottom in your childhood and changing your nappies. My sympathy to Janet and family. Aunty Mard.

    Thursday, 9 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN In memory of Stephen Thackray, a talented and honourable family man. A tragic loss for all his family and friends. Deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri. From Max, Jan, Aaron, Tony and Darcy.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN We sadly farewell our esteemed cousin and friend. He will be sorely missed my many. Our condolences to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    From Tony, Gerry, Pauline and Jo Critch and families.

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Memories forever of a wonderful person, a man of genuine character and humor. Deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    Remembered with love, from Mavis and Leigh.

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN In memory of Stephen Ernest Thackray, my brother-in-law, who lived every moment of his life fully and passionately. He served the people of Australia with dedication, immense energy and an intellect of the highest order. Many wonderful memories of shared laughter and joy over almost half a century. Deepest sympathy to his beloved wife, my sister Janet, to James, Amanda and Leandri; and to all the Thackrays. Rest now, dearest Stephen.

    Margaret Lindley.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Fondly remembering a much loved family member, a great friend and a true gentleman. Our hearts go out to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    With love from Jo, Leon, Kate, Jillian, Ben and Fi

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Deepest sympathy to Peter, Marisa and family and to all his loved ones. Mary, Nora, Helen, Verleen and families

    Saturday, 11 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN The WA Family Law Pathways Network Steering Committee and members would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of Stephen's many years to family law both at State and Federal levels. His open and selfless attitude was greatly admired along with his commitment to community, he will be always missed.

    We thank him for his unwavering support and offer our deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this sad time.

    Thursday, 9 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Remembered by many as an outstanding jurist.

    Remembered by us, also, as a good bloke with a wonderful sense of humour. Our sympathy to Janet and family on your tragic loss.

    Simon and Jenny French

    Wednesday, 8 April 2020 Published in The West Australian

  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Our condolences are with the family and friends of the Honourable Stephen Thackray.

    We have the greatest respect for Mr. Thackray and acknowledge that his contributions in family law have always been above and beyond.

    We are deeply saddened by his passing and will always remember his contributions, dedication, commitment and wisdom.

    From the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Executive Board, Management and staff.

    Wednesday, 8 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN My condolences to Stephen's family on their sad loss. Stephen was a classmate at CBC Leederville where his generosity of spirit, intellect and sense of humour endeared him to us throughout the years. At class reunions we learnt

    of his humble beginnings in Mogumber and were proud of his journey to Chief Justice of the Family Court in WA. The world was a better place when he was present, none of those qualities from school days had changed, rest in peace you will be greatly missed. Charles Ridolfo

    Wednesday, 8 April 2020 Published in The West Australian

  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    We were privileged to know Stephen and counted him as a friend. His intelligence, humour and generosity will be greatly missed. His passing was far too soon and is a terrible loss to his family, friends, colleagues and the profession.

    Our deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James, Leandri and family.

    Peter and Susan

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    THE HON. STEPHEN Relationships Australia WA pays tribute to the achievements and wisdom of the Honourable Stephen Thackray, former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia. He served our community with vision, energy and care and was greatly respected across the family law services sector of Western Australia. We send our thoughts and deep sympathy to his family and close people.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Fond memories of my former legal partner and our days together in adjoining offices at Paterson and Dowding.

    Stephen always had time to share his great legal knowledge and his advocacy skills with his colleagues. His time spent as a magistrate, judge, and Chief Judge of the Family Court of WA was marked by his dedication, and his courtesy to all who appeared before him.

    A fellow Francophile. My deepest sympathy to Janet, James, Amanda, and extended family.

    Carol Webb

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Deepest sympathy to CJ's

    brave family, their friends, and his colleagues. Also to Lexicon - of love and Cath Amayzing. What a funny and wondrous human. Seeing him riding his pushie and launching off the curb and landing on Terrace Road and then pedalling toward home. What a legend. God speed Thackka-Dakkas.

    You're flying high. Eileen Smith

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    His Honour enriched the lives of so many.

    Stephen will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

    All our love,

    Kath, Kevin and family

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    THE HON. STEPHEN Deepest Sympathy, Janet, Amanda and James. Many wonderful memories of Steve during happier days. Our hearts go out to you all. The Epps Family.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Esteemed and much admired, you will be remembered for your intellect, humility and wisdom. You gained our respect and friendship through your compassion and humanity. It was an honour and privilege to call you both a colleague and friend and your legacy of justice and fairness for all will continue to inspire us.

    Centrecare Inc. Board

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Deepest sympathy to family, friends and Family Court colleagues. A committed and respected jurist, and a good man of humour, humanity and integrity who contributed much to our community. I was fortunate to know and have the opportunity to work with him.

    Hon Michael Mischin MLC

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    STEPHEN EARNEST The Judges, Magistrates, Family Consultants and staff of the Family Court of Western Australia were deeply saddened with the sudden passing of retired former Chief Judge Stephen Thackray. His Honour served the court as Principal Registrar, Judge and Chief Judge with distinction. He also served as the head of the Appeals Division of the Family Court of Australia and was widely recognised as being efficient in court process and wise in judicial findings.

    Heartfelt sympathy to his wife Janet, children Amanda and James and Daughter in Law Leandri.

    Taken far too soon, he will long be remembered by those who had the pleasure of working with him.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Your remarkable intellect and wisdom made an indelible mark on the Family Law landscape as did your warmth, compassion and sense of fun. You will be sadly missed by so many. Our deepest sympathy to Janet, James, Amanda and Leandrie.

    Directors and staff of Paterson & Dowding

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN A friend. A great family man. A colleague. A highly respected lawyer and judge. A kind man. Thank you for many, many years of support. Our sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri. Sympathy also to Kathy and Lex who shared so much over so many years.

    Annette and Kim.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    THE HON. STEPHEN I pay tribute to a very wise, friendly, and humble man. Stephen was a universally respected lawyer, judge, and mediator. He will be remembered for those attributes and for being a passionate champion of access to justice and a thoroughly good man. I send my sympathy to those who had the pleasure of working with Stephen, and to Janet, Amanda and James.

    Rob Crossing

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Farewell Steve. Thank you for the many years of friendship. Our lives were all enriched by your presence in them. We will miss your good humour and love of a bad pun. Your kindness and empathy towards others will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Mate. Alan

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Much admired, respected and dear friend. He will be remembered by us as a man with great intellect, humanity, kindness and humour. We will always be indebted to Stephen for his example, support and encouragement. It has been an honour and a privilege to have known Stephen.

    Our deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    Jennie Walters and Trevor O'Sullivan.

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    The community has suddenly lost one of the best appointments to the Family Court, compassionate, polite and prompt in his deliberations, with a wicked sense of humour. He was a much loved member of the West Australian Community but taken far too early in his life. He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to Janet and family.

    Peter and Benita Dowding.

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN The current and former judges of the Western Australia Registry of the Federal Court of Australia extend their sincere condolences to the wife, family, friends and professional colleagues of the Honourable Stephen Thackray whose unexpected passing followed a career of exceptional service, contribution and example. A very supportive, collegiate and friendly neighbour in our shared court building for an extended period.

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN A wonderful colleague, an even better friend. Steve was a brilliant, kind and compassionate man. His decency, integrity, good humour and genuine interest in people shone in everything he did. We will miss him more than words can express. All our love to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    Rick, Michelle,

    Josh and Sam

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN We are deeply saddened to lose this witty, open, caring, logical, remarkable man. Heartfelt sympathy to Janet, James, Leandri, Amanda and all the Thackrays.

    Glenda, Brian and family

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri. Steve touched many lives but always put you first.

    We miss him dearly.

    Henry, Anna and family

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    I acknowledge the passing of my old school mate Steve. A compassionate and generous man with a great kindness for humanity. A good bloke, farewell old mate.

    Brendan Kelly

    Monday, 6 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    The Class of 1972 CBC/ St Marys Leederville. One of us. Rest in peace Steve.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Deepest sympathy to all the family. We will always remember Stephen for his kindness, compassion and integrity that allowed us to keep our family unit together and for this we will always be grateful.

    The Jensen family

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    (THE HON. STEPHEN)

    The Board and staff of Law Access mourn the passing of The Honourable Stephen Thackray a champion of pro bono and access to justice.

    Our thoughts are with his family and closest friends at this time.

    Vale The Honourable Stephen Thackray. Your legacy lives on in Western Australia with every family lawyer who takes a pro bono referral and every member of the WA legal community who champions access to justice.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN A privilege to have known him first professionally and then as a dear friend and neighbour of so many years.

    Remembered always. Christopher and Sandra, Liam and Justine (Canada).

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Stephen will be sadly missed in Western Australia and far beyond as a wise, compassionate and principled Judge and Mediator. We will miss him greatly as our friend and colleague. We send our love and deepest sympathy to Janet, James, Amanda, Leandri and all the Thackray family. We send love and sympathy to Stephen's friends and colleagues at the Family Court of Western Australia, the Family Court of Australia, and to his friends across Australia and beyond. Directors and Staff of Kim Wilson & Co.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian

  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    Our dear friend Stephen has left us far too early. He will be greatly missed. We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and Leandri.

    Stephen and Julie.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN The Judges of the District Court of Western Australia extend their sincere condolences to the wife, children, family and former colleagues of the Honourable Stephen Thackray who passed away suddenly.

    We pay tribute to an outstanding judicial colleague and a much admired former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY (STEPHEN)

    We lost a great friend but the universe received a beautiful star. It was an honour to have known such a wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy to Janet, James, Amanda and Leandri.

    Love the Clark family

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN The Supreme Court of Western Australia mourns the passing of an esteemed colleague and friend, former Chief Judge Stephen Thackray of the Family Court of WA. Stephen Thackray will be remembered for his exceptional contribution to the law and to the administration of justice in Australia. The Supreme Court expresses our sincere condolences to his family and all at the Family Court of WA.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY

    (THE HON. STEPHEN)

    Words are not enough to describe this man born to lead and achieve and who never disappointed. He brought a high degree of dedication, skill and compassion to all he did, always tempered with an infectious sense of humour. He was indisputably a jurist of the highest calibre and his judgements live on as proof. I will be ever grateful for his advice, assistance and friendship during my tenure as C.J. and beyond. I send my sympathy to Janet, James and Amanda. I am certain Marg would do so as well if she could, so I do so on her behalf.

    Michael.

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Fond and abiding memories of a respected, highly intelligent and prodigiously hard working colleague and leader. Taken way, way too soon. Rest well, Steve, and know that you have touched the lives of many, that your wise and painstakingly crafted judgments will provide clarity and guidance for a generation of judicial officers and family lawyers, and that your uninhibited internal memos and file notes will forever amuse those lucky enough to have read them. Deepest sympathy to Janet, Amanda, James and the family. May you all be spared further sorrows.

    John Walters

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian
  • THACKRAY STEPHEN Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day.

    Farewell Stephen our dearest friend forever.

    Canalini Family

    Saturday, 4 April 2020 Published in The West Australian

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