Beloved husband of Bettina and proud father of Richard, Jasmine and Phillip. He lived a life full of passion and had a love for Chess, singing, tennis, coaching, acting, cricket, classical music and reading. He also rode a pushbike in the early days from Melbourne to Perth. He was a wonderful teacher and is remembered by many. He also leaves 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, 2 step-sons and their families.
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For us Arthur Tonkin is remembered as the politician who in 1972 lit the fire under parliamentary and electoral reform eventually leading to a decent system. And he was the first Minister for Environment. A great legacy for WA.
Lasting memories with Maggie Aggett and Graham Hawkes
TONKIN ARTHUR A man with integrity, principles and a strong commitment to the ALP. Sincere condolences to Bettina, Richard, Jasmine, Phillip and families.
Diane and Gordon Hill
Deepest sympathy to Arthur's family and friends. Sue and Brian Burke
On behalf of WA Labor, the President and State Secretary offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Arthur Tonkin. Arthur represented Labor as a Member of Parliament from 1971 - 1987 and as a Minister of the State Government from 1983 - 1987.
Rest in Peace