Rory's Funeral Service will be held at 1.30pm on Friday December 4, 2020.
Sadly, attendance limits apply.

If you would like to attend, please reserve a place
by calling 8223 5879 during office hours (8am to 5pm).

The Funeral Mass is also be available by livestream.
Please use the link at the top of this page.

Born 22 February 1944
Passed away 14 November 2020
Died peacefully in his sleep.

Esteemed husband of Jill.
Cherished father of Kirsty, Melissa and Julian,
and father-in-law of David and Clare.
Adored grandfather of Samuel, Ele, Alex, Euan, Harry, Eddie and William.
Beloved son and brother.

Message Board


Mark Roberts -

Dear Jill and family, Sending our condolences at this time and to let you know that we are thinking of you. kind regards, Mark Roberts and Daryl Austin


Penny Runciman and Ben Bezemer -

We are very sorry to hear the news that Rory has passed away. I have very fond memories of Rory bringing his famous and brilliant Croque-en-bouche castles to parties with his cheeky smile. Our love and thoughts are with all the Family.


Adrian Booth -

So sorry to hear of your loss. All of my best wishes and condolences at this time. Take care Adrian.


Janet Packer -

Our condolences to Jill, Kirsty, Melissa, Julian and families on the passing of Rory - a long time friend and acquaintance. He lived respected and dies regretted and will be sadly missed by all. Janet and Malcolm.


Kirsty Parry -

Dad, will cherish you and miss you always. Love Kirsty, David, Sam, Ele, Alex and Euan.


Malcolm and Janet -

Dear Jill and family, Hoping these words will help you find comfort at this sad time. We are thankful to be part of your life and hope we can offer our friendship and strength at this difficult time. With our love and every good wish Malcolm and Janet


Joanne Bailey/Easterbrook -

My condolences Jill and to your family. Rory was our Best Engineer and an outstanding pier within the Mechanical Design & Engineering phase when we were Best Enterprises.


Christopher Thompson -

I have fond memories of Cousin Rory during those early days in Adelaide when we drove over from Sydney for family Christmases. We had fun times together, and I was in awe of his expertise on the Meccano sets. In later years, I saw Rory in Brisbane and we contacted each other regularly, so I was able to learn a great deal about our family's Heritage. Rory was a lovely bloke; a fine and honourable man, who loved being a husband, a father and a grandfather. He is deeply missed. My condolences go to Jill and the family.


TonyPossingham -

Rory's intelligence, patience and humility will remain as an example to all those who knew him. From Tony Possingham ex BTM.


Vehicle Operations, Department for Infrastructure & Transport -

Rory was a man of both integrity and expertise. We found him to be always upright and honest in his dealings with us, and always approachable for advice. We will miss him.


Bill Close -

Motor Sport Luncheon Group Rory was a regular and enthusiast member of our monthly catch up. He arrived early, ordered a beer, and started a conversation with someone he knew little about. A delightful personality, enquiring mind and a fountain of knowledge. He enjoyed the lunches as we did his company. Though we are saddened by his passing we were blessed knowing him. Our thoughts are with Jill and his family. Members of the 60’s and 70, Motor Sport Luncheon Group


Douglass Potts -

Rory was my senior by four years. When he was 18 he rewired my MG TA and then my father's HRG. He was never out of my life either during the motor racing days or the Society of Automotive Engineers days -- the last two decades as a fellow consulting engineer. His most recent promotion of the low volume vehicle industry will stand as firm ground upon which to build it. A sad loss and heartbreakingly sad to his family who he adored and of whom he was so proud. Douglass Potts


Chris -

Having met Rory through business. He was always willing to help. Always friendly. Assisted with information that furthered our business when others may not have. He has helped us to where we are today. He will be sadly missed.


Roger McIver -

To a great friend and work colleague for the past 20 years. We worked together on some incredible projects and your passion for the industry will be missed. Condolences to the family. In my thoughts Roger McIver


Barry and Judith BURDON -

So many happy memories: fun, friendship, food, golf and just hanging out. Memories will endure. All our love, Judith, Barry and Michael, Rachel and Ben and their families.


Deborah Somes (cousin) -

So sorry I can't be there with you today due to health reasons. Thinking of you all at this time of celebration of Rory's Life.I will live stream the service and talk to you in the near future. Rory will always be remembered by me with great affection for a very unique individual of the Thompson clan.


Karen Brooksby -

Hi Jill and family, it was a lovely funeral and very befitting to Rory. He certainly was a talented man and lucky to be blessed with a gifted family. Take care Karen xx