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Vale Dr Russel Perry AM

Posted by ken On July - 19 - 2015


Vale Dr Russel Perry AM


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    Dave Berinson copied advice of this to Kevin Campbell, who in turn has copied it to colleagues who either worked with or were associated with Russel Perry.

    Kevin said that, “He was a champion “bloke” in all respects and his death is very sad indeed.”

    Richard Ashton added, “Golly, my old boss, what a sad loss. I used to help with some of his Rugby shows. I agree with you Champion bloke. Good TVW management man too, including Telethon.”

    Russel Perry was employed by TVW Enterprises between 1974 and 1983. He was a journalist from 1974 to 1977 when he became Station Manager. There was a big upheaval at Seven in 1981, shortly after the Holmes à Court takeover when most of the senior executives of TVW started leaving: Howard Shephard (1981), Joseph Sweeney (1981), Max Bostock (1982), Bill McKenzie (1982), Russel Perry (1983), J Barrey Williams (1983), Alf Binks (1983), Ken Kemp (1983), Marion Leyer (1985), Bob Page (1985). Russel was the Corporate Relations Manager at the time of his departure.

    Rugby WA Chairman Dr Russel Perry AM passed away on Sunday, 12 July at the age of 68 after battling Motor Neurone Disease.


As reported by David Berrie in the Rugby WA community club news…

Dr Perry’s contribution to WA rugby spanned more than four decades, including a creditable playing career with UWA and representing Western Australia in the early 1970’s.

He later held posts as President of the WA Rugby Union Referees’ Association, member of the National Referee Coaching Advisory Board (1995-2000), and Secretary/Trustee for the WA Old Golds Rugby Foundation (1995-2000).

His association with RugbyWA featured appointments as Chairman of the Judiciary Board (1988-1997), and sat on the RugbyWA Board as a member (2006-2009) and Deputy Chair (2010) before his appointment as Chairman in 2011.

He is a Life Member of RugbyWA, the University of WA Rugby Club and the WA Rugby Referees Association, and in 2012 received a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his services to rugby in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, that also recognised his service to the community in urban design, and to the education and training sector.

Dr Perry was highly regarded in Perth’s business sector, most recently holding the position of Chairman of Stirling Capital and was the senior executive responsible for two award-winning property developments – Ellenbrook and Capricorn at Yanchep. He is a former Station Manager of Channel Seven (Perth) and one-time senior executive with Bond Media.

He was a member of the Nedlands Golf Club for almost 10 years and a former President and Life Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA).

He was also a member of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, and held the position of Chairman of the Governing Council for the West Coast Institute of Training.

He leaves behind a long list of notable achievements which made him renowned in the areas of business, urban design, education and training across WA.

Dr Perry is survived by his wife, Felicity, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Philippa.


The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of the late Russel John Perry AM of Nedlands will be held in the HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue, Mt Claremont at 1.30pm on WEDNESDAY afternoon (22.7.2015). Parking – car park attendants will direct those attending to allocated parking areas.

Facebook entries…

Murray Korff: So very sad. Russel was a true gentleman. I worked with him at Bond Media and again when he was at Ellenbrook. RIP Russel.

Graeme: Sad news. Condolences to his family.

Peter Croft: What a surprise and shock. Russel was one of the good guys. He was at the 2009 reunion and seemed OK then. This is sad.

Richard Ashton: I agree Peter;

Adrian Chambers: A really great bloke. And as smart as they come. I had no idea. RIP Russel.

Lesley Bradford: I am shocked by Russel passing away. We were going to have a catch up coffee when I got better. I didn’t know he was ill, but with that dreadful illness, he is now at peace.


The WA TV History Public Facebook page (Click Here).


Facebook comments from Members of the broadcasting fraternity (Click Here).



Published in: The West Australian
Saturday, 18 July 2015

PERRY (Russel ): Our deepest sympathy to Felicity, Philippa and Liz on the loss of a loving husband and father who will be truly missed. We are all thinking of you.
The University of Western Australia Hockey Club.

PERRY (Russel):
To Felicity, Ken and all the Perry family who mourn the loss of Russel Perry, our deepest sympathy.
From all at Ochre Contemporary Dance Company Board and Staff Louise Howden-Smith.

PERRY (Russel):
Sympathy to Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth on the sudden sad loss of Russel. It was a privilege to deal with him at WCIT Joondalup and the Wanneroo Business Association. His expertise and friendship will be greatly missed in the northern suburbs.
Hon Michael Mischin MLC

PERRY (Russel ): Heartfelt condolences to Pip, Felicity and Liz on the loss of your adored Dad and husband. I will remember and miss his wise counsel, the warmth of his greeting, those twinkling eyes and his sense of humour. A great contributor who made a difference. May he rest in perfect peace. With love
Liza Harvey and family xx


Published in: The West Australian
Friday, 17 July 2015

PERRY (Russel):
Our love and thoughts are with Felicity, Phillipa, Elizabeth and Ken. A wonderful cousin and true gentleman. We treasure the memories of growing up together. Taken from us far too early.
Richard and Jan, John and Dianne and families.

PERRY (Dr Russel):
Deepest sympathy to all friends, family and colleagues of Dr Russel Perry. He was an inspiration as a client, mentor and friend to us over many years.
Russel will be sadly missed by the team at EPCAD.

PERRY (Russel):
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Russel such a fine fellow in all respects. Condolences to his brother Ken and to all of Russel’s family.
Paul and Anne Conti.

PERRY (Russel ): Dear Russel
An inspiration,
A special mentor,
Often a very funny rascal,
Always the silo-breaker!
A fellow Life Member from the same day,
Unique, wise, and astute,
Always respected.
A devastating loss.
We will miss you.
Peter Bowyer

PERRY (Russel):
Why do some of the best go first? Russel made such a significant contribution to WA Rugby and will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to Felicity and daughters.
Brian and Mary French

PERRY (Russel):
A huge part of the rugby family. He was “simply the best”, such a sad loss. Heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones.
Mal and Lorraine Siddons, Palmyra RUC.

PERRY (Russel ): Our sincere condolences to Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa on the loss of their beloved husband and father. Russel made an outstanding contribution to St Hilda’s over many years, most recently as a member of our School Council. His work was invaluable to the establishment of a new Junior School at our Chidley Campus. We will greatly miss his wise counsel and wonderful sense of humour. His work is done. Rest in Peace.
St Hilda’s Council and School Community

PERRY (Dr Russel AM):
Russel was a man for all seasons. He was a high achiever in every field he pursued and was highly esteemed for his integrity and conscientious endeavour to advance the causes with which he was associated. This included a great contribution to the residential property industry. Our condolences to Felicity and his family. Nigel and Denise Satterley and the Satterley Property Group

PERRY (Russel ): Valued colleague and friend to us, a true gentleman and a champion for the property development industry, as well as his beloved sport of Rugby. You will be missed. Condolences to Russel’s family. Chris, Brett and Jayson, Benchmark Projects.

PERRY (Russel):
A great bloke and devoted family man who contributed so much to community and business. Deepest sympathy to Fliss, Philippa and Elizabeth. Glenda, Wolf and Kris Martinick.

PERRY (Russel): Deepest sympathy to Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth on the loss of a great man. We had a close relationship with Russell from the time we arrived in Perth in 1968 and will miss him. RIP.
Alan and Jill Morton.


Published in: The West Australian
Thursday, 16 July 2015

PERRY (Russel):
In loving memory of a great brother-in-law to Jenny and Vernon, uncle to Jamie and Ashley and April. We will miss your leadership, guidance and support which you gave our family through tough times. Love always to Fliss, Pippa and Elizabeth.

PERRY (Russel):
Our deepest sympathy to Fliss, Pip and Zeba on the loss of your beautiful husband and dad. His spirit lives on through you. Love Ken and Margie

PERRY (Russel):
Deepest sympathy to Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth on the sad passing of Russel so unexpectantly. We will miss him immensely, a wonderful man of intellect, integrity, humour and achievement. Dick, Betty, Bill, Katelyn and the extended Marmion family.

PERRY (Russel):
Dearest Russel John revered and beloved son-in-law of Liz, uncle of Graham and treasured nephew-in-law of Jocelyn Mary and John.
Always with us.

PERRY (Russel):
Heartfelt sympathy to Fliss, Pippa and Elizabeth on your sad loss. Thinking of you. Jon, Melanie, Chris and Neoma and families.

PERRY (Russel ): To our work colleague, friend and mentor, thank you for your time with us. We will always remember you with great fondness.
Our sympathies and thoughts are with Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth.
Your friends at LWP Property Group

PERRY (Russel ): Will be missed by all who love rugby in WA. Appreciated for the gentle guidance in our frequent debates and for his friendship, wisdom, and support. It was my shout for our next lunch which is a small addition to a large debt. I will remember his final message: “Keep fighting the good fight”. Condolences and sympathy to Felicity, Philippa, Elizabeth, Ken, and family. John Welborn.

PERRY (Russel ): Deepest sympathy and condolences to Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa on the sad passing of Russel.
He will be remembered as a man of immense integrity and wisdom.
David and Pauline Redpath

PERRY (Russel ): Farewell Russel, a respected colleague and friend in the development industry taken way too soon. Thanks for your support when it was needed most. My condolences to the family at this sad time. Mike Allen

PERRY (Russel):
The University Rugby Club family are deeply saddened at the passing of one of our Life Members in Russel. A remarkable man of great integrity, good humour and wisdom. He was the embodiment of everything that is great about the game of rugby.
A great friend of our club, a devoted servant to our code. He will be greatly missed.
Deepest sympathies to Felicity and family.
Players, Members and Friends of University RFC.

PERRY (Russel):
We acknowledge the outstanding contribution from a person who was passionate about providing a high standard of housing estates and making available his expertise to many persons and professions. Russel had the ability to communicate effectively with many people on complex issues and mentor them by passing on his knowledge and experience. He is sadly missed as a colleague, mentor and supporter. Deepest sympathy to the Perry family. Eric and Gretchen Lumsden.

PERRY (Russel):
Deepest sympathy to the Perry family on the sad passing of Russel. A respected member and leader of the land development industry. Management and Staff Whelans.

PERRY (Russel):
The Council and Members of the Urban Development Institute of Australia extend their condolences to the family of Russel Perry and the many people who knew and loved him.
Russel was a highly respected industry leader who touched the lives of many through his wit, intelligence and irrepressible sense of humour. Russel’s influence will be felt for generations through the prize winning communities he helped to create. He will be deeply missed by all.

PERRY (Russel ): Farewell to a lovely man of remarkable integrity. Russel’s warmth, enthusiasm, and sage advice will be greatly missed, but forever valued.
Felicity, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen Farley

PERRY (Russel ): Russel was an Authentic Gentleman in business and life and we provide our sympathies and commiserations to Russel’s family.
John Georgiou and Staff at Georgiou

PERRY (Russel):
Russel our fond memories of non-stop banter and laughter at Thursday morning golf, breakfasts and dinners, will stay with us forever.
Our deepest sympathy and love to Felicity and the girls.
DB and Elaine, Roger and Helen, Graeme and Rene.

PERRY (Russel ): Such a gentleman, who bought the local community of Yanchep and Two Rocks together in so many ways. Sharing your wisdom, Integrity sense of humour and always prepared to assist with a smile! On behalf of the Yanchep Two Rocks Tourism Network Inc and TRYCAN may you Rest in Peace.

PERRY (Russel ): Our hearts go out to Felicity and her girls, Russel was a great guy. We will miss his big smile and passion for life. Our thoughts are with you. Brent and Michelle Stewart

PERRY (Russel):
West Coast Institute Governing Council and Staff extend deepest sympathy to family and friends on the passing of Doctor Russel Perry AM. Our esteemed Chair from 2005-2015, Russel’s contribution was significant, leading WCI with wisdom, vision and humour.
He will be much missed.

PERRY (Dr. Russel AM):
A fine gentleman of many accomplishments. A tragic loss. Condolences to Felicity and family. Malcolm and Tonya McCusker

PERRY (Russel):
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Felicity and family during this sad time. From all of us at Cottesloe Rugby Club.


Published in: The West Australian
Wednesday, 15 July 2015

PERRY (Dr Russel AM):
Deepest sympathy to the Perry family at this sad time. Russel was a development industry champion and will be sorely missed.
From the Directors and Management Cedar Woods Properties Limited.

PERRY AM (Dr Russel ): The WA rugby community celebrates the life and contribution of our RugbyWA Chairman.
Player, referee and administrator – someone who loved our game and always upheld its values.
Our thoughts are with his wife Felicity, and daughters Elizabeth and Philippa. With love and fond memories from the RugbyWA and Western Force Family.

PERRY (Russel):
Our thoughts are with Fliss, Pip and Zeebs. A gentleman taken too soon. Love Dina and Rob.

PERRY (Russel):
In memory of our dearest Russel. What an incredible man, what an incredible life, what an incredible loss. We will forever hold you in our hearts and your girls in our arms.
Love, the other Perry girls, Pam, Catherine and Alison.

PERRY (Russel):
Our thoughts are with Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa at this sad time. Russel was an achiever and a contributor, as well as being a good mate. It was an honour to know him. Brian and Judy.

PERRY (Dr Russel):
Condolences to the family on the passing of Russel at this sad time. Committee, members and staff at the Nedlands Golf Club.

PERRY (Russel ): Deepest sympathy to Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa from everyone at Capricorn Village Joint Venture

PERRY (Russel):
Sincere condolences to Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa. Rusty was a good man who lived a full life and gave great advice.
RIP
Ian and Margaret

PERRY (Russel):
Today I mourn the passing of a really good man and a friend for over 40 years, undeservedly struck down so quickly by this terrible affliction. My heartfelt condolences to Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth. Peter Bailey.
PERRY (Russel):
WA Old Golds Rugby Club Members are deeply saddened by the passing of Russ, an inaugural club member and tourist and a top man both on and off the field. A man of great ability, integrity and humour, he will be missed by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to Felicity and daughters.

PERRY (Russel ): Our sympathy goes to the Perry family on the loss of Russel, a respected leader in and hard worker for the vocational training sector in Western Australia.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development team.

PERRY (Russel):
Our heartfelt sympathy to Felicity, Philippa and Elizabeth. A wonderful gentleman who pursued his interests with passion and wisdom.
Fond memories. Karen and Bill.

PERRY (Russel ): A man of great integrity who will be greatly missed. Your guidance and friendship will never be forgotten. May you now rest in peace.
The Board and staff of Stirling Capital.

PERRY (Russel):
Good friend, respected colleague and trusted confidante. He was passionate, loyal and committed and he made a difference in so many areas. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Felicity, Phillippa, Elizabeth, Ken and families. Our thoughts are with you. RIP Russel. Geoff and Lyn Stooke.

Perry (Dr Russel AM):
The Chairman of the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Director General of the Department of Planning and staff offer sincere sympathy to Mrs Felicity PERRY and family on their sad loss.

Dr Russel Perry AM was a highly-valued and much-respected member of the Western Australian Planning Commission. His significant contribution to the development of liveable Western Australian communities, and in particular to the field of urban design, is acknowledged and greatly appreciated.
Rest in Peace.

PERRY (Russel):
Our deepest sympathy to family and friends on the passing of Russel. We are all richer for having spent some time together and will miss the banter and gentle fade off the tee. RIP Russel, Carringbush Wanderers Golfers.

PERRY (RUSSEL ): Our sincere condolences to the Perry Family on the sad passing of Russel. From the Management and Staff at RJ Vincent and Co

PERRY (Russel):
Condolences to Felicity and the family. Russel was a well regarded and well liked representative of the development industry. A client of ours for close to twenty years. Sad loss for everyone.
Cossill & Webley Engineers

PERRY (Russel ): Our deepest sympathy to Felicity, Pippa and Elizabeth at this saddest of times. Russel was a much admired friend and colleague since our Uni days. He will be greatly missed by George and Robyn.

PERRY (Russel):
Great memories of our times together at UWA and Western Force rugby. Deepest sympathy to Felicity, Elizabeth and Pippa.
Rob and Sandy Viol.

PERRY (Dr Russel AM):
I am so lucky to have found you as a partner in growing West Coast Institute over almost a decade. I will always be grateful for your leadership, your support and your warmth.
Sincere sympathy to Felicity and the girls you were so proud of.
Sue A Slavin.

PERRY (Russel):
Farewell to Russel, a truly good man, whose death has left so many people the poorer for his absence. His memory, however, will live long with those who were fortunate to know him. Love to Fliss and family. Arthur and Kath Hill.

PERRY (Russel):
Our sincere condolences to Felicity, Pippa and Liz on your sad loss.
Guy, Sara, Indi and Hannah French.

PERRY (Russel):
In loving memory of Russel, our intelligent, wise, kind friend. So many wonderful times of laughter, food and fun together for over 40 years. Much love from us all, to Fliss, Pippa and Zeba and Ken. From The First Wives Dinner Club. Tim, Ann, Sam, Nancy, Dave, Ros, Phil and Larell.

PERRY (Russel ): To our remarkable friend Rusty Peril, thank you for all the laughs, holidays, pizzas and cheeky smiles. Your friendship and selfless nature have meant the world to our family and we are all so lucky to have had such a wise, loyal and caring man to call our friend. We miss you already. All our love to Flissy, Pippa and Zeba at this sad time. Love Jilly, Katie, Ali and Clarey xox

PERRY (Russel ): Our deepest sympathy to Felicity, Lizzie and Pippa. Russel was a loving family man and true gentleman, respected by all who knew him. He will be missed. Robin and Neil Harvey, Katherine and Dwayne Lake

PERRY (Russel ): On behalf of the Western Australian Junior Rugby Community, the RugbyWA Junior Executive extends our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Felicity and family during this sad time. A true gentleman, who will be sadly missed.


Published in: The West Australian
Tuesday, 14 July 2015

PERRY (Russel ): Our thoughts are with Felicity, Elizabeth and Philippa. A wonderful uncle, Godfather and friend who was taken too quickly. Christmas just won’t be the same. Love and memories. Marika, Edmund and Michael

PERRY (Russel):
I miss you brother Russel. You taught me love, courage and wisdom. And see, they do play it in heaven. Ken.

PERRY (Russel):
DSR joins the rugby family and the broader community in mourning the passing of RugbyWA Chairman, Dr Russel Perry AM. Dr Perry’s highly esteemed stature in the community reflected his integrity and his involvement over decades of service to rugby, as-well as his numerous contributions to the business sector. He leaves a long lasting and hugely influential legacy.
DSR extends it’s condolences to Russel’s family especially his wife Felicity, and daughters Elizabeth and Philippa. From his colleagues at the Department of Sport and Recreation.

PERRY (Dr Russel AM):
Chairman of RugbyWA. Associates RUFC thank you for your extended commitment to rugby in our state and offer our condolences to your family in this sad time.

PERRY (Russel ): Condolences to Felicity, Philipa, Elizabeth and family on the sad passing of Russel. Board, CEO and staff of Racing and Wagering WA

PERRY (Russel): Cousin, colleague and much loved friend – one of the good guys gone far too soon. All our thoughts with Felicity and the girls – Ron, Ele, Sally, Kirsty and Julie.




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