Judge Guy Andrew farewelled in emotional funeral service after being found dead in Brisbane bush

‘He finally did something for himself’: Top judge whose body was found in bushland after a mammoth search is farewelled by his wife of 34 years and two daughters as they issue a heartbreaking statement following his tragic death

  • Judge Guy Andrew was found dead in bushland in Brisbane on October 8
  • A huge five-day search was launched to find him including members from ADF
  • On Saturday morning he was farewelled by his wife, Nicole and two daughters 
  • For confidential 24/7 support, called Lifeline on 13 11 14 

The family of a top judge who was found dead in bushland after a frantic five-day search have said they ‘don’t judge’ the beloved dad-of-two for the way he died.

The body of 55-year-old Guy Andrew was found near Mt Coot-Tha in Brisbane on October 8 after disappearing five days earlier.

His wife of 34 years, Nicole, along with his two daughters, Morgan and Bridgett, paid tribute to their ‘best mate’ on Saturday morning in an emotional funeral service.

The body of 55-year-old Guy Andrew (pictured) was found near Mt Coot-Tha in Brisbane on October 8 after disappearing five days earlier

The body of 55-year-old Guy Andrew (pictured) was found near Mt Coot-Tha in Brisbane on October 8 after disappearing five days earlier

‘Dad finally did something for himself and we are not here to judge somebody who never judged the actions of anybody else,’ Morgan and Bridgett said, the Courier Mail reported.

‘The amount of time dad dedicated to our family was nothing short of incredible. Dad’s currency was time and he was never stingy with it.’

Judge Andrew had left his home early on a Sunday morning, leaving behind his wallet and shoes.

Tragically he would be found just days later near his favourite walking track and abandoned Toyota HiLux.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Judge Andrew's wife and two daughters paid tribute to their father in an emotional funeral service on Saturday morning

Judge Andrew’s wife and two daughters paid tribute to their father in an emotional funeral service on Saturday morning 

Police used drones, boats and all-terrain vehicles to search for Judge Andrew, and the Australian Defence Force was also called in to help.

Judge Andrew dealt with six family court matters in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court just two days before he went missing. 

Mrs Andrew said the family had been flooded with messages of support following her husband’s death.

Police used drones, boats and all-terrain vehicles to search for Judge Andrew, and the Australian Defence Force was also called in to help (Rescue teams walk through bushland at Mount Coot-tha)

Police used drones, boats and all-terrain vehicles to search for Judge Andrew, and the Australian Defence Force was also called in to help (Rescue teams walk through bushland at Mount Coot-tha) 

She said life with her ‘best mate’ had been nothing short of ‘brilliant’.

‘He loved me for who I was. He gave me two very special gifts in my life – my two daughters,’ she said.

Mrs Andrew also shared how her husband made an effort with everyone around him, learning the names of staff members and their families.

Along with being a lawyer and then judge, the 55-year-old was an eager fan of the Liverpool Football Club and loved to fish.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

Australian Defence Force members joined Queensland Police and specialist mountain rescue teams to search for Judge Andrew (pictured at Mount Coot-tha)

Australian Defence Force members joined Queensland Police and specialist mountain rescue teams to search for Judge Andrew (pictured at Mount Coot-tha)

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