Passed away 09/01/2021
Aged 72 years.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Tineke, respected and loving father, Father-in-law & Grandfather of Amanda, Robert, Bronwyn & David and their families.
Now resting peacefully.
I don’t know what to say dad. I’ve come to adore sitting with you during this last year and watching our shows and I’m going to miss that. Im proud of you and the balls it took to request the VAD path you took and that you left on your terms. It doesn’t make it any easier though. I remember being little and how you brushed my hair after bath time, I’ll never forget the silent road trips, I’m going to teach my kids the fine art of fishing for yabbies with soap and I will forever miss the stories of your childhood. You were a sensitive soul that didn’t tolerate division or any kind of bullying and to be in your company was to be in true peace as you weren’t one to fill the air with noise for the sake of it.
I’ll keep an eye out for the magpie and I hope you’re catching up with your old man after all this time xxx
I love you dad x
Words can’t describe the honour it was to meet you, have a beer, laugh at a crummy joke.
The most intelligent, yet left of centre bloke I think I’ve ever met.
I’m going to miss that voice that I always said should have been on talk back radio.
I look forward to throwing a line out with that reel you gave me, that is my old faithful and the only one I fish with.
Every time I hear Dire Straits or Mark Knopfler solo I’ll get a bit misty eyed.
Reminds me of that first time I sat down for a beer with you.
I’ll miss you Robert, I’m so honoured to be your son in law.
‘Til our next beer…
Peace at last for u, Bob. Memories of our lives will never leave me especially our childhood. We were blessed to have such a family. Love always, you will always be in my heart. Your sister, Sherry ❤️