Graeme Robin

21/11/1937 - 26/02/2023

In loving memory of Graeme Robin who sadly passed away on 26th February 2023.

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Funeral
Chapel of Jonathan Hepner Funerals
199 Ormond Road East Geelong
06/03/2023 @ 11:00
COLIN Bain
2023-03-04 02:56:28
He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. I was very privileged to be his friend.
LIS Marie
2023-03-04 07:44:11
Oooooh! We are so sad! We often speak about him in France and very often we show him as an exemple of resilience, courage and mental force. He was a little man curious of every thing! We have met him in a youth hostel in Cassis (France) when he was seventy! And then he stays a little bit at our home in Provence. One time he came whith his little son .We wanted to go in Australiia to meet him. And then whith Covid , and big fires in Australia when don't come and the time goes... He was really extraordinary and we are so sad to imagine we cannot see him again! You are really lucky to have such a father and grand father!!! And we are lucky too, to have crossed his road. We believe that he continues his road trip in another dimension and that the father of Heaven has open his arms to welcome him:))
Colin Woodhouse
2023-03-04 10:31:54
I will never forget the day I met Graeme for the first time, it was June 2007 - he came with a relative who lived in Cheltenham to buy the Fiat Tempra that he called 'Phe', the car in which he had so many worldly adventures, including one with his Grandson whom I also the pleasure of meeting. Graeme was a wonderful guy, always so happy and his wonderful character allowed him readily mix and bond with anyone regardless of any language barriers. Only a person like Graeme was able to travel the world, in the way he did - such a humble guy. He will certainly be missed by myself and everyone here at The Left Hand Drive Place in the UK. Best wishes to you, your family and all of his friends. Kindest regards Colin Colin Woodhouse The Left Hand Drive Place Whitney Road Basingstoke RG24 8NS Tel: +44 (0)1256 461173 WWW.LHDPLACE.CO.UK
JOHN MICALLEF
2023-03-04 19:44:46
I have known Graeme for many years through golf and bumping into him on the beach at Ocean Grove. He always had a twinkle in his eye and was alwaus ready for a chat and a laugh. He loved the simple things in life and used to recall how much he and the love of his life Barb enjoyed nothing better than a 50 cent icecream fromMcDonalds ! After Barb's death he grabbed life by the throat and undertook a number of solo adventures . Graeme was an inspiration to me .His sense of humour, humanity,determination and drive, with age as no barrier, made him one of the most unique individual’s I have ever met. He squeezed every last drop out of life on his own terms. I extend my condolences to his family .
Peter Anderson
2023-03-04 23:03:54
At the conclusion of the evening where I first met Graeme and Barbara (not that long after meeting Kendra, my future wife) I expressed my concern (to Kendra) that I hadn't made a very good first impression. Kendra assured me "It's okay Pete, he only gives people he likes a hard time". And so began a relationship that, despite a disagreement here or there, I became his loyal and trusted son-law and Graeme became my second father ...however, when Kendra and I were married he made it very clear that I was not to call him Dad. So many memories over nearly thirty years ...Graeme delighting the kids at Easter by hopping into the room with his gifts, despite his back ...Christmas at Cobram with the extended family and a special Christmas in July with the Robin family at Ringwood ...dancing around the New Years Day breakfast inferno avoiding the flames while trying to rescue the bacon and eggs ...and especially, beers on the back deck at Ocean Grove at the end of the day. I was privileged to have traveled briefly with Graeme for two weeks during his first trip to Europe where he even let me drive Phe on a few occasions. It was then that I began to understand the real impact of losing Barbara (she let me call her Mum) and where I started to know the real depth of this determined, resilient and extraordinary man. In later years I spent some time with Graeme helping him with some technical aspects of writing his wonderful books, setting up his web sites and later his efforts to foster discussion around world population. To say that Graeme has had a positive impact on my life is an understatement. Each day, as I reflect upon his passing and all that it means I am deeply saddened yet at the same time am so grateful for all the time spent with Graeme Robin ...my second dad.
Cameron Anderson
2023-03-05 00:22:07
My grandpa was a kind, generous, hospitable and hard working man, who achieved many great things. He was a keen traveller who liked to explore the many different countries of the world and learn about the goings on there. We were both into Australian Rules Football. He went for Geelong Cats and I go for the Collingwood Magpies. Whenever we went to Ocean Grove, he would always offer me a beer. I am sad and angry that you went so fast Da. I didn't want you to go. I will miss you heaps.
June Anwin
2023-03-05 05:45:06
John and I met Barb and Graeme when our children were learning to swim over 50yrs ago. This was the beginning of a wonderful long friendship.We had many 3 day visits to Ocean Grove, these visits always included a walk along the beach, and no dawdling either,all before breakfast. After our children became adults our trips away extended futher afield, we went to Bright, a great week was spent on the Hawkesbury river in NSW, on a houseboat. Whilst the male crew were enjoying a pre lunch beer us girls noticed that we were drifting perilously close to the rocks..not funny at the time. Great memories. Deepest sympathy to Kendra Jody and John and their families from the Anwin family.
Paul Robin
2023-03-05 19:25:38
Hey Uncle, I’ll miss your honest straight-up banter. You kept reminding us all that a spade was a spade. That we should not be afraid to ask questions and give our opinions. Especially the big questions. Like why is no one talking about that elephant in the room? And you were such a family man. So much love for Barb and your kids and their kids. What an inspiration. Rest easy now Uncle, you’re back with the love of your life. Paul and Anne Robin, New Zealand.
Andrew Davidson
2023-03-05 23:47:59
In the 35 years of knowing Graeme, (28 as father-in-law), fantastic memories, too many to list, some highlights: - • Early morning Boxing Day golf at Cobram and many other games played on the Bellarine Peninsula over the Easter and Christmas holiday periods and the pie we enjoyed after every round! • Year on year New Year’s celebrations, either at the Grovedale Hotel or at 29 The Parade. Lovely food, “refreshments” and great company. • A beer and BBQ on the back deck at OG or the front deck at Ringwood, discussing Cricket, Rugby, Travel, and your beloved Geelong Cats. Whenever it came to the national team, the Aussies came first, but I always sensed a soft spot remained for the Kiwis. • Loading your rickety old trailer to what seemed as high as the sky and travelling to the Drysdale tip with the hope of not being pulled over by the Police. • Thank you for being an inspiration to your family, especially after the sad passing of Barbara. Your legacy to your grandchildren, I’m sure is “how to have a crack in life.” R.I.P.
Elaine Jackson
2023-03-06 01:17:47
A lovely person Graeme was. A beautiful service. Condolences to Kendra, Jody and John and Families. From Elaine, Michael, Bradley and Scott Jackson (Anwin)
COLIN WOODHOUSE
2023-03-06 09:56:34
Such sad news about Graeme. I will never forget the day I met Graeme for the first time, it was June 2007 - he came with a relative who lived in Cheltenham to buy the Fiat Tempra that he called 'Phe', the car in which he had so many worldly adventures, including one with his Grandson whom I also the pleasure of meeting. Graeme was a wonderful guy, always so happy and his wonderful character allowed him readily mix and bond with anyone regardless of any language barriers. Only a person like Graeme was able to travel the world, in the way he did - such a humble guy. He will certainly be missed by myself and everyone here at The Left Hand Drive Place in the UK. Best wishes to you, your family and all of his friends. Kindest regards Colin Colin Woodhouse The Left Hand Drive Place Whitney Road Basingstoke RG24 8NS Tel: +44 (0)1256 461173 WWW.LHDPLACE.CO.UK
Kendra Anderson
2023-03-07 06:33:00
I adored my dad for 58 years. He taught me to live my life with purpose and to always strive to achieve my best. Thank you for being the best dad a girl could ever have. I will love you forever and ever xxx
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