Robert Newell Smith

25/11/1943 - 06/08/2022

Robert (Bob) Newell Smith left this world 6 August 2022, aged 78. He will be dearly missed by his darling wife, Pat, his daughter, Nicole and his son, Scott.

You touched the lives of many with your greatness and we are eternally grateful to have loved you.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
until we meet again.

Love you always Bob and Dad.

*If you are attending the service, please wear a touch of blue in honour of Bob

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Chapel of Jonathan Hepner Funerals
199 Ormond Road East Geelong
17/08/2022 @ 11:30
Helen Gant
2022-08-08 14:39:11
Dear Pat, Nicole and Scott……..our thoughts and love go out to you at this time. May all your beautiful memories of Bob be of some comfort as you say goodbye to him. Helen, Gary and family………..Canadian family.
Adam Lobb
2022-08-09 01:24:13
The Lobb Family was saddened to learn the tragic news of Uncle Bob Passing on Saturday. Our heartfelt condolences are with Aunty Pat, Our two cousins Nicole and Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are sent as you grieve the loss of your beloved Husband and Father for which we know you will miss dearly and cherish his memory. Unfortunately grief is the price we pay for love. Have faith in knowing he now walks where no shadows fall and is in Gods merciful hands. May he Rest In Peace. With love & deepest sympathy, Geoff, Lyn, Cherie & Adam.
Gaynor Kouwenhoven
2022-08-15 02:39:36
My sincere condolences to you Pat. I never met Bob but inherited the Treasurer's job from Ken Stone (Bob). I enjoy and love the club. Thankyou Bob. "sail in peace"
Chris Levi
2022-08-15 04:33:13
My sympathy to Pat, Nicole and Scott and sincerest thanks for lending him to the Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club. He was a great friend and mentor to me and helped get me through a difficult time. My Club involvement with him gave me a new direction in life for which I am forever grateful. He and my late wife new something good would come out of it for me. Vale Bob. Miss you heaps.
David and Ann Conway
2022-08-15 04:48:18
Dear Pat Nicole and Scott Thank you so much for letting us know about BBQ Bob’s passing (James always called him by that name and it was how we fondly referred to Bob during the NM days) Our thoughts are with you all as we say goodbye to him on the 17 th August and hold on to all the times our family enjoyed his company during his life’s journey Love the Conway Family
Jan Jensen
2022-08-16 03:57:34
Deepest sympathy to my dear long time friend Pat and her family on the sad loss of Bob only met him a few times but a thorough gentleman. Our love and thoughts are with you all. 🌹❤️
Carter Family
2022-08-16 12:29:40
You were as proud of us as your own, even when we were having food fights on your new lawn or reading dolly magazines in the bedroom giggling. You taught us that truth, humility and loyalty were traits we should live by and you believed in us before we really believed in ourselves. Thank you for giving us a strong, kind, generous and loving best friend and for all the love, sarcasm and life lessons we could handle along the way. To Nicole, Mum and Scott know that the kilometres between us tomorrow sit heavy with us and that the grandest of military tattoos you have planned will be making him smile from above and proud of the family he was so fiercely loyal and loving to. Love and hugs to you all Kerrianne, Chris, Joshua, Jack, Maddison and Jessica
Eleni Kat
2022-08-16 23:27:11
We will really miss you Bob. Always a gentleman to me. Know that I will always look after your girls. Nicole and Pat are so very loved. Love always Katholos Family xxx
In Loving Memory
Marguerite Udunuwara
Adam Lobb
Natalie Egan
Tracy Cooper
Jan Jensen
Eloise Griffiths