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in memory of

Robert Ferguson (Bob) Woodger

Robert Ferguson (Bob) Woodger

3rd January 1936 - 22nd October 2023


Much loved Son of Art and Win (both dec).
Adored Brother of Ken (dec) and Gwenda (Waring).
Loved Brother-in-Law to Phyl, Barry, Keith Olver (dec), Lorraine and Ian Kaufman.
Loving Husband of Aileen (dec) for 58 years.
Loved and adored Father (and in-Law) of Jeff and Kirsten, Glenn and Michelle, Kim and Gavin (Salvador).
Loved Pa of Kate, Ryan, Luke, Aleisha and Lincoln.

Dad we will forever miss you, you were simply the best Father we could ever imagine.
Your kindness, humour and devotion to our family was inspiring.
You were our rock always.
Love Jeff, Glenn and Kim.

Thank you to Strath-Haven for your compassionate care.


A Service of Thanksgiving for Bob's life will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo

on Friday 3rd November commencing at 1.00pm.

Following this service please stay for light refreshments in the church hall.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.

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4 responses to “Robert Ferguson (Bob) Woodger”

  1. Karen and Nadine says:

    So many happy memories of our special Uncle Bob. Thoughtful and considerate. Calm and caring. Athletic and outdoorsy. Such fun to be around. We always looked forward to spending time with Uncle Bob and all the family at Bendigo, Karingal, Sorrento and later in WA. Adventures in the Grampians. Exploring granite outcrops near Bendigo. Summer holidays, swimming and body surfing at Sorrento and Portsea. Running up sand dunes in our socks. Jogging up the poppet at the Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bobby wearing his trusty KT26’s. Rolling down Oliver’s Hill. Strewth! Sharing travel tales, jokes and ‘nuts & sultanas’. Listening to stories of Puckapunyal. Learning self defence moves and yoga poses. Getting tips and advice from the notebook in Bobby’s colourful shirt pocket. Being chauffered in the Saab at our Weddings. Chatting about life. A wonderful life well lived. We’ll miss you Uncle Bob. You’ll be loved and treasured forever.
    Karen and Nadine, aka Kaz & Dini Pop, Andrew, Aaron, Lachlan and Holly.

  2. Gwenda says:

    I would like to pay tribute to my precious brother Bob. It was always special to be with him as he was such good company, fun, kind and caring. Although he had many health trials in his later years, he would try and help with mine, suggesting ways that may be of benefit to me. He was always patient with me, even when we were kids and I was probably an annoying little sister. We got on very well and loved each other dearly. I will miss him so very much. Rest in peace darling man.

  3. Barry says:

    Great memories of Bob when we were young. The old Essex and then the black FX Holden. Camping at Kallista one Easter and many times at Sorrento. Shared family holidays at the ANA Flats in Hall’s Gap. Arriving with apples and or honey from Harcourt when visiting us in Frankston or Somerville. Bob always had a new exercise to show us and a joke to tell. His calm and gentle manner was a fine example to me and I will miss him greatly.

  4. John and Laurel Waring says:

    I remember Bob as a warm, friendly and caring young man in the days when athletics and sports occupied much of his time.
    I recall travelling with him in his black Holden to the Kappa Sports at Parkdale.
    He was a very successful athlete in 220, 440 and 880 yard races.
    Bob never failed to take a keen interest in us young ones.
    He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Our love and thoughts are with the family.
    – John & Laurel Waring

Funeral Details

St Paul’s Cathedral
6 Myers Street

3rd November 2023 at 1:00 PM

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