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Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson

Darling Husband of Thel.
Treasured Dad of Lee-Ann and Brent, Gail, Andrea and Neil.
Loving Pa of Brooke, Anna, Rob, Liam, Marcus, Mia, Olivia, Brock, James and Rhys.
Great Pa of Mylah and Xavier.
In God’s Care
Due to current restrictions a private funeral will be held.  
However you are welcome to join us via livestream, by returning to the home page of this website and clicking on the livestream button. 
Robert's service will be held on Wednesday 2nd September commencing at 2.00pm.  
You will be able to watch the livestream from approximately 1.55pm.
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33 responses to “Robert Wilkinson”

  1. Anthony Takken says:

    Didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Bob for a long time, but loved the man. Rest in peace mate, knowing I’ll look after Gail.

  2. Rhonda and Fred Cameron says:

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing . Thinking of you all.

  3. Gerald Hogan says:

    Bob was a formidable opponent over many years but a true gentleman both on and of the green. Bowls and the world in general is a better place because of the likes of the Bob Wilko’s of this world. Deepest sympathy to his wife and family. May he rest in peace. Gerry Hogan

  4. Ted Hocking says:

    My condolences to Roberts family and to the Wilkinson family, on the passing of Robert. As one of Bob’s brothers said, that Robert was a True Gentleman, my sentiments also. Vale Robert.

    Ted Hocking “A Maple Street” boy.

  5. Robin Hall says:

    Condolences to Thelma and family on your loss. He was a great friend neighbour .

  6. Neil Wilkinson says:

    You held my hand
    When I was small
    You caught me when I fell
    You’re the hero of my childhood
    And later years as well

    Every time I think of you
    My heart fills with pride
    I’m going to miss you Dad
    But I know your by my side

    In laughter and in sorrow
    In sunshine and in rain
    I know your watching over me
    Until we meet again

  7. Rhys Wilkinson says:

    If Love was a stairway I’d build one to heaven to see you any time
    I reckon it would take me a while to climb
    Until then you’ll be my special star
    Forever in my heart as my loving Pa

  8. Bill Wilkinson says:

    Robert James.Loved brother and brother in law of Bill and Bev.Wonderful Uncle to Robyn and Rick,Scott and a Penny,Andrew and Siobhan.Great Uncle of Emily,Alex,Prudence,James,Eliza and Edward.Rest peacefully.

  9. paul and Elizabeth Hellstrom says:

    RIP Bob the best neighbour any one could ever hope

  10. Jacquie Burns says: always managed to put a smile on my face.. I loved your comforting bear hugs.. thank you for welcoming me in to your family & for the love you showed my son, your grandson Rhys..
    Sincere Condolences to the Wilkinson family.. Forever in my heart.. Sleep peacefully Bob..🌹🌹🌹

  11. Janine Seipolt says:

    Treasured memories of Uncle Bob, sending all my love to Aunty Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail. Andrea, Neil and families.
    Rest In Peace my dear Uncle

  12. Gary Wilkinson says:

    Much loved uncle of Gary and Helen (dec), Braden, Jarrod and Tyler. Deepest sympathy to Aunty Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail, Andrea Neil and their families.
    RIP Uncle Bob

  13. Denise Comte says:

    Uncle Bob. A warm heart and a beaming smile. So many wonderful memories of you over the years. Love to Aunty Thel and family.

  14. Jan Young says:

    We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our Uncle Bob, he was a much loved member of our family. Our heartfelt condolences and love to Aunty Thel, Lee-Ann, Neil, Gail, Andrea and their families. Always in our hearts. Pat, Jan, Karyn, Donna, Shauna, Jay and Families

  15. Tony Smith says:

    Robert James Wilkinson….remembered always with love and respect….thank you so much for your friendship Bob over all the years…sincere sympathy to Thel and all the members of his family…sleep tight Bob…love ya old mate….Tony S.

  16. Elizabeth Hellstrom says:

    Deeply saddened by the loss of such a happy friendly neighbour, thank you for everything over the years. My condolences to all the family.

  17. Marita Smith says:

    I will miss your bright smile and warm eyes and generous spirit Uncle Bob. You were such a lovely brother to my dad and a kind uncle to us all. The world is a better place for you having been part of it for so long. Love to Aunty Thel, Lee-anne, Gail, Andrea and Neil.

  18. Bruce and Robyn Carter says:

    A great boss in my early working days, who became a family friend who I could approach for any advice in my later life.
    A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.
    Bruce Carter and family

  19. Scott Wilkinson says:

    We will all miss you dearly Uncle Bob. I can’t think of a time we met, when you weren’t grinning. To Aunty Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail, Andrea, Neil and families – we can’t be together right now, but we are all sending you hugs and remembering good times. Scott, Penny, Prue and Jimmy Wilko.

  20. Russel Comte says:

    Rest well Bob, a wonderful uncle, always with a smile. We will miss your sunshine.
    Sending strength to Thel, LeeAnn, Gail, Andrea, Neil, and families. And to the brothers, we will miss you all tomorrow.
    Love Russel

  21. Sharon O’Farrell says:

    Much loved Uncle to Greg, Raeleen, Sharon & Sandy Beautiful memories of Uncle Bob, Our thoughts and love to Aunty Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail, Andrea, Neil and families.

  22. Michelle Comte says:

    Will never forget you, Uncle Bob. From the early fun days to more recent times you were always welcoming and kind. Love to Auntie Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail, Andrea, Neil and families. Michelle and Peter xx

  23. Cassandra says:

    Pleasure to have met Bob. Sad to hear of his passing. Thinking of you Thelma, Gail and family. Lots of love to you all.
    Cassie and Kaelan. Lorraine and Ron

  24. Brian says:

    Robert James in the pecking order you were no 8 of 11 the older brother who shared the sleep-out with his younger brothers and shared Sunday night dinner parties with family and friends, we were so lucky! You were a role-model, we learned so much !!!.
    Rest In Peace Bob

    Love to Thelma, Lee-anne, Neil, Gail and Andrea
    From Uncle Brian, Sam, Amy, Sienna Phoenix and Archer

  25. Marcus says:

    Pa was the man I’ll always try to be, and I’d be happy to be half the man he was. Every memory I have of Pa he’s always been kind, respectful, quick to smile, selfless, and proud of his family. I’ll always be proud to be Pa’s grandson. Gone but never forgotten.

  26. Debbie Inglis says:

    Lee-Ann, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

  27. Robert Walsh says:

    Thoughts and condolences are with Thel, Lee-Ann, Gail, Andrea and Neil. Many fond memories of you Bob, always up for a laugh. I know you will be sadly missed, RIP

  28. James Paxton says:

    Pa was who I shaped myself after. Everything he did and said to me helped me, whether it be helping me cheer up after a bad day, or helping me take steps into adulthood. He may have just been my Grandfather but he took on many different roles in my life. I’ll never forget you Pa. You’ve helped not only me but my family through so much. Happy to have met you, proud to have been your Grandson. Your inspiration will linger for the rest of mine and many others’ lives.
    Love you Pa. Rest well up there.

  29. Peter Wilkinson says:

    Condolences and much love to Auntie Thel and family on the sad loss of Uncle Bob,a wonderful man.

  30. Glenn Wilkinson says:

    A wonderful Uncle who always had time for a chat, a infectious smile that will be dearly missed. Rest easy Uncle Bob. All our love to Aunty Thel, Leanne, Andrea, Gail, Neil and families. Love always Glenn, Lorna, Karina, Hayley and Marcus.

  31. Kris Schmidt says:

    Our sincerest condolences to Neil and family for the sad loss of your beloved father. Thinking of you all at this time
    CBA South Eastern Family

  32. Chrysanne Fisher says:

    What a wonderful man,always had a smile on his face. Bob & Thelma were the best neighbours ever. My sincere sympathies & much love to all the family xx

  33. Stan J Jackson says:

    To Thel and family, sorry to hear of your dear Bob’s passing. We remember him as a happy and loving family man.
    God Bless, Marlene Kennedy (Jackson), and Stanley Jackson

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.