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Robert Bleakley – 29/07/1923 ~ 22/08/2021

Our dear Dad and Grandad aged 98, passed away peacefully into the
arms of the Angels on Sunday morning.
A well respected man, dearly loved by family and friends alike.
“We loved you long
We love you still.
We remember you now
And always will.”
You will be greatly missed.
A private Memorial Service will be held in the Wilson Chapel
at Springvale Necropolis at 1pm on Friday 27/08/2021

Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bell that never rang
Here is the fish that never swam

13 Responses

  1. My Father- in Law Rab Bleakley who was always there when he was needed. Will now join his wife Cathy and daughter Anne wherever they are.
    I will have a ‘Dram’ in his honour

  2. Our heartfelt wishes to you Eileen and all your family . Stay strong and know in your wisdom the presence of you loved dad stands with you as he moves into our beloved sport world ❤️

  3. Eileen, Angela, Cath and Family,

    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad.
    Grandpa was a beautiful man with an heart of gold.
    He will be sadly missed and he will always hold a special place in my heart.
    God Bless
    Kerrie and Wayne

  4. Oh Robert, the world indeed will be a sadder place without you. The wee glint in your eye and a smile on your face and ‘aye hen’ when you spoke to me. I have such fond memories when we were all young at many a celebration at Karl and Angela’s place, there was always a song to be sung and you did that well. I just smile when I think of you and your sense of humour that carried on into later years with your entertaining posts on social media, many touched my heart and always when I needed to hear your wise words or get a laugh which I did often. My thoughts and Deepest Sympathy go out to your beautiful family, grandkids, and great grandkids they were all so special in your eyes and you will live on in all of them. RIP Robert, you will be sadly missed.

  5. To everything there is a season,
    To you, Robert, a man of towering strength and generous spirit, the end of your season is nigh. Yet your spirit lives on in the generations you left behind, those who carry the spirit of your homeland within them. Your season is now about peace. Rest well, Robert.

  6. Sharing in your sadness. This is a wonderful tribute to a man who lived life to the full. Rest In Peace Robert.

  7. Good night sleep tight God bless you Uncle Robert it was a privilege knowing you though and prayers to all the family. Lang may yir lum reek xxxx

  8. Rest in peace to a wonderful man. More than a brother-in-law, also a life long friend. As he would say “Lang May Yer Lum Reek”. Love from Ellen McDonald & Family

  9. Remembering my beloved brother Robert and especially our life in Budhill with our loving parents and our brothers and sisters.

    We all so enjoyed his visits back home when we shared memories with our children and grandchildren. Robert was a great story teller and he always made us laugh with his tales. He was a lovely man and will be much missed.

    Betty and all the family.

  10. Robert had a life very well lived and loved. A true family man and a champion to his women folk , a trusted guide and friend to his menfolk, adored by all his kin, he will be truly missed. RIP ROBERT.

  11. So so sorry to hear of the passing of U Robert. I only saw him a few times during his life since I was born after he moved to Australia, most recently after the passing of my Mum and Dad a few years ago, but I saw straight away he was a lovely man with a sparkle in his eyes. Wishing all the family condolences at this time from all of us here in the UK.

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