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31 comments on “Robert ‘Bob’ Pockett”

  1. Our deepest sympathy to Val, David and family.
    A lovely life story.
    Steve and Maree McLaine

  2. Our Deepest Sympathy to Valerie, David and family on the passing of Bob – a remarkable man who gave so much to the Toolangi community. A true gentleman.
    Joanne & Bernie Priestley and family

  3. Dear Valerie, David, Rose, & family,
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    We have many fond memories from working with you at The Spud Farm ( Potato Research Stationer). RIP. Max & Monica

  4. Dear David and Family,
    On behalf of the Residents and Staff at Monda Lodge, we would like to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father Bob.
    It was an honour to know such a true gentleman.
    Thank you for letting us be part of his service. We did watch it and was beautiful.
    God bless you all.

  5. A beautiful funeral service in a stunning setting.

    This was a wonderful tribute to a man who lived an exemplary life,
    filled with a deep love of family and friends as well as a life long service to the community.

    Love from Keith and Astrida Roper

  6. Had the pleasure of knowing Bob for over some twenty years. Did some research for him on one of his books ” Answering the Call .” He was a thorough Gentleman with a smile in his voice and will be sadly missed. Sincere condolences. George Trumble Ex Secretary Healesville Fire Brigade

  7. This was a truly memorable service, absolutely fitting for our uncle. He was such an all-round quiet , clever and generous achiever.
    I t was appropriate to have his vast number of talents , achievements and qualities recognized and celebrated on this day. We are proud that he was our uncle. A life well lived, full and complete. A very hard act to follow.
    Our love and best wishes to David , Rose, Valerie Kathryn and Matthew.
    Condolences from Paul, Christine and family

  8. Bob was an epitome of a gentleman of his era, many happy memories of summertime visits to your home at Toolangi. A life well lived.
    With deepest sympathy,


  9. Dear David, Rose, Kathrine and Matthew,
    what a wonderful service outlining the amazing life your dad has led. I can see he will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family in this very sad time.
    Paul, Corinne and Family

  10. From David Orange.
    It was good to be there via livestream .He has put a login to the community . I wish you our condolences. Love From David Orange .
    John 3 verse 16

  11. The world has lots an incredible life, May Robert rest in peace.
    Though our words can do little, We hope our thoughts and prayers will support
    David, Rose Kathryn and Matt and their family at this time.

    Love from
    Daniel Gale

  12. Bob Pockett was clearly well loved and respected by many. A Fortunate Life. We’re glad that his memories are well preserved and his legacy remembered. An Australian gentleman. We feel privileged to have been able to be a part of this today. Loved Bob’s poem.

  13. A very fitting service for a wonderful man of great integrity and wisdom. We were very lucky to have had him as our neighbour. He is sorely missed.
    Frans and Erica.

  14. To David and Valerie and your family,

    So thankful to have been able to share this service with you.

    Not an easy thing to say goodbye to your father.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Kaye and Colin Wickham

  15. Dear David, Rose, Matthew, Katherine and Valerie,
    We were deeply moved by our road side vigil as you passed by the end of Castella Road. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the closure of Bob’s earthly journey. He has been a true blessing to our Toolangi/Castella Community and contributed in many wonderful ways over the years.
    May God’s comfort and peace be yours as you remember and reflect on his part in your story as his Family.
    Blessings & Love xx Jack & Ngaire Walhout.

  16. Dear Val, David, Rose and family.
    What a wonderful tribute to a truly wonderful man.
    RIP Bob; you will be missed and always remembered.
    P.S We in the Thomson family still have the poem that Bob wrote for Dad.
    Our love to you all.
    David, Denise and Family.
    (Mum – Rose – sends her thoughts and love to you all).

  17. Dear David, Rose, Valerie and family, such a beautiful tribute to Bob. Look after each other, our thoughts are with you all. Regards Barry, Karen, Wayne and families

    1. A lovely service for Bob. Certainly a man of many talents. Deepest sympathy David and family and Val. Much love Elaine, Susan, Lenny, Christopher, Katie and Will

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