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30 comments on “Robert Hammer”

  1. A beautiful service for a man who created many wonderful memories! Big guns, ironing, exploding beer!
    RIP Robbie.
    Love to you Marie

    Love Sandy

  2. Dear Marie,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sad passing of Robert, may all your precious memories help you during this very sad time. Kind regards Damian & Liz Dempsey

  3. Rest In Peace Bob , from my first game at the Vermont South CC we struck a great friendship that endured the many summers we played together. Wonderful memories that won’t be forgotten. My sincere condolences
    Regards
    Dave Sando

  4. Rest in Peace Rob
    Thank you for your friendship and commitment to the 20th Aust Fld Coy RAE.
    We have great memories of many Anzac Days shared with you.

    Our deepest sympathy Marie.

    Ron and Chris Dalman

  5. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful godfather and friend to us.
    He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
    All our love The Voce Family xxxxx

  6. Dear Marie,

    Robert was the proud custodian of the 20th Australian Field Company’s banner for several years, and when he knew that he wouldn’t be able to make it to last year’s Anzac Day March, he asked me if I could take over the duty of caring for the banner.

    It was a great honour for me, as my Dad had done the same until he passed away in 1999. Robert will be remembered for his commitment to the memory of his uncle, and to carrying on the tradition of service for one’s country.

    He was always a very generous bloke, and I recall when my Rotary Club were holding an exhibition of model boats, and other maritime exhibits, that he loaned me some “Knot” boards to contribute to the theme, and possibly use a a means of raising funds. He had crafted these over many hours I suspect, and I perhaps undervalued them at the time, but his willingness to support a cause was paramount.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to march this year, but I can assure you that the Reunion will not be the same without him. It would have been a good time for our band of sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren to reflect on the goodwill and camaraderie that Robert eschewed.

    Kind Regards and best wishes to you and your family

    Ian Littlehales

  7. Thinking of you Marie, I have always admired the Marie and Robert relationship. This is a beautiful service with rich and real narratives and photographs that honour Robert so sincerely.

  8. Marie what a beautiful moving service to “Sledge”.
    I am so glad I had the opportunity to be a distant part of it. It brought back so many memorable times we had together at the Vermont South Cricket Club and on our golf trips to Yarrawonga.
    I do understand what you are going through and it is tough but the memories of all the good times you had together will pull you through.
    Love Doug

  9. Dear Marie,

    What a beautiful service for Robert. The music was inspired, the sailors hat, red poppies and the Last Post so very symbolic of Robert’s life, which was so fully lived. We will remember Robert’s sense of fun, love of a beer and a cigarette, and the many shared travels we had in pursuit of new adventures with culture and history in mind. Our last time together in Bergen Norway, when Robert was already ill last year, showed us his never give up and live for the day attitude. Here’s to many wonderful memories and our deepest sympathy for your loss of dear Robert. Sincerely, Avis and John

  10. Dear Marie,
    We joined with you today for a beautiful service. Some wonderful and special memories of Robert. He was a great mate of mine and we shared a lot of good times together both on and off the cricket field.
    R.I.P.
    All our love Betty & Tony together with David, Robert, Wendy and Peter Bennett.

  11. Dear Marie,
    Thinking of you and your family. Praying that you will know God’s peace and strength each day. I have many fond memories of you and Robert travelling with us to various conferences. One stands out in my mind, it was when we were in Chile and Robert was the first one to get to know where things were in the local neighbourhood. He had sorted where we could all get snacks and the location of the ATM before anyone else. Just one of many memories.
    Take care. Love, Hilary

  12. Marie that was such a beautiful service. So fitting for such a warm and kind human being. We will miss him so much. So many wonderful memories we have of sharing life with Robert in so many different parts of the globe.

  13. Thinking of you Marie. We never had the pleasure of meeting you, however we have very fond memories of Rob with a beer in hand at the 20th Field Reunions and his inner knowledge of the Yarra trams to catch. We will look forward to seeing you at some later date. Best wishes and kind regards, Barbara and Laurie Stewart.

  14. It was a lovely ceremony Marie, i’m sure Robert would have been pleased.

    I enjoyed hearing of Roberts life and definitely have to agree that he had the love of many men, women and children. As i will always fondly recall the times we/you visited and he would either talk with us or have something interesting to distract us.

    He will be remembered
    Rowan

  15. Dearest Marie,

    We are so sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. We are thinking of you and send our love. Ella said she will sending you some of her best drawings.
    My heart goes out to your Marie

    Much love,
    Denise, Sean, Julia, & lil Ella Chapman

  16. Dear Marie,

    My deepest condolences to you and you family in this difficult time.While Robert has left our physical world, he has not left you he will always be by your sitting on your shoulder, cheering you on and leading you ytrough life just in a different way. God Bless Marie

  17. Darling Marie, you and Neil created a beautiful ceremony, one Rob would have appreciated greatly. Now another journey begins for Rob and for you too, with your family and friends on hand, and with your colleagues at your side. Thinking of you with love and sadness.

  18. Sending so much love and hugs to you Auntie Marie, I have spent the afternoon reliving my memories of Pollywoodside, the NGV and my sleep overs in Kew. What an adventurous life Uncle Rob lived. Much love, Mel xxx

  19. Condolences Marie
    Remembering the great time we had with Bob at the Vermont South Cricket Club and on the Coodabeens Golf trips.
    Bob was a much loved member for many Seasons and will be sadly missed.

  20. Dear Marie,

    We are so sad to hear about cousin Robert. He cared for so many people and I remember listening to his may stories when I was at visiting Aunty Marie and Uncle Kell. God Bless You. Take Care of yourself.

    Love always Peter, Belinda, Hayden and Abby Shearer XX

  21. Dear Marie, sending you our heartfelt condolences for Robert’s passing. Although we haven’t seen Robert for many years, memories of time spent with him are still vivid. Who can, of course, forget his love for the Melbourne Demons!! Many a Saturday afternoon were spent with Robert, Vicki and Rod, Uncle Kel, Pop Hammer and my own Dad. And what ardent, avid supporters they all were!! Animated probably is the best way to describe them. I remember Robert as being kind and never forgetting me as his younger cousin – he would always take time to talk to me. He was a passionate supporter of Melbourne and he channelled that passion into renovating the house in Kew. We hope you can take some solace from the fact that Robert’s labour of love in his renovation of the house surrounds you with his handiwork and envelops you. Love Gill and Doug Smith (nee Hammer)

  22. Fondest memories of time spent with Bob and Marie, visiting Kew and Shoreham on many occasions and a fantastic Singapore trip where I was given the “Bob tour.” Staying at your home was a learning experience in the art cooking veal and drinking slivka! A good mate to have a beer with. We will have one to you tonight. Fond memories and love.

  23. Thinking of you, beautiful Marie. I’m wearing my best slippers in honour of all the dinner parties where Robert wore his.

  24. Dear Marie,
    Although we had not seen much of Robert in recent years I have fond memories of gatherings at Karwitha street. He will be remembered by Sue and myself.

  25. We will always treasure the many years and happy times we spent with you Marie as a student together through our mutual graduations, parties as friends, our marriage and yours to Robert. Then the happy mutually shared times through the years buying and building homes in close proximity. Our first born Harley was Roberts godson . Juliette our daughter both will also miss and treasure their shared memories of Robert.
    We will always remember that wit and stubborn streak which no doubt saw Rob through many ups and downs in life but most importantly the recent diagnosed years where his inner determination was still very evident plus his humour and warmth at our last dinner out at Sofia’s. Still the same supportive and kind husband full of wit and dreams for the next trip and conference! as long as it was not the Arctic circle in the freezing cold.
    At that meal we shared our mutual love of history and in particular WW11 and all the places left for us to explore that you and Rob had already seen.
    His life was a triumph of will and he always had endeavours on the boil. His labour of love being the renovations at Windella avenue, what an outcome, in particular Marie the study and bookshelves. His paneling and feature ceilings were always a joy to behold.
    Dear Rob up there in heaven the gates were flung open with a warm welcome and home made brew by the Arch angels. Our love always to you and Marie who has your legacy of love around her each day to comfort and be a constant joy, to live knowing those precious years and final moment was with Robert holding your guiding hand Marie. All our love to you , Pat , your family members and Roberts brother and sister.

  26. Dear Marie,
    I send my deepest condolences to you and the family. Please reflect on the good times you had with Robert and you will find peace in your heart. May the good Lord comfort you and the family at this difficult time. God Bless.

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