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John Robson

John passed away peacefully on 2nd February aged 83 years. He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.


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  1. My sincere condolences to you June and your family Wishing you and the entire family all the strength in these difficult times, my mum joanne spoke so highly of john and yourself, me and my family are sending our love,
    Sincerly
    Joannes Daughter Billie Jo

    Billie Jo Lovegrove
  2. June, I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We met again after 40 years at another sad occasion of Mike (Bowns’) funeral. John was in such good spirits at that time and jt was such a pleasure to meet you both again.
    Sincere condolences to both you and your family

    Liz Broderick (Piper)
  3. So sorry to hear the news. Have lasting memories of john at the old ‘beccs
    Condolences to June and the family.

    John Middlemiss
  4. To our dear mate john ( robbo ) a true gentleman, thank you John for all that you did for us, we will always remember you with much love and affection rest in peace our friend john and Jan x

    John and Jan mitchell
  5. Deepest sympathies to June, Helen and family.

    Frank and Carmel Lazzaro
  6. We were so sad to hear the news. Thinking of you all and sending loads of love from Annie, Matt and the boys xxx

    Annie Leathes
  7. Dearest June, Helen, Beverly and Jeremy. I am so sorry for your loss. Ian and I send all our love to you and will be thinking of you today.

    Linda & Ian x

    Linda Mortimer
  8. Dear Grandma and family
    My heart goes out to you; such a wonderful man and I’m honoured to have grown up knowing him.
    All my love
    Frankie

    Frankie Groves
  9. Sincere condolences June Beverley Helen Jeremy and the rest of the family on the loss of your dear Husband Father and Grandfather.
    My heart goes out to you all.
    Such a wonderful warm gentleman he used to light up a room with his handsome smile.
    Love and Best Wishes
    Jill and Rocco xxx

    Jill Edward
  10. June, It was a privilege to share in this afternoon’s wonderful celebration of John’s life. The words from Helen, Jeremy and Beverley show John was truly a giant among men. You all have so many happy memories to remember.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Geoff and Pauline.

    Geoff Dougherty
  11. Jo and I were so sad to hear the news about John.

    John was the person that inspired me to join the profession I am in today. He was a wonderful, and generous, man and will be remembered with great fondness.

    Chris Salacinski
  12. To our Dear John ..you had an amazing farewell today so sorry we were not able to be there only on line ,,my Mum had her Family around her as you were one she always looked up to …as Jeremy said you have a good rest until we meet again RIP love and sadness from Rosemary ,Alan Maxine ,Angharad and family xxxx

    Maxine Poley
  13. John Robson was my Uncle, a man I grew to admire. He was a true father to his family. I really admired him for his love of life. I alway looked up to him, living across the pond I missed many years he had.. I’m proud of you Uncle John. A wonderful man, who truly loved life. R.I.p

    Aaron Mackenzie
  14. John Robson, A great friend and colleague,

    Memories will linger on forever

    John and Gill A.

    John Alexandre
  15. Firstly our condolences and sympathy, a great loss to all who knew him but especially the family
    John Robson!! a man with a character that was larger than life. He remains my dearest, closest and longest lasting friend, never a cross word between us and impossible to replace.
    A message to John.
    Barbara and I do hope that you are now out of pain and back to your happy laughing self, also rid of the terrible disease and the frustration emanating from it over the last few years. May that nightmare be erased from your memory.
    I hope that you remember our friendship began at little after 9am on September 14th 1948: nearly 73 years ago at “The Beckenham and Penge Grammar School”. It was our first day there and we were told to sit together (Robson Russell), thereafter we were, metaphorically, joined at the hip. You appointed me as your bodyguard as you were small for your age, (at that time) and didn’t start losing your baby teeth until you were 12. The subject of some unkind micky taking, but it made you as tough as nails.
    Rugby Union was our first love, possibly at the expense of studies. We played the game together for the next 20 plus years. You the best scrum half that I ever played with, or against. Perhaps you will reserve a place in your team in the hereafter for a competent wing forward. (1960’s rules)
    Barbara and I, together with all of your friends and family will miss you greatly, you are a one off and it has been our privilege to have had you as part of our life, for so many years. You will not be forgotten; your laugh lives on in our memory now and will forever.
    Sleep tight old friend,
    Allan & Barbara Russell

    ALLAN & BARBARA RUSSELL

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