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Robin Swaine

1945 - 2021

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  1. Robin’s friendship was greatly treasured and we were privileged to have known him. Our swimming adventure on Palm Island will always be remembered with great joy. Rest well, dear friend.

    Dave & Steff
  2. He was my best man and I was his. He was my brother and we shared so many happy memories in many places. These can never be lost of a person who was dedicated to his family, his service in the Royal Navy and his volunteering for the benefit of others.

    I am going to miss him greatly,

    Richard
  3. In memory of Robin. A friend with so much energy and vitality, who left us far too soon.

    Alan, Teresa & Victoria
  4. Farewell shipmate, it was a pleasure and honour to have served with you on Her Majesty’s grey funnel line. You were always the perfect gentleman and your loss is keenly felt.

    Fair winds, calm seas and a safe harbour on your final voyage.

    Mike

    Mike Harbon
  5. Bob, the brightest stars shine to remind us, that the special people we lose are always with us.
    You were a Great guy with an Awesome personality you’re going to be greatly missed.

    Geoff Smart
  6. Thank you Bob for being you.
    A true gentleman from the lower deck to the upper deck.

    Buster

    Stephen Brown
  7. My dear cousin Rob, so full of positivity and warmth….. your presence always seemed to light up the room.
    You and Rich have always been very special to us all …… especially Mum who adored you both.
    You will be missed.

    Jan
  8. Dear Anne and family, our sincerest condolences. Robin was a true gentleman, Naval Officer and very dear friend. We will always remember what fun we had together in Portugal. Farewell dear shipmate.

    Mike and Julia Mansergh
  9. A true gentleman indeed, a great friend, remembering the good times and the laughs we had together.

    Terry White
  10. Anne, Mark & Luke,
    It was with great sadness that I learned of your husband/father’s passing. We had been colleagues and friends since we served at RNAS Yeovilton together. Our paths crossed many times over our careers, including the experience of sitting in San Carlos water waiting for the Argentinian Air Force to arrive for the daily excitement. Towards the end of his career we served together in Portugal and only this past September, during a UK visit, he kindly hosted me to lunch at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club before insisting on driving back to my accommodation in Bournemouth. He was quite simply one of the nicest of men, in every respect, that I have had the pleasure to have known in my life. All of this pales against your loss but I hope that time can help to heal while remembering all those good times you shared together.

    Michael (Jim) Dale
  11. G’day Uncle Robin – you set me on the right road when you were the Jimmy of HMS Gavinton, my first ship as a young MW sailor, I never looked back and I’ve never forgotten your wise council. From your approachability, fairness, kindness and above all sense of fun, I learned a leadership style from you that stuck with me. Vale Sir, fair winds and following seas.
    Aye
    Cdr David Ince RAN

    David Ince
  12. To a truly wonderful person, and an inspiration across all fields of service, sports, family and friends. A gentleman and a role model of the very highest standing. Rest well Uncle Rob  X

    James, Natalie & Family
  13. Robin and Janet Richards send their condolences to all of the Swaine family at this time of their loss.

    Robin and Janet Richards
  14. We were all so very sad to hear of the passing of such a special man. We always looked forward to seeing and hearing his wonderful enthusiam for life when we embarked on our annual camping pilgrimage to Norden Farm and of course the Corfe Castle Fete.

    We, the Steele Family as part of the ‘Cheam Team’ offer our sincere condolences and will miss Robin greatly. We will always remember the support and friendship he showed us over the years when visiting your beautiful village.

    Robin will be remembered fondly by us all.

    Sally & Fiona, Hannah & Tony, James, Lorraine, Ruby & Oscar, Jules, Steve & Phoebe xxx

    The Steele Family, Cheam Team
  15. Our sincere condolences to Anne and family on the sad passing of Robin. He was a gentleman, and it was a privilege to have known him and to have enjoyed his friendship over the years. He will be a great loss to the village. May He Rest in Peace.
    Peter & Rosemary.

    Peter Apsey
  16. In memory of a really true gentleman of Purbeck fondly remembered by the community he loved.

    John and Sue
  17. Dear Anne and family
    Robin will be sorely missed by everyone, his enthusiasm for everything that he was involved in was amazing.
    We are proud to have been a small part of his life.
    Robin, may your Christmas lights never go out, rest well dear friend.
    Much love
    The [1st] Cheam Team

    Nick and Sue
  18. Uncle Rob,
    I will remember you as a man full of energy, fun and a great entertainer at family occasions. Whether that was singing along to Matts ukulele or just telling stories of your many travels.
    My last memory was sitting in your garden with Auntie Anne drinking tea in the sunshine with mum and dad and my girls. Perfect happy days.
    All my love

    Rebecca, Amelia and Evie xxx
  19. Uncle Robin, Lieutenant Commander,
    A role model and inspirational across my life. I loved the stories of gallantry, adventure and close scraps that followed your impressive naval career. In later years that same sense of duty and care for others continued and I was so proud to introduce you to my family. Your warmth and humour touched everyone you met, We will all miss you x

    Andrew, Freya, Faber, Finn and Noah
  20. Robin,
    My Sea Dad, mentor, sailing companion and good friend. All my memories of you are happy ones.
    Fair winds and following seas,
    Richard

    Richard Farrington
  21. To Anne and Family, words alone cannot convey our deepest sadness and condolences at the passing of Robin. Much love to you all, Jan, Tamara, Shane and Alisha.

    Jan Withers
  22. Anne, Matthew, Luke and family.
    I watched the memorial service on line. My heart goes out to you all at this sad time.
    Although I haven’t seen Robin in a very long time, I remember him with fondness. He was a very kind and generous person and there for everyone.
    Anne. I can’t imagine your pain and loss but you will always have Robin in your heart.
    Kind regards.
    Marje & Gerry in Bournemouth.

    Mrs. Marjorie Watton
  23. It was such a privalege to know Robin – a great friend in so many ways. I will always treasure is happy, friendly, caring banter and a great running/cycling/walking companion. Rest well my friend.

    Tim Harley
  24. We send our love to you, Anne and all the family. We will remember Robin for his kindness, sense of humour and making everyone feel welcome. We will miss him. Linda and Barry

    Barry Stocks
  25. We have known Robin for about thirty years and he will be greatly missed in the village. He was always cheerful, full of energy and willing to be of help and assistance.
    Our condolence to Anne and the family for the loss of a really wonderful person.

    Doreen & Roger Frost
  26. Dear Anne and family,

    Like so many others, we followed the Thanksgiving Service for Robin’s life and were much moved by it. Please accept our sympathies at this very difficult time. He was a great guy and it was a pleasure to know him.

    Ken and Val Quinnell
    Almeria, Spain
    January 2022

    Ken and Val Quinnell

Service Details

Friday, January 7th 2022 - 12:00
FUNERAL LOCATION
St Edward's Church - Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ
BRANCH
James Smith Funeral Directors
Swanage
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