In Memory Of

31.12.1945 - 16.6.2020.

Loving husband of Janet.

Beloved father and father-in-law of
Karl and Bess
Tyson and Fern.

Much loved Gra of Angus, Alistair, Patrick and Mia.

Brother and friend to Ian and Belinda and Uncle to
Philip, Kellie and Michael.

RIP Rob.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Australia
would be appreciated.

He has punched his final control.

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Robyn Dose -

Rob will be remembered by me for his sense of humour, his tenacity, and his encouragement at orienteering events. I still remember how he liked his hot dog! Sadly missed. Robyn Dose


Janine Arthur Smith -

It’s been a long time since I’ve been out Orienteering but I was saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. He will be truly missed by the Orienteering community. Condolences to Jan, Karl, Tyson and family. Thinking of you all. He will be in your hearts forever. Love Janine, Shane and Lauren Smith


David, Sam and Emily Winters -

Jan and Tyson, Fern and the kids, other family members: We have learned that words can never say enough at this time, but please know that you are in our thoughts..


Michael Round -

Dear Jan, Tyson and Fern, Karl and Bess I am shocked and very sad to read of Rob's passing and just hope it was without undue suffering. My thoughts are with you all and especially for you Jan because you've lost your life's partner. I wish you all the very best for the rest of this year and on-wards.


Michael Hubbert -

Sincere condolences from The Australian Orienteer. Our sport has lost a valued contributor.


Kay Haarsma -

Rob was "Mr Tjuringa" in my eyes. Always calm and ready to help at O events with no fanfare. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone, which is pretty rare. Rob & Jan had a long partnership and produced and developed great kids - a life well lived.


Steve and Anthea Williams -

Dear Jan, Karl, Tyson and families. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Sincerely Steve and Anthea


Claire Davill -

Rob was such a gentleman, so kind and patient and so giving of his time to orienteering. He and Jan were so welcoming to me practically half living in their home as a teenager, and introduced me to some very esoteric music (Soweto String Quartet being a favourite) that I still listen to today, years later. If the aim in life is to leave the world a little better than you found it, then Rob achieved that in spades.


Lexie -

Thinking of you all. I’m remembering Rob’s quiet and very quick humour. Xoxo


Robert Smith -

Dear Jan, We were very sad to hear last week of Rob's passing. I am sorry that current conditions don't allow us to join you tomorrow to celebrate Rob's life. Regards Bob and Karen


Muriel and Stuart Lane -

We are so sorry for your loss Jan. We will look forward to seeing your home on wheels in the bush soon. Lots of hugs when we catch up after COVID. Rob is remembered with great memories. Love, Muriel and Stuart


Dennis Rogers -

Rob and I first met as work colleagues back in 1984 at a company which was suffering many setbacks. His organisational ability was sound. It also extended to the social aspects of the company which our families always enjoyed. Fond memories of Rob thruout our association. Condolences to Jan, Karl,Tyson and Family. Our thoughts are with you at your sad loss. Dennis and Dianne Rogers


Helen & Chris Lorimer -

Fond memories and many smiles from years ago, a great friend and work colleague taken too soon. condolences to Jan, Karl, Tyson and families.


Fi Pahor -

I will always remember Rob as a gentle man, and a gentleman.


Carolyn Strong -

I have been thinking of you and your family .


Robin Uppill -

Rob was a major contributor to orienteering, both at the state and club level, in South Australia. His contribution was done in a no fuss way, as well as being very meticulous in his tasks. Condolences from Robin and Adrian.


Ruth and Dave Nicolson -

We first saw Rob at a Rogaine Hash House. He came in with 2 young boys (Karl or Tyson, and Chris Davill) who were too young to Rogaine by themselves, so Rob was accompanying them on a cold and dark evening. Our first impression was that he was a very kind father, and that was borne out when we got to know him better. He was also very friendly and always remembered our names!