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Rob Williamson
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 9, 1945
  • Date of passing: Jan 29, 2013
Let the memory of Rob be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rob Williamson, 67, born on July 9, 1945 and passed away on January 29, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Please share your thoughts, photos and stories.

Rob was cared for in St. Johns Hospice, Wirral, by a wonderful team of dedicated nursing staff and volunteers.  He was extremely grateful for this and wanted his thanks shared.  

Should you wish to donate to the hospice, we have created a donation site on Just Giving, which you can find by clicking here.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by brian pearson on 9th July 2016

"Rob we think about you often and especially today.
Love Valerie, Brian and Family xx"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 9th July 2016

"Your rose is in flower, I am going to cut it an put it in a bud vase today x"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 9th July 2016

"This is another birthday we can't celebrate together with friends for a BBQ but true to form it's raining. Not that it ever stopped you. We all remember the polythene sheet and brush!!
You'll be in my heart forever, I love you so much xx"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 9th July 2016

"Lovely Barbecue weather today Rob!!!!
We have so many happy memories of Birthdays spent together. Thinking of you today with warmth and love, Bill and Jackie XX"

This tribute was added by brian pearson on 29th January 2016

"Thinking of you Rob and can't believe it is three years.
Didn't know you attended keep-fit classes, Rob, you kept that quiet!

Valerie, Brian and Family"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 29th January 2016

"Rob,
Three years have passed since we said goodbye
They say time heals - but, they lie!
We'll never forget all those happy times-
good company, good food -very good beer
As they write on postcodes, we wish you were here!
With love Bill & Jackie xx"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 29th January 2016

"I was in the Bebington Civic Centre last week looking at the noticeboard when I saw a photo of a keep fit class and was very surprised to see Rob right  in the centre; Happy days...Greatly missed, lovingly remembered by all. xxx"

This tribute was added by Jackie Hibberd on 29th January 2016

"Thinking of you"

This tribute was added by Nikki Thompson on 29th January 2016

"To Denise and boys....Can't believe 3 yrs have gone..only feels like yesterday that Rob was popping his head over the garden fence chatting to the boys about football and rugby...still missed by us all.  Luv Nikki, Paul,  Brad & Adam xxx"

This tribute was added by Peter Williamson on 21st July 2015

"Hi Rob. Well, I finally caught you up, 67 this month. I think about you every day and Dise has given us a Memory rose, which is quite a responsibility, but amazingly is still blooming, as are our memories of you.

All our Love, Peter and Kel X"

This tribute was added by brian pearson on 9th July 2015

"Thinking about you today Rob on this special birthday and wish we could say to you "Happy 70th Birthday Rob"

Love Valerie, Brian and Family xx"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 9th July 2015

"It would have been massive birthday celebrations today Rob, but sadly not to be. Your 60th would be a hard one to follow, everyone still talks about it but I know you would have come up trumps organizing something.

Love you forever and missing you every day xx"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 9th July 2015

"Another Milestone Birthday Rob!
We are so sad that you are not here to celebrate it with us but, we'll give it our best shot!!
Still recalling all the happy Birthdays we spent together, Cheers Rob!
With love Bill & Jackie XX"

This tribute was added by Graham Williamson on 29th January 2015

"Love you Dad.  So sad you didn't get a chance to meet your Granddaughter in person, but thank you for keeping Max and Annabelle safe from up there. And if you could send me a sign on the best way rewire the oven that would be great."

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 29th January 2015

"How we miss our dear friend
But, thoughts of you will never end
Italy, Norway, Grouville Bay,
Happy memories, here to stay.
With love Bill and Jackie xx"

This tribute was added by lynne hibberd on 29th January 2015

"Hey was up on the quarry today where you fellas went for a walk when we were away for Girl's Weekend. It's snowy and I remember you buying some spray plaster to protect Rani's paws from the grit! Thanks! Thinking of you as ever, Lynne and Jason xx"

This tribute was added by brian pearson on 29th January 2015

"Thinking of you Rob,
Love Valerie, Brian and Family x"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 29th January 2015

"Rob, I am always thinking of you and I really miss all the fun and happiness we shared (as well as your spider catching!). Life will never be the same. Love you forever x"

This tribute was added by Jackie Hibberd on 29th January 2015

"Thinking of you.  We all still miss you and remember you every day."

This tribute was added by brian pearson on 28th July 2014

"Although this message is well after your birthday, Rob, we did not forget even though we were on holiday in Sorrento where Kate is working this summer. We did raise a glass to you on the day.
Love Valerie, Brian and Family xx"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 9th July 2014

"Remembering you especially today Rob, thinking of you often and still missing our fun friend lots.
Love Bill and Jackie xx"

This tribute was added by lynne hibberd on 9th July 2014

"Another World Cup year and no doubt it would have been barbecue and footy for your birthday. Though if you'd drawn Brazil in the family Big Money sweepstake we'd never have heard the last of it! Thinking of you and the folks with fun and fondness. Lynne and Jason xxx"

This tribute was added by Sue Hosker on 9th July 2014

"Once again the Hosker barbecue has been lit in your memory. A much quieter affair than yours used to be! Happy birthday Rob. Hope there's a bit of a party going on up there for you today. Love Sue, Jamie, Fraser, Isla and Ailsa x"

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 9th July 2014

"For your birthday last year I sponsored a giraffe in your name at Chester Zoo and this year it will be the flamingos. Lasting memories of our trips to the zoo. Missing you so much xx

Last week I was talking to Nicki. my next door neighbour and she told me when Adam, her 9 year old talented footballer son scores a goal he says it's for Rob and gives thumbs up. It's so touching to know Rob had such an impact on someone so young. (must have been the water fights or when the ball was accidently on purpose kicked over the fence so Rob would throw it back again!)
You keep on scoring Adam, maybe for England one day."

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 29th January 2014

"Rob, you have a beautiful new granddaughter, Annabelle, I wish you were here to hold her and give her cuddles and I wish you could play and have fun with Christian, Verity and Maxwell like you used to."

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 29th January 2014

"Rob, you always made an impact on family gatherings which sadly are not the same without you, we miss you so much. Jackie, Kay and Lynne have inherited your sense of fun and ingenuity and have devised a family keepsake in your memory in the form of an steam engine wine bottle holder (very apt) to be 'competed' for at family do's. Thanks girls, it means a lot x"

This tribute was added by Jackie Hibberd on 29th January 2014

"Think of you lots. Can't believe a year has gone by already.  You are not forgotten. x"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 29th January 2014

"We raised our glasses and raised them high
to toast our dear friend and times gone by
Here comes the waiter with more beer
Cheers Rob, we wish you were here!  
Lots of love Jackie & Bill xx"

This tribute was added by Maria Lawler on 20th January 2014

"In life but more so in business people are not always what they seem, Rob was a really good bloke with honest old fashioned values, although we only know him for a few years it was such a pleasure we will always remember."

This tribute was added by Deb Barker on 9th July 2013

"Birthday wishes Rob. Dise, Steven, Graham and family's celebrate it's what he would have done and what he would want you to carry on doing."

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 9th July 2013

"Rob, you are in my thoughts every minute of every day, I am missing you so much. xxx"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 9th July 2013

"You are very often in our thoughts Rob, but especially today."

This tribute was added by Jackie Hibberd on 9th July 2013

"Also thinking of you today and all the rest of the family that miss you at every family event and on special days."

This tribute was added by lynne hibberd on 9th July 2013

"On this sunny day I'm sure I won't be the only one thinking of the great birthday bash that Uncle Robbie organised in Wales. The most beautiful location and a week of laughing, splashing, running, dossing and eating together. Lovely memories - thanks Uncle Robbie! X"

This tribute was added by Sue Hosker on 8th July 2013

"It's great barbecue weather. We will be lighting ours tomorrow in your memory. Happy birthday Rob. We continue to miss you and think of you often. Love the Hoskers x"

This tribute was added by robert schmitz on 2nd June 2013

"2 of 2
I found bob to be a really interesting guy who always fought for what he felt was right. Always smiling and forever helpful. I saw bob as a father figure who will be missed by all at Ferno. I'm sure his infectious laugh will be spreading across the heavens.
Bye bye bob."

This tribute was added by robert schmitz on 2nd June 2013

"I had the pleasure of working with Bob and Denise for 3 years. Bob used to sit directly next to me so I had many a conversation with him about repairing toilets or plastering walls. Whilst working as a design engineer he would often give me great engineering advice and ideas which are still being used in ambulances today. 1 of 2"

This tribute was added by Kay Garnett on 13th February 2013

"As a child I can remember waiting at the window for Rob & the family to arrive, knowing that whatever the occasion there would be laughter, presents and trickery on the way. Rob always had a beardy rub, raspberry or tickle ready to make me laugh and he truly made me feel special. Rob has been a "great" great uncle too as he used his magic touch with Steven, Helen & Simon. Miss you loads xx"

This tribute was added by Jackie Redfearn on 12th February 2013

"For more than thirty years Rob has been a very dear and valued friend. He was such a genuine and likeable person, thoughtful, kind, ever helpful and full of fun!  He was a great 'Team Leader' on the many holidays and outings we shared - we will miss him sooo much!  His 'team' wiil soldier on, just as he would wish. We will think of Rob always, with warmth and with love. x"

This tribute was added by Bill Redfearn on 12th February 2013

"Rob, I shook your hand and thanked you for your friendship over many years. Thanks for the holidays, dining out and the beers. Not only as a very good friend but like a brother too.
Rest in peace my dear friend, I'm already missing you."

This tribute was added by brian pearson on 12th February 2013

"Rob was an unforgettable gentleman who was a pleasure to be with. He was cheerful,considerate,helpful,ingenious,skillful and loved innovative technology and his loft model railway typified his detailed imagination and great practical ability. Helen, Christopher and Kate have very fond memories of Rob. Love to Denise and family from Valerie,Brian,Helen,Christopher,Suzanne and Kate."

This tribute was added by Sid Jolley on 10th February 2013

"Robbie was, above all, a gentle, gentle man and that is how his friends in Port Sunlight will remember him."

This tribute was added by Sue Hosker on 10th February 2013

"1of2:The past 35 years have provided so many happy memories and in spite of the tears there will always be a smile each time we recall them... the Willow Barbies, Florida holidays, children’s birthday parties and Christenings have all provided their moments of amusement. At future get-togethers there will always be a glass raised in your memory–I promise."

This tribute was added by Sue Hosker on 10th February 2013

"2of2: Thanks for being like a second dad to Graham and I and for the tremendous influence you have had on us over the years. You were and will remain an inspiration to all of us fortunate enough to have known you. We are only sorry your time with us was cut too short. Good night Rob, sleep tight. With love from Sue, Jamie, Fraser, Isla and Ailsa xxxxx"

This tribute was added by david bullock on 6th February 2013

"It is a privilege to have known Rob.  While distance kept us apart, when we got together it was always with genuine warmth and affection.  A wise and gentle man, Rob leaves behind a wonderful family and our love and thoughts are with you all.
David and Linda"

This tribute was added by Ross Thomson on 5th February 2013

"A true gentleman with such a warm personality and infectious smile.   His kind words on our wedding video always make Tracy and I smile.   Our sincerest wishes are with you all.

Ross Tracy and Jess"

This tribute was added by Terence Marsh on 5th February 2013

"Athough Eileen and myself only knew Rob for a very short time when we met at Clatterbridge, he was so calm and so helpful to me prior to starting my treatment.   We stayed in touch from that time onwards and became good friends.  You were a lovely man and may you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Harry Hibberd on 4th February 2013

"Rob was always my only brother and family guide in brotherly things. He gave me everywhere countless memories of family parties, holidays together in the sun, and generous help with all techno-problems that came our way. He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by ron hughes on 4th February 2013

"40 years of wonderfull memories of which Mavis and I will always cherish. Rob was always there for us, always ready to help no mattter how difficult the problem, he would solve it for us. A true and honest friend and neigbough who will never be forgotton. We know there is a place in heaven for you Rob.

Ron and Mavis"

This tribute was added by Andrea Farrow on 4th February 2013

""Bob the Cavalier" was always such a gentleman and a lovely chap. We were very lucky to work with him, always warm and caring and excellent at his job. He was always happy and smiling and will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Jon Ellis on 4th February 2013

"Such a sad loss and Bob was a very experienced and professional person. Although he was Quality Manager at Ferno (UK) his role extended way beyond this because he was always happy to help. We have shared many social events around the world on business trips and also with his work colleagues, I will always remember his happy smile! Our thoughts are with Denise, Steven and Graham"

This tribute was added by Deb Barker on 3rd February 2013

"I don't  think I can ever remember seeing Rob without a smile on his face. I was a bridesmaid was for Dise and Rob and remember my hair band digging in,a funny thing to stick in my memory for 45 years.Many a happy family occasion has been shared over the years and Rob will certainly be missed by all of us. Love to Dise and family thinking of you xx"

This tribute was added by Chris Lincoln on 3rd February 2013

"Rob, the perfect gentleman and definitely inspector gadget, I loved his creative nature and endless patience, his attention to detail and perfection. At one of our last meetings we explored the fabulous model train and village in the loft, it is absolutely amazing, the posh scouser certainly had tremendous talents. We will miss you Rob but remember you fondly."

This tribute was added by Sarah Williamson on 2nd February 2013

"What a privalige to be part of Rob's family, I was welcomed so well. I will remember his sense of humour, consideration of others, calm temperament, sound advice, positivity and kindness.  Rob was always amazingly well prepared and exceptionally creative and talented, so patient with dedication to the tiniest details! Our time was too short but much valued. Max will miss his Granddad. x"

This tribute was added by Peter Williamson on 1st February 2013

"Hi Rob. You will always be here with us all, so don`t think you get away that easilly! You are the one person I`ve known all my life. All those fights when we were young, three years gave you a little advantage, I think. Now, how I wish we`d spent more time together in recent years. I hope there`s a Loftington to keep you busy until we meet up again. Lots of Love, Bruv, Peter."

This tribute was added by Graham Williamson on 1st February 2013

"Dad was the best. He inspired me to live a fun-filled life, prioritise family, and offer selfless generosity; but also to get the best gadgets and host flamboyant fireworks displays. I am so grateful for all the time, happiness and love he gave me.  Max's Granddad always made him smile, and I am so happy for the time they were able to spend together in his first 9 months.  Love you Dad"

This tribute was added by Jackie Hibberd on 1st February 2013

"To the best Uncle ever.  He has always been part of the family and will always remain so.  From crazy water fight days as a child to family holidays with the next generation present. A life cut short much, much too soon.  Remain forever young. Will be missed but not forgotton."

This tribute was added by Lynne Hibberd on 1st February 2013

"Uncle Robbie was like a cross between Father Christmas, Inspector Gadget and Gandalf: full of laughter, warm hearted, generous, beardy, and with a bag of party tricks which often ended in a small explosion or at least a loud bang. He always aimed to put fun into a situation and we'll never have a family gathering where he isn't remembered with joy. X"

This tribute was added by June Hibberd on 1st February 2013

"Rob was the brother I never had - always full of fun and ready to wind me up but also there to lend a hand.  The memories over 48 years are too numerous to mention but I won't forget them or Rob."

This tribute was added by Steve Williamson on 1st February 2013

"Dad was the best father and grandad I could ever wish for. He led a packed life and I have so many fond and loving memories with him and the family. He was always on hand with some gadget or DIY advice; the best entertainer for the grandchildren; a model maker extraordinare; and an avid taker of photos and video. I will miss you dearly dad."

This tribute was added by Denise Williamson on 1st February 2013

"Rob was the love of my life, a wonderful husband, a great Dad to our 2 sons, Steven and Graham and he absolutely adored our 3 grandchildren, Christian, Verity and Max. We will all miss his loving ways, his warm smile, his great humour, his friendliness and he was our Mr Fixit, he could mend anything or at least he had a go. He never threw anything away just in case it might come in handy."


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