ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Robert Schmidt, 73 years old, born on March 20, 1948, and passed away on June 19, 2021.

Beloved husband of Libby, Father of Belinda, Daniel, Melanie, Mark & Jacqui.  Pa of Liam (dec), Lalita, Sarah, Tim & Harry.  We will remember him forever.
Posted by Julie Murray on June 26, 2021
Bob was one of those people whose life reflect their faith. Bob was a great guy. He was a reliable friend. He loved his family, the farm, the veggie garden and his animals. It was sad to hear of his passing and we will miss his cheery smile. My love and thoughts to Lib, Belinda, Mel, Mark and their families. He will be sorely missed.
Posted by Luke Breaden on June 25, 2021
Great to have had him as a relative and friend of the family . He was a blessing to many (my self included), because of him being himself and because of who his Saviour is. And was always keen for a bit of fun and a laugh.
Posted by Melanie Schmidt on June 25, 2021
“In the end it will be ‘all right’, and if it is not ‘all right’ then it’s not the end”.

It is now ‘all right’ for Uncle Bob. What a faithful man of God, who leaves a legacy of lives saved and transformed through his faithful witness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Heaven says “Welcome home, good and and faithful servant”.

Ashley Hood
Posted by Ross Coates on June 23, 2021
I think back as a 19 year old while working in Albury being introduced to Bob & his family. I’m so grateful for those weekends spent on the farm, for his hospitality, generosity & the many nights that he drove us around spotlighting. He may not have realised at the time, the huge influence he had on me. He was a hard worker, loving father, devoted husband & committed follower of God. I always admired how he would do a bible reading each night at the dinner table.
He also had a cheeky sense of humour & we enjoyed many laughs on our visits, some at our expense, especially with one particular wombat !
Our family will miss you but we know you are rejoicing with the angels & we look forward to seeing you again.
Posted by Nicole Copland on June 23, 2021
I will always remember uncle Bob for his patience, his mischief, his laugh, but mostly for a rock solid faith in Jesus. When I think back, he taught me so much! How to ride a horse, how to drive a tractor, how to mark lambs, how to have fun no matter what you were doing, but also how to live out a genuine faith. I am sad at you’re passing Uncle Bob, but I don’t grieve without hope, I will see you again.
Posted by Stuart Hazelton on June 23, 2021
I Loved visiting The Schmidt’s on holidays when I was a teenager. There were many great trips to the Farm & I enjoyed spending time with Bob, Libby & the family. Bob loved to share God’s word at dinner time & there was plenty of banter enjoyed around the dinner table. The inevitable hunting trip was an adventure & often a highlight of our time together. Bob’s gentle warm hearted nature, the glint in his eyes, his big smile & infectious laughter are qualities I will always remember fondly. It did my soul the world of good to spend time with Bob on the farm & at Church. I looked up to Bob as a strong hard working Farmer, a Man’s Man with a generous heart & an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ our saviour. Time with the Schmidt’s in Yackandandah were heavenly experiences. I Loved You Bob - Forever Missed, Never Forgotten. 
Posted by Stephen Nicholas on June 23, 2021
I remember Uncle Robert as a man who loved Jesus immensely. At times Uncle Rob and family would come up to Berringama and he would share something from the scriptures in our house church.

You knew when Uncle Robert had a joke to tell; a big smile would appear on his face and his laugh could get everyone else laughing with him. Uncle Robert bought joy to the people around him. A man full of life and fun and he will be missed. I remember him giving me tips and showing me how to do massage. My kids asked me recently, “Where did you learn how to massage, dad?” I said, Uncle Rob taught me.

Uncle Robert, thank you for sharing your life with us, your love for Jesus shone through your humility, warmth and friendliness and servant heartedness towards others. You will be missed.
Posted by Yolande Suffern on June 22, 2021
We remember Bob as a kind man with a ready smile, and a twinkling in his eyes, like he was remembering a joke, that he was deciding whether he would share or hold for a little while longer. Bob and Libby built their family with love and honour and we are grateful that he extended his love to Daniel and our family. May the Lord bless you and keep you, Bob.

Oh! and Gary remembers the night he set his beard alight while setting off a firework!
Posted by Alison Hawthorn on June 22, 2021
With Jesus my Lord

When I do die
You may cry
Mourn my loss
That's why there's the cross
Of Jesus

But after a while
remember to smile
As I will be
In the company
Of Jesus

Far from death
Away from pain
Because of grace
Face to face
With Jesus

For the life I had be glad
Friend, husband, dad
My unique, quirky ways
Faithful all my days
To Jesus

Some unknown day
This I pray
You too will be
In the company
Of Jesus

He calls to you
Come, please do
Before it's too late
Make Him your best mate
The Lord Jesus

What a friend
Until the end
Whenever that be
And for all eternity
With Jesus
Posted by Colleen Johnston on June 22, 2021
I'm grateful for an adventure filled childhood with Uncle Bob's big smile and cheeky chuckle around the Sunday Picnic while cutting up watermelon, or after whistling while we all sang the choruses, or tractor pulled trailer rides on bails of hay for a camp, or the occasional tug on our long plaits (if Uncle Jack didn't get in first!).
Thanks Uncle Bob for your warmth, generosity and quiet joy.
Posted by Brett Cooper on June 22, 2021
So many great memories growing up with uncle Bob. He imparted a sense of adventure, a love of horses and a lot of cheek.
Spent many a weekend on horse back herding cattle or sheep or chasing the odd fox. There may have also been instances of me sitting on the roof of the tractor as we headed off through the paddocks.
All that to say he will be missed and definitely not forgotten.
Love you lots Uncle. ❤️
Posted by Julian Bull on June 22, 2021
From the time of the Whitefield's arrival in Yack so many years ago now Robert was a wonderful & generous friend & brother-in-Christ to us. He & his Dad Harry were always ready to help us on the farm, with the harvest and in so many ways.
Robert & Libby have impacted many lives for the Lord by their overflowing hospitality & love for people. We thank God for Robert & his faithful witness for Christ. We shall keep Libby in our prayers & always be grateful for her wonderful example of devotion & care of Robert over his last few years. Rob has gone to His heavenly home now, to His Lord & Saviour, whom he loved so much & served so well. We will always thank God for the love & witness of both Bob & Libby. Julian & Sue, & George Whitefield.
Posted by John Donnelly on June 22, 2021
Yackandandah has lost a wonderfull son. Our deepest sympathy to Libby and family and all Robert’s extended family.

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Posted by Julie Murray on June 26, 2021
Bob was one of those people whose life reflect their faith. Bob was a great guy. He was a reliable friend. He loved his family, the farm, the veggie garden and his animals. It was sad to hear of his passing and we will miss his cheery smile. My love and thoughts to Lib, Belinda, Mel, Mark and their families. He will be sorely missed.
Posted by Luke Breaden on June 25, 2021
Great to have had him as a relative and friend of the family . He was a blessing to many (my self included), because of him being himself and because of who his Saviour is. And was always keen for a bit of fun and a laugh.
Posted by Melanie Schmidt on June 25, 2021
“In the end it will be ‘all right’, and if it is not ‘all right’ then it’s not the end”.

It is now ‘all right’ for Uncle Bob. What a faithful man of God, who leaves a legacy of lives saved and transformed through his faithful witness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Heaven says “Welcome home, good and and faithful servant”.

Ashley Hood
Recent stories

Bob

Shared by Gina Schmidt on December 22, 2021
Bob

A treasure has left us

And poorer we are

For one who brought us such riches

Is now home, but so far



We long for his comfort

The gentle touch of his hand

The adventure he brought

With all the thoughts of his plans



In these moments of quiet

As in mem’ry we sit

We’re not, in absence, made poorer

But from long-time presence, made rich 



Xo Gina Marie

17/7/2021

Uncle Bob - By Jordan Mackley

Shared by Mark and Jacqui Schmidt on June 22, 2021
A young lad I was not much older then 16
Neither a hair on my chin or my chest
But I heard my Uncle Bob was in need of a hand
For there had been a frightful storm at yack
Only the strongest trees had survived
And for the rest who could not stand the test
They had destroyed fences with there fall
A mob of cattle had taken shelter amongst those old gums
and this had been to there down fall

Even as a child I had always known
That when you turned down back creek road
That in no time an adventure was soon to be found
For where there is a spotlight an a dog or two
and don't forget Uncle bob at the wheel
Then only adventure can wait
And this time was no different by no means at all

For I was soon wilding a chainsaw
With good training from Uncle Bob, my confidence grew
For day after day we cleared fence lines and roads
I could almost see the hairs sprouting from chest
Especially when I was to find out the following
For Uncle Bob said
There were only three things he didn’t borrow
The first one being a chainsaw
Which I was now using each and every day.
The other two being his rifle
And his wife of course
He said with sparkle in his eye and cheeky grin

There might of been only one day I’m sure
Where we got distracted from our work
For tip and rex were in hot pursuit
No greater hunting team had been seen
Some might even described them as “Professional hunters”
If you know what I mean
Soon the roo was down 
And it was now time to dress that roo up for the dogs
For no meat had ever gone to waste
The knife was found to be blunt and no steel was in sight

Now listen carefully for this is where I tell you
The most important fact about my Uncle Bob
He took a crow bar from the triton and look at me and said
“The bible says as iron sharpen iron so one man sharpens another”
So sharpen the knife he did on nothing but that old crow bar
And to my amazement
It sliced right through the hide and flesh
This is just one time I saw Uncle Bob faith
In our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ
For this is where I saw that our walk with Christ
Is a every day, every moment walk

For Uncle Bob did not just sharpen that knife that day
But he sharpened me too
And this is just one of the many times
Now Uncle Bob would not want me to say much more
For he did not live so that we could just remember his good deeds
But so we could lift up Christ in Him the hope of glory.
I have one final word to say
There is an old hymn by the name of
“How Great Thou Art”
The hymn says the following

“When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze”
Now this old hymn will never sound the same till one day
When I will stand beside Uncle Bob as he whistles
“And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees”
To our Lord and Saviour in His Glorious presence