Let the memory of Robin be with us forever
  • 40 years old
  • Born on February 18, 1976 in Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on October 2, 2016 in London, London, United Kingdom.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robin Ali 40 years old, born on February 18, 1976 and passed away on October 2, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 8th May 2018
Dear Dad ..... You are so loved... Reunited with your special angels xxx Forever your loving daughter xxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 8th May 2018
His Journey’s Just Begun By Ellen Brenneman Don’t think of him as gone away his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 18th February 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN. YOU ARE SO VERY MISSED AND LOVED XXX
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 12th January 2018
From within the circle, we talk about the past, I hear cries for fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters and friendships we thought would last. And we ache for the arms of a loved one of a time too short lived and of questions left more piercing than a knife. Oh, the questions come hauntingly, pressing your mind, when a loved one takes their own life. In the Circle I dare reach out my hand. In the Circle help me see there's a plan for me. And my story becomes yours as we struggle through the pain. In the Circle, we remember their names. We have daydreams of the future about how we thought it might be, with regrets of conversations that might have been the key. We are angry and confused as we struggle for our breath. Our hearts cry out in anger in what has been labeled a senseless death. We have good days and bad days, and without a trace, in the circle, tears and smiles meet as we gather strength together. Sons and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters and friendships felt deep in our souls, memories and moments left clinging to us, and questions of how to let go.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 30th December 2017
Email from Tessa at Streetscene.... Dear Kristie I'm so sorry not to have replied sooner, I was on leave. Thank you for your email, what you have done is amazing, and I love the sites, so many memories of Robin came back seeing some of those pictures. He was such a lovely man, and everyone who met him loved him. I think you'd be surprised by how often his name still comes into conversation. His going so young is a tragedy. Our love and prayers go out to you still. Raising awareness is so important, people don't realise or understand how devastating all this is unless they go through it, or have it brought to their attention by someone like you who has been there. I wish you all the very best. Thank you for all you do. Raising awareness can save lives. All the very best to you. Tessa
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 7th December 2017
I can't stop thinking of you The things we used to do The secrets we once shared I'll always find them there In my memories But this heartache isn't going anywhere In the public eye I act like I don't care When there's no one watching me I'm crying I will always have you Inside of me Even though you're gone Love still carries on Love Inside of me I keep a picture of you Next to my bed at night And when I wake up scared I know I'll find you there Watching over me When my world seems to crumble all around And foolish people try to bring me down I just think of your smiling face and I'm flying I will always have you Inside of me Even though you're gone Love still carries on Love Inside of me You'll always be Inside of my heart Inside of me When my world seems to crumble all around And foolish people try to bring me down I just think of your smiling face and I'm flying I will always have you Inside of me Even though you're gone Love still carries on Love Inside of me I will always have you Inside of me Even though you're gone Love still carries on Love Still carries on I will always feel you You'll always be Inside of my heart I'll always have you Inside of me I will always have you
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 2nd October 2017
A year since you left.... My heart still breaks. ..... My tears still fall.... I miss you bro .... Always xxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 16th September 2017
"I'll cry with you," she whispered "until we run out of tears. Even if it's forever. We'll do it together." There it was . . . a simple promise of connection. The loving alliance of grief and hope that blesses both our breaking apart and our coming together again. (Molly Fumia, Safe Passage)
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 5th September 2017
My memories are what I have left, and a lesson I will not forget. The time has come when time is no more and all that's left was once before. The memories so dear and true, those memories of me and you. Although we fell and stumbled at times, all those hills were necessary climbs. All the times when your heart shined through, Are the greatest memories I have of you. I will always remember you, brother of mine in my heart I will keep you, so I will be fine. I will go forward with my head up high, it might be hard, I cannot lie. But in my heart you will be, moving forward, you with me
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 5th September 2017
ON LOSS AND FINDING HEALING – A POEM All things beautiful Darkness strikes. We recoil in fear, pain. Loss and grief threaten to pull us under as clouds, thick and impenetrable, envelope our being. Time, they say. Time is what you need. Time will heal. Time heals all wounds. But time passes, and though pain becomes dull, it remains. In the depths it remains, hidden––poison to the soul. Anger turns bitter. Bitterness rages within, undetected by the eye but known. Deep within. We cry out, desperately seeking solace––something to ease our hurt, but find nothing. Nothing eases the broken. The bed left empty. The voice forever silenced. Laughter nevermore to be heard. And we wonder, can hearts broken mend? Years pass. Still, time has not done its duty. Greater darkness descends, as hope escapes. Desperation calls out to a God it does not know. A God that will not answer or will not care, we fear. And we grapple with truth. Wrestle with the realities of life and death––beauty and loss––seeking truth from our Maker. Darkness begins to recede. Slowly, ever so slowly, we begin to see light. A faint glimmer in the distance––at first––shining, beckoning, “come.” Come to Me. And in desperation, we go. We fall into loving arms and weep, releasing all within. Plucked from the fire, grace covers. Joy builds. Life finds beauty in the ugly, the pain, as God works in all things. And truth reveals time’s failure. Time was never meant heal. For healing comes from only One
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 5th September 2017
“Time does not bring relief; you all have lied” BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY Time does not bring relief; you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! I miss him in the weeping of the rain; I want him at the shrinking of the tide; The old snows melt from every mountain-side, And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane; But last year’s bitter loving must remain Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide. There are a hundred places where I fear To go,—so with his memory they brim. And entering with relief some quiet place Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say, “There is no memory of him here!” And so stand stricken, so remembering him.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 20th August 2017
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robin-francis-ali **Achieved our target ** Thank you for your kindness and support
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 9th July 2017
In Memory of You I find an old photograph and see your smile. As I feel your presence anew, I am filled with warmth and my heart remembers love. I read an old card sent many years ago during a time of turmoil and confusion. The soothing words written then still caress my spirit and bring me peace. I remember who you used to be the laughter we shared and wonder what you have become. Where are you now, Where did you go, When the body is left behind and the spirit is released to fly? Perhaps you are the morning bird singing joyfully at sunrise, or the butterfly that dances so carelessly on the breeze or the rainbow of colours that brightens a stormy sky or the fingers of afternoon mist delicately reaching over the mountains or the final few rays of the setting sun lighting up the skies edging the clouds with a magical glow. I miss your being but I feel your presence, In whatever form you choose to take, however you now choose to be. Your spirit has become for me a guardian angel on high guiding, advising, and watching over me. I remember you. You are with me and I am not afraid.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 8th July 2017
The Circle From within the circle, we talk about the past, I hear cries for fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters and friendships we thought would last. And we ache for the arms of a loved one of a time too short lived and of questions left more piercing than a knife. Oh, the questions come hauntingly, pressing your mind, when a loved one takes their own life. In the Circle I dare reach out my hand. In the Circle help me see there's a plan for me. And my story becomes yours as we struggle through the pain. In the Circle, we remember their names. We have daydreams of the future about how we thought it might be, with regrets of conversations that might have been the key. We are angry and confused as we struggle for our breath. Our hearts cry out in anger in what has been labeled a senseless death. We have good days and bad days, and without a trace, in the circle, tears and smiles meet as we gather strength together. Sons and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters and friendships felt deep in our souls, memories and moments left clinging to us, and questions of how to let go.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 6th July 2017
A Silent Tear (Author Unknown) Just close your eyes and you will see All the memories that you have of me Just sit and relax and you will find I'm really still there inside your mind Don’t cry for me now I'm gone For I am in the land of song There is no pain, there is no fear So dry away that silent tear Don’t think of me in the dark and cold For here I am, no longer old I'm in that place that’s filled with love Known to you all, as "up above"
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 6th July 2017
I am still filled with conflicting emotions that I thought I should have been used to by now. Once in a while I get hit by a gut wrenching feeling that knocks the wind out of me. Out of nowhere a torrent of feelings filled with never ending tears and sorrow fill my eyes and my entire being. I thought that by now I would have gotten used to the ups and downs of loosing you. But I guess there is no getting used to that. This is my norm now, my reality and I need to accept it. You are ever so present in everything that I am doing, but once in a while and out of nowhere I see myself gazing deeply into myself and wandering about you. Emotions on top of many unresolved emotions keep on piling up, pressing me, dwarfing me, drowning me, making me seem so small, so insignificant. Emotions that are demanding a lot of me but nothing seems to work. Taking their toll on me and our loved ones. Emotions... how much I hate you and how much I need you. Emotions... please leave alone. Stop bothering me. Let me enjoy my Bro's beautiful memories without breaking down. Emotions... please stay with me. Keep me company. Keep on knocking me down. Keep on reminding me of how I miss my beautiful brother. Emotions... how much I need you and how much I loathe you. I love you Bro. Every single beautiful emotion that I have is for you and every single bad emotion is a reminder of how much I miss you and I need you. Please help me Robin Lcfc Ali Robin Ali to channel my emotions in the right way. In a way that will help me preserve your beautiful memory from now until eternity. I love you with all of my emotions.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 4th July 2017
In Memory of My Brother So much sorrow, with infinite pain, The emotions inside, I could never explain. My brother has left, as I stand here and cry. My burning tears, are asking me why. I'll cherish those memories, both of us shared. He was a person, that genuinely cared. I miss him so much, just can't say goodbye, I know he'd want me, to keep my head up real high. I loved him so much, my brother and dear friend, I wish I could wake, and this nightmare would end. But now I must let him, just rest in peace His memory and image, I shall never release.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 28th June 2017
I will wait for you... I will wait for you... Though we never had a chance to say goodbye, Remember me... When winter snows are falling through a quiet sky I'll remember you When, in our darkest hour, You held my hand and prayed I wouldn't go, But a silent voice called out to me; My time had come, and I had to travel Home... Since then, I know your life has never been the same, For I visit you each day: So many times I've felt your pain: I've watched you cry: And I've heard you call my name... But now, further along life's road I stand In a timeless world, just beyond your sight, Waiting for the day when I can take your hand and bring you across to this land of Golden Light... Till then, remember me, you understand-and try not to cry. But if you do: Let your tears fall For the happiness and joy we knew, And for the special love we shared, For love can never die. Stephen O'Brien
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 28th June 2017
So go and run free with the angels Dance around the golden clouds For the lord has chosen you to be with him And we should feel nothing but proud Although he has taken you from us And our pain a lifetime will last Your memory will never escape us But make us glad for the time we did have Your face will always be hidden Deep inside our hearts Each precious moment you gave us Shall never, ever depart So go and run free with the angels As they sing so tenderly And please be sure to tell them To take good care of you for me
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 24th May 2017
https://www.shatterproof.org/memorial/robin-ali
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 24th May 2017
One Sweet Day" Sorry I never told you All I wanted to say And now it's too late to hold you 'Cause you've flown away So far away Never had I imagined Living without your smile Feeling and knowing you hear me It keeps me alive Alive [Chorus:] And I know you're shining down on me from heaven Like so many friends we've lost along the way And I know eventually we'll be together One sweet day Darling I never showed you Assumed you'd always be there I took your presence for granted But I always cared And I miss the love we shared [Chorus] Although the sun will never shine the same again I'll always look to a brighter day Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep You will always listen as I pray [Chorus] Sorry I never told you All I wanted to say
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 24th May 2017
https://www.shatterproof.org/memorial/robin-ali
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
As my eyes close at dawn, Memories haunt my being; Sighting those wondrous reminiscence, Hearing those melodious laughter. Tears stream down my eyes, Those moments are gone; But a smile shines on my face, You've been a great part of me.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Whence once I heard the faint whisper of the rushing wind It formed a name in the air, whispering The faint decibels that your soul voiced Called out to me, unheard and unvoiced Sweeping right back I searched for your figure Forming shapes in the clouds Awaiting your selfless shoulder “Oh brother!” I cried out, “Where had you gone?” You curved your lips and embraced me for long My head felt light. My soul lingered And I drifted to another world To a scape bygone As toddlers, I saw us playing on the hill tops Amidst wintery clouds I saw me run after you and fall on the ground And suddenly you turned, with concern on your brows Chasing back and picking me up Brushing my tears and swinging me up I saw us race to the school in the mornings And I saw you hold my hand while returning But then I felt my hands bereft My head felt light. My soul revered I saw me race alone to the school And I saw me fall and chase the lonely cloud I saw your face, and its obscure lines My wet eyes rained bringing me back to this time Sweeping right around I again searched for your figure In vain I tried to form some shapes in the clouds And then I heard the whispering wind rush in Blanketing the clouds and taking them in I heard no whispers, no names and no sound “Oh brother!” I cried out, “Where have you gone?”
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Dear Brother, Forgive me for I don't want you to leave. Forgive me for I don't open up to you. Forgive me for you have to wipe away my salty tears. Forgive me for you have to be strong for the both of us.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
This sadness was our burden to carry, Brother of mine, Our burden to carry, Throughout our lives. Yet you have broken your shackles, Brother of mine, have finally flown free, And I am left questioning, Hoping you will never forget me. I cried back then, when turmoil unfolded, And you comforted me with a soothing voice. Now you have left this place, And I don't blame you for that choice. Please, all I am asking of you, My dear brother, Do not forget that little boy, Who feared his mother. I remain in the rubble of our past, Please think of me even as you are free. Back in those cloudy days, You endeavored to help me see. I am endlessly grateful. Do not forget me, brother of mine, For I might carry this burden, For all of time.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
The truest of love is that that does not die Pure love was found only in your honest eyes Contentment was holding you close to heart Burrowing in your scent Joy was conquering mountains by your side I want back every moment with you, life was never dull There was definition, motivation and fulfillment I still have the memories to hold onto, but can it ever be enough? I had to let you go and my soul has collected another deep scar You are severely missed, my handsome boy I was not ready, I was not prepared You deserved so much more than I was ever able to give you And you gave me so much that I did not deserve Your spirit will live forever in the hearts that you touched Your love will rest in me until the end You were my best friend and my little brother I miss you more than words can say
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
You always were the light of my life, My helper when ever I faced strife. Too soon gone, much to my sorrow, Won't see you again until tomorrow. When the stars in the sky twinkle above, I just know it's you sending your love. There's a whole in my life that can never be filled, And a pain in my heart that can never be stilled.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
I miss you. It's been a while now. I wish you didn't have to leave. I wish you lived. I'm leaving, too. But not to see you yet. I'll just be in a place away from here. Guide me. Be my angel. Never a day passed that I didn't miss you. I miss you more today. Everyday. Always. Let my love reach heaven. I love you, Robin. I love you, brother.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Now hush baby brother, dont you cry Everything's gonna be alright Gotta toughen up my little buba, i told ya I'll always be with ya in your mind You'll hear alot of things but hold onto my good side Dont forget you were my pride It may feel a little painful, when the rain falls But i promise the sun will always shine
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
If I could have one last conversation with you, I would tell you how much I love you I would show you how much you are missed We'd laugh at terrible jokes And we'd reminisce If I could have one last conversation with you...
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Requiem for a lost friend I lost you, no we lost you We have missed you, we will miss you. We have lost your wiley, witty, sarcastic humor. So creative, we lost your bass voice sound as deep and strong as Gabriel's trumpet. Always time for us, even when there wasn't. But why? Why, why, why, why, WHY?!? Why didn't you love yourself like we loved you? You let it get bad, then worse, until it was too late. You had left us... I asked you for to see the doctor... You put it off, not for a day. It was weeks... I am hurt, you are missed so... Missed so much... I will go on, but the world is that much darker...
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
My loving brother I love you forever Your bright smile Touched my heart Your gone but never Forgetting ill always Love you brother Forever you shall Always be apart Of my beating heart.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Little Brothers and Swings I can still see him now, as I look out the window. My little brother trying to swing by himself. I can hear my him in my head saying, “push me, push me I want to go higher!” I would always laugh and would always mock. I never talked or played with my brother. We didn’t get to cherish the moments we had together. Me and brother always argued, couldn’t get along for at least five seconds. Now my brother is gone. My brother never got a push. I can hear my him in my head saying, “push me, push me I want to go higher!” And I’ve realised that swing was a better than me. At least that swing supported my brother. The swing lifted my brother, just high enough for him to enjoy it. Now I’m all alone, just the swing and me.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Perhaps, before I was born, I was told about you. How you'd both come to be. Perhaps, a deity sat me down and said - if you wish, you can bear their suffering. And I must have said yes. Perhaps you'll never know just how much I'd do for you, and how like my sadness, my love is endless
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 23rd May 2017
Secret Tears Tears cascade through me in secret I don't want you to see how very much your pain and suffering is taking a toll on me. I hear your cries of agony as pain wrecks havoc on all of you and my heart, my whole body reacts and it seems the pain hits me hard too. I've begged, I've pleaded and asked the angels to just reach down and touch your soul hoping that their angelic touch from above will help your pain, your misery to just let loose, just go But even when you have moments so brief whenever you're not in horrific pain and we both try to rejoice and exalt in the relief, the pain finds its way back again So this leaves me in tears of agony of my own within for watching you suffer and seeing your fear is like watching you drown in a murky lake when no one else is anywhere near-- But I cannot give up, I will NOT leave you no matter how bad it gets, my dear bro I'm right here next to you crying my secret tears that I hope you can't see as your pain (and mine) continues to grow
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 19th April 2017
It's not getting any easier. It's just getting different. Miss you bro xxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 18th February 2017
Day by day I think of you, How can all of this be true? I can't believe you're really gone, I still can't accept it, Even after so long. Just the thought of you makes me cry, I never even got the chance to say goodbye. Every picture, every letter, I don't know if it will ever get better. I always smell your familiar scent, It makes me think of all of the times we've spent. I know we didn't always get along, And every time we talked, it would always go wrong. So many things I never got to say, I never imagined you'd ever be so far away. You were my brother, And I loved you like no other. In my heart you'll always be, You'll be my guide and help me see. I'll never forget your soothing voice, I would take your place if I had a choice. But now I have to let you rest, Although without you my world's a mess. I miss you with all of my heart, I wish we never had to part. I know you're always by my side, So now I guess this is my goodbye...
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 17th February 2017
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 17th February 2017
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Stowe
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 17th February 2017
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 3rd February 2017
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 25th November 2016
Following message was sent to you by Jemma Ali from the ForeverMissed.com online memorial dedicated to Robin Francis Ali: ------------------------------------------------- Miss YOU Robin. Not an hour goes by in the day that you don't enter my mind. I'll never ever forget you.... You will always be my big brother who looked after me until the end.
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
He did his total best for all those years babe, and he did so well. I'll say one thing Kristie I was ever so proud of your bro. I loved him dearly. Robin was the most loving, caring person anyone could ever meet, I'll cherish my memories in my heart forever. Xxxxxxxx xxxxxx Celia Penrith xxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
Your robin was a lovely person I've been told by Jue and other peeps, just so hard bbe, but Robin was proud of you, so just think of the good times bbe as that wot he would want. always here xx Ju & Tracey Markley xx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
I would like to pay my respects to Robin, he was a wonderful man and always kept in touch with me. He only Tx me 2 weeks ago to see how I was
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
Kristie, I just wanted to say I'm so very deeply sorry about what happened to Robin, he was such a special guy..well they say god only takes the he good ones, he certainly got the best with Robin xx Bless You xx Andrea Penrith xxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
Kristie, today I couldn't find the words you have always been like an auntie to me, growing up even untill now and I am deeply sorry for your loss robin was such an amazing guy that touched so many people and I hope some comfort comes within knowing that he meant so much to so many and he did so much good. Words cannot deceive how you feel but I want you to know if there's anything I can do I will, happily!. I didn't want it to seem like I don't care because I didn't say hello today but it hurt to much to see someone I see as family that upset and I just couldn't find the words please know I have always had love for you and your family and I will always be here if you need me. Lots of love Beth Jade and fam xxxx (13.10.16) xxxx
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
Good man to hav as a brother ,looked on him a bit like that , he stopped me goin jail a few times, stopped me beating up my my ex,s boyfriend on Beth's rd 1 time. Bruv from a different muv. Genuinely hurt by events ,so sorry for ur loss ,he truly was a good man !!! If ever I can b ov service please let me know. DARRON TAPS TAPPER. X
Posted by Kristie Townsend on 22nd November 2016
Dear Kristie, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for posting the 'young Robin' photo, there have been so many photos of Rob since he passed away, almost all have made me cry but this photo and his cheeky face made me smile. Robin was a good guy and was loved by many down here in Bournemouth. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. From Michelle Diddy Dobson x

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