Robert Smith

Robert Smith

of Pambula

16.7.1948 – 16.2.2024

Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father and father-in-law of Jason & Keryn and Rebecca. Devoted ‘Pop’ to Sam, Jack, Will, Lachie and Zac.

The funeral for Robert will be held in the Clavering Park Crematorium Chapel, Wolumla at 2.00p.m., Thursday 29th February, 2024.

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend.

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2:00 pm, Thu 29 February 2024


Clavering Park Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 428 Candelo-Wolumla Rd, Wolumla, New South Wales 2550, AU
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  1. Robert cast an aura of warmth and generosity wherever he went.
    His dry and cheeky sense of humour was infectious to all. He will be sorely missed.
    We were privileged to have known an incredible human being. Vale Robert.

  2. Thinking of you Karen & family at this sad loss of Robert.Stay strong .

  3. Sorry to hear of the passing of Robert.My sincere condolences to you Karen & family.

  4. Keith and Jenny Richardson. Rob was one of natures gentlemen. Kind generous highly motivated and full of fun. We were privileged to have him as our neighbour and friend. Deepest sympathy to Karen and family

  5. Michael Blanche, Nerida Blanche, Aidan, Geysen, Luca Geysen, and Camille Geysen. Robert, is irreplaceable, and , North Wonboyn , without him, is , very difficult, to imagine. Smart, with country charm, and manners, generous, to a fault , a fabulous, friend , and neighbour. The epicentre, of his family, friends and communities . Only the fish , do not mourn , his passing. We shall not look upon his like again. With profound condolences, to Kaz ,Rebecca. , Jason, and. Keryn ,Lachie, and Zac, Sam, Jack , and Will . Michael .

  6. Our thoughts are with you Karen and all the family at this sad time for you all. The business you both built and run together is a true legacy for your family. With best wishes from the Penglase family.

  7. Rob was a true gentleman. He was kind, generous and thoughtful, and was always thinking of others. He lived life to the fullest, loved a joke and always had a smile. Rob was a role model and mentor for his children and grand children, and for his friends. We all looked up to Rob and respected him. Rob was always there to help his friends. Simply life without Rob will not be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kaz and the family in this difficult time. Rest in peace old friend, you will not be forgotten.

  8. So sorry for your loss Karen. Deepest sympathies to you and all of your family. Treasure the memories.
    Thinking of you all
    Gail and Jack Sargent

  9. My deepest condolences to Karen and the family. Rob was such a special human being – so generous, kind.and inclusive. He will be irreplaceable to the Nth Wonboyn community and so sorely missed. An honour to have known him.

  10. To Karen, Bec, Lach, Zac & extended Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about this very sad and unexpected loss with the passing of Robert. He was always kind and generous and I feel privileged to have known him. I am grateful that I saw him only a few weeks ago when he helped Zac move in- once again showing what a great Pop he was. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Kind regards,
    Carmel, Allan & Tamarisa Frith.

  11. To Karen and family. Sincerest condolences to you all. Robert, was, with his VERY CHEEKY sense of humour, agreeable, kind, always helpful in giving assistance to his LOCAL Wonboyn Neighbours. I know this thru. Colin & Liz Johnston. (Deceased). Never a problem to keep “Track” workable. Shift Trees, etc. etc. NEVER a problem to HELP, talk, console, feed etc. Nick Steel whenever he turned up on Roberts’ and your doorstep. So hospitable to everyone. Last visit, due to a medical issue, Robert (and you) got my car from Wonnie to Merrimbula with Nick, etc. so my daughter could eventually drive both home to Melbourne. I was in Bega Hospital. I will never forget that time. So sorry Karen for your loss of Robert. You two were always team Players. … Nick ALWAYS REMEMBERS ROBERT (YOU). I’ll always remember and be thankful to Robert & you. Marg Cowell, Retired Carer for Nick Steel. Thankyou. Vale Robert Smith

  12. The members of the Wonboyn Lake Rural Fire Brigade wish to express their deepest sympathy to Kaz and her family for the passing of Rob Smith. Rob was a good friend, and a long term and generous supporter of the Brigade. His contributions were very much appreciated. Rest in peace.

  13. How unbelievably sad, one of Pambula’s finest.
    Our thoughts are with all of Robert’s family and friends.

  14. So sad for your family’s loss Karen . Robert was a real gentleman. May he rest in peace.

  15. Loss of a wonderful man, missed by all
    Our loving thoughts to Karen and family

  16. Having relocated to Narooma in the early 80’s I had the privilege of working as Manager for this fine man when he established his Robert Smith Furnishers enterprise in Narooma. He was an inspiration with his gift for laconic humour, foresight, empathy, and compassion. He was a master strategist when it came to his business ventures, a truly rare mix these days. Everybody loved Robert, we will all miss him. We send our sincere condolences to his family.

  17. Robert was a true gentleman. Generous to a fault. We have so many wonderful memories of times spent together. My late husband, Michael, and Robert were great pals. I know they are now having a beer together watching down on us. Robert was much loved by all who knew him. To Karen and Robert’s family I send my heartfelt sympathy. Robert will be missed and the hole he has left in your hearts is huge. Remember you are so lucky to have wonderful memories of a fantastic husband, father and grandfather to share as time goes by.

  18. So sorry i can’t be with you all today.
    Robert was a total gentleman, would give his shirt off his back if you needed it.
    He will always have a special place in my heart, as he gave me a start in his business when i needed to get out of Canberra back in the 90″s, he treated me as family ever since.
    My thoughts are with Karen, Bec, Jason and families today, and forever, Robert will leave a big hole in your family, his smile will live on in our memories and that cheeky laugh.
    Try to remember all the good times, as i know there were plenty.
    Luv you all Ang XXX

  19. What can one say on the loss of a precious soul that was your life…remember the memories that Robert has bestowed on you and the love that you all had for him and he for Marg and Geoff

  20. To dear Karen and family.
    We are thinking of you all at this sad time.
    We were unable to attend but we watched the beautiful service on live stream.
    It was such a shock to hear of Roberts passing and will take a long time for everyone to accept that he has moved on.
    I will always remember the good times and memories when I was part of the team that saw the growth of the business and be part of your wonderful family during that period.
    Will always remember Robert as the great man and leader that he was.
    Great times we all will remember for ever.
    Barry and Deanne Pinches

  21. Karen and family,
    Only just heard of your very sad loss,will never forget the times we shared with you sad.

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