Alan Robert Smith "BOB" (20 Feb 1930 - 22 Mar 2018)

Funeral Service

Hemmant Crematorium Hemmant Tingalpa Road Hemmant 4174
28th Mar 2018

In loving memory of Alan Robert Smith "BOB" who sadly passed away on 22nd March 2018

SMITH Alan Robert “BOB”

Originally from Christchurch but best known from Akaroa New Zealand and late of Carindale.

Bob passed away peacefully in the Redlands Hospital on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at the tender age of 88 years

Bob leaves behind the love of his life and soulmate Christina and loving children Robyn, Kay, Marc, Don, Yvonne, Ritchie, and their partners, Julie, Chris, and extended family.

Bob or Grandad as he was better known will also be sadly missed by his doting grandchildren (Nick, Allan, Corey, Megan, Bianca, Brendon, Taryn, Kayla, Jessica, Bryony, Keeley, Maeve, Axl, Monty) and Great Grandchildren (Madison, Oliver, Amelia) each of whom remember him for his constant teasing, tickles and the way he had of making each of them know that they were special to him

Bob will be remembered for his tireless work that he put in at the local bowls club both in Brisbane and Akaroa. The Mt Pleasant Yacht Club, Akaroa Historical society, Akaroa Film society, and various other clubs and societies.
But will be remembered most for his exemplary service in the Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade.

At this time Bob’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Support staff of the Redlands Hospital for the loving care and attention that they afforded Bob and his family that made his final days as peaceful as possible.

In honour of Bob’s devotion to the sea and yachts his family would like the Pilots Psalm quoted.

The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.
He guides me across the dark waters.
He steers me in deep channels.
He keeps my log.
He pilots me by the star of holiness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunder, and tempest of life,
I will dread no danger for He is near me.
His love and care shelter me.
He prepares a harbour before me in the homeland of eternity.
He anoints the waves with oil, my ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight shall favour me on my voyage and I will rest in the port of my Lord forever.

Bob’s family and friends are warmly invited to attend his celebration of life service that will be held in the chapel of the Hemmant Crematorium within the grounds of the Hemmant Cemetery. Hemmant and Tingalpa Road, Hemmant on Wednesday 28th March commencing at 11.00am

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So sorry to hear your sad news.
We are all thinking of you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
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Steven & Kathy McKinney wrote

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. There are no words to express how we feel. We have many memories of the time Bob and Chris spent with us, all those years ago. Thinking of all of you at this time.

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Mia Radcliffe wrote

He was a lovely man and I have so many wonderful memories of him. So many great times spent with all the smith family in Akaroa as well as the time he and Chris visited LA Love and hugs to all of you.

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Sue Hooley wrote

Sorry to here of Bobs passing our prayers are with you .
Sue,Dave,Ben and Lydia Hooley

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  • Deepest sympathy from us both Des and Karene

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Lisa Talor wrote

Sending our love and thoughts to all of the family. Even though we cannot be there at this time we are thinking of you all xoxo

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Lou Walker wrote

My thoughts are will you all at this sad time . I have fond memory’s of your wedding and also our work times at the wool bar,thinking of you Lou Walker

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Tony Price wrote

It is with great sadness that I hear of Bob's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

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Russ Lynch wrote

My condolences to you all at this very tough time Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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Chris Thompson wrote

Our condolences to you and your family, a lovely tribute to your father who sounds like a great man

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Leiarne Cumming wrote

What a very special man Bob was I have so many lovely memories of him from growing up with Kay . My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time xxx

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