Robert Malcolm Rawlings (21 Apr 1943 - 18 Feb 2019)

Funeral Service

Location
All Saints Church High Street Nettleham Lincoln LN2 2PD
Date
22nd Mar 2019
Time
1.30pm

In loving memory of Robert Malcolm Rawlings (Bob) who sadly passed away on 18th February 2019. He will be remembered for being one of life's true gentlemen and we would love for you to come and celebrate his life with us.

The funeral is to be held at Nettleham Church at 1.30pm on Friday 22nd March (The exact location is detailed to the right of this page) and the wake is in the same village at 'The Black Horse' from 2pm onwards. A buffet will be provided and we would love for you to join us in raising a glass in his memory.
Everyone is welcome!

Click on the photo gallery above or scroll down to see some of our treasured photos and please add a memory or photos to the tabs below. The family would love to read memories and funny stories you have of Bob.

If you wish to donate to a charity close to our heart please follow the link below and read the story on the page.

On 29th June 2019, Scott (Bob's daughters other half) will be cycling 192km in the Grand Départ Classic, raising money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK in Robert's memory. Please click here if you would like to make a donation.

Matthew Rawlings at Thermo Fisher almost killed his wife wrote

Robert "Bob" Rawlings's son, Matthew, came close to killing his wife in a fake eviction he planned for her in Malaysia. She could have died due to him. Google "what matt did to his wife" for the video.

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Roger wrote

Two years gone.

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Matt R wrote

Will miss you.

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Nicola's Christening

Nicola's Christening

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Dad loved being in the garden

Dad loved being in the garden

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Ruby wedding anniversary x

Ruby wedding anniversary x

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Natalie Morrison wrote

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob & Jayne while pregnant with my son, a few friends visited Nicola one weekend in Lincoln (which was very long overdue) - on our trip Bob & Jayne hosted us all and put on an amazing breakfast spread. We had such a lovely morning, a great time, a great team (Bob & Jayne) what a lovely man and true gent. Thank you! My thoughts are with the whole family.

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A fond memory with such great hosts

A fond memory with such great hosts

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  • Happy memories are never forgotten but bring a smile to your face. Lots of love Jayne xx

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Laura Jane Fort wrote

I have very fond memories of Jayne and Bob visiting our Bristol flat to help measure up for soft furnishings. Bob was a real gent, he had a great sense of humour - always dropping subtle jokes mostly at Nicola’s expense and he made a mean cup of tea. My visits to Park Close have always been memorable and I never left without a pack-up. I know his family will really miss him.

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  • To this day I am still making curtains and soft furnishings for everyone and now I have moved onto knitting for the grandchildren. Laura we have so many memories covering decades and I look forward to many more. Lots of love Jayne xx P.S. I can't wait to meet Maggie.

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Daniel Westlake wrote

Some of my happiest teenage memories are of visiting Clayre and her family in Sudbrooke. Bob and Jayne were wonderful and despite lives going different ways whenever we caught up it was always a pleasure. When I close my eyes I can clearly picture Bob's face, smiling as always. I hope that picture will never fade as he will be sadly missed.

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  • Paths may separate but memories never fade. You have forged a new life as a father and I wish you and your family every happiness in the future. Clayre and I met your mum and dad in Marks and Spencers recently and we had a catch up over coffee it was lovely to see them again. Lots of love Jayne x

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samantha Ross wrote

Dearest Bob,
There have been many words spoken about you since you passed away, all good you'll be pleased to know!! They often include what a gentleman you were and that is so true but for me it is your never ending sense of kindness and humour that I will remember about you. I remember meeting you for the first time when you came back from Zambia (I'm sure we had met before but I don't remember) and we went over to visit these 'relatives' that had lived in an exotic place for years and always sent calendars every xmas. You were bathing baby Claire and I remember your wonderful smile and warmth that day involving this shy young girl in the bathtime frolics. That was the start of a lifelong relationship with my wonderful 'Uncle Bob'. When I was a troubled teenager you showed immense patience and tolerance of my many shenanigans when I lived with you and Auntie Jayne for a short time. You had a massive impact on showing me the right way to live and have always been a calm and sane influence on my often 'mad' life. There are many 'Do you remember...' stories that I could share but the one we were still talking about even last December, is the ill fated driving lesson you gave me (again showing immeasurable tolerance) when I was 20. When you said 'brake' as we approached the back of the garage wall, I pressed the wrong pedal and went straight into the wall under the house (God bless Jayne for remaining relatively calm!!). We sat in the car staring at each other until you burst out laughing... I real measure of your ability to see the funny side in everything. Or I could remind you of letting me loose with an electric carving knife and me nearly cutting my bloody finger off...literally!! After much mopping up by Jayne I was fine.. but I still bear the scar!! Or the time when all three of us made drop scones at stupid o'clock in the morning because we could and I wanted to.. and that was a good enough reason for you (fair dos there had been alcohol involved!!) I could go on and on there have been so many happy memories about you and I will treasure them always. Wherever you are I hope you have your feet up enjoying a glass of something cold and know doubt you'll be wearing a T-shirt saying 'Keep Calm and carry on living'. We will all try but there will be a huge space where you should be. Take care Bob I will miss you. Love Samxxx

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  • A beautiful message Sam, i laughted remembering those stories. We certainly have lots of run memories to share. Love you and thanks again. Xx

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  • Dearest Sam, the light that you brought into our life proved to be more like a fire cracker, but oh what fun! Bob will be smiling at all those wonderful times. Bless you and I look forward to seeing you soon. It was absolutely amazing to see a table full of the Mayes family altogether again at the funeral to renew old friendships and catch up after so many years. Your mum especially wanted to keep in touch and I would be delighted and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Lots of Love Jayne xx

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Sheila Rinaldy wrote

It's been a month since you got your own wings to heaven, and still feels like a dream. But we know you always be with us and walked with us every day, unseen, unheard but always near. And you always inspire me for not only important to count my blessings, but to be a blessing for everyone and everywhere, Just like how you become a blessing to many. You're irreplaceable with the kindest heart I've ever met. Rest Peacefully with God in Heaven. We love You Bob.

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  • What a wonderful surprise, it was so unexpected to find you on the doorstep at our home. Now you have met most of the family and so kindly showed so much respect to Bob. A wonderful short visit and I greatly look forward to meeting your family soon. Lots of Love Jayne x

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Chris and Bryan Fatchett wrote

Lovely memories of spending lots of New Year's Eves with Bob and Jayne having lots of fun. He will be sadly missed x

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  • I was so happy to see your face Brian in the congregation, with it you brought Pauline, Neville and indeed Chris to such a solemn occasion. At the wake the tears had dried and it was joyful to talk over so many memories. I thank you for the respect that was shown and it was lovely to see you again. I hope that P & N and yourselves can meet up with me maybe for a meal and remember many more occasions that we shared together...pop concerts and caravanning to name but two! All my love Jayne x

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A lovely memory when I met Bob and Jayne for the first time in Malaysia..

A lovely memory when I met Bob and Jayne for the first time in Malaysia..

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Me and dad. Love you x

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Three brothers at my wedding August 2009

Three brothers at my wedding August 2009

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Lil Phoebe with Grandpa on dads birthday, April 2011

Lil Phoebe with Grandpa on dads birthday, April 2011

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Family photo July 2018.

Family photo July 2018.

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Walking the dog with the grandchildren. Happy days. April 2017.

Walking the dog with the grandchildren. Happy days. April 2017.

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Playing in the garden on a sunny afternoon July 2016.

Playing in the garden on a sunny afternoon July 2016.

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Mum and dad on my wedding day August 2009.

Mum and dad on my wedding day August 2009.

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My wonderful dad looking proud on the birth of my first child in October 2010. First grandaughter Phoebe. Xxx

My wonderful dad looking proud on the birth of my first child in October 2010. First grandaughter Phoebe. Xxx

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