Robin Middleton (30 Mar 1949 - 2 Jan 2020)

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RobinCancer Research UK, Oesophageal Cancer Research

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Funeral Service

Location
Easthampstead Park Crematorium South Road, Nine Mile Ride Wokingham RG403 DW.
Date
23rd Jan 2020
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
Alan Greenwood & Sons Bagshot

Funeral Reception

Location
Golden Retriever Public HouseNine Mile RideWokinghamRG40 3DR
Date
23rd Jan 2020
Time
1.30pm

In loving memory of Robin Middleton who sadly passed away on 2nd January 2020,at Frimley Park Hospital.
Sadly missed by Peter and family and friends.
Robins wishes are those attending to avoid black attire. No flowers required , but Donations as below link to Cancer Research UK.You are all warmly invited following the service to join Peter at The Golden Retriever Pub.
Robin was above all a plantsman and gardener, specialising in the salvia species, of which there are over 900 varieties.

Glynis Jacobs donated £10 in memory of Robin
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Laura Bretherton donated £20 in memory of Robin
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Penny Hicks donated in memory of Robin

So very sad with this news. I will cherish my Salvia that he bred’Penny’s Smile . Sorry I cannot make the funeral but will be thinking of him . Cyber hugs to Peter and condolences to all who were close. Sad loss of a lovely person.

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Peter Vidgeon donated £170 in memory of Robin

A huge thank you to all who managed to be at Robin's funeral. It was very good send-off from around 120 of his family, friends and ex colleagues. Thank you also to all who have donated to the charity to which I was able to add another £170.00 today from donations on the 23rd. Bless you!
Affectionately, Peter. xxxx

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Susan Middleton donated £30 in memory of Robin
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Phil, Louise, Alec and Eileen Monk donated £50 in memory of Robin
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Gill Angold donated £20 in memory of Robin
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Bob Barclay donated £20 in memory of Robin
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Angela McDowell posted a picture

Robin, Laura & Peter

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Angela McDowell posted a picture

A lovely day at Robin & Peter’s garden

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Angela McDowell donated £10 in memory of Robin

Such an inspiration in your knowledge of Salvias & great memories working with you in T1. X

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Angela McDowell is attending the funeral and the reception
Mike Cussans donated £20 in memory of Robin

Thanks for the gardening advice re salvias...RIP Robin.

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Phil Baker is attending the funeral and the reception
Davida Catleugh donated £50 in memory of Robin

So many happy memories.

With all my love

Davida

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Stuart Sachs donated £20 in memory of Robin
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Ruth Talbot posted a picture

In summer, in a garden with a great friend. Memories to cherish

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Ruth Talbot wrote

Over 30 years we have many memories of dinner parties, eating cheese and enjoying cooking with Robin. We are grateful to Robin for being Joanna's Godfather as well as both Peter and Robin's love and support for Victoria through our daughters' journey of life. A Greek holiday sparks memories where canapés and trays caused so much hilarity for us all. I am sure you will still be playing your favourite song - you had so many and we can only finish by asking "What are Trumps"?!!

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Elaine Letchford is attending the funeral
Ruth Talbot donated £40 in memory of Robin

Love from Ruth, Colin, Joanna and Victoria Talbot

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Gerry & Judy Halls wrote

I first met Robin in 1960 at Hampton (then Grammar) School when we were 11 years old - and he introduced me to classical music with Sibelius 2nd symphony, for which I am perpetually grateful. I remember Germaine's (his French mother's) greenhouse was named "Jardin des Plantes" - sowing a seed for his future love of plants and gardening. The display of Salvias in the garden at Bagshot was always spectacular, due to the hours laboured, esp in a dry summer with such a rapidly draining soil. What an achievement to have been featured on BBC TV's Gardener's World and in the BBC Magazine and the most recently in Country Life! - a well merited memorial. We are privileged to have several Salvias that Robin had propagated as a personal memorial in our own garden. He was also a bon viveur who enjoyed fine dining, introducing us to a number of restaurants in the south east - most memorably Gravetye Manor. We shall be thinking of you and Peter when we go there in March to celebrate Judy's birthday.
He will be missed by so many people across the world. Our very best wishes to Peter and to his brother Roger and sister-in-law Francoise.

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Brian & Pam Burns donated £20 in memory of Robin
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Gerry & Judy Halls donated in memory of Robin
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Peter and Fran Braybrook wrote

So sorry to hear of Robin's illnesss and death. Our memories of him go back to school and youth club days but have only had email and web contact since. It saddens us to lose a real gentleman who added to the knowledge base of gardeners at every opportunity. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to Peter and those close to him.

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Brian & Pam Burns is attending the funeral and the reception
Lynsey and John Pink donated £20 in memory of Robin

A dear friend and fellows Salvia nut, Robin will be sadly missed by us and our garden.

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Lynsey and John Pink is attending the funeral and the reception
Jeff & Reged Baird donated £20 in memory of Robin
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John Laing is attending the funeral and the reception
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