Robert Epworth Chamberlain (Passed away 25 Apr 2020)

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In loving memory of Robert Epworth Chamberlain who sadly passed away on 25th April 2020.

Bob was born in Hornchurch, Essex, in 1937 but his parents soon moved to Rugby. He grew up in the countryside near Hillmorton and loved playing with friends on farms and being in nature. He attended Paddox Primary School (which his daughters later went to) and Lawrence Sheriff School before becoming an apprentice at Rugby Radio Station, where he spent all his working life. Bob also later had some land for a few years and was a part-time sheep farmer, which he loved.

He married Rita Bosworth in 1959 and they enjoyed car rallying and travelling to Scotland and Ireland, as well as doing up their house ready for the arrival of their daughters Julie and Sandie. The family, along with dog Tina, enjoyed holidays in Llandudno (where Sandie now lives), Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Bob had many interests including metal detecting, model railways, photography and candle making.

Bob had to retire early on health grounds in 1989 and he and Rita spent their time gardening, enjoying trips out and birdwatching (an interest Julie now has).

When Rita fell ill with cancer Bob cared for her devotedly until her death in 2006. Bob was always very proud of Julie and Sandie and they miss him very much.

Jessica Hartshorn donated £30 in memory of Robert

Always in our memory. Thinking of you.

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Fiona Scott donated £10 in memory of Robert

Thinking of you xx

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  • Thank you for this donation Fiona, and all your support. x

    Posted by Julie on 4/05/2020 Report abuse
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Edward Murray donated £10 in memory of Robert

I'm so sorry for your loss Julie. Not an easy obit to write - very emotional for you, but well written. Your dad had a full and loving active life and is now at peace with your mum. You can be proud of your care and concern for his health and welfare, especially in your dad's latter years. If you believe in God l think the Chairmen of the Board's song I'm On My Way To A Better Place sums up it all up. In

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  • Thank you for such a lovely comment Eddy, and thank you for donating. I have just listened to that song and it is very fitting. Dad actually used the words that he hoped he'd go to a better place several times, so it is very appropriate. x

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Alison Baldwin donated £10 in memory of Robert

With all our love xx

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  • Thank you so much Alison. xx

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Vicky Nash posted a picture

Really well written Jules and lots of surprising details about the interesting life, your lovely dad led. xxx

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  • Thank you so much Vic, and thanks for the donation too. xx

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Vicky Nash donated £10 in memory of Robert

Much love x

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Tracy Richards wrote

It sounds like he lived a full and interesting life . You cared for him until the end, they are gone from our lives but not from our heart. Thinking of you all x

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  • Thank you for taking the time to read it Tracy, and yes he did live a full life, with many interests. I hope you all stay safe too. xx

    Posted by Julie on 1/05/2020 Report abuse
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