Robin William Dobie

Born 5 September 1975, Bolton
Died 26 September 2018, Bolton

Rob's Life Story

Rob was a man who undoubtedly lived life to the full and was loved by everyone who came into contact with him. He valued his family enormously and was a fun-loving lad who enjoyed the huge benefit of a big family and a very large circle of friends. He was a very capable footballer and cricketer representing the county at football and also trialed with his beloved Bolton Wanderers (although he also had some allegiances to Manchester United and was consequently referred to as a pink by his brother Tim).

Rob was cruelly diagnosed in 2012 with MND. He fought this horrible disease with huge courage and dignity and managed to maintain a quality of life for quite a significant part of the 6 years he was poorly. He never once complained about his situation and neither did he hide himself away. He held his head high and retained his wicked sense of humour right until the very end.

He leaves behind Laura, Scott and Mia and a very saddened family. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.

In the final weeks of his life he received incredible support and care from Bolton Hospice and as such the family would like to request that any donations made by his well-wishers are provided to the Hospice in recognition.

Latest condolences

GreetingI was so sorry to hear about your illness and your passing...See more
Helen Bridge  05/10/2018

GreetingMemories from Turton High- you picking me up over your head in the corridors at any opportunity when I was only 5st wet through 🙈
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Jen Mullins nee Matheson  05/10/2018

GreetingTaken far to soon ,remembered always,thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Ian kay  05/10/2018

You were my first Area Ted at Bamfurlong and to meet when I started as a plastic...See more
Peggy Sue x   05/10/2018

Rob will never be forget you pal!
From your cooking to your laugh
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Cookie  04/10/2018

I only got to work with you for a short time but in those few months I laughed so much...See more
Gail Edwards  04/10/2018

I had the pleasure of working with Rob a number of years ago at Bamfurlong...See more
David Johnston  04/10/2018

Big Rob...looked after me when I was a snotty nosed first year at Turton...See more
John Ryan  04/10/2018

I was deeply saddened and shocked to read yesterday that Rob has passed away...See more
Jason Smith  04/10/2018

Robin ....from the late 70s at Hob Lane playgroup via primary school and High School, to the last few chats we had recently, you've been a source of amusement, pride, and the rest! Sending love to you, to your beautiful Mum, brothers and sister...See more
Lou Ogden  03/10/2018

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Funeral information

The service and interment will be at St Anne's Church Turton

Location of Funeral Service
St Anne's Church,High Street,BL7 oER,Turton
Location of Reception
Edgworth Cricket Club,Bolton Road,BL7 0AP,Edgworrth

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