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MR ROBERT REID (ROB)

MR ROBERT REID (ROB)

Late of Gordon Street, Charters Towers.

FUNERAL SERVICE was held,
FRIDAY 15th February, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Uniting Church
Cnr Gill and Church Streets, Charters Towers.

In the Care of CHARTERS TOWERS FUNERALS
36 Hodgkinson St, Charters Towers
(07) 4787 7530

4 Comments

  1. Joy Franks on February 8, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss Judy and family.
    You are all in my thoughts .. xx
    Rob was always such a gentleman.
    He will be missed

  2. Brenda Louk ( hussey) on February 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Condolences to the Reid family and friends of Rob.

  3. Rob Talbot on February 8, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Sincere condolences from Rob and Polly Talbot.
    Robbie Reid and I go back a long way, back to a time when we were getting around Townsville in his old Holden FC panel van, before he upgraded to an EH. The panel van had no radio or other means of entertainment apart from us singing – can you imagine that? These days, cars have everything but back then, if you wanted to listen to Elvis, you had to sing his songs and sound like him.
    Robbie was a porter, back then, at Oonoonba Station. I’d catch a lift with him to Charters Towers on the weekends, stopping off at Eneby station on the way, for Rob to see his family, the station where he spent his childhood years, to my knowledge.
    What can I say about thirty-four years of association in the railways? So much. Too much to pick one time and say “that was it, that was the time I remember”. I remember it all, all the hot days, the humid nights, in quarters and locomotives that had no air-conditioning, and Rob loved the heat as much as I did, which is to say “not much at all”.
    I remember winters that were hard to handle too, in equipment that was not really adequate but what the hey, we were tough. We endured, and laughed and joked and earned our living for our families. Those were years that took us from those singing youngsters to grumpy old men but we always enjoyed each other’s company, as I’m sure many can say, because Rob was a sociable man, a family man, very approachable – a real ‘people person’. A worker, a father, a mate.

  4. Cherie King on February 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I worked with Robbie in Townsville office and he was the most obliging person I’ve ever worked with, he was always friendly and polite. Sad day for his family and friends, my thoughts are with you.

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