I am sure that by now one of the regulars whose friendships meant the world=
to Rob (Karl, Han, or Morris) have informed you of the great loss of my sw=
eet man, Rob known to most of you as only Robatoy.
You perhaps have wondered how he ended up with such a 'silly' handle/ nickn=
ame. If you got to spend any time here with him online you would have autom=
atically seen his incredible sense of humour and wit, besides his intellige=
nce and desire to help.
When Rob and I started dating 13+ years ago, my daughter was only 6 years o=
ld. She and Rob formed the most incredible bond immediately. Rob knew that =
to enjoy life, you need to have fun and who better to have fun with then ch=
ildren. Robatoy is the nickname that Emily assigned Rob 13+ years ago. It's=
a nickname that has always been near and dear to him, so his decision to u=
se it here, speaks to the importance this group was to him.
I wanted to thank all of you who shared some of yourself, your skill, your =
wisdom, but most of all those of who shared your friendships with Rob. Whet=
her you were sponsoring him in his 'Survivor Walk' at the Relay for Life Wa=
lk this past summer, or you were sending him e-cards when he was in the hos=
pital. You brought him much joy and he appreciated you all so very much. I =
felt it important for you to know that.
Sometimes we go a long our way in life be in real time, or online and our p=
aths cross with people, we interact with them and maybe, just maybe we thin=
k about them at some point through the day. I guess what I am trying to say=
, don't EVER underestimate the effect you have on another human being. Rob'=
s life was made richer by each of you and for that, I will be forever grate=
I also wanted to share with you, a link to Rob's obituary, for those who ma=
y be interested. I hope it helps you see that Robatoy was an incredible man=
and I hope you will remember him fondly.
?oId=3D669862I also have one last request, for any of you here who are smokers. I beg an=
d I plead with you, for your families, please make this the year you quit s=
moking. Rob quit 12 years ago and he should have been 'free and clear' from=
the effects, but he wasn't. If ever you wanted yet one more reason to quit=
, I challenge you to make the best memorial donation you could ever could p=
ossibly make in Rob's honour. Quit Smoking.
Sorry for the long post, but the Wrec was important to Rob and I know if he=
had been able, he himself would have posted his own Final Farewell and it =
would have included his favourite saying and a testament to how he tried to=
live his life. "Dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never=
be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, and Live like it's Heaven on =
God Bless you all.
Robatoy's Wife (Angela)
- posted 8 years ago