CHRISTIE, Robert (Bob) Arthur

CHRISTIE, Robert (Bob) Arthur

Robert Arthur Christie (Bob)
8th December 1933- 7th April 2018
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Please take a moment to pause and reflect on the passing of a former sailor.
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Bob was a very private man and very independent as he never wanted anyone to worry about him but he would worry about everyone else.
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Bob served 20 years in the Navy from 1956 -1976 and left as a Chief petty Officer. He served on the HMAS MELBOURNE and HMAS ALBATROSS. It was always a discussion how Bob sailed the 7 seas and could not swim.
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ANZAC day was very important to Bob- he was proud to march and meet up with his friends at the Cooroy RSL afterward.
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After leaving the navy Bob married Joyce and  worked for Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service as a ranger on the beautiful Frazer Island and around the Sunshine Coast in Queensland until retirement age.
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It seems Bob always worked around water which was unusual like I said he could not swim. In his retirement Bob enjoyed wood work, having a chat and cuppa.
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Bob did not want a fuss for his funeral – he only wanted a private simple, short funeral.
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We are going to miss you Sailor, I bet you’re sailing other seas- Yes ! Seas so glassy calm.
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Glenda Rush. ( Bob’s daughter in law.)

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