FINCH, Robert Charles “Bob”

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Born on October 31, 1928. Passed away on July 23, 2021.

Passed away peacefully on 23rd July 2021, aged 92 years.
Devoted husband of Val (dec). Loved and loving father and father in law of Julie, Gary & Sue, Peter, Leigh & Debbie. Very proud Pop to his 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Finally reunited with the love of his life

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday July 29, 2021

The Funeral of Mr. Robert Charles Finch will be live-streamed on Thursday, July 29, 2021 commencing at 10 a.m.

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  1. Deepest sympathy Julie and to the Finch family on the recent passing of Bob your loved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. What a beautiful photo of Bob, just how we all remember him. We will miss Bob at the house for our Bocce nights and bbq get togethers. Reunited with his gorgeous Val. Love to you all Regards from Bernadette and Peter Nolan and family xoxoxo

    Bernadette Nolan July 24 2021 11:29 am
  2. Jules, saddened to hear about Bobs passing.
    Remembering all the fun nights we had at the Union with Bob and Val. Sending you much love Jules. Maree and Ben

    Maree Gannon July 24 2021 11:33 am
  3. Jules, saddened to hear about Bobs passing.
    Remembering all the fun nights we had at the Union with Bob and Val. Sending you much love Jules. Maree and Ben

    Maree Gannon July 24 2021 6:58 pm
  4. Deepest sympathy Julie and to the Finch family on the recent passing of Bob your loved father,father-in-law,grandfather and great grandfather.What a beautiful photo of Bob,just how we all remember him.We will miss Bob at the house for our Bocce nights and bbq get togethers.Reunited with his gorgeous Val.Love to you all Regards from Bernadette and Peter Nolan and family xoxoxo

    Bernadette Nolan July 24 2021 7:48 pm
  5. To Bobs Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. What a wonderful Man Bob was. Always a happy smile when you saw him.
    Love Terri

    Theresa Milverton July 24 2021 10:10 pm
  6. Our deepest condolences to Julie, Gary & Sue, Peter, Leigh & Debbie & families on the passing of Bob. We have great memories to hold close to our hearts. Reunited with beautiful Aunty Val. Loved brother in law of Leonie & uncle of Sharon, Kerry, Mandi & Vicki

    Mandi park July 24 2021 10:49 pm
  7. Deepest sympathy to all the Finch Families! What a wonderful man, he was always so kind, caring and always had time to have a chat when passing him in the street! Sending you all love and keeping you in our thoughts.
    Catherine & Travis, Vogue & Cruz

    Catherine matthews July 25 2021 9:44 am
  8. To Julie our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad a truly lovely man will miss his happy face on the town bus from Helen Lang and family

    Helen lang July 25 2021 11:23 am
  9. Deepest sympathy to Julie, Gary and families . Uncle Bob a cheeky, funny, loving Uncle who always had a hug and a laugh whenever we met. The last of the brothers five. My last Uncle the end of a generation.

    Barbara Blackburn-Candlin July 25 2021 11:24 am
  10. To Julie and family, sad to hear of Bobs passing, Our dear friend of 70 years. We have had great times over the years, parties and midnight BBQ’s in Robertson street, also our great weekends away at the Murray River. Will be sadly missed. Gone but not forgotten.

    Dot and Stewart Reid & Liz, Sue, Kim Xx

    Dot and Stewart Reid July 25 2021 11:25 am
  11. My thoughts are with you Julie on the passing of your Dad also to all your family

    Eva Hay July 25 2021 11:26 am
  12. To Julie our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad a truly lovely man will miss his happy face on the town bus from Helen Lang and family

    Helen lang July 25 2021 11:26 am
  13. Deepest sympathy to all the Finch Families! What a wonderful man, he was always so kind, caring and always had time to have a chat when passing him in the street! Sending you all love and keeping you in our thoughts.
    Catherine & Travis, Vogue & Cruz

    Catherine matthews July 25 2021 11:27 am
  14. Our deepest condolences to Julie, Gary & Sue, Peter, Leigh & Debbie & families on the passing of Bob. We have great memories to hold close to our hearts. Reunited with beautiful Aunty Val. Loved brother in law of Leonie & uncle of Sharon, Kerry, Mandi & Vicki

    Mandi park July 25 2021 11:28 am
  15. To Bobs Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. What a wonderful Man Bob was. Always a happy smile when you saw him.
    Love Terri

    Theresa Milverton July 25 2021 11:28 am
  16. My Deepest sympathy to Julie,Gary,Peter,Leigh and families on the passing of your wonderful father & grandfather, Bob was a true gentleman that always had time to stop for a chat when ever we crossed paths.
    RIP Bob

    Bryson Hodge July 25 2021 11:30 am
  17. To Julie our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad a truly lovely man will miss his happy face on the town bus from Helen Lang and family

    Helen lang July 25 2021 11:31 am
  18. To Julie and family, sad to hear of Bobs passing, Our dear friend of 70 years. We have had great times over the years, parties and midnight BBQ’s in Robertson street, also our great weekends away at the Murray River. Will be sadly missed. Gone but not forgotten.

    Dot and Stewart Reid & Liz, Sue, Kim Xx

    Dot and Stewart Reid July 25 2021 12:52 pm
  19. My thoughts are with you Julie on the passing of your Dad also to all your family

    Eva Hay July 25 2021 1:06 pm
  20. Deepest sympathy to Julie,Gary and families . Uncle Bob a cheeky, funny, loving Uncle who always had a hug and a laugh whenever we met. The last of the brothers five. My last Uncle the end of a generation.
    Barbara Blackburn
    July 25

    Barbara Blackburn-Candlin July 25 2021 1:47 pm
  21. My Deepest sympathy to Julie,Gary,Peter,Leigh and families on the passing of your wonderful father & grandfather, Bob was a true gentleman that always had time to stop for a chat when ever we crossed paths.
    RIP Bob
    Bryson Hodge

    Bryson Hodge July 25 2021 3:18 pm
  22. So sad to hear the passing of Bob, many a good time over the years, sympathy to Julie & families,
    – Margaret & John Whitmore ( dingwitty)????

    Margaret Whitmore July 25 2021 6:59 pm
  23. Julie, Gary, Peter and Leigh and your families. We are thinking of you at this sad time on the passing of a true gentleman Bob. He was always a man who showed genuine interest in our family when we spoke. He was immensely proud of all his family. He will be sorely missed by many. You will have lovely memories Reunited with his beloved Val.

    Don and Ali SCOTT and families July 25 2021 7:14 pm
  24. Julie.
    Thinking of you and all your family on the loss of your dad. Wishing you strength and comfort at this sad time.
    Lots of hugs
    Jo
    XXX

    Joanne Lynch July 25 2021 7:32 pm
  25. Julie, Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, thinking of you at this sad time ,he was a good man.

    Cherrie , Gary Bray July 25 2021 8:24 pm
  26. To Julie and family, thinking of you all at this very sad time on the passing of your wonderful dad.
    RIP Bobby.

    Nancy xxx

    Nancy Mahoney July 25 2021 9:45 pm
  27. Julie, deepest sympathy to you and to all members of your family, on the sad passing of Bob.
    Your Dad was such a good friend to me, when we worked together at Cunningham’s Bus Lines
    way back in the late 50’s to mid 60’s. Always a smile for everyone and loved by all.
    Rest in Peace Bob. Fay xo

    Fay Culton July 25 2021 11:23 pm
  28. To Julie and the Finch family. Deepest sympathy to you all at this time.
    Kevin remembers many happy working days with Bob at Regal. A good man at rest.
    Kevin and Mary Russell

    Kevin Mary Russell July 26 2021 11:57 am
  29. Sorry to hear about the loss of Bob deepest sympathy to you all Kerrie & fish jeffreys

    Kerrie jeffreys July 26 2021 11:57 am
  30. Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing, many good times, sympathy to Julie & family’s ,Margaret & John ( dingwitty) ????????

    Margaret Whitmore July 26 2021 12:41 pm
  31. To all the Finch family. So very sorry to here the passing of your dad and grandfather. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Peter&Jan Harty

    Jan Harty July 26 2021 12:56 pm
  32. To Dear Julie and Finch Family thinking of you all at this sad time of your DadBob all my love JudyCarroll

    JudyCarroll July 26 2021 3:38 pm
  33. Deepest sympathy to Julie and the Finch family ..such a heart felt loss for you again ..
    Life is measured by the ones we love and those who are loved will be remembered.
    Gary, Suzii Holt .

    gary and suzii Holt July 26 2021 4:55 pm
  34. Our deepest sympathy to you Julie and all the Finch family on the passing of your dad. He was such a lovely man and always up for a chat. Pat and Lennie Goonan xx

    Pat Goonan July 26 2021 6:49 pm
  35. Julie & all the family my deepest sympathy on the death of Bob I have many wonderful memories of parties sleep overs I was very privileged to have called him my 2nd dad thank you Bob for looking after Julie & I on so many occasions take care Julie so sorry I am unable to be with you at this time

    Nola Perrett July 26 2021 7:11 pm
  36. Dear Julie, Gary and families, our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Uncle Bob will be greatly missed, always had a soft spot in my heart…The last of my Uncles , the 5 brothers, last of their generation. Much love to you all.

    Lynette Stokes (nee Finch)

    Lynette Stokes (née Finch) July 26 2021 7:49 pm
  37. To Julie and the Finch family, our deepest sympathy, thinking of you all on the loss of Bob.
    Love to all Maureen Dandy and family.

    Maureen Dandy July 26 2021 8:30 pm
  38. Dear Julie, Gary, Peter, Leigh & families, Deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob. A beautiful man, now at rest with Val.
    Thinking of you all.
    Leanne, Prong & family xx

    Leanne Hodge July 27 2021 1:23 pm
  39. Dear Julie, so sorry to hear about your adored dad Bob. We had many good & funny times across the road with you, Bob & Val. Deepest sympathy to all the Finch family. Now at peace with Val.
    All our love, Marg, Darky & Family xo ????

    Marg Williamson July 27 2021 1:54 pm
  40. Deepest of sympathies to you Julie and the Finch family, so sad to hear the passing of Bob. He was such a beautiful person a smile on his face all the time. There will be no more are you right Bob would you like a lift. Reunited with his beautiful wife Val.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Sue and Dave Smith ????????????

    Susan smith July 27 2021 2:14 pm
  41. To Jules,Gary,Peter, Leigh and families Bobby was a great man my first coach and life long friend. Many great chats and always positive just a bloody great bloke who influenced so many young people. Vale Bob a great life lived.
    Jock Brady

    Paul Brady July 27 2021 2:39 pm
  42. To Julie and all the finch families… so sorry to heard of Bob’s passing… a wonderful fella .. always saying hello and sporting a big smile, rest easy Bob ????????????????
    Joanne & Leon costello

    Joanne costello July 27 2021 2:44 pm
  43. Deepest sympathy Julie and Family. So sad to hear the passing of Bob many a good times at Bulla . Michelle and Craig

    Michelle Mcnair July 27 2021 2:54 pm
  44. To Jules and the Finch family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Bobby was a wonderful man who was a pleasure to be around. That cheeky smile and a wink when Val or Julie was telling him off always made me smile.
    Jules sending you lots of love and strength. You are surrounded by a lot who love you and will always be there when ever you need.
    Rest easy Bobby and we will have a beer for you.
    Love Narelle, Mark and Jobe. Xx

    Narelle Matton July 27 2021 3:59 pm
  45. Rip Bob
    Sending my condolences to Julie and families

    Bob was a lovely man
    Back in the arms of his beloved wife Val

    x Lauren

    Lauren Paton July 27 2021 4:04 pm
  46. Deepest sympathy to all of Bob’s family thinking of you all at this sad time, a loving man with many memories of Bob delivering the bread to our family’s farm at Larpent when I was a young lad.
    Des McNamara & Family

    Des McNamara July 27 2021 5:17 pm
  47. Jules and family , sending our deepest condolences. Will be remembered as a true gentleman. Sending our love . Vicki, Michael and Family xx

    Vicki Harner July 27 2021 5:20 pm
  48. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Finch families with the passing of Bob. I was fortunate to of worked with Bob at Thwaites bakery and Bulla and have always enjoyed our time together.R.I.P

    Brian &Gail Finn & Family. July 27 2021 5:31 pm
  49. Deepest sympathy to the Finch family. Bob will be sadly missed by all. Love the Bailey family

    Anthea Bailey July 27 2021 6:22 pm
  50. Jules,
    Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your dad.
    Thinking of you and all your extended family.
    Best wishes
    Chris Dell

    Chris Dell July 27 2021 6:26 pm
  51. Julie, I am so very very sad to hear the news yesterday….I always ask how yer dad is going, never thinking that this day would come…My sincere sympathies…Love to all the family…at least Val will be there waiting for him, and they can be together once more…..all my love Catherine

    Catherine O'Loughlin July 27 2021 6:40 pm
  52. Thinking of you Jules at this very sad time. An amazing man who had time for everyone. I thought he would out live us all.
    God speed Bobby.
    Erin Ralph Iselt and kids xxxx

    Erin iselt July 27 2021 6:47 pm
  53. To Jules, Gary, Peter, Leigh, as well as Matt, Jason, Aaron and Jess, and all the Finch family, please accept my sincere condolences.
    Bob was such a wonderful man and a great mentor to all us Oates kids.
    While he was always there to support his grandkids in all their sporting endeavours, he also devoted so much time to helping other kids, including us.
    I will be forever grateful for the guidance he provided me down at Colac West CC and the life lessons he taught me at such a young age.
    Bob, you leave a whole that will never filled.
    Rest easy, mate. Reunited with Val.
    Love to all the Finch family.

    Alex Oates July 27 2021 6:55 pm
  54. Julie and all the family I send my heart felt sympathy, Julie big hugs and thoughts sent your way xo

    Sharon Norman July 27 2021 6:57 pm
  55. Sincere condolences Julie and the Finch Family on your loss. He was a lovely gentleman. Thinking of you Julie on the loss of your Dad. ❤️
    Love from Gretchen and family

    Gretchen Egan

    Gretchen Egan July 27 2021 6:58 pm
  56. To dear Finchy, Julie my heart breaks for you what a wonderful man Bob was, such a close bond with you. How fortunate they were to have such a dedicated daughter Jules. Reunited with beautiful Val, be very proud of all you are and did for your parents Jules, sending all my love to you lm thinking of you in your very sad loss of Bob, he was one in a million .

    Julie Campbell July 27 2021 7:00 pm
  57. To [email protected] sending deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time I was privileged to work with Bob at bulla going to miss that cheeky grin he always gave me xxxxx

    Sandra farnes July 27 2021 7:07 pm
  58. Deepest Sympathy Julie and the Finch family. Our thoughts are with you all. Robert & Sharyn Newton

    Sharyn Newton July 27 2021 7:12 pm
  59. To Julie and the Finch family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time,
    Sending our love ,
    Majella, Michael, Gemma, Josh & Rachel

    Majella Morrissy July 27 2021 7:12 pm
  60. To Julie and families, we send our love and thoughts to you at the loss of your beautiful Bob. Such a lovely man who always had a smile and a chat when we crossed paths. Reunited with his lovely wife, Val. He will be dearly missed
    Love Jenny and Peter de Jong

    Jenny de jong July 27 2021 7:15 pm
  61. Dear Julie and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

    Judy Humphrey July 27 2021 7:17 pm
  62. To Julie and all the Finch family. So sorry to hear of your dads passing. I remember him, always smiling , happy and laughing always ready for a chat. Couldn’t separate him and Dad when they got together talking footy and cricket. Lovely memories. Reunited with your mum. RIP.
    Julie Patterson

    Julie Patterson July 27 2021 7:26 pm
  63. Deepest sympathy to Jules & family on the passing of Uncle Bob.
    Thinking of you all. Last of the bothers.
    Tracey Barry

    Tracey July 27 2021 7:31 pm
  64. Julie and Families,
    Deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob.
    Fond memories of him delivering the bread and also working at Bulla.
    Damian and Karen.

    Damian Fleming July 27 2021 7:37 pm
  65. Vale Bob . One the very best ( along with Val ).
    Always remember our house is yours and it was .
    In my younger days From weekly trips to Landy Field , Sacred Heart footy Coach , in depth footy discussions (Go Cats ) and Hot Bread .are just a few great memories.
    Our sincere condolences Julie Gary Peter Leigh and families.
    Michael Finnigan

    Michael Finnigan July 27 2021 7:39 pm
  66. To Jules, Gary, Peter, Leigh and all the Finch Family.
    What a lot of memories. Camping with Bob & family and friends, especially the Golf day; Cup of tea with the Man of the house every week, even though I was offered last weeks tea bag Bob’s words but not true; and memories of a wonderful mentor to many young footballers and cricketer’s.
    A mate and a best friend, now reunited with his favourite lady. Hoz.

    Maurie Oates July 27 2021 7:56 pm
  67. So sad to hear of the passing of Bob. What a truely lovely gentleman who always had time for those he came in contact with. Lovely memories of such a dear man. Deepest sympathy to you Julie and all the Finch family. Your loss will be Val’s gain as Mum and Dad are reunited. Thinking of you all

    Denise Trickey July 27 2021 7:58 pm
  68. Jules, so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob, deepest sympathy to all the family.
    Always loved chatting to Bob when he rode on the bus , talking about the footy, & cricket.
    Will miss listening to the stories Bob used to tell as well.
    What a wonderful man he was.
    Lots of love Darren, Mandy & kids.

    Darren Mahoney July 27 2021 8:02 pm
  69. Julie, sending you & your family love at this sad time.
    Take care, love always Shiona x

    Shiona McMahon July 27 2021 8:05 pm
  70. Deepest sympathy to you Julie and all the Finch family.
    Always greeted with a smile , such a wonderful man
    Glenys and Brendan Finnigan

    Glenys Finnigan July 27 2021 8:06 pm
  71. All my love Julie He was always such a lovely man He never altered You are going to miss him so much Blessings to you and all the family With his beloved Val❤

    Eleanor Molnes July 27 2021 8:36 pm
  72. To Jules and the Finch family,
    We were so sad today to hear of the passing of your dear dad Bob.
    Great memories of him sitting at the Imps footy club, watching the netball!
    He always had a lovely smile on his face, just like the one in the photo!
    Thinking of you all during this sad time, but keep thinking of all those wonderful times spent together with Dad/Pop!
    Deirdre, Stephen Tillack and family

    Deirdre Tillack July 27 2021 8:42 pm
  73. Julie
    Sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. He always had smile on his face & was up for a chat whenever I bumped into him.
    Thinking of you all.

    Di Dykstra July 27 2021 8:48 pm
  74. Our deepest condolences to Julie, Gary & Sue, Peter, Leigh & Debbie & families on the passing of Bob.
    Many great memories of a great man who always had time for everyone. Loved a chat, loved a beer and a laugh.
    Reunited with his beautiful wife Val.
    All our love and thoughts, Wilba, Shaz, Phoebe and Lucas xxxxoooo????????

    Wilba and Sharon July 27 2021 8:56 pm
  75. Julie
    Sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. He always had a smile on his face & was up for a chat whenever I bumped into him.
    Thinking of you all.

    Di Dykstra July 27 2021 8:58 pm
  76. Condolences to all the finch family on the passing of Bob, a friendly face always up for a chat, you will be sadly missed. Love Brad, Janelle and Jayme Oates xxx

    Brad Oates July 27 2021 9:13 pm
  77. Thinking of you Jules and the Finch family at this very sad time. Bob was a very funny man and always on for a chat. Sending all our love

    Brett, Shellie & family

    Shellie July 27 2021 9:41 pm
  78. Deepest sympathy to Julie and the family on the passing of Bob … always up for a chat …. Thinking of you all at this sad time….reunited with Val ????
    Lorraine and Robert

    Lorraine Harrowfield July 27 2021 10:11 pm
  79. We are so sad at Bobby’s passing. He was a wonderful man and our memories of him will always bring a smile to our face. To Jules and the Finch family we send.our love and sympathy.
    Jane, Ross, Adam, Luke & Austen and their families

    Jane Lehmann July 27 2021 11:34 pm
  80. Dear Julie, Gary, Peter, Leigh & families my sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. A true gentleman who I enjoyed catching up with around the traps and enjoyed many great yarns with. Reunited with the love of his life. RIP Bob.
    Rod Cartwright

    Rod Cartwright July 28 2021 12:39 am
  81. To Julie
    Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your dad . He was such a lovely friendly man . Will be sadly missed by you and your family most but also many other people which just goes to show how wonderful he was .
    From Heather and Geoff (Clissold )

    Heather Clissold July 28 2021 6:58 am
  82. Dear Julie and all the Finch families, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. May fond memories help you through this difficult time.
    Denis & Sue

    Sue Foley July 28 2021 7:27 am
  83. Dear Julie and all the Finch family our deepest sympathy to you all with the passing of your dad, grandpa and friend . Thinking of you all in this extremely sad and hard time . Keep all your wonderful memories close to your hearts
    Jo JAMIESON , Bob and Dot ARNALL ????

    Jo Jamieson July 28 2021 7:47 am
  84. Love and deepest sympathy Julie and Families,on the passing of Bob,such a gentleman and all round good bloke who loved a chat ,I’m sure he’ll be missed deeply,now reunited with his love Val ,RIP Bob. Love Trish and Geoff Higgins. XX Trish Higgins.

    Trish Higgins July 28 2021 8:02 am
  85. To Julie and all Finch Family sympathy on the passing of Bob. One of natures Gentlemen.

    Wilma Purdie July 28 2021 8:26 am
  86. Dear Julie n Finch family, what a beautiful, kind man your dad was. Many years ago living out at Alive, Mum never never always had enough money for the bread but Bobby always left bread.
    I have thanked him lots of times, you never forget those things. Love from the Egan family
    .

    Pam Johnson July 28 2021 8:26 am
  87. Our condolences Julie and the wider Finch family on the passing of Bob. Julie and Robert Costello

    Julie Costello July 28 2021 9:28 am
  88. Dear Julie and the Finch family our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad

    Elaine and Ian Kent and Family

    Ian and Elaine Kent July 28 2021 10:11 am
  89. Dear Julie and extended family
    Deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear dad, I have many wonderful memories of working with Bob at Thwaites , and when I got married Bob delivered bread right to the door at Weering.

    Dianne Hutchinson

    Dianne Hutchinson July 28 2021 10:54 am
  90. Deepest sympathy to Gary & Sue and families for the loss of your father, grandfather& great grandfather.
    Arthur & Marie White.

    Marie White July 28 2021 12:46 pm

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