"Sadly Dad passed away on 9th November. I tried to find your email address to let you know but I didn't have any luck so I'm sorry about that.
His last few days he was in pain but he passed away peacefully in his sleep. If you could let any of his cyber friends know that would be great.
Robin was first diagnosed last November and he knew right from the start that there really wasn't much hope that he was going to pull through. In his own inimitable way he let everybody on here know what was going to happen but we just didn't know when........and nor did he.
He could be argumentative, stubborn, petty, cantankerous and very sarcastic. He liked nothing better than to stir things up and the bigger the spoon the better he liked it. He had absolutely no time or patience with people who he felt were just wasting their lives. He couldn't get his head around the fact that people could spend hours watching television or downing pints in a pub. He did neither and wasn't at all tolerant of those who did.
There was another side to Robin though and it wasn't a side of him that he let many people know about. He was very soft-hearted, very generous and very sympathetic. If he knew that you needed help in any way then he would go out of his way to give it to you.
When I was living in Bristol and things turned to custard for me Robin provided a cyber shoulder for me to cry on and believe me there were many tears. He also gave me financial help so that I could return to N.Z. and I will always be grateful to him for that.
I'm going to miss him. R.I.P. Robin