Friends & Family are respectfully advised of Rob's passing.

 

John Robert Eaton “Rob”

Tributes

# Philip Rendall Monday, 11 October 2021
We had some great times playing Rugby for Handsworth and having a few beers after and occasionally a Balti at Azims Curry House. Served as a police officer and friend to many people. Taken from us too early.
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# Paul Allen Monday, 11 October 2021
Happy memories of Bob playing rugby for Handsworth Rugby Club.
Great player. Great coach.
Inspirational off the pitch.
Will raise a glass or two in his memory.
RIP Bob
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# Jonathan Birtwistle Tuesday, 12 October 2021
A really good guy - both on and off the field.
A sad day for all who knew him.
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# Rod Tucker Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Bob was a great guy and one of our best Captains without doubt. Rest In Peace mate
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# Grahame Murray Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Another larger than life character has left us. He was a very good captain and a real character. I remember him phoning the club from down under whenever Handsworth had a big game on. Although he’s been left over thirty years he was always a Handsworth man.
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# Steve Foster Wednesday, 13 October 2021
A great mate since our first meeting in 1979, when I joined the Police Motorcycle Dept in Birmingham. We remained in contact since, Bob was there with support when I lost my beautiful life partner Sharon to cancer two years ago.
Rest in Peace mate, and thank you.
My condolences to his family and friends, from here in Shropshire, UK.
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# Valerie Davies Wednesday, 13 October 2021
R. I. P Robert, Thoughts are with his mother, and all the family,at this sad time.
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# Maureen Thursday, 14 October 2021
One expression Rob is that I am shattered. I am never going to get to see your place now and you to cook that meal you always on about. Only thing I will not miss is the giant spiders you always on about. Will miss your sense of humour. Taken too soon.
Maureen
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# Howard Johnson Thursday, 14 October 2021
Farewell Bob it has been a privilege knowing you for such a long time as a friend and team mate at Handsworth Rugby Club. You were one of the best captains and mentor that I had the privilege of us playing together in the same team. There will be a lot of memories shared at the club with your name been at the forefront. Rest in peace buddy you will be remembered for a long time.
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# Katie Wormington Thursday, 14 October 2021
Thank you so much for allowing us to follow Rob’s funeral from 1000s of miles away . We have many fond memories of the times we spent together when our children were sooo small. A big man, with a big heart , we hope in time the pain will ease and the happier times you spent together will come to mind. Our love to you all . Michael , Katie , Emma , Tom and Ed xxx
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# Ray Mitford Friday, 15 October 2021
Sorry to hear this sad news Bob you crazy man. great times and good company. Love ya Rest well. Regards to all.
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