Robin Holland

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by HarryBennett » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:45 pm

We've all been expecting it to happen but we still can't believe Robin has gone. We remember him in his football kit at the Noah's Arc Reunion when his beloved Reading went up into the Premier League. He was jumping up and down with his arms in the air and a broad smile across his face! That is the picture that will remain with both of us.

Thinking of Gita, Debbie and family.
Rest in Peace Robin, we'll never forget you.

Harry and Pam Bennett

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Brian Moulton » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:46 pm

Saddened to hear that your last battle is finally over Robin. May you rest in peace and may your family be given the strength to overcome their grief.

You were well thought of by all who knew you, as can be seen from the messages sent in the past couple of months.

No more pain for you Robin, just the pain of loss your family and friends will have.

RIP Robin

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by williamo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:53 pm

Two Hawks in One week, Too much. R.I.P. ROBIN AND STEVE.

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by FERDY » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:57 pm

Whilst we all knew this sad day would come, it still makes it no easier . I Knew Robin from my time in the Regiment, a true Gentleman and all round nice Guy, our commiserations go to Gita
and the whole of Robins Family.

Eunice and Pete Farrell

R.I.P Robin

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Brian Hunter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:03 pm

My Condolences to Robin's Family & Friends. The suffering is over R.I.P Robin

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by PINKY » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:47 am

R.I.P Robin

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by rick aindow » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:02 am

Another sad day! I always remember Robin with great fondness and send my condolences to Gita, Debbie and the rest of the family


Rick & Di

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Johnny Morris » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:41 am

Such sad news about a great Hawk

R.I.P Robin

My sincere condolences to his family

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by tigger » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:01 am

RIP Robin

my sympathy to Gita and the family at the loss

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Les » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:04 pm

I can only repeat what has been said many times before. Knowing it was coming does not lessen the sadness that the loss of a good friend brings. Robin was one of the first guys I met on joining the regiment in 1961.Always a pal and ready to help.
RIP old friend.

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Prendo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:28 pm

RIP Robin.

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Shep » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:06 pm

Such sad news about a great Hawk

R.I.P Robin

My sincere condolences to his family

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Ron Flowers » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:09 pm

So sad to have to say good bye to a great guy R.I.P. Robin and condolences to all your family and friends.

Cheers Ron

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Bill Bentley » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:29 pm

I am relieved to hear that the fight has come to an end.
My condolences to Robins family and many grieving friends.
My own memories of Robin shall remain happy ones, I'm sure that's the way he would want it to be.

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Re: Robin Holland

Post by Bob_H » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Funeral Details:

The funeral Service will be held at 13:00 on Wednesday 21st August at the Harbour View Burial & Memorial Gardens, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6AN.

Followed by a gathering at St Peter's Finger pub, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JE.

Family flowers only
Donations may be made to Joseph Weld Hospice (Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2SL, Tel: 01305 215300)
or via the Funeral Director

Noah's Arc tie / Regimental tie traditional.

Guard of Honour
It has become a tradition in recent years that we provide a guard of honour for our deceased comrade, and Gita has asked that it happen on this occasion. Would gentlemen please form a column immediately following the service where we will honour Robin in our usual way.



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