Cnr McLean St & Woongarra Street, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670
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Robert Winston ‘Bob’ James

Robert Winston ‘Bob’ James  was born on 25th December, 1941 and passed away on 5th April, 2021.

Aged 79 years. Late of Palm Lake Resort, Bargara and formerly of Miller Street, Bargara. Passed away peacefully on April 5th, 2021. Beloved husband of Leonie. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and grandfather of Wade & Minna, Hayden & Shannon and families. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of Barbara & Bob Honan, Jennifer & Ian (dec’d) Larsen, Brian & Chiharu James and their respective families.

“In God’s Loving Care”

A Funeral Service for Robert will be held at ‘Branyan Gardens’, Cummins Road, Branyan, THURSDAY, 15th April, 2021 at 11:30am.

COVID restrictions apply.

Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/NrpV0CaxZwA

50 Replies to “Robert Winston ‘Bob’ James”

    1. Dear David and Julie, Wade, Hayden and I would sincerely like to thank you for your friendship which spans over many years. We will miss him so much as he was the best husband, Dad and friend that anyone could have.
      Warmest wishes to you both, Leonie

    1. Thankyou Pam for your kind thoughts that have helped us greatly as Wade, Hayden and I deal with the loss of our wonderful husband, father and best friend, Bob.
      He will be missed so much but we know he will always be with us for the rest of our lives.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie

  1. Vale Bob, Our love and fondest wishes to you all at this sad time Leonie, Wade, Hayden…Barbara, Jenny, Brian and families.
    Nigel & Sue.

    1. Dear Nigel and Sue, Thankyou for your special message as Wade, Hayden and I deal with the loss of our beloved husband and father, Bob. Thankyou also Nigel for coming to Bob’s funeral. It was very special that you were there.
      Great memories, Great friends.
      lots of love to you both,
      Leonie, Wade and Haydenxx

  2. Dear Leonie and Brian, love to you and your families…so many fond memories of Bob, especially when I was lucky enough to work at Cue!!! He was a great man, sadly missed. Susan Johnson

    1. Dear Susan, Thankyou so much for your special message of memories going back so many years. It was wonderful that Brian was here in Bundaberg when Bob was in hospital and was able to spend some special time with him.Your comments have helped us all at this time.
      Warmest wishes ,
      Leonie, wade and Hayden.

  3. Special thoughts to you Leonie and all the family. Bob was a Bundy icon and LEGEND of the Bundy SLSC. GREAT Memories of him . Regards. Russell Lyons.

    1. Dear Russell , Thankyou so much for your kind words re Bob. I think you got to know each other pretty well while reorganising a new march past team.Your message has meant a lot to Wade, Hayden, their families and myself as we deal with the sad loss of a very special man, husband, father and special friend to many. We will miss him so much.
      Warmest wishes,
      Leonie.

  4. Dear Leonie and Families, deepest sympathy to you all, a lot of fond memories over many years. Rest in Peace Bob you are in the hands of our dear Lord. Claire and Ken Rehbein and Families.

    1. Dear Ken and Claire, Thankyou both for your special message. I know how for many years you have always been close to Bob and even if we don’t see each other that often sadly , the friendship never wanes. Ken I guess you and Bob have know each other since you were born -A friend for life.
      Your message has helped the boys, their families and me as we deal with the loss of our beloved husband, dad and friend.
      With love, Leoniexx

  5. Dear Leonie & Family, Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Bob was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed. We have fond memories from your time at Baffle. Love Lorraine & Heinz

    1. Dear Lorraine and Heinz, Thankyou for your special words . They have meant so much to Wade, Hayden and myself. Our time spent at
      Baffle was one of the happiest times in our lives. Great friendships were made and of course Bob could not get enough of fishing and crabbing etc, etc. Our one regret was selling our special” Villa Mirasol “up there when Bob’s shaking became too bad and he couldn’t safely fish any more. Thankyou also for coming to Bob’s funeral to say a final goodbye. It has meant a lot to us.
      Leonie xxx

  6. Leonie & Family. We send our sincere condolences at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you. Kerry and Pam Garson

    1. Dear Kerry and Pam, Thankyou both for your warmest wishes. They have helped Wade, Hayden and myself so much as we deal with the loss of our beloved Bob, our special husband, father and best friend.
      His memory will be in our hearts forever.
      Thanking you,
      Leonie.

  7. Dear Leonie, Brian, Wade, Hayden and families. I am so very sad to hear of Bob’s passing, Bundaberg and Bagara have indeed lost a pillar of their communities. May you find comfort in knowing how many people held Bob in the very highest esteem and will remember him as a true gentleman, generous with his leadership, community spirit and sportsmanship. RIP Bob James.
    Kerrin Bird & family

    1. Dear Kerrin, Thankyou for your kind words and thoughts on Bob. He was a special man, who adored his family and loved life and always tried to live it to the fullest.
      He was a special friend to many, a wonderful Dad and Grandfather to Wade, Hayden and their families.
      To him, life was meant to be lived with all of its ups and downs.
      I could not have chosen a better husband and he has left the boys with some special views on life and living.He was so proud of them both.
      It was so special that Brian happened to be in Bundaberg when Bob was in hospital and had some very special time with him.
      Thankyou to you and your family with your special words of comfort.
      Warmest wishes,
      Leonie.

    1. Dear Lloyd and Judy, Thankyou both for your thoughts and prayers. Judy, when Bob used to see your face in hospital, I think it made him feel more at home. Wade, Hayden and I will always miss Bob so much but we know he will still be with us in our hearts forever.
      Warmest wishes to you both and Thankyou for caring.
      Leonie

  8. Dear Leonie and Family , please accept our deepest sympathy with your sad loss of Bob. Thinking of you all.

    1. Dear Gary and Wendy, Thankyou so much for your condolences at the passing of our beloved husband and father. Gary, a long time has passed since you and Bob worked so hard on “The HUT,THE HUT, THE HUT!” Wow , what memories you and I have of that time. Great memories, great times. As you know, Bob’s mind was always ticking over as to what would be his next challenge.
      Wade , Hayden and families and myself will miss him so much.
      Warmest wishes, Leoniexx

    1. Dear Meg, Thankyou so much for your condolences. They have helped comfort Wade , Hayden and myself deal with the loss of our beloved husband and father. We will miss him so much.
      Warmest wishes and thanks to the staff at Burrum Street Pharmacy.
      Leonie.

    1. Dear Ken, Thankyou so much for your comforting message. It has meant a lot to Wade, Hayden and myself.
      Where do you start with memories? I can imagine you could write a book on your experiences whiles playing in a band for so long. it was always great listening and dancing to your music.Thankyou for helping so many people have a great night out – Bob and me in particular.What wonderful times.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie

    1. Dear Carmel,
      Your message of sympathy has meant a lot to Wade, Hayden and myself. Bob had always looked up to Dick and treasured his friendship. I guess there comes a time in all of our lives when we lose someone who is precious to us but I know as you know that it is not easy when this actually happens. Our knowledge is that we shared our lives each with someone we loved so much . I know now Bob feels no pain and is at peace but it is still so hard.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie.

  9. Our deepest sympathy Leonie and family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Ian & Pam MacLennan

    1. Dear Ian and Pam, Thankyou so much for your condolences. They have helped Wade, Hayden and myself deal with the passing of our beloved father and husband, Bob. He was a very special person and we will miss him so much. I know now that he is feeling no pain and is at peace. Our life together has seemed so short but I know I chose the right man who has looked after us all and loved us all unconditionally. What more can I say but we will miss him so much .
      Warmest wishes, Leonie

  10. Leonie and Family, my thoughts are with you all. Cherish your special memories and say his name often! He is always there… you just can’t see him.

    1. Dear Paula, Thankyou for your special message. I realise now just how very hard it is to lose someone that you have dearly loved but I had hoped it wouldn’t be this hard. Both Wade and Hayden have been a wonderful support over the last few years as they also loved and admired their dad so much and will miss him greatly.
      Bob was always there for me and hated not being able to help me . He never complained but hated his situation and right to the end when his body was failing tried to show me he was still trying. He was an all so brave man who never knew the words “Give up” I loved him so much.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie.

  11. Dear Leonie & family . Sending you our deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing. May the wonderful memories of him comfort you at this time. Brian & Cheryl Hart. Samford Qld

    1. Dear Brian and Cheryl, thank you so much for your special words of sympathy. They have meant a lot to Wade, Hayden and myself. Many years have passed since you Brian and others in the support boats supported Bob on his “Paddle for Cancer”. These are wonderful memories of this incredible paddle of Bob’s down the coast to Brisbane.He would not have been so successful without you guys in the support boat. “Memories”
      It is special to receive your message and I hope all is well with you both.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie.

    1. Dear Ken and Sylvia, Thankyou so much for your warm wishes. They have meant so much to Wade, Hayden and myself. It also was so lovely for you both to be at Bob’s funeral. The boys and I will miss Bob so much. He was a man with a strong determination but with a loving heart. He dealt with life head on and with a determination that he would beat his Parkinsons.This he did for 18 years but things started to take over in the last 5 years or so. He never complained and we kept trying to get on top of things but finally his body couldn’t take anymore. I will miss him so much but the boys, their families and I know how much we loved him and he loved us.
      Warmest wishes,
      Leonie

    2. Dear Ken and Sylvia, Thankyou so much for your warm wishes. They have meant so much to Wade, Hayden and myself. It also was so lovely for you both to be at Bob’s funeral. He was a man with a strong determination but with a loving heart. He dealt with life head on and with a determination that he would beat his Parkinsons.This he did for 18 years but things started to take over in the last 5 years or so. He never complained and we kept trying to get on top of things but finally his body couldn’t take anymore. I will miss him so much but the boys, their families and I know how much we loved him and he loved us.
      Warmest wishes,
      Leonie

  12. Dear Leonie and family. We are thinking of you all at this time, with fond memories of a wonderful life and some of the fun we all had together. With deepest sympathy, Brian and Margi Voller

    1. Hi Brian and Margie,
      Thankyou for your special message and condolences. They have meant so much to myself , Wade and Hayden.
      Bob and I and the boys did have a special life and we with you have shared many good times over the years. He was a brave man and with all of the health problems he has endured particularly over the last 5 or so years, he never complained and both of us only wanted to try to win his battle with Parkinsons but sadly this was not to be. He fought to the end but his body could take no more.I loved him so much and will miss him greatly as will the boys.
      Lots of love to you and your family.
      Leonie

  13. Dearest Leonie, Wade, Hayden, Jenny, Barb, Brian and all the family, thinking of you on this very sad day but remembering fondly of many wonderful happy memories together, especially at the Pancho and Christmas day lunches. Much love to you all. Suzie and India Fa’atau xx

    1. Dear Suzie and India, Thankyou for your special message, telephone call and of course the beautiful flowers. We do have some very special memories that cover many years. Even though our lives have gone in different directions, your wishes would mean so much to Bob, myself and the boys and their families.
      All Bob really wanted was to live and he fought as hard as he could for as long as he could. Lance, you and India were all special friends
      who over the years have shared some incredible experiences.
      I loved him so much and will now miss him so much. The boys have both been a great support over the years and have grown so close to Bob.
      with love, Leoniexx

    1. Dear Beth,
      Thankyou so much for your condolences. They have meant so much to Wade,Hayden and myself. We loved Bob so much and will miss .
      him so much but we know that now he is without pain and at peace.
      Warmest wishes,
      Leonie.

  14. He was a wonderful man and made my path as chef will always be grateful to him and his wonderful family god bless

    1. Dear Nigel, It is lovely to hear from you at this sad time. What incredible memories we all have of the time that you started work at Dan Pancho as a chef. It was a learning process for us all but Bob knew it would work and with the right staff it did work. Thank you .
      I know you have gone on to be chef at other restaurants but as I haven’t seen you for a while I am not sure where you are now. Bob was proud of you so Thankyou. Bob was a special man and was always willing to not just sit back but to put as much effort into anything that he attempted. The boys have grown up to be good people .They loved their Dad and he was so proud of them both. We will all miss Bob more than words can say.
      Warmest wishes, Leonie

  15. Thinking of you Hayden and your family. May great memories of your Dad bring you peace and put a smile on your face in time. Love to you all. Merle and Joanne Dunn

    1. Hi Merle and Joanne,
      Thankyou for you special message. Dad meant so much to me, Wade and of course Mum. We loved him so much and will miss him heaps. We were all able to share a huge part of his life particularly over the last few years when he was really struggling but never complaining. Wade and I have learnt so much from him re life and its ups and downs and how to deal with both of these.
      Our memories of him are only good and will be with us for ever.
      thanking you again,
      Hayden

  16. Dear Leonie, So sorry to read of the passing of Bob. He has fought a long battle but I know you and your family have helped him enjoy every moment of his time.
    Hugs to you all. Del Hartfiel

  17. Dear Del, Thankyou for your special message. It has meant a lot to Wade, Hayden and myself. Bob often used to speak fondly of his Hockey days. He loved his sport and it didn’t matter what he played he put everything into it. Over the last few years sadly he was not able to play anything but never gave up on trying to walk etc etc until this just became too hard. The boys and I will miss him so much but we know now he is not in pain and is at peace.
    It was really lovely to receive your message.
    Warmest wishes,Leonie

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