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    Default Bob Cobb, R/O "South America".

    Yesterday - 19th September, my very dear friend, Bob Cobb, died aged 93 years. A good long life and a long good life.

    He was rescued on 6th April 1944 from the burning Norwegian Tanker,"South America". He was the 3rd R/O and had just turned 18 a few weeks before. My Dad (Capt. W. J. Hartley) in the Rescue Ship "Goodwin" rescued the entire crew. In 2004 Bob contacted me to say that he owed his life to my father. How wonderful to hear that !

    We have been in constant and regular touch ever since. Always on 6th April he would call to say,"This is my Day of Life". .Just a few weeks ago I was able to send him a copy of your posting, Billy, about the new panels on Tower Hill and the Norwegian Merchant Navy. So, thank you for that; he was really pleased to know about it.

    Dear Bob; a safe harbour after your long life's voyage. Rest in peace. I shall miss you.

    Brenda

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    Hello Brenda
    Nice to hear from you ,been a wee bit quiet.
    Anyway let me say sorry to hear of a good Friend passing,but I am sure as you say Bob was pleased to hear about News on the new Panels at Tower Hill.
    Yes that must have been so nice to hear that your dear Father played that part in his survival. It I know would have made you proud to hear.
    So my Condolences to Bob's Family and good friends ,(You of course included Brenda)
    I hope that he may have gentle winds to take him to places he so loved in his days!
    Sincerely
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    Hi Brenda.
    Sad day for you and Bob's family, but a good day of remembrance as you Dad gave Bob so many more years to his life.
    Calm seas Bob.
    Lest We Forget.

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    A life well lived by a man well loved.
    May he rest in peace.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
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    Hello,
    Went to Bob Cobb's funeral yesterday - my lovely husband drove the 82 miles.....and back.
    I was asked to do the Eulogy which was really special. I had made a recording years ago of Bob's rescue, so it was wonderful to be able to use his words.
    His friendship was a great blessing to me. I met him via Billy's MN website many years ago. So, thank you Billy.
    Regards
    Brenda

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    Brenda, A lovely story, May your dear friend Bob R.I.P. Terry.
    {terry scouse}

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