Bobby Robson Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony

Bobby Robson was laid to rest today at a private ceremony.


Sir Bobby Robson – laid to rest today

A statement released by his family said:

“Sir Bobby Robson was laid to rest today at a private family service.”

“Lady Robson has been overwhelmed by the wonderful tributes and messages of condolence and is very grateful that the family’s privacy has been respected at this sad time.”

“Arrangements for the thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby’s life will be announced in due course.”

A family spokeswoman said the service, which was held in the North East, was attended by Robson’s widow, Elsie, and the couple’s three sons, Andrew, Paul and Mark, as well as other relatives and close friends.

Robson died last Friday at his County Durham home surrounded by his family, and he was aged 76.

England’s second most successful manager of all time had been in failing health since being diagnosed with cancer for a fifth time two years ago.

Since then he had used his fame and immense popularity in the football world to raise more than £1.6M for research into early cancer diagnosis, which was given to his foundation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Robson appeared at the England v Germany match at St James’ Park, the home of Newcastle United, on July 26, five days before his death, in front of 33,000 fans who turned up in aid of his cancer charity.

And since his death St James’ Park has been turned into a shrine, with thousands of Newcastle fans visiting the stadium to leave tributes and pay their respects to the great man.

The football world has been saddened by the death of one of the great managers in football, and none more than the fans of the home town club he managed to great success for 5 years from 1999-2004, Newcastle United.

14 comments so far

  • Steve_48

    Aug 5, 2009 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Rest in peace Sir William Robert Robson.

    Not been the same since you left, would have you back tomorrow.

  • Gordo

    Aug 5, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Rest in peace Sir Bobby sorley missed 🙁

  • RyanToon

    Aug 5, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Sir Bobby RIP

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 5, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #4

    A true gentleman – Legend.

    RIP sir Bobby.

    Why the hell have I got a tear in my eye again!!!

  • Steve_48

    Aug 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon Graeme

    You’re not alone, I watched the BBC1 tribute again the other night and was wailing like a Southern Shandy Puff.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 5, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Bobby Robon’s Black ‘n’ White Army!..

    …Rest In Peace Bonny Lad!..


    Aug 5, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #7

    31st July 1999 – The day that football died.

    Rest in Peace Sir Bobby.

    Thanks for everything, we enjoyed every minute.


    Aug 5, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #8

    …oops, wey, yi na…

    RIP Sir Alf

  • Nobby_Long

    Aug 5, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I have to say that it is hugely refreshing and a mark of the man and his family, that they have conducted the funeral and all communciation with the public in an understated, but hugely dignified manner.

    We have to remember that although we may have shed a few tears & felt some loss, most of us never really got close to the great man to actually know him as a person.

    I sincerely hope the Lady Elsie and her family manage to cope with their personal loss & are able to live their lives in as much peace, privacy & contentment as they wish.

  • Doocey

    Aug 5, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #10

    RIP Wor Bobby.
    Never forgotten and forever missed.

  • Nobby_Long

    Aug 6, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone know what is to happen to all the items left in St James as part of the remembrance/shrine to Sir Bobby – there are huge numbers of shirts & other items – hopefully they are being turned over to the charity – but I have not seen any announcement of what is intended – I have been fairly busy over the past few days so could have missed some announcement regarding this.

  • Ericles

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Farewell Sir Bobby – you were Wor Bobby and will never be forgotten. Condolences to Lady Robson and your family. We were all with you in spirit as your close friends too.

  • ronaldeano

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    R.I.P Sir Bobby

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Rest In Peace Sir Bobby!

    Forever a Toon Fan, Forever a Gentleman!


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