Rolo Rawlinson

rolo-rawlinsonRolo RAWLINSON of St Neots passed away peacefully after a brave 6 year fight against cancer on Wednesday 18th July 2012, aged 54 years.

Robert Edward Rawlinson was born in London on the 10th December 1957 to Robert and Violet Rawlinson.

He was the middle of three children, and has an older sister Carol and a younger sister Marion.

At High School in St Neots, Rolo met Susan for the first time. They were married and settled into life with their children Holly, Luke, Sophie, Emma, Neal, Leanne, Karla, Amber-Rose, Sarah-Jane and Katie.

He was very much a social man. He liked going to the pub to have a pint of fosters with his friends, and watching Arsenal play football.

Rolo was very close to Susan’s mum and dad Sheila and Peter, who regarded him as their own son. He became a very special Grandad to Shannon, Erin, Connor, Ruby, Toby and Evie.

He will sit in everyone’s hearts forever and will never be forgotten.

A celebration of Rolo’s life took place at Bedford Crematorium, Norse Road, on Friday 27th July 2012 at 4.00pm. Bright colours were requested. Football shirts were optional.

Donations for Macmillan Nurses may be sent c/o Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services, Gate Lodge, Cemetery Road, St Neots, PE19 2BX. Tel (01480) 471001.


Personal Tributes

There are 8 tributes.

  1. Sarah-Jane Rawlinson says:

    So proud of you dad, you stayed strong for us. Miss you lots, love you always xx

  2. Jacqui Johnson says:

    Rolo.. Happy memories from school,when life was so simple…..

    My thoughts go out to your wife and family.
    Jacqui Johnson

  3. Vince Garvin says:

    Sleep tight Rolo, I knew you for a brief while, way back in the dim and distant.
    54 is no age to leave us.
    To your wife and family, my thoughts are with you today, I hope the service went as well as these things ever can.

    Vince Garvin

  4. Rolo, memories of the old days down the wine bar come flooding back, and over the years you were always smiling, even when I saw you a while back and you were not so good, you still greeted me with a great big smile. Sleep tight my friend

  5. Anonymous says:

    Rolo, we will never forget you. You were so strong for so long, thank you for being part of our lives, sleep tight. Love you, Emma, Shannon and Erin xxxxxxx always in our thoughts xxxxx

  6. Karla Groombridge says:

    You fought for so long, you were so strong. The news we got destroyed all your hope and you couldn’t fight any longer. We all love you, memories of you will never fade. Love Karla x x x x

  7. Anonymous says:

    Remember you fondly Rolo R.I.P. Regards to the family our thoughts go with you. Ronnie and Ann Harris from The Coneygeare

  8. love you rolo,sleep tight xxxxx

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