“Rob never declared that he was ‘fighting’ cancer. Yet he lived every day in the hope that there would be a tomorrow, until there simply wasn't. When that time came, then he turned his face to his end of life with a quiet courage that did not resist, nor withdraw from us in despair or deny the inevitable. He lived every day of his terminal illness with good humour and love for his family. His dying was a full and rich living. In his year of living with cancer, our witnessing this was his tremendous gift to me and to all of our children. I hope it becomes his gift to you.”

Jennifer Fazakerley