Ashley Robert ‘Bob’ HART

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family

after a brave battle on October 25, 2021 at Warrnambool.

Aged 73 years

Treasured husband and best friend of Joy.

Beloved dad of Lauren and Andy, Emma and Gav.

Adored and doting Pa of Freya and Lewis.


Funeral Notice


Tributes and condolences can be offered on Guyett’s Funerals webpage Private Funeral due to attendance restrictions Those wishing to attend Bob’s Service should phone or text Emma on 0400 023 427. Full vaccination is essential to attend. The Service will be Live Streamed on TUESDAY (November 2) commencing at 11.00a.m., it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section at


  1. There are no words to take away your pain I know.
    Bob was a very dear and loyal Friend to us all he was kind had a heart of gold and would do all he could to help anyone in need.
    Rest peacefully Bob I will do all I can to support Joy and your darling Family through the tough times ahead.
    Love and hugs to Joy & Famliy.
    Love Agnes & Family 💔

    Agnes McLaren November 1, 2021
  2. Dear Joy, Lauren, Emma & family my deepest sincere condolences. I was totally shocked to her of Uncle Bob passing away. I have some lovely memories of Uncle Bob when I was young, he always adored his nieces & nephews. Sending my love & prayers. Love always Uncle Bob your niece Louise xxx

    Louise Hart November 1, 2021
  3. Joy Emma Lauren my heart goes out to you all uncle Bob was a man with a heart of gold, I will dearly miss him as we all will. Kaye Graham (Hart)

    Kaye Graham November 1, 2021
  4. I never met Bob in person, but from knowing Joy and his beautiful girls, particularly Lauren, he sounded like the loveliest man and kindest father who I’m sure is so proud of family. Lots of love to you all. Corinne East and family.

    Corinne East October 31, 2021
  5. Dear Joy and family,
    Bob was such a large part of our life over many years. Bob was always welcoming and great fun to be around. Sympathy to Joy, Lauren and Emma along with their families. Love Monica and Mike Green.

    Monica and Michael Green October 31, 2021
  6. Dear Joy and Family,

    I will always have fond memories of Bob from my time working with him on Mick and Amanda Fennessy’s huts. He taught me some very handy skills, told me some classic jokes and taught me some Aussie slang I still use today! I very much enjoyed his company and thought of him as an Aussie Dad whilst I was so far away from my own family. Thinking of you all from the UK. Liam (The Pom) xx

    Liam October 31, 2021
  7. Was saddened to read of your passing Bob (grumpy)
    You taught me alot about maintenance to provide me with knowledge. Deepest sympathy to your Soul mate Joy & your beautiful girls Lauren & Emma. To the rest of your family including the grandchildren. Very talented builder you were. Kind regards to a past colleague Elaine & Rod Gaut. RIP Bob taken to soon.🙏🌹

    Elaine & Rod Gaut October 30, 2021
  8. One true gentleman bob was first met bob at the housing commission house we were in. So sorry for your loss joy and the girls

    Love Bev and tania tinker

    Tania Tinker October 30, 2021
  9. Dear Joy, Lauren and Emma, Andy, Gav and grandies. Bob was a great work colleague albeit somewhat grumpy at times, but past that, he was a genuine good bloke and loved you all dearly and was extremely proud of you all. I will miss his expertise and jobs he did for me but have the legacy of a projects and his workmanship.

    Merrin Hartrick October 29, 2021
  10. Dear Joy and Family,

    I had the absolute pleasure of working with this amazing man and we became friends outside of work too. We had a lot of fun but what I loved most about him was his absolute love and dedication for his 3 x girls. He absolutely adored you all. He was so proud of you all. I am incredibly sad that the he no longer on this earth and will miss his cheeky comments and messages. RIP Gorgeous Man you will be sadly missed xx

    Michelle Kelson October 28, 2021
  11. Condolences Joy and family on the recent loss of Bob. A true gentleman with a heart of gold.

    Sandra Hockley October 27, 2021
  12. Joy , Lauren, Emma and families , our heart goes out to you all on the loss of your beloved Bob .
    Claire and Ken xxx

    Claire and Ken October 27, 2021