Robert Keith LEISHMAN

Of Cobden.

Formerly of Simpson.

Passed away peacefully at Timboon Hospital on March 27, 2024.

Aged 90 years

Dearly loved husband of Margaret.

Loved father of Heather (dec.) and James.

Proud Pa of Natasha, Ben, Tom, Darcy, Megan, Great Pa of Mikala, Sarah, Ava, Olive, Lenny, Bonnie and Great, Great Pa of Oscar, and Harley.


Family and friends of ROB are invited to attend a Service at the Cobden Civic Hall, corner of Victoria and Sylvester Streets, Cobden commencing at 2.00pm on MONDAY (April 8).

Private family burial

Please click this link to view Rob’s Service. 

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 8, 2024 - 2:00 pmcorner of Victoria and Sylvester Streets Cobden, VIC View MapVenue: Cobden Civic Hall


  1. Rest in Peace dear Robbie, may your loved ones be comforted by the knowledge that you were loved and appreciated by so many.
    I will always fondly remember my time shared with you at shows as a rider and course builder.
    Rest peacefully and enjoy sharing stories again with old friends.
    Leah Teal (Haworth)

    Leah Teal April 8, 2024
  2. RIP my beautiful uncle Robbie. I have so many amazing memories of fun times on the farm and you spoiling us rotten as kids and we loved every minute of it! Your hugs were the best even though you nearly squeezed the air out of us! Your beautiful smile and kind heart will be missed but never forgotten. Thoughts are with you Aunty Mags, James and families. Love ya mate x Go Cats!

    Kez April 8, 2024
  3. To Margaret and extended family Our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of a lovely Gentleman Robbie
    From Wayne Vickie Crole and Families xx

    Vickie Crole April 8, 2024
  4. Sympathy to all the family and friends. Many memories to keep RIP

    Shirley Drake April 8, 2024
  5. Pa you were a wonderful man and such a huge part of my life.
    I will never forget what you have done for me all through my life .
    You have always been a hero in my life. I’ll never forget you.
    Love from Natasha and girls xxx
    I love you mate

    Natasha Wilson April 8, 2024
  6. Condolences to the whole LEISHMAN Family. A truly remarkable man.
    It was a delight to catch up always with Rob For a conversation. He was genuinely an interesting person.

    Vernon and Sally Tucker April 8, 2024
  7. To Margaret and family,
    I send my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Robbie.
    Rob was a Charter Member of the Simpson & District Lions Club in Feb.1993, Secretary 1996/97 and Club President in 1999/2000. It was a pleasure to know and work with him in the Club, he was a valued active member up until about 10 years ago when he decided to resign.
    I remember him always having an interesting story to tell of places and people he had met, worked with and known.
    He was an amazing man with a wonderful community spirit, a great believer in encouraging young people to follow their dreams and go farming.
    Thankyou Rob for your friendship, encouragement and interesting stories, I’m certain you were loved by so many that you’ll never be forgotten.
    An example of a life well lived. Maureen Capizzi.

    Maureen Capizzi April 8, 2024
  8. RIP Robbie

    Many former students of Carpendeit Primary school would of only known you as the man in the red suit but your yearly appearance and chats ( personally would of talked about trucks and farm) would be cherished childhood memories forever…

    My late grandfather Arthur enjoyed helping you at the horse events

    Our thoughts are with Margaret and the extended Leishman family

    Adam, Claire, Damian, Anthony and Dominic Maguire

    Adam Maguire April 7, 2024
  9. Sad to hear, and deepest condolences to aunt Margaret, James and family. Some of my best childhood memories were on the tractor with uncle Robbie and I regret not making it home to Australia in time to have a last glass of scotch with him.

    David Vincec April 7, 2024
  10. Rest In Peace my ‘little man’, your memory will be cherished. Love you always.

    Deb Leishman April 6, 2024
  11. Farewell Robbie You were indeed a legend, a great neighbour and friend. We shared many stories and laughs together at Simpson. Our deepest sympathy to Margaret,James and families. RIP Peter,Jan,Carolyn,Craig and Matthew Fisher

    Peter and Jan Fisher April 6, 2024
  12. R.I.P Robbie
    Good memories from when you moved in next door at Tarrone and when we helped you move to Simpson.
    Sympathy to Margaret and James.
    Bruce Sicely

    Bruce Sicely April 3, 2024
  13. On behalf of Camperdown Horse Trials where Robbie was a Life Member we send our deepest sympathy to Robbie’s Family at this sad time.

    Camperdown Horse Trials April 3, 2024
  14. Farewell to a great horseman, mentor, and a dairy farmer. How lucky were we to have your immense contribution to the showjumping and eventing world in Western Victoria. Always a gentleman and passionate in both the dairy and horse worlds. So generous with your time and knowledge. Few are made like you, and your showjumping courses will continue by all those you taught. Thank you.

    Meaghan Johnston April 2, 2024
  15. Deepest sympathy to Margaret and family on the sad loss of Uncle Robbie. A wonderful, kind and generous man. Lots of fond memories of days at the farms, pony club and show jumping events, all of which Robbie was passionate about. May he now rest in peace. Alan and Deborah McLean and families.

    Deb McLean April 1, 2024
  16. Dear Mr Leishman (I could never just call you Robbie) on behalf of all the horse riders that you came across in the Western District, thank you for your help and advice that you gave them whether they were little children on ponies or adults. You were so generous with your time and help.
    May you rest in Peace with all your mates up over the Rainbow Bridge.

    Teresa Matthews April 1, 2024
  17. So sorry to hear the news of Robbie’s passing. A man with a huge heart and someone who was always helping others. Thanks for all the memories and stories. Your presence in my life was an important one. XX
    Jo Bayard(Wouters)

    Jo Bayard(Wouters) March 31, 2024
  18. So sorry to hear the news of Robbie’s passing. A man with a huge heart and someone who was always helping others. Thanks for all the memories and stories. Your presence in my life was an important one. XX
    Jo Bayard(Wouters)

    Jo Bayard(Wouters) March 31, 2024
  19. Farewell to a Legend. One of the significant Men in my life, a Great Neighbour, a more decent man you will not meet. So many great memories from my childhood to tell about this man. My sincerest condolences to Margaret, James, and extended family. Farewell Robbie. Always remembered.

    Peter Leonard March 31, 2024
  20. Sending our love to all the Leishman on the sad loss of Robbie. A true inspiration and help mate when we arrived at the Heytesbury Settlement. If Robbie didn’t know it wasn’t worth knowing. Rest in peace dear friend.

    DEIRDRE and KEN HARPER March 30, 2024
  21. To Margaret, James and Families our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Robbie. Lots of happy memories of him at Simpson. RIP.Tony,Jill, Andrew, Scott,Nicole and family

    Jill Mallon March 30, 2024
  22. R.I.P Robbie. In loving memory of my very special older brother, and loved Uncle of Cameron & Ainsley. You will be sadly missed. You were always an inspiration to many people. Loved your story telling, accompanied by a little Scotch! Go peacefully. Loads of love, Helen xx

    Helen Dart March 28, 2024