Robert "Bob" James TOWLER

Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at Port Fairy.

Beloved husband for 51 years of Heather (dec.).

Adored father and father-in-law of Michael (dec.), Meredith and Riquito, David and Jeanene, Richard (dec.) and Mary-Anne, Fiona and Keith.

Treasured Pa to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friend to all.

Funeral Notice

ServiceMarch 24, 2023 - 12:00 pmWilliam St Port Fairy, VIC View MapVenue: St Andrew's Presbyterian ChurchView live stream

A service for ‘BOB’ will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 32 William Street, Port Fairy on FRIDAY (March 24) commencing at 12noon. Private cremation


  1. Our sincerest condolences to David, Meredith and Fiona and your families. Love Emma and Ralph Collins.

    Emma Collins April 2, 2023
  2. Condolences to you Fiona and your families. Grief is the price of great love, may your memories be of comfort in this difficult time. I have not met him Fiona but the tributes reflect a man of great kindness who affected many lives. May his soul rest in peace, thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Shamala Samuelsson March 29, 2023
  3. Sincere condolences to Fiona, David & Meredith as well as Erinn & Isobelle at this sad time. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love from the Sandra family.

    Bernadette & John Sandra March 28, 2023
  4. Sincere condolences to all Bob’s family. We have many warm memories of Bob, and will always be grateful for his great friendship with Dad (Victor). A great loss.

    Debbie Goldsmith & family, London

    Debbie Goldsmith March 26, 2023
  5. Sincere condolences to Meredith, Fiona, David and families. Sorry to hear that your beloved father, Grandfather Bob has passed. A gentleman, along with Heather, loved their family and the community at large. Bob always spoke to everyone with a huge smile, and was a good listener. Re-united with Heather, Michael and Richard. Deb Bush nee Maher Memories of Hawkesdale and Port Fairy

    Deborah L BUSH March 23, 2023
  6. So sorry to hear of Uncle Bobs passing. Condolences to you all. Unable to travel to Bobs funeral, but will watch it live stream. Xx

    Donna Phyland ( Nolan) March 23, 2023
  7. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Bob, who was our lovely neighbour at the best end of the East Beach for many years. He and Heather were always up for a visit and chat whenever we got down to PF.

    The Mackays

    Sarah Mackay March 23, 2023
  8. Fond memories of our respected friend Bob Towler during our 6 years in Hawkesdale and 30 years in Port Fairy.

    Our thoughts are with his family

    – Graeme and Judith Kershaw

    Guyetts Funerals March 23, 2023
  9. Our loving condolences go to Meredith, David, Fiona and families on Bob’s passing. Our association
    began with the City of Melbourne over sixty years ago and we have enjoyed Bob’s wonderful friendship ever since. Our family have happy memories of yearly treks with a Melbourne group of friends to stay for weekends with Bob, Heather and family at Hawkesdale and Port Fairy.
    Brian and Marj Catterall and family

    Brian and Marj Catterall March 22, 2023
  10. David, Meredith & Fiona & families – Love & sincere condolences from the extended Birrell family on the passing of their dear friend Bob. Bob was a lifelong friend to Peter (dec.) & Barbara and there is a close bond between the families. Many jovial long weekends were spent in Hawkesdale & Port Fairy with the extended ‘Hawkesdale Mob’. Bob was a true gentleman and a great friend with a natural wit and he will be sadly missed.

    Cathie Maclean March 22, 2023
  11. Memories of a special friendship, work, cricket, dinner parties, cup days, family activities shared—-what wonderful memories of our dear friend Bob. We will miss you as we miss Heather. Love to all the Towler family.
    Pam & Geoff Anderson

    Pam & Geoff Anderson March 22, 2023
  12. Our deepest sympathy to Meredith, Fiona, David and families on the passing of Bob – a truly lovely man. It was always a pleasure to catch up with Heather and Bob at family occasions and visits to Port Fairy.
    The family of the late Rob Wickes, Maureen, Erin and Cameron and their families.

    Maureen Wickes March 22, 2023
  13. Meredith, Fiona, David and families. We were so sorry to hear that Bob had passed away. He and Heather were one of the first people we met when we came to Koroit in 1970, and then later at Penshurst. They were so friendly and supportive to us in many ways and always made us welcome. A couple of memories- Bob painting his boat ‘guide post white’ and marking on the mousetraps each time he caught one! We often remember back to you guys waiting out on our front verandah for mum to come and pick you up from the school bus! Love to you all. Steve & Leonie London, Benalla.

    Steve London March 21, 2023
  14. We send our condolences to all the family. Bob will be
    missed very much by us and many others. He would have been so pleased with his footy team on Sunday.
    Ian and Norma Hamilton.

    Ian and Norma Hamilton March 21, 2023
  15. All the grandchildren send their love and many thanks to those who also loved and knew Bob. He will be missed dearly as a Grandfather and friend.

    Holly Towler March 21, 2023
  16. Best wishes and condolences to Meredith, Fiona, David and families. We remember many wonderful times with the Towlers, as far back as Greensborough in the 1950’s. Bob was a thorough gentleman, and it was a privilege to know him – The McDowell Family.

    Bruce McDowell March 21, 2023
  17. Wendy and Stew Hunter send their sincere condolences to Fiona, David, Meredith and their families. We thought highly of Bob who was a kind, gentle and interesting man, it was our honour to know him.

    Wendy Hunter March 20, 2023
  18. Bob was a valued and much respected member of the Port Fairy-Belfast Lions Club. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by all for his friendship, commitment to Lions, his wit and not least his ability as a raconteur.

    Wendy Hunter March 20, 2023