Thursday, January 6, 2011

Farewell to Robert Trumble

Not all of us at St Mary's will remember Robert Trumble.  He and Joan worshipped at St Mary's for many years, and made a huge contribution to our community.  A few years back they moved over the Kew, and have been worshipping at Holy Trinity Anglican church.  Robert passed away in his sleep earlier this week, and his funeral will be at Holy Trinity (corner of High and Pakington Streets) at 11am on Friday January 6. 

Please pray for Joan and the family at this time.  Their children are Simon and Christine.

Robert came from a large family of 8 brothers and sisters, of which he was youngest and the last surviving child.  He was a renowned musicologist and author.  A gentle and committed Christian, Robert had an inquiring mind, and included among his extensive library many works of theology, with pencilled marks on most of the pages.

Robert's  father, Hugh Trumble, was a well-known Australian cricketer, and test captain, who retired from test cricket in 1904!   Robert was truly the last of his generation, whose father was born before St Mary's old blue stone church had even been built.

Mark

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