Ciolek, Robert

Robert Ciolek

19th December 1962 ~ 12th November 2020

Passed away unexpectedly

Devoted husband to Linda

Cherished and trusted father, brother, grandfather, son, uncle,
mentor, advisor, confidante and friend

As a loving, charismatic and well known individual,

Rob will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

Rob’s Memorial Service will be live streamed on

Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 11:00 am.

To view Rob’s service please visit the link below.

31 Tributes

  1. Charlie Debono
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    My cencer condolences to Linda and family Robert was a good man .I worked with him at cash’s in the 80s we had fun.when Robert and all the other boys .if they were feeling down I wood pick them up again because I was the clown. But haven’t seen Robert for 40 years. And I was going to catch up with him this Summer. So I’m in shock at this moment. I will miss you Robert .rest in peace my dear friend

  2. Rico Ciolek
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    To Robert,
    I can’t believe we will never see you again, never to banter over absolutely nothing and yet both having a ball. You were taken from us too soon and I’m not sure how any of us will continue without you. Know that Martha and I will look after dad, hopefully as good as you were.
    My heart is broken, love you nip.
    PYS MF

  3. Shereen
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    My heartfelt condolences to Linda and the family. Rob was much loved and will be sorely missed. Love and strength in these sad and difficult times.

  4. Pam and Rob Morris
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sadness. Gone too soon but never forgotten. We will always have fond memories of our brief times together. Pam and Rob Morris ♥️ 🏍

  5. Martha Morris
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    A piece of me was broken the day you went away.
    Your quirky smile your infectious laugh my life will never be the same.
    There is a special bond that brothers bring and I was always proud to have you by my side.
    Rico and I will stand united and hear your voice as our guide.
    I am hurting now and I cannot express my pain but a part of you lives on inside of me.
    I cannot say goodbye and I know that we will meet again.
    I love you now and always will.

  6. Dean Haddow
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    Robbie “the handyman” Ciolek. It’s hard to believe that you are gone, I only knew you for a short while but in that time you made an impression in our lives. One of life’s true gentlemen that would give you the shirt off his back. One that was honest, sincere and trustworthy, was looking forward to going for rides on our motorbikes getting coffee all over the peninsula.
    Ride high and proud bud, til we meet again my friend…goodbye.
    Linda you will always have us Langwarrians around you if and when needed, because that’s what Rob would have wanted!

    Dean & Christine Haddow

  7. Rudolf Ciolek
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    My little boy is gone
    My heart is broken

  8. Darren Morris
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    Those that knew Robert would only know him as a funny funny man, we would talk every second day, often on the way to work about the day ahead and coming home about the crap we’d seen or had to fix. We’d share our work photos and discuss resolves, often just lengthy chats about nothing, he would always ring and say (bonjorno comastar) my reply (yeah what ever) I’ll miss that.
    As the whale said to the seagull, (I’m beached is broo)
    Love you, miss you.

  9. Phil Pearmain
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    Linda…our heartfelt love through this time. We did not expect it and our love support and never ending friendship will be there for you and your family, always.
    Rob was a man that can only be described as exuberant and loving. He was my best mate and our go to person. I already miss the morning calls checking i was not sleeping in and catching me up on the days activities. He had so much more to do and will be so sadly missed by so many especially Virret me and our 3 dogs that he would spoil every time.
    Love ya mate I am already missing you.


  10. Mal Hall
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    We’ve been mates since childhood and though we lost touch for several years we reconnected a few years ago. It was a great weekend reminiscing about all the trouble we got into as kids . Mate you were the best friend a bloke could have I’m going to miss our long phone calls .Love ya buddy

  11. Steve Sharpe
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    Rob, you were a great mate for many years, still can’t believe it. I really loved the inappropriate messages you would leave me, and vice versa. You will be sadly missed.

  12. Margaret Sharpe
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    Our beautiful, loyal, fuuny friend Rob
    We are so sad & shocked at the thought of you leaving us
    Rest peacefully
    We will hold great memories of a fantastic friend
    We loved you
    Marg, Steve, Olivia & Lewis

  13. Doug Rutter
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    Hey big Rob, this is big Doug , hey man I am missing you and your lift me up phone calls , always so positive and you were there sincerely and our mutual car restoration work, yes we were both very particular and words need not be spoken to know what we were on about, going to miss you heaps whilst you watch over us , love to Linda and all the family , life is precious Big Doug

    the family

  14. Virret Pearmain
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    Dear Rob

    You were taken too young and too quick, I still shake my head in disbelief.  I will miss our friendship, your love of animals,  devotion to Linda, perfectionism,  modesty in your ability and “I have a story for you”.  Until the next time we meet I will have wonderful memories of our time together with you, Linda and Phil. 

    All my love Virret.

  15. Trav Boland
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    Well Mister,
    As very many know, he was someone who would go that extra mile for people, always up for a laugh but always working hard. We spent many years working together and so many memories that will stay with me forever. We always kept in touch every week, talking work, family and just life in general, many phone calls going into a hour long. So they are going to be calls I’m going to miss mate.
    We helped each other in many ways and I’ll cherish that dearly and has made a big impact in my life.
    Love ya man and will miss you,
    Trav (Dudley)

  16. Loretta and George D’Onofrio
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    We extend our sincere sympathy to all family and friends. How we will miss you Rob, with your huge smile and cheeky manner. You filled a room with your sheer enthusiasm and love of life. What an enormous gap you have left in our lives. RIP Rob. ❤️Loretta and George

  17. Virret Pearmain
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    Dear Rob

    You were taken too young and too quick, I still shake my head in disbelief.  I will miss our friendship, your love of animals,  devotion to Linda, perfectionism,  modesty in your ability and “I have a story for you”.  Until the next time we meet I will have wonderful memories of our time together with you, Linda and Phil.  

    All my love Vetski

  18. Phil Forbes
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    You’ve been taken from too many, too soon. I’m going to miss your big-kid chuckle and even bigger heart. I’m honoured to have shared your search for Ciolek family history in Berlin, a weekend I’ll never ever forget.
    Take it easy, bruu.

  19. Ken and Adri Godfrey
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    Ken and Adri Godfrey,
    We have only known Rob for a relative short number of years.
    Every room in our 1930 home has his imprint from carpentery , tiling ,picture/painting hanging he really was All Sorts Maintenance an expert in everything he carried out.
    He became one of the family and we miss our daily chats and especially the coffee with two Dutch Speculaas biscuits.
    He is sadly missed by all.

  20. Denise Turnbull
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    Taken far too soon, a lovely, friendly man with a big presence. My heart is breaking for Linda and the family but know you have amazing memories to treasure forever ❤️

  21. Ian Forbes
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    We are lost for words, taken way too soon. A lot of memories that will be forever in my heart. What fun and games we had working together years ago. A great mate. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and families. Gone but never forgotten.

    Ian & Jill Forbes

  22. Alex Nezic
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    Such sad news. My condolences to Linda and all Rob’s family. I will miss talking with you mate. The line “only the good die young” is very true. Rest In Peace mate.

  23. Bernie and Andy Millward
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    When we think of Rob we can only see that lovely smiling face that he greeted everyone with. Such a perfectionist in his work and such a loving individual. Our thoughts and prayers with Linda and the family.

  24. Michele Hardy
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    Sincere condolences to Linda and family. I didn’t know Rob, but reading these tributes show that he was a beautiful man with a kind heart. Take care of yourself Linda and know that you have lots of friends and family that are here to support you during this time.

  25. Dave ciolek
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    Uncle Robert,
    I cant believe we have to say goodbye already. You will be sorely missed by so many. I will miss having a laugh by the fire with you and dad over a can or two, or your little tips when renovating our house. You were always happy to help no matter what.
    Love always Dave, Chantel, Nate and Harley.

  26. Vicki Barber
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    Our neighbor and friend, loved a chat and always had advice. A big laugh and big heart, sadly gone, will be missed, a big hole left for us all. Our thoughts are with Linda and all who feel the loss. ❤ Vicki, Craig and boys.

  27. Ingrid and family
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    To Linda, Rico, Martha and family, Sending all our love and condolences to you all, It was a lovely funeral and we’re thinking of you all at this sad time xx

  28. Sandra Waiting
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    I started shaking and couldn’t speak when I heard the news. I’m still in shock, how could it be? A good man taken too soon 🙁 I still answer the phone expecting to hear you on the other end saying you knew it was me because of the way I answered it, and that I will be proud of you for putting money into super. I miss our chats about life, seeing as your accountant is supposed to be your best friend, a wise man once told me.
    Linda, I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling right now. No words can express how sorry I am for you. My thoughts are with you.
    Sandra from BPS

  29. David Morrison
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    Rob the very talented and generous peoples man. You took a genuine interest in all and have left a legacy of superb crafstmanship. It was a privilage to have known you, rip David (Fred) and Dusit

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    Linda, so sorry about Rob. So hard to believe. Mum and Dad &myself send our love and thoughts, xx

  31. Daniel (Beaumont Tiles)
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    Rob was a great customer and friend to the Staff at Beaumont Tiles Frankston
    We always tried to have a laugh when he came in and he loved to ask a lot of questions…lol
    I was only back at Frankston this year and he greeted me like a long lost brother…..
    I was shocked to hear the news to say the least
    RIP old mate.

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