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Robert Ashton

Also known as: Bob.

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Bob was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI - his many associations with the water gave him a huge respect for their work.

Born in the dock area of Liverpool in 1929, he later travelled the world in the Merchant Navy, becoming the youngest ever Chief Engineer for the Elder Dempster line. He returned to Liverpool to work on the Mammoth crane and dredgers for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. In later life, he took up sailing, enjoying many trips in the coastal waters of the UK.

Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday 23rd June at Barnet hospital. He will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered by his wife Audrey, daughter Karen as well as many other relatives, friends and neighbours.

Added by: Karen Pitcher on 25 June 2011.

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