HUGHES, Robert (Bob)(Spider)

Born on July 26, 1930. Passed away May 29, 2020.

Long time Leongatha resident and local identity.

Passed away peacefully.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff, volunteers and residents of Woorayl Lodge and treasured neighbours and friends.

Lim and Hughes families

“We’ll keep in touch”


Funeral Notice
The Service to Celebrate the Life of Bob Hughes will be live streamed on FRIDAY (June 5, 2020) commencing at 2.00pm.  To view the live stream, click here
  1. deepest sympathy for the loss of bob hughes always had time to stop and have chat rest in peace.merv bowler and family.

    merv bowler and family. May 29, 2020
  2. Deepest sympathy to Bob’s family – a very kind man and friend to Ray & Marj Cashin (both dec) and family.
    Frances & Trevor Williams

    Frances Williams May 30, 2020
  3. Bob Hughes, a respected and loved Leongatha identity. “Choosey Hughesy” fond memories and remembered with affection. Keith and Pat Kuhne xx

    Pat Kuhne May 31, 2020
  4. Our memories of Bob are from Yarrawonga golf trips. The stories he told were legendary. The funniest thing we ever saw was Bob dressed up as a parrot and together with Dave did an impromptu comedy show. Everyone laughed so hard that we cried. Goodbye to a very funny man with a heart of gold. Julie and Brian Dewar 🌹🌹

    Julie and Brian Dewar May 31, 2020
  5. Condolences to the Hughes family
    Bob was very welcoming to us when we moved into the area
    Always polite and we enjoyed his humor whilst visiting us at Kats Korner. May he rest in peace.

    Geoff Brown May 31, 2020
  6. You could always get a laugh out of Bob – Many fond memories – from drinks at the RSL in the corner to him wanting me to “smuggle” him out of Woorayl Lodge.

    Meg Riseley June 1, 2020
  7. I’ve known Bob since I was a kid going into Hughes brothers shop with Mum, since then I have known him to be a very caring person, who always enjoyed a chat. He was a true character, and I’ve seen him getting everyone in the Doctor’s waiting room laughing. I will miss him badly on the golf course. He was a good friend to Andy and Lesley Hunt (Both Dec) . Sincere condolences to the family. Darryl & Judy Hunt.

    Darryl HUNT June 1, 2020
  8. Jenny Robert Marnie David
    Condolence to all families
    Bob was a long time friend
    Going back with Brother John Sisters-in-law Wilma
    Our thoughts are with you at this time
    God Bless
    Denise Michael Corless

    Denise Michael Corless June 2, 2020
  9. Sending condolences to Bobs family from George Joyce and Malcolm Grays family’s we all had such fond memories of Bob

    Nerine Courtney (Gray) June 3, 2020
  10. Going to miss that laugh and smile
    Thanks for your friendship Bob. ‘Young Misso’

    George MISSON June 3, 2020
  11. Wonderful gentleman. Always time for a chat. Will be sadly missed down the Port.

    Jeanie Stevens June 3, 2020
  12. Our sincere sympathy to the family of Bob. A long time legend of Leongatha. Jeanie and Ron Funnell.

    Jeanie Funnell June 3, 2020
  13. Spider, a great sense of humour and all round great guy. You will be missed by many golfers, fisherman. Rest easy
    Ian and Denise Gibson

    Ian and Denise Gibson June 3, 2020
  14. Will missed his happy face and a chat.

    Ruth Le Serve June 3, 2020
  15. To the Lim and Hughes families. Our sympathies to you all on the loss of Bob. Bob was a part of our lives as he was a part of Dad and mums in many ways. There were many laughs throughout those years and I’m sure he is catching up with Dad Jack and Ken for a beer 🍺
    Sandy Ken and family (Stubbs)

    Sandra Fleming June 3, 2020
  16. Sincere sympathy to the Hughes & Lim families. Always enjoyed the chats & a laugh. Rest easy Hughesy.

    Jim Baum June 3, 2020
  17. Deepest sympathies to Bobs family and friends. Will miss not catching up for a meal when you’d come down to Port Welshpool with Pete, Lesley and Colin.
    Rest peacefully Bob. Xx
    Vicky & Adrian

    Vicky Johnson June 4, 2020
  18. Sincere sympathy to Robert, Jenny, Marnie, David & their families on the loss of our great mate Spider. Great Dees supporter, tennis partner & teller of fantastic stories, (true or otherwise) . Will be fondly remembered by The Pease family

    Pat Pease June 4, 2020
  19. My Sincerest sympathy to Robert, Jenny, Marnie, David & their families on the loss of Bob. A true gentleman with always a smile on his face and up for a chat. He Will be fondly remembered by Marny, don and Sandra Casbolt and family.

    Marny Casbolt June 4, 2020
  20. We have lost another true gentleman.

    Trish Wilkinson June 4, 2020
  21. A kind and friendly man with always a tale to tell.
    Sympathy to his family.
    Rest peacefully Bob.
    Kerry Mc Leod & dad (Terry Murray dec)

    Kerry Mc Leod June 5, 2020
  22. R I P Bob deepest sympathy to the Hughes and Lim families will see you in October Jenny when we come over love leslie and colin cook N Z

    Lesley Cook June 5, 2020
  23. Bring on the Memories , Loved member of the Leongatha business community for all those years .
    Peter & Christine .

    Peter Howard June 5, 2020
  24. rest easy Bob

    Ron & Naomi Zaghet June 5, 2020
  25. Sincere condolences to the Hughes family. Will fondly remember all the good times we had Fishing at Port Welshpool.
    RIP. “Spider”

    Trevor & Sue Geitz

    Trevor & Sue Geitz June 5, 2020
  26. I was a school friend of Bob’s at the Leongatha High School where the sports master Ivan Nicholas ran a boxing event and Bob & I were drawn to fight each other, Bob, in the red corner was introduced and “Spider” because of the way he danced around the boxing ring. This nick name was with Bob for the rest of his life. when Bob joined me at Caulfield Grammar School as a boarder i introduced him as “Spider”.
    My sincere condolences to the Hughes family, Bob made the world a happier place.

    Allan Edney June 5, 2020
  27. Working with Bob in his shop at the railway ramp was a unique experience. To me, as a teenager, Bob was a charismatic person full of fun and with a genuine interest in all people he knew.

    Condolences to the family.

    Geoff Heide

    Geoffrey Heide June 5, 2020
  28. All round great guy , always good for a laugh will be sadly missed , condolences to the Hughes and Lim families, rest easy Spider

    Mick & Dave Thomas June 6, 2020