Tributes after death of former Weymouth Lifeboat coxswain Bob Runyeard

FIRST CLASS: Bob Runyeard

FIRST CLASS: Bob Runyeard

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TRIBUTES have been received after the death of a former coxswain of Weymouth Lifeboat.

Bob Runyeard, who died last Saturday, was described as a ‘first class seaman.’ He joined the lifeboat in 1978 and served as a volunteer crew member and emergency mechanic until he took over as volunteer coxswain in 1989.

He served in that post until reaching the RNLI retirement age of 55 in 1999.

A spokesman for Weymouth RNLI said: “Bob was a much respected and well know character in and around the harbour, being a local ship’s pilot for many years and local boatman.

“He remained a staunch supporter of the RNLI after his retirement and was always keen to know what shouts the lifeboat had been out to.”

Current lifeboat coxswain Andy Sargent said ”Bob was a first class seaman who earned the respect of all the crew and supporters of Weymouth lifeboat station.

“Our condolences go to his wife Lynn, daughters Kate and Beth as well as the rest of his family and friends.”

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7:49am Fri 25 Jul 14

southwellman says...

A great sailor and proper gentleman.
A great sailor and proper gentleman. southwellman
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9:21am Fri 25 Jul 14

JamesYoung says...

It's 30 years since the Penlee disaster, so it's easy to forget just how brave men like Mr Runyeard are.

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Penlee_life
boat_disaster
It's 30 years since the Penlee disaster, so it's easy to forget just how brave men like Mr Runyeard are. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Penlee_life boat_disaster JamesYoung
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10:30am Fri 25 Jul 14

Sidney Hall says...

JamesYoung wrote:
It's 30 years since the Penlee disaster, so it's easy to forget just how brave men like Mr Runyeard are.

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Penlee_life

boat_disaster
I visited Mousehole a few Decembers back to remember this tragic event. The RNLI and all the teams have my utmost respect. I bet Mr Runyeard's family, colleagues and friends are very proud of his life achievements.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: It's 30 years since the Penlee disaster, so it's easy to forget just how brave men like Mr Runyeard are. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Penlee_life boat_disaster[/p][/quote]I visited Mousehole a few Decembers back to remember this tragic event. The RNLI and all the teams have my utmost respect. I bet Mr Runyeard's family, colleagues and friends are very proud of his life achievements. Sidney Hall
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1:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

WeyLass1982 says...

RIP Uncle Bob x
RIP Uncle Bob x WeyLass1982
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