Son’s pride at the legacy Sir Bobby has left
Jul 31 2010 by Helen Rae, The Journal
JULY 31 is a date firmly etched on the minds of all of Sir Bobby Robson’s family.
After the former Newcastle United and England manager sadly passed away at his home in County Durham, his wife and sons have spent time grieving for the loving husband, dad and grandad and today each will remember him in their “own special way”.
His son Andrew said: “We had to come to terms with my father’s passing and I think we did that fairly quickly as a family.
“He fought his cancer long and hard and obviously I saw it first-hand. Towards the end he wasn’t able to drive, play golf or do anything physical.
“The end came quickly and I remember it in my own way. But I think as a family, and my mum in particular, we came to terms with it fairly quickly.”
He added: “My mum is fine and keeps herself very busy, she is very independent. She’s had some holiday and she likes living up here in the North East.
“I’m very close to my mum and I’m sure she’ll remember him in her own special way as well.”
Not long after Sir Bobby’s death, a memorial service was held at Durham Cathedral, attended by football’s great names and members of Sir Bobby’s Italia ’90 World Cup squad, including Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne and Stuart Pearce.
Andrew said: “The memorial service that was held at Durham Cathedral was a very special occasion.”