Robert William McLean

Robert William McLean
Also known as: Bob
Date of birth: 05 December, 1934
Date of passing: 08 April, 2022


Robert William



of St Arnaud.

On April 8th Bob died peacefully at St. John of God hospital Ballarat, aged 87.

Loved hubby of Roma for 64 years and dearly loved dad of Kaye, Kim, Scott and Lisa.


 Thank you for the years we shared, the love you gave, the way you cared.

In our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered every day, bye Darling.

Your loving wife Roma.


You had many battles throughout your life Dad but you were a successful businessman who always worked hard to provide for our family – thank you Dad.

Now you can rest in peace.

We loved your dry sense of humour especially during various ‘cat’s-arse-up-a-tree’ (catastrophes) that would regularly occur!

Your loving daughter Kaye and son-in-law Steve.

Your grandchildren Jonathan & Danielle, Katherine & Armin, Thomas & Chris and Alice.

And your great grandchildren Leila and Amelie.

You will always be in our hearts.


Dear Dad, I looked into your eyes, placed a kiss on your cheek and held your hand for one last time.

  As your eyes filled with unshed tears, I told you what a wonderful father you were, how much I  loved you  and how deeply you would be missed.

Thank you for your unconditional love, kindness and generosity.

I was so very proud to be your daughter.

Forever  in my  heart – I will miss you everyday.  Love Kim


Dad, memories of the farm, fishing, yabbies, bbqs & laughs; wedge tails at Blowhard and  motorbikes at the pit.

Resilient, tough & always helpful.

 Rest well old mate, you’ve earned it.  Love Scott & Mel


Dear Dad, I couldn’t have asked for a more proud, hard-working generous Dad whose love of the land and all the animals is always with me.

I promised to do the long drive back home, past the old property at St Arnaud East, Kooreh, Stuart Mill.

  Your last words were ‘love ya’, and mine ‘love you Dad, always and forever more’.

Many memories of a creative and busy father, his goal was always to look after his family, love Lisa.


Grandpa, we thank you for so many fond memories.

From waking up early to share bacon and eggs at the farm, to playing at the Quarry, camping out at The Hut, driving in the ute and spending time with you and the dogs while you worked.

Your strong spirit and caring nature lives on in our hearts.

Rest In Peace, Jonathan and Katherine.


Grandpa, the time has come to say goodbye, but we know you’ll be watching us from up high.

We’ll miss the trips to The Hut with you, the omelettes you used to make, watching you proudly show off the tricks you taught your beloved dogs and all of the other amazing memories in between.

You’ve worked hard all your life.

 Now it’s time to rest. Love always. Jayden, Courtney and your great granddaughter  Brooklyn




    A service to celebrate the life of Bob (Robert) McLean will be held

at the Kell Funerals Chapel (cnr Napier & Mill Sts) St Arnaud on

THURSDAY APRIL 14TH at 11.30 am.

A private cremation will then be held after the service.


Please sign the condolence book below.

A recording of the service is available HERE


ST ARNAUD  0354951043

Sign the Book for Robert William McLean

  1. Great memories of a great man Bob, a very special gentleman - Jenny Bibby (Kell)
  2. Andrew & Susanne Petrie and family
  3. Kim Nevill
  4. TRISH EGAN. ????
  5. colin chiswell
  6. Lyn and Don Freeman
  7. Glen, Emily, Haylee, Spencer and Charlotte Fithall
  8. Bob & Helen Wood
  9. Michelle & Ross Kirk
  10. Peter Knight
  11. Glenda Wellard
  12. Debbie and John Needs
  13. Maureen Hewitt
  14. Syd, Dot and Toni
  15. Maxine Reid
  16. Rebecca Reyne (Williams)
  17. Trevor and Rhonda Harvey & Family
  18. Margit & Barry Kearnan
  19. Rhonda Marchment
  20. Jeremy & Yuko Rigby
  21. Craig and Michelle Watts & Family
  22. Sheryl Watson
  23. John McVitty
  24. Gwenda Wescott and Don Hose
  25. Maree Lee & Family
  26. Natalie & Matt Peacock