However, like Kent in Shakespeare's King Lear, He had a journey shortly for to go, his master called and he must not say no.' Like the master he served, Bernie died on Good Friday to await in hope a glorious resurrection. Born 14/12/1932; Date of Ordination: 22/07/1967 - Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Vincent, a dedicated, loving pastor with a wonderful sense of humour served the Church for over 43 years in the parishes of Belmont, Caulfield South, Glen Waverley, Kyneton, Fawkner, Heidelberg, Yea, Laverton, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Niddrie and Winchelsea.
Robin was always recognised as a loving, cheerful, prayerful pastor, whose homilies flowed from his deep spirituality.
At 18 he entered the seminary in Guildford and faced the unpleasant prospect of learning Latin and getting his Leaving Certificate.
His avocations included the roles of electrician (he worked as one before entering the seminary), carpenter, brick-layer etc.
Robin was accustomed to recruiting imperious helpers for his various projects.
He was a great example of a pastor who knew his people very well and related to them warmly.
It is not the material buildings (one presbytery and three churches) for which he will be remembered.