Robert Arthur Dent

A tribute to a great friend, a wonderful Christian brother and a devoted staff member of TCS.

Bob was born in Sydney and moved to Canberra in 1973, to start a new life with his young bride Jenny. As their young family grew it was not long before they looked to schools and Bob found himself embraced in the Trinity Christian School community in the role of Bursar. Bob was pivotal in the growth and development of Trinity over a period of 23 years!

Bob will always be remembered as a passionate disciple of Jesus, a man of integrity, a true and loyal friend. A great encourager, a source of wisdom, Bob was one of the nicest men that you could ever meet!

Bob was a people person, his friendship group was enormous but family always held central place in his life. His devotion to Jenny was a great testimony to Christian marriage and he was immensely proud of his sons Luke and Peter and daughter in law, Alira.

Bob loved to run and he was always keen for a game of golf but when the cardiologist said “NO”, he just took it in his stride. Back to work in record time, there was always something that “needed” Bob’s attention, without unnecessary delay.

Affectionately known amongst TCS staff as “Bionic Bob” (after receiving his pacemaker) and “Bob the Builder” (in his Head of Property and Development role), Bob was greatly respected by parents, staff and students.

Despite almost two years of ongoing cancer treatment Bob never lost hope. He had total faith and trust in Jesus, right to his final days. What an incredible Christian witness this was to the nurses and doctors and other patients in the hospital!

We miss you Bob. We know that you are now in a better place but we will never forget your love of God, your love of life, your sense of humour, your encouraging word and your contagious smile.

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