Keith Robert Roebuck

15 Nov 1949 - 01 Nov 2020

Keith Robert Roebuck

15 Nov 1949 - 01 Nov 2020

Taken tragically on Sunday 1 November 2020.  70 years young at heart.  Our inspiration taken too soon.  His legacy will live on through us all.  Loved husband and soulmate of Louise.  Best Dad ever to Anthony and Siobhan, Sharn and Rolly, Le-arna and Andrew, Jason and Lisa, Ben, Amy and Willis.  Loved Grandad of Zeik and Jai, Meah, Rio and Lacey, Connor and Dylan, Max and Sofia.

Messages for the Roebuck family can be left on Keith’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Keith’s wonderful life will be held at Ryder Hall (NPBHS), Coronation Ave, New Plymouth on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 11.00am, a private family cremation will follow.  For those unable to attend Keith’s service in person it will be streamed via his tribute page.


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Keith mate the way you lived your life was always an inspiration for me from a young age, i saw in you that it was alright to drink and party hard so long as you worked hard and earnt it, you went hard in everything you did you were a true legend mate the worlds not the same without you

Simon Sadgrove ( 22 Nov 2020 )

RIP Keith. Lou I'm lost for words. I can only imagine your grief at this sad time. Keith will be sadly missed by so many as he touched so many lives. Stay strong Lou and know that you are surrounded by so much love.
Love Sonia

Sonia Jenkins ( 22 Nov 2020 )

im devastated your legend will live on through soo many
thanks for all the great memories
love you

Greg roebuck ( 22 Nov 2020 )

To Lou, Anthony and family
I am so very saddened to hear the devasting news of Keiths passing. He has impacted so many lives, including mine during my very memorable surf life saving journey. I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling as you make your way through this difficult time. My love and thoughts are with you all.
Rest in Peace Crazy Keith ~ coach, motivator, inspiration, athlete, liver and lover of life! ❤️

Sheryl Burns (George) Australia ( 22 Nov 2020 )

I tried to follow Eagars video but service out here on our island in Puget Sound is spotty at best and most of the time I was watching it was buffering. I think I saw sister Wendy there and I thank her for honouring our Mum (Poppa Keith's wife Elva) by being with you. Thinking about you all, especially Louise, and wishing some sort of comfort for you before this awful year is over.
Glen and Hazel

Glen Millar ( 22 Nov 2020 )

Thinking of Keiths family at this very sad time.
Laurel & Murray Reed

Laurel Reed ( 22 Nov 2020 )

Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness,Someone so sprcial can never be forgotten, I really enjoyed my time fishing with you on Mallees boat, and the bourbons, Rest in peace Keith, Kindest Regards Alan & Di Jones North Shore.

Alan & Di Jones ( 22 Nov 2020 )

RIP Keith. What a legend!!
Thinking of you, Lou, and all the family at this difficult time.
Kathy and Terry Milliken

Terry and Kathy Milliken ( 22 Nov 2020 )

Bill and I send our heartfelt condolences to the Roebuck family. The pain of losing a loved one, especially in such tragic circumstances, is hard to imagine and our hearts ache for you all.
Judy & Bill Hurlstone

Judy Dixon-Hurlstone ( 22 Nov 2020 )

⁣⁣My mentor, my coach and my friend. A positive influence, a lover of life and the life and soul of a party. Your life touched so many. Forever grateful to have known you. You will be missed forever Keith. Love Robyn George

Robyn George ( 22 Nov 2020 )

We're going to miss your crazy antics and infectious humour and banter. Keep banging on the pearly gates how could they keep you out. Ritch

Richard Barlow ( 22 Nov 2020 )

A real good bugger . Such a fun big brother to have . An inspiration on how to enjoy life taken too early .

Garry W Calder ( 20 Nov 2020 )

RIP Keithy, you were a great mate and it was my privilege to know you.
My deepest sympathies to all the Roebuck Family.
Lou I hope you are slowly recovering.
Keithy I have wonderful memories of our time in the East Surf Club together.
Brian "Shixs" Schicker, Uberlândia, Brazil

Brian Schicker ( 19 Nov 2020 )

RIP Keithy
fond memories of our Fitzroy school days and many times with my family and yours camping at weld Road roebucks picnics and playing in the back yard at Mclean street . our thoughts are with all the Roebuck Family and Lou at this very sad time .
love Donna Aylett

Donna Aylett ( 18 Nov 2020 )

Thinking of you all at this very sad time.We did not know you Keith but know how much you loved life and your family and friends and how they contributed so much to enrich your life. Rest in peace now as your legacy lives on.
Tony and Christine Williams

christine ( 17 Nov 2020 )

Thinking of you all at this time xx i often think back to the great memories shared with keith and lou. love you guys. RIP xox

Casey ( 13 Nov 2020 )