SAPKIN – Robert (Sappy)

Born on July 14, 1960. Passed away November 6, 2020.

Passed away suddenly on Friday November 6, 2020. Loved and loving husband of Kristine. Dad to Milly, Rose and Hugh. Friend to Tyler.

A Race Well Run




Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Ave, Moe
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service of Mr Robert Sapkin will be a private funeral by invitation only. A Service to celebrate Robert’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Moe on WEDNESDAY (November 18, 2020) commencing at 11.00am.

To view the live stream, click here.
  1. Dear Kristine words can not express the pain that you and your family must be feeling. Robert was a beautiful man and will be greatly missed. . Love to Milly,Rosie and Hugh. Love Jeff and Jo Beck

    Joanne Beck November 9, 2020
  2. Dèar Kristine, I am so, so sorry. My love and condolences to you and your family.

    Jeanette Santowiak November 10, 2020
  3. To Kristine and Family. We were sad to hear of the passing of Rob, just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all at this time.

    From Heather & Peter Stoiljkovic and Family

    Heather Stoiljkovic November 10, 2020
  4. Dear Kristine and family we would like to share our sincere condolences for the loss of one of our favourite employees. Sappy contributed almost 12yrs of his time to Fonterra and we were very grateful for his services and contribution. He will be sadly missed by all his fellow workmates.

    Andrew Nooy November 11, 2020
  5. Dear Kristine and family.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this devastating
    Love Ric and Melissa Minichiello

    Ric and Melissa Minichiello November 12, 2020
  6. To kristine and family condolences from the Pabst family there are no words

    Wayne pabst November 13, 2020
  7. Kris we cannot even begin to imagine your heartache & devastation. I wish we could take your pain away. Sending you all our love & sincere condolences. Sappy was such a kind & generous man.
    Love to you Kris, Milly, Rosie & Hughy.
    Danny & Sindy Edebohls xxx

    Sindy November 13, 2020
  8. Dear Kristine Milly Rosie and Hughy
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
    With love
    Tim Pauline
    and family

    Pauline O'Hea November 15, 2020
  9. Dear Kristine, Milly, Rose and Hugh, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Rob,Sappy or Super Sap as we called him at work. A great fella loved by all his workmates at Fonterra ! Our golf trips will never be the same! RIP Mate

    Love Peter Finnegan (Fingers)

    peter finnegan November 15, 2020
  10. Dearest Kristine, Millie, Rosie and Hugh,
    Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all on your tragic loss.
    Sappy was an all round genuine good bloke who has made so many contributions to the football and sporting communities.
    He will be sadly missed by all.
    Sending our love,
    The Bragagnolo families xoxo

    Mick Bragagnolo November 16, 2020
  11. To Kristine, Milly, Rosie and Hugh

    My heart and love goes out to you during this very difficult time, in the passing of your beautiful Husband Robert and Dad to his wonderful children. He was a wonderful bloke who was always there for anybody. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
    Love Marie, David, Sarah and Jaclyn Little

    Marie, David, Sarah & Jaclyn Little November 16, 2020
  12. Dearest Kristine, Milly, Rosie and Hugh,
    Our heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. Sappy was such a generous and caring person who genuinely cared for others before himself. He was a dear friend to us as well as being a very skilled and knowledgeable therapist who helped many people in pain. He had such a great commitment to the well being of others. He will be sorely missed by us and will be remembered as a remarkable person who led by example in his care for others.
    Sending our love and condolences Dr Ruben Branson and all the team at Sportsmed Biologic xxxx

    Ruben Branson November 16, 2020
  13. Such sad news, we will remember Sappy from school and the footy club. Sending love and thoughts to Kristine and the kids xx Luana and Pete

    Luana Brock November 17, 2020
  14. Dear Kristine, Milly, Rose, Hugh

    Please accept my condolences at this terribly sad time. I miss Sappy a lot and will never forget his generosity, skill, hard work, his service to the community and his willingness to help
    He spoke so often of his love for his family
    I know people like Sappy are one in a million and I feel honoured to have worked with him and known him
    Thank you Sappy for everything and may your spirit and legacy live on forever

    Tanusha Cardoso

    Tanusha Cardoso November 17, 2020
  15. Dear Kristine and family

    Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss.

    My heartfelt condolences to you all

    Marcia & David Read XO

    Marcia Read November 17, 2020
  16. Passing our condolences on to the Sapkin family. Sappy has helped our family many times and we will be forever grateful. RIP Sappy

    The Mutke family November 18, 2020
  17. Sending our condolence to sapkin family love massese family

    Dwayne November 18, 2020
  18. Dear Kristine and family, So shocked and saddened to learn of Sappy’s passing. He was a great friend who will be forever remembered. Deepest sympathy to you all. Love from Peter, Jenny, Dylan and Jed Moss.

    Peter Moss November 18, 2020
  19. Dear Kristine & family , sending love to you all, that was a beautiful service for a great man xx

    Sharon Hodkinson November 18, 2020
  20. Thinking of all Sappy’s family, A great man who will be sadly missed. Debbie and Ashley Paul and family (Debbie Regulski)

    Debbie Paul November 18, 2020
  21. Thank you for sharing Robs wonderful life with us. A great loss to this world. We are deeply saddened for you & extend our sincere condolences. John Sue Schena & family

    sue schena November 18, 2020
  22. Dear Kristine , Rosie, Milly Hugh and family,
    i just wanted to say how sorry i am to hear of Roberts Passing . sending big hugs to you , Such a true gentleman. when my kids have been injured he would always help them and give them great advise, i even remeber ringing him on a friday night to put billie dislocated toe back in before her under 17 grandfinal the next day .
    We are all thinking of you
    Love Vincent Vicki Billie -jo Tyson Harry Georgia Montanna and Jarod Malady xxx

    Vicki malady November 18, 2020
  23. Kristine, I’m so sorry to hear the loss of a great guy a husband who we all loved in our own way and that is so great, who can say how he touched so many people just by his words. He was always so willing to help and had a smile for all who spoke to him and he had lots of advice as I took advice from him and when I run, I hear him telling me my faults lol. He always wants people to strive and feel good and that’s what I love about him was his honesty and never judged, I’m so sorry and I’m thinking of you and your children and family. He made a presence for lots of people. Xxx

    Kerrie November 19, 2020
  24. Kristine,Rose,Milly and Hugh,thinking of you all for your loss of your beautiful husband and loving father.I can still remember all the great times and laughs we had when we worked together.Sappy was one of a kind,always there for everyone.Sending love to you and your family,Karen and Doug❤️💔❤️

    Karen Drowley November 20, 2020
  25. Our heartfelt condolences to you Kristine, Millie, Rosie and Hugh, Mick and the Sapkin and Bridle families.
    A life lived to the full.
    With love and support always, Mandy Greg, and family.

    Mandy Wiggins November 26, 2020