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The obituary notice of Robert Edwards DR CAVES

Normanton on Soar, 18/05/1937 - 01/12/2023 (Age 86), Published in: Loughborough Echo. Notable areas: East Leake, Loughborough, Quorn (Quorndon), Barrow upon Soar

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Robert EdwardsDR CAVESPassed away suddenly on 1st December 2023, aged 86 years.

Devoted husband of Diana and a much loved father to Emma. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him.

Robert's service is to be held at St. James Church, Normanton On Soar on Wednesday 20th December at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be made via the link below www.aviationwithoutborders.org/ or cheques made payable to Aviation Without Borders which can also be sent to G. Gamble & Sons (Quorn) Ltd. Independent Funeral Directors
101A Meeting Street, Quorn, LE12 8AQ
Tel. 01509 415415
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4 Tributes left for Robert
Michael Caves:The very best uncle, who will always be remembered for his ...24/12/2023
Edward Syme:It was with great sadness that we learned of Robert&rsquo...20/12/2023
Ian Michael Humphreys:Bob Caves – star man! Bob was kind, caring, engaging and e...17/12/2023
John Cope:Fond memories of a great table-tennis partner and good ...12/12/2023
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The very best uncle, who will always be remembered for his thoughtfulness and interest in our escapades and endeavours. With all our love to Di, Em and Millie
From Mike, Gaynor, Beth & Jack
Michael Caves:
24/12/2023
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It was with great sadness that we learned of Robert’s passing. We first met Bob when we travelled to Loughborough in the early ‘90s to look at an arrangement for our Aviation Management grads at Georgian College in Ontario, Canada to enter into the M.Sc Airport Planning program. Bob was instrumental in making this happen, and we returned to Loughborough a few years after and spent a wonderful year in “L’boro” at LUT. We fondly remember social occasions with our then 6 year old daughter, Leah with Bob, Anna, and Emma in their heritage home in Normanton-on-Soar. We had stayed in touch via Christmas cards over the years. He will be missed by many, a wonderful mentor, teacher, and person.
Our condolences to Anna, Emma, and family.
Ted, Susan, and Leah Syme
Victoria, B.C. Canada
Edward Syme:
20/12/2023
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Bob Caves – star man!

Bob was kind, caring, engaging and extremely clever. He loved his family and had a passion for aviation – a field in which he worked in various forms all his life. I had the privilege of being his colleague at Loughborough University where we taught alongside one another in this country and over seas. The students used to say – ask Bob the time and he will tell you how to make a watch – so thorough were some of his answers. He loved the planes and he loved the people. His work on runway over-runs and his thinking around all patters airports was unrivalled and a privilege to be around. He encouraged and supported me in the early stages of my career and we encouraged one another with the various challenges of academic life. Bob was great company, warm and had a thirst for knowledge and for life. Bob was very clever and from runway over run modelling through to innovations to ease airport congestion, protect the surrounding environment, his work on steep aircraft approaches were ahead of its time….as was his call for the authorities to register drone users and control their usage to prevent conflicts with aircraft…..I sat and listened to Bob’s plans back in the late 1990’s…..proposals that it took several near misses with danger to life before the aviation authorities began to adopt Bob’s suggestions from around 2015 onwards.

Christian faith was important to Bob and living it out wherever he was, was a key thing for him.

Lord of all – thank you for Bob. Thank you for his love of aviation, his thirst for life, his love of friends, his marriage to Anna, his love of family and his faith in you. At this time of grief, fill our emptiness with your compassion, lift the burden that weighs so heavily upon us, and give us the peace and hope we need to carry on. We ask these things in the name of Jesus our savior and friend.

In Jesus name
Amen
Ian Michael Humphreys:
17/12/2023
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Fond memories of a great table-tennis partner and good friend. Sincere condolences to Anna and family.
John Cope:
12/12/2023
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