Robert Cowie

Melbourne, Victoria

1938 - 2017


Dr. Robert William (Dr. Bob, Bill, Mik) passed peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday 11th September, 2017, aged 79 years. A prominent and respected obstetric and neurosurgical anaesthetist, Bob was a beloved father to Jim, Sue, Tina, Rebecca and Sophia, Grandfather to Emma, Tim, Abby, Freda,...

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My condolences to the Cowie family. I was saddened to hear of Bob's recent death. I have fond memories of working on the eight floor MMH with a kind, gentle giant, with a great sense of humour, but also a wonderful caring doctor. May he rest in peace.

I was saddened to read of Dr. Cowie's passing. I remember him as an always pleasant and happy man with a wonderful sense of humour. My condolences to his family.


Alison Scarfe
Medical Illustrator & Photographer
Mercy Maternity Hospital

Farewell to a fine doctor. Bob was always a gentle man soft and kind to all he met, caring and considerate to all. I first met him at the Mercy Hospital in East Melbourne. My sympathy to his family.
Pauline Richardson

I'm so sorry for your loss. I looked after bob at mercy age care and on the lovely boat Course me and my partner got to go on with bob and his beautiful family.. Robin, Rebecca Sophia and Tina I wish I could there with you today as you say goodbye but I have only just found out. I will miss bob and his cheeky senses of humour. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye. Bryony clark PCA/ EEN.

My deepest sympathies to Bob's family. I have many happy memories of Christmas dinners and mid year events with the MMH theatre crew. Bob will be sorely missed. Shauna Kavanagh

Sincerest Sympathy to all Bob's family.Wonderful memories of working with Bob for many years in Theatre at Mercy Hospital for
Women and also at Heidelberg.Warmest Regards
Helen & Keith Brumby