Penlee Lifeboat crew has paid tribute to former “full of fun” crewman Spencer Robertson – a who has passed away aged 50.
In a touching tribute on social media, Penlee Lifeboat spoke about Spencer, remembering the great person he was, and offered condolences to the family he leaves behind.
Spencer, who has been described as a “proper Lifeboatman”, spent most of his life as a fisherman in Cornwall.
He leaves behind his wife Rosie, daughters Polly and Lucy, and parents Graham and Madeleine, the post explained.
Penlee Lifeboat posted on their Facebook page to pay tribute to their former crewman.
The post reads: ‘It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of former Penlee Lifeboat Crewman Spencer Robertson aged 50.
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“Spencer served over 10 years as crewman on the All Weather Lifeboat but also Helmsman on the Inshore Lifeboat, he was a very experienced seaman having spent most of his life as a fisherman in Newlyn.”
Coxswain Patch Harvey said: “Spencer was a lifelong friend of mine and good friends with many current and ex crew, we were very lucky to have him on the crew here, he was a proper Lifeboatman and just the person you want on board with you on a poor night.
“He was full of fun, stubborn as a mule at times and just a great person to be around we are going to miss him immensely.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his Wife Rosie daughters Polly and Lucy and parents Graham and Madeleine.”
Commenting on the post from Penlee Lifeboat, many rushed to offer their condolences and pay tribute to Spencer.
One comment read: “Condolences to Spencer’s family fair winds and calm seas on you voyage to a safe anchorage R I P Spencer.”
Whilst another said: “Thinking of you all and Spencer’s family always sad when we loose a brother of the #999family #lifeboatcrew.”
Another touching comment thanked Spencer for his service. The comment reads: “Thank you for your service Crewman Spencer. 50 is much too young to die. Much love to the family.”