Rob “Robski” Walaszkowska
London, d. 15.November.2019, .
Robski was a longtime London bike messenger by way of Poland. He was
in an accident and suffered a head injury, fractured neck and spinal
cord damage. he underwent surgery but passed away shortly afterward.
It’s with great sadness that we learnt that Rob passed away earlier
this morning. He will be missed by many. All our thoughts go to his
family who have suffered great loss already with the passing of his
brother, Darek, a few years ago. - RIP-
For those who want to celebrate Robert’s life and friendship, there
will be a memorial service at some point soon organised by the
London courier community. - Stephanie Bartczak
Dorota, Rob’s sister has been in touch and would like to thank
everyone for their generous donations and kind words in these
difficult moments. She takes comfort knowing that Rob was liked,
supported by the London courier community and that many attended his
memorial to say goodbye. Thanks to Natalie and Akos for organising.
Some of the money raised has been used for the cremation and the
rest will be used for the funeral and gravestone in Poland. The
funeral will take place next Tuesday at 12 in Kartuzy. If anyone
wanted to attend, they are more than welcome and will be
accommodated. There will be an alleycat on the 6th December I
believe. People who could not attend the memorial will be able to
add their messages and condoléances to the memorial book if they
wish. It will then be sent to Rob’s family.
Likewise, if anyone has photos of either the memorial evening or the
upcoming race, pass them on to me or Akos. If anyone wants to send
anything to the family, DM and I can pass on an address in Poland. -
Rest in peace robskid, never a dull moment when you was around. will
be sorely missed - Mac Shermy
Hello Natasha, I have only just learned of Rob’s accident/injury. I
have been a fellow rider of Robert’s for at least seven years. His
sweet natured strength has been something I’ve always appreciated.
Please forward information as to whether visiting is allowed. Best
wishes, Richard (Ricardo)
So sad. Always such a big smile (and a passing high five that broke
your hand) whenever I saw him. Rest in peace brother - Alex Marshall
Beautiful man. Fuck this shit. Love to his family. I'm gutted beyond
gutted. - Nickleye Eyelkcin
No no no :(((( Only the good memories remains :)))) one of the best
souls I came across on my life... Rip Rob - D'menor Bikes
Genuine, remarkable, one of the nicest soul I had the honour and
luck to meet. My condolence to his family. RIP my friend Rob Ski -
Shocking and cruel. Seems like only last week we were laughing and
joking at Vogue House. Unreal - Zulu Twente
Absolutely shocking news this morning til I had a phone call midday
that our lovely friend within the community Rob Ski has passed away.
It was a difficult time on the road today. Gonna missed all of our
high fives whenever I see you ride in Chelsea when you rode passed
one way and I’m riding the other way. And also when you popping the
beer bottle cap like someone been shot everyday of the weeks after
we finished work 😔 Rob was also few numbers of people who supported
me to get a job at Addison Lee when I was having had time when I
struggling to get any jobs at my last courier company. Rest In Peace
mate. Such a difficult news to understand but you’re in a better
world now 😢 — with Rob Ski - Sam Khamtonwong
From Rob’s Just Giving page:
Robert has had an accident and potentially faces being disabled for
the rest of his life. He has no family in London and desperately
needs your help. Robert was initally admitted into hospital with a
head injury but was discharged late that night.. A short time after
being discharged he went into respiratory failure & CPR was
performed saving his life. He was re admitted into hospital were
another CT scan was performed, which found that he had a fractured
neck and spinal cord damage. He was intubated and admitted into
Resus then later transfered to ITU where he remained for a few days.
He had surgery on his neck where plates and screws were fixed.
Robert now is in neuro critical care where he will remain until his
condition improves. I know how hard financially London is for
people, but I am reaching out to everyone far and wide for your help
and support. All donations will be going to Robert his family.
Thank you ALL in advance. – Natasha Heath