Remembering Robbie Livermore

Robbie Livermore has worked in the civil service for ov er 18 years working for HMRC and sadly he passed away aged 40 on January 17th 2019. Robbie worked for various HMRC department over the years and most recently he gained a promotion to HO within compliance hidden economy. During his time working for HMRC, this is where Robbie met his wife Karen who he wed back in 2005, Robbie was also a proud father of Callum aged 20 and Briony aged 14.

Robbie was a much-loved colleague within HMRC and represented North East region in many various football tournaments over his years in the civil service. Like many of those trips away Robbie was the life and soul of the party and played with a big smile on his face. Some of those being successful ones when the North East region has won the Lewis cup & numerous 5-a-side competitions over the years. Like most people in the North East Robbie was Newcastle United daft for his sins.

Robbie not only had a successful sporting career in the civil service but this also spanned outside work where he represented the famous Whitley Bay FC where he won the FA Vase back in 2008, Robbie also had spells with North Shields and Percy Main. As time got on Robbie’s football legs gave way but that didn’t stop him being active and he even tried his hands at triathlons, admittedly though he struggled with the swimming his words were ‘ I swim like a brick’. Robbie was also a keen runner and he turned out for Wallsend Harriers and had also recently taken up golf playing down at Tynemouth.  Robbie had a close bond with his older brother Dennis and they too shared a passion for football playing most of their career together at various North East football teams. Robbie also had a love for music and loved his trips away to Ibiza, although he wouldn’t admit it he also had a love for Take That.

Robbie will be sadly missed but never forgotten and he had many friends within the civil service who could all tell you a fond memory or two.


R.I.P Robbie mate.