Best mate honours 'top bloke' who died in go-kart tragedy

Robbie was described as someone who would help anyone. Photo: Facebook.
Robbie was described as someone who would help anyone. Photo: Facebook.

IT only took a week for class clown Robert "Robbie" Treweek to win over Graham Cormack.

The two had been best mates since they first met 20 years ago as Year 11 students.

"The first time I met him, I thought: 'Who's this d---head?'" Mr Cormack, 35 said.

"Within a week we were best friends forever. He used to call himself 'Robbie T SRC', short for School Representative Council …. He said he got to wear a blazer.

"It was just the way he was, he was a top bloke."

On Sunday night, 34-year-old Robbie tragically died after crashing his go kart down a steep road at Bilambil Heights, south of Tweed.

The airconditioning and refrigeration business owner had invited his friends over to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor earlier in the day.

Some time during the night he left the house with his go kart.

Mr Cormack said Robbie often used to take his boat or go kart out for a spin during parties.

Unfortunately, Robbie lost his life when the go kart crashed down a steep driveway, out of sight from passers by and motorists.

His body was found at 6.10am on Monday morning.

The devastating news hasn't sunk in for Mr Cormack. When he heard the tragic news he initially didn't believe it. He said his best mate's death still felt surreal.

"He was a happy-go-lucky person," Mr Cormack told the Bulletin.

"He was a funny person in any circumstance. He'd be the one person at his own funeral to say: 'What are you all sooking about?' and grab some beers, crank some tunes and have a laugh."


Robbie plays some tunes. Photo: Facebook.
Robbie plays some tunes. Photo: Facebook.

Making friends came naturally to Robbie, Mr Cormack said. Despite knowing him for so many years, every time Robbie held a party Mr Cormack said he met a new friend.

"He had the biggest range of mates … there will be a load of people at his funeral," Mr Cormack said.

But the man who loved fishing, camping and golf had a serious side too.

Mr Cormack described Robbie as a hard worker, the kind of person who would do a 10-hour shift, then come round to help him for another few hours - and still be the hardest worker there.

He said while Robbie wasn't a revhead, he did "everything at 100 miles an hour".

Robert Treweek on holiday in the Northern Territory. Photo: Facebook.
Robert Treweek on holiday in the Northern Territory. Photo: Facebook.

Robbie was close to his brother Dustin, sister Skye and mother Susie. Mr Cormack said he was also "devoted" to former girlfriend Sarah Paxford.

Over the past few days friends of Robbie's have posted heartfelt messages on Facebook, saying deeply he would be missed.

Bobby Douglas wrote: "Knowing that you're no longer around leaves me with a heavy heart brother. You were such a character, with the ability to make anyone laugh …."

Another friend, Mel Fallon wrote: "Robbie T SRC you will be missed so much, you brought laughter into so many people's lives. Will never forget you, rest in paradise pal."

Robbie out fishing. Photo: Facebook.
Robbie out fishing. Photo: Facebook.

Others commented how shocked they were and that he was "such a good guy".

"He'd help anyone, Robbie wouldn't hurt or belittle anyone," Mr Cormack said.

Funeral details have yet to be arranged.

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