Tributes paid following the death of community volunteer Rob Lauberts

Rob Lauberts, pictured by photographer David Dawson in January of last year.
Rob Lauberts, pictured by photographer David Dawson in January of last year.

Tributes have been paid to tireless community volunteer and campaigner for Boston Rob Lauberts following his death earlier this week.

Mr Lauberts is reported to have died in the early hours of Monday, with wife Rachel and youngest daughter Emily at his side, following a battle with cancer.

Rob Lauberts smiles for the camera during a break in his work at Boston's Custom House Quay.

Rob Lauberts smiles for the camera during a break in his work at Boston's Custom House Quay.

He worked tirelessly for Boston in various volunteer capacities, particularly as a member of Boston Greenscapers - who aimed to brighten up Boston with various garden projects.

The news comes following Boston being awarded its first gold in the East Midlands in Bloom Award - something Mr Lauberts and his family had taken to their heart to help with.

Chairman of the Boston in Bloom team, Alison Fairman, said: “The Boston in Bloom volunteers were sad to hear of the death of our colleague Rob Lauberts.

“He was a pivotal member of the Greenscapers and of our team I saw him after our award of the gold for Boston and he was delighted. We hope to remember him with a suitable memorial.

She added: “Our thoughts are with Rachel his wife and with their family.”

Matt Warman posted on his Facebook wall: “Saddened to hear of the death of Rob Lauberts, an incredible and dedicated volunteer in Boston. My thoughts are with his family.”

Former Boston Borough Councillor Yvonne Gunter commented underneath: “He worked so hard for Boston in bloom so pleased we won a gold for him rest on peace never for get you and thank you with blessings Yvonne”

A council spokesman said: “Despite obvious pain and discomfort Rob had turned out to greet the in-bloom judge when he arrived in July to look at the improvements made by Rob and his team, including wife Rachel, to Custom House Quay and Pilgrims’ Patch.”