Robert Melville Wallace

Obituary by Terry Jones Northern Ireland Area Secretary & Achievement Scheme Co-ordinator

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Robert Wallace. He lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at his home on 3rd April 2019. He leaves behind his dearly beloved wife Jacqui, much loved daughter Paula, son-in-law Columb, much loved granddaughter Clara.

Robert was not only my good friend but also my mentor, small in stature but with a huge heart, I always say the biggest wee man I have ever known.

Robert his brother Jeff and his three nephews Andrew, Richard and Clifford all fly models and Robert was known for his work in the Area as an Area Chief Examiner, also competing it was only about nine months ago he won the Kinsella Cup with his immaculate Lysander complete with miniature copy of the Ballymena Guardian in the cockpit, he was for most of his working life a photographer for the Guardian. An accomplished modeller he will be remembered not only for his scale aircraft which he put a huge amount of effort into building but also by the vast amount of people he taught to fly models and countless others that he helped in the hobby. He will be sadly missed on the modelling scene.

Robert had one fault he always saw good in people.

Funeral Service in James McMullan and Son Funeral Home on Friday 5th April at 2pm followed by internment in Ballymoney Cemetery. Friends welcome at his daughter Paula’s home, 46 Millfields, Balnamore. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Marie Curie c/o James McMullan and Son, 22 High Street, Ballymoney BT53 6AQ. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family and entire family circle.

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