I regret to have to inform you of the passing of Mr Bob Wright on 20th October, who served for 27 years as an attendant at the Northern Ireland War Memorial. Bob only officially retired this year on his 92nd birthday, and was in many ways the public face of the organisation, both at Waring Street and the new gallery in Talbot Street. His smart appearance and demeanour, as befitted an army veteran, not to mention his collection of stories (often colourful) impressed the gallery visitors. Thousands of schoolchildren also looked up to Bob as an embodiment of the times and subject they were studying.
It is quite literally true that there were not many men like Bob anymore, and you will agree that the thoughts of all connected to the Northern Ireland War Memorial will be with his wife and family at this sad time.
His funeral will take place at Roselawn on Saturday 24th October at 11.00am. His family has asked for no flowers but donations in lieu may be made to The Royal British Legion.
Ian Wilson, Chairman
As from Monday 26 October a book of condolence will be available in the gallery for people to sign, this will in turn be presented to the family.