Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bob McWilliam

It is with great sadness that we intimate the passing of Bob McWilliam at Crosshouse Hospital on 23 May 2013

 Until fairly recently, Bob led a very busy life.  He was much involved with many  organisations within Kilmarnock and beyond, including, Kilmarnock & District History Group, Opportunities in Retirement,  Probus, Kilmarnock Burn's Club and Burn's Federation and Riccarton Church.

 Bob was no mean football player in his youth and he was heavily involved in the organisation of schools football.  Last year he was honoured by the SFA  for his lifelong contribution to Scottish schools football.  

Along with Ian McVey, Bob was one of the driving forces in the production of our most recent Town Trail booklet and in the siting of plaques at sites of historical interest around Kilmarnock.

He served as a committee member of KDHG for many years and his thoughtful and fully considered opinions were always valued during discussions.

 Bob's funeral service will be held on Friday 31 May at 11.45  at  Riccarton Church and thereafter at 1.00pm at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium. The family have requested no flowers, but donations to the Beatson Institute in Bob's memory will be most welcome.