March 2, 2014.
Wallace, Robert Melvin “Robbie”, 88 of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Thorburn passed away March 2, 2014 in the villa.
Born in Plymouth, Pictou County he was a son of the late Bruce and Mary(Turnbull)Wallace.
He was a resident of Thorburn for most of his life. He worked as a coal miner having worked in the McBean, MacGregor and the Six Foot Mine.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, Riverton; sons, Melvin(Diane), Centreville; Jimmy(Esther), Stellarton; Dale(Diane), Pictou Landing; Brenton, MacPherson’s Mills; Keith, Thorburn; Gilbert(Darlene), Thorburn; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a brother Donald (Una) Thorburn; sisters, Lillian(Hugh)Graham, West Branch; Adeline Latter, New Glasgow; Eleanor Darroch, Stellarton; Gloria Clyburne, Plymouth; Jean(Gerald)O’Connor, Andersons Mountain.
He was predeceased by a brother Frank, sisters Mary Grant and Edie MacIntosh.
Cremation to take place.
The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9pm Tuesday at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where a memorial service will be held 11am Wednesday with Rev. Jeff Lackie presiding. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Burial of ashes will take place in the Thorburn Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Robbie may be made to the Valley View Villa.