I feel very priviledged to have known Robert and consider him to be a close friend. When I started in Trinity High School 21 years ago, Robert was the first person in the Technical department that I met. He told me to sit at the desk right next to him and we sat together every day for the next 21 years. From the start I knew that this was a person that I would like and get on with. He not only settled me into the department, but he told me to bring in my kit for badminton and keep fit, as he ran these clubs after school and he knew that it would help introduce me to many other memebers of staff. Over the years we shared some great laughs and times of sadness. He was extremely talented and shared many of his interests with me. He even tried to teach me how to dance. In my classes he was an incredible help. He was more that willing to be in classes and thoughrouly enjoyed helping kids. As most people who knew Robert knows, he loved to chat, he loved nothing more than telling us all about his holidays, birdwatching, running and fishing. He was so enthusiastic about everything he did. However, his real loves in life were Christine and Lauren. Robert and Christine were complete soul mates and he loved telling stories of their life together. Lauren was the apple of his eye and he was extremely proud of her. I will sadly miss him, and will never forget him. Rest in peace Robert.