Robert Wilson passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home at Five Points on August 1, 2019. Robert was the youngest of six children of William and Nellie Wilson, Drumsroohill, Florencecourt. Robert was born on December 21, 1929 and died just short of his 90th birthday.

Following his education at Florencecourt and Enniskillen Model School, Robert worked on Cathcart’s lorry. He then set up his own mobile drapery business, getting to know many people over a wide area of Fermanagh. In later life he worked at the National Trust shop at Florencecourt and Cathcart’s shop at Bellanaleck where he was able to interact with the public.

Robert married his wife Muriel (Vance) in 1955 and helped her when they took over the post office at Five Points in the 1960s.

Robert’s main love was his family, his wife Muriel passed away in 2013. Robert is survived by his daughter Melanie and son-in-law Trevor (Irwin), granddaughter Natalie (Alan), and great granddaughters Emma and Robyn, and grandson Ashley.

Robert’s main passion outside his family was music, an interest going back to his youth. He played in many bands in his youth and formed his own band, The Rhythm Sparks in the 1950s and entertained many with his piano accordion throughout the North and Border counties.

His days of playing music were not finished as he was playing music until recently - playing his accordion in residential homes and at the Mill Club and Swanlinbar Club, where he brought smiles to the faces of the people he entertained. He had last played his beloved accordion on the Swanlinbar Summer trip to Bundoran on July 10.

Robert gave great service to the two churches in Killesher Parish. He was organist in Druminiskill for over 50 years right up to his passing and in St. John’s for 47 years until he retired in 2018. He also served on the vestry for many years.

Robert had a great interest in football, supporting Manchester United and also boxing and was an active member of Enniskillen Outdoor Bowling Club, he also enjoyed attending Whist Drives. He had a great sense of humour and mischief and loved chatting with people.

He will be greatly missed by his family. Funeral arrangements were carried out by W.T. Morrison, Funeral Directors and donations in lieu of flowers were given to Druminiskill and St. John’s Churches.