Bob was born in Belfast on 20th March 1934, one of four children of Samuel and Ann (nee Kennedy) McIlhagga. If my researches are accurate, Samuel's father was also Samuel (1872-1958) who had five children including William Robert easton who emigrated to Australia where his descendants still live, John who stayed in Belfast and had five children, James who also had offspring and Martha who married John Robinson and had a family. The following Obituary Notice appeared on 10th December in the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser:
McILHAGGA Bob: Died 5th December 2009, united with daughter Dawn, died 5th December 2007 and our son Robert. The most wonderful husband, father and grandfather. One of the saddest days for all of us, miss and love you Bobby, from your wife Mary. The funeral will be held at St.Peter & St.Paul's Church, Buckingham on Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 10am. No flowers please but donations, if desired, may be given towards a bench to commemorate Bob's life and sent c/o Heritage & Sons, 1a Bristle Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1EZ Tel: 01280 813188.