On track for cancer charity
Thursday, 9 March 2017
STAFF at Translink were 'all-aboard' for a fundraising mission which raised over £8,700 for Marie Curie in memory of a much loved Ballymoney train driver. Roy McKessick joined the railway service in 1980 and served the company for 36 years. The father figure was well thought of and highly regarded in his profession by his colleagues at all levels of the company.
Described as a family man, Roy took great pleasure in spoiling his daughter, Alison, and loving wife Joan.
With so many years service under his belt, Roy was invited to travel on the steam train which carried the Queen, a reward which was well deserved.
Coleraine Inspector, David Simpson commented: "I worked with Roy for over 22 years. He was an absolute character, straight down the middle. He was the type of person and colleague that helped everybody that needed it. He never took any messing around though. If you even tried to lie to him, he would know and it was 'on your bike.'"
He continued: "He was a true gentleman and was so well respected throughout the company, from ground the ground level right up to management. He was an unbelievable man and will be missed."
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