Robert Dunlop Obituary, Death – It is with a heavy heart that we convey the passing of a dedicated and honorable public servant, retired police officer Robert Dunlop, at the age of 94. Robert Dunlop, affectionately known as Bert, departed from our midst on Saturday, 4th November 2023, in the comforting confines of Malin Court Care Home in Girvan. His legacy, marked by decades of unwavering service, leaves an indelible mark on the communities he faithfully served. Bert Dunlop’s remarkable career in law enforcement spanned numerous towns in Ayrshire, with notable assignments in Ayr, Saltcoats, Prestwick, Catrine, Ballantrae, and Girvan. His commitment to upholding justice and ensuring the safety of the communities he served was unwavering. Colleagues remember him as a dedicated officer, always ready to go above and beyond the call of duty.
Catrine, Ballantrae, and Girvan hold a special place in Bert’s service record, as it was in Girvan that he chose to conclude his illustrious career, retiring in 1984. His impact on the local communities, marked by professionalism and a genuine concern for the well-being of residents, remains a testament to his character. Beyond his professional achievements, Robert Dunlop was a devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth, daughter Gillian, and son Kenneth. His family served as a pillar of support throughout his career, and their shared memories undoubtedly hold the warmth and strength that defined Bert’s character. The funeral service to bid farewell to this stalwart guardian will take place at Masonhill Crematorium in Ayr at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 December 2023. It is an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to come together and honor the life of a man who dedicated himself to the service of others.
David Seawright, the individual delivering this poignant message, undoubtedly holds a special connection with Robert Dunlop. Their shared experiences and camaraderie in the field of law enforcement likely shaped the words chosen to pay tribute to a colleague and friend. As we mourn the loss of Robert Dunlop, let us also celebrate a life lived with purpose and dedication. His legacy as a guardian of the community and a loving family man will undoubtedly endure in the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace, knowing that his contributions have left an indelible mark on the communities he served and the lives he touched.