Vale Loses a Best Friend

It was with very great sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of Robert Duncan overnight at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Robert had been suffering from a heart condition for some time and was awaiting an operation to be fitted with a pacemaker. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family and many friends at this very difficult time.

Robert, 65, was a born and bred Banffer and attended Banff Primary and Banff Academy. He was known and liked by everyone, was a very loyal Vale supporter, selflessly gave of his time to support and assist the Club and had organised the Club’s catering for many years, using the many culinary skills he had developed during his working life. His other great love in football was Rangers FC.

Players and managers are often described as “legends”, however, this time we can say, without fear of contradiction, that the Club has lost a real legend. Whilst we can’t organise anything at present to recognise Robert’s immense contribution to Deveronvale we will do so once life and football return nearer to normal. We’ll miss Robert’s loyalty, friendship and great sense of humour. A very sad day for everyone in the Deveronvale family.

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