Sergeant Robert John 'BOBBY' McCaigue

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Family flowers only please.

Our preference would be that a donation is made to one of the three charities we have chosen which all meant so much to Bobby.

Braintree Food Bank, Royal Engineers Association and CentrePoint Soho

Dress Code: Military Uniforms. Formal Attire. Black Ties

If you are attending the funeral, the family request that you have a

negative lateral flow test that morning & face coverings are optional.


Following the service in St Michael's Church Braintree you are warmly invited to make your way to Jardin's.

The family will join you after a private burial service.



Please note: Parking is limited at Jardin's.

Parking is available in the town centre and

a short walk along Manor Street to Jardin's, East Street.

Parking is also available at Freeport. Please use the South car park

There is a courtesy bus which runs hourly 13.55 /14.55 / 15.55

& will stop outside Jardins

or Bus 38 or 38A - also hourly (:55PM)

 Free parking for 6 hours - validated for longer (until midnight) with any purchase

                                             or 10 -15 minutes to walk

Charity details

Centrepoint Soho

Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people in London, Manchester, yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK.

Registered Number 292411

Royal Engineers Association

The Aims of The Association are to promote and support the Corps of Royal Engineers. They also act as a link between serving and retired members of the Corps and provide financial and other assistance to serving and former members of the Corps, their spouses, widows and dependents who are in need.

Registered Number 258322

Braintree Area Foodbank Limited

We do not think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Registered Number 1148782

Messages of condolence

Sending our loving thoughts to all the family! So very sorry for your tragic loss! Love & Light from Bob & Vina xxx

Mr & Mrs Vina & Bob Myson

To all McCaigues ♡ Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. We pray for Bobby and all of you. xx Matt & Netti

Asst Curate Matt Peace

Najette, thinking of you and the children today. Treasure the great memories you have of Bobby. Best wishes, Chris

Mr Chris Hipkiss

Robert will also be in our thoughts and prayers and hold a special place in our hearts. The Nolan family

Mrs Anne NOLAN

Thinking of you all today - such a lovely man will be missed by all. xx

Mr & Mrs Gordon & Fiona Biltcliffe

Our thoughts are with you all, Rob was such a fun loving and bright character and we know how much he will be missed. Sorry we couldn’t be there today but I’ll be sure to raise a glass in memory of Rob this evening. Lots of love, Charlotte and Luke xx

Miss Charlotte Taylor

Sending our deepest sympathy to Robert's family. Such a sad loss. From Simon, Brenda, Anna, Cathleen, and Michael Rowan

Mr Simon Rowan

Dear McCaigue‘s, There are no words that can ease your pain. Maybe, you can smile when I say Bobby was one of the first men I met in the army back in 2010, directly opposite my bed space and with every second line a joke or a quick wit, he made me laugh continuously; giving me a nickname that took me all the way to Germany alongside him! Bobby will appear in stories to my grandchildren; a great man.

Mr Simon Press

Very sorry for you loss and deepest condolences. Soterios

Mr Soterios Soteri

Love to you all and prayers for you all and to Bobby in heaven. Feel lucky to have known such a special person. From Emily, Mark and Raphael.

Ms Emily Fieran-Reed

Dear Naj and Family So sorry for your sad loss and thinking of you all this difficult time. Love Helena x

Ms Helena Beattie

Dear Najette and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your sad news and loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Paul and Elaine

Mr & Mrs Paul Thompson

Miss you Brother - Love from Sam and Natalie

Mr Sam McCaigue

Bobby u were a true gentleman.carry on being that shining star it was a pleasure to have met you and will always hold a special place in our hearts.Rip Bobby xx

Mrs Mo Sheehan-smith

For Bobby and Naj Thinking of you Always Michael and Diana

Mr Michael Weatherley

Knowing and loving you has been a honour! Your smile would brightened up a room! Taken far too soon, heaven truly has gained gentleman! Rest in peace Robert, fly high and shine bright! Until we meet again Aunt Margaret, Uncle Andrew and Katie xxx

Mr & Mrs Margaret Frankland

With our deepest sympathies.

Mr Tom Mercer

Rip my brave and beautiful nephew our hearts are broken love 💔 u always Robert fly high sir xx

Mr & Mrs Shirley dinsdale


Mrs Leevone Beardmore

My deepest condolences.

Mr Melvyn Parsons

The saddest of losses, a lovely gentleman, blessed to gave worked alongside him. All my thoughts are with Bobby's dear family. Vicky x

Mrs Vicky Scott

Bobby was such a special man, it was a great privilege to have spent time with him. Alan

Mr Alan Trudgian

Service details

Church Service

20 April, 2022 13:00

St Michael's

St Michael's Road, Braintree, CM7 1JZ


20 April, 2022 14:00


East Street, Braintree , CM7 3JJ