A "BUBBLY" former Bournemouth railwayman who "made an impact on every life he touched", has died.

A tribute has been paid to Robert Victor Edwards, 88, by his beloved son Colin, daughter, Tracey, daughter-in-law Bridget, his five grandchildren and hundreds of friends.Bournemouth Echo:

"Robert was devoted to his family," said Bridget.

"He truly looked after them. He was big-hearted and would do anything for anyone. Robert made a massive impact on everyone he met and when he spent four weeks in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, it would be true to say the staff developed a soft-spot for him and cared for him deeply."

Bournemouth Echo:

Robert raised his family at his Castle Lane home with his wife Sylvia and worked at the railway depot in Westbourne until he retired. 

When his son Colin became a train driver,Bridget said he was "so proud". 

Sylvia died in 1992 and Robert moved to Charminster. He attended the community centre in Owls Road, Boscombe.

Bournemouth Echo:

Bridget added: "Robert was a very bubbly and much-loved person and he thrived when he began going to the community centre. It brought him back to love and he loved going there. He will be deeply missed."

The funeral is being held on July 15th, 2020 at Boscombe East Cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations please to the British Heart Foundation through George Scott Funeral Director.