MORE than one hundred bikies joined family and friends to
farewell a Rebels bikie killed in a murder suicide in Picton earlier this month.
Darren John Wallace arrvied at the South Chapel inside Forest
Lawn Cemetery in Leppington on the side saddle of a motorbike inside a black
coffin which had ‘REBELS MC AUSTRALIA’ written on it.
The father of two was the Sergeant at Arms for the Rebels when
shot by former Australian Army soldier Tevita Daunibau
in front of stunned witnesses at a Shell service station in Picton on
December 9. Daunibau then turned the weapon on himself.
Funeral of Rebels bikie Darren
Wallace’s coffin arrives at his funeral on a motorcycle. Picture: Adam Taylor
Bikies arrive on mass to pay
their respects to fellow member Darren Wallace. Picture: Adam Taylor
Fellow Rebels member ‘Big Rob’ from the Sydney City chapter
said “Rebel forever, forever a Rebel” as he spoke of Wallace.
“We are all here to celebrate the life of Darren Wallace,
Rebel Darren” he said.
“Darren was a man of honour who loved his family, loved his
children, loved his club and his brothers.
“Daz was a big man with a big heart ... right now I can hear
his laugh and see his smile.”
‘Big Rob’ said Wallace had a talent for doing wheelies on his
motorcycle and working with leather at his Picton store called Such is Leather.
Picton shooting victim Darren
Wallace was farewelled today.
CCTV footage shows Tevita
Daunibau moments before he shot Wallace dead.
Mr Wallace’s body lies in front
of a petrol station at Picton.
“(Darren) was a truly gifted man,” he said.
“Looking around today how many members are wearing Dazza’s
vests? Well I can see plenty.”
A booklet handed out at the cemetery had pictures of Wallace
with a beer, in a car with his two children and doing a wheelie on his
Several blue, white and red balloons matching the Rebels
colours were released at the end of the ceremony while Amazing Grace and You’ll
Never Walk Alone was played.
Bikies turned up in their
hundreds for the funeral of slain Rebel Darren Wallace. Picture: Adam Taylor
A fellow member arrives in full
colours at the funeral of bikie Darren Wallace. Picture: Adam Taylor
There was such a high contingent of Rebels members at the
cemetery that many waited outside the chapel because it was already full.
Family invited guests to the Gledswood Homestead and Winery
after the ceremony.
Lifeline: 13 11 14.
‘Rebel Darren’ was sent off in
style at his funeral in Leppington. Picture: Adam Taylor
Family, friends and bikies
remembered Darren Wallace as ‘big hearted’. Picture: Adam Taylor