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Picton shooting: Rebels bikie Darren Wallace remembered as a man with a ‘big heart’ at funeral



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 he was 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 motorbike.

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