Finding the date of death and resting place?

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Unfortunately, I've hit a brick wall in my search for a date and resting place of my late father.

I have his dob and possibly he still resided in Belfast at the time of his passing.
WikiTree profile: Robert Millar
in Genealogy Help by Tricia Smyth G2G Crew (470 points)
I am going looking, in the meantime the last name of his mother needs sorting. As it stands you have her McLean.McClean. It would need to be either McLean OR McClean and the alternative name put into ‘other last names’ thanks.
I do believe, having looked back on previous notes it's McClean, there was some discrepancies regarding the L and C written in script

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There is this

Name: Robert Millar
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Record Type: Burial 
Last Known Residence: 76 Lindsay St
Death Date: 8 Dec 1969
Burial Date: 10 Dec 1969
Burial Place: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Cemetery Section: U 2641
Cemetery: Roselawn Cemetery
Notes: Earth Burial

Source Citation

Belfast City Council; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Burial Indexes: https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/burialSearch.aspx

Unfortunately, Robert Millar is very common, as is Miller.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Would it be possible to find an online obituary for the above Robert Millar and if so, where would I begin?

Many thanks
I've emailed the cemetery in hopes that someone could possibly tell me if there is a headstone and if so, if there is an inscription.
Hi Marion

I emailed the cemetery today and I've just received a reply, not only that they were kind enough to attach a photo!

I gave them the info I found of the cemetery website (search burials) Robert and Mary Millar etc

The headstone reads

MILLAR

In loving memory of our dear parents Robert McCrea died 8th December 1969.

Mary Ann (May)  died 10th December 1992.

The Millar threw me a little because I was expecting to read Robert Millar's details, why would the inscription read McCrea , do you have any idea?
The last name is Millar

McCrea would be his middle name
Gosh, thank you.

Do you think there could be an obituary somewhere, perhaps that would show the names of their children?
It will be interesting to find out where that middle name is from, as such are usually last names of earlier generations (and I have Irish McCrea bloodlines, so am interested for myself as well).
That's what threw me, the middle name being much like a christian name.
Regarding the Belfast Buriel search for Robert Millar, the date of passing (age/year 1969) doesn't match up with his known date of birth (19/02/1911)

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