A bit of sad news today I'm afraid. For those of us reared on navigational rallying and the early days of forest rallying, the name of Eric Tomney will bring to mind an enthuiastic and cheery individual who was himself a rally navigator and organiser, and latterly the co-ordinator of the West of Scotland Navigational Rally Championship. A staunch member of Scottish Sporting Car Club, Eric was also intrinsically involved in the Trossachs Rally throughout the 80s and was part of the original team which oversaw the move from central Scotland to Ayrshire and the Merrick.
A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and aged just 63, Eric passed away suddenly at home last week (15th July) and those of us who knew him will remember that cheerful wee cherubic face that was always smiling even when the rest of us were down in the dumps.
The Funeral service will be at Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar, this Friday, 26th July, at 1.30 pm to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only.