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Heartfelt tributes to Tommy Elliot, local legend and driving instructor to hundreds, were posted on our Facebook page this week after his family spoke to the Lennox Herald.
Tommy, 74, sadly passed away following a short illness. He worked as a driving instructor locally for three decades.
Caroline Fraser said: “He was a brilliant driving instructor and filled me with the confidence I needed to pass my test but above that he was one of the loveliest men I’ve met.
“RIP Tommy and love to all your family xxx.”
Joe Neeson said: “One of life’s good guys - so much respect for this man. RIP Tommy.”
Anne Marie Watson Hotchkiss added: “Lovely tribute to a lovely man. “Thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
Tracey Bonner posted: “Great driving instructor. Lovely piece in the Lennox xxx.”
Margaret Elliott-Docherty said: “So proud to call Thomas my brother Love you and miss you. Til we meet again you are in my heart xx.”
Duncan Mckellar added: “Always had time for me when I was starting out - lovely guy who will be sadly missed.”
Marie Terese Gardiner added: “Best driving instructor.
“Used to always talk about his family when on my lessons. RIP Tommy.”
Catherine d’Espagnac added: “A beautiful accolade to a true gentleman. “May his gentle soul rest in peace.” Stephen Watt said: “Top lad and always appreciate him getting me through my driving test. ‘Most nervous driver I ever met’, he once said but he still got me through it.”
Kirsty Smith added: “Such a shame, he got me through my test 13 years ago and got my mum through her 30 years ago thoughts and prayers are with Tommy’s family and friends. So sad xxx.”
Irene Cameron said: “I went to his funeral what a turnout shows how much he was thought of xx.”
Anne Elliott Dyer said: “How very blessed and proud we are in all that he achieved. He will be sorely missed always.”
Tommy’s daughter Christine Kenney said: “A lovely tribute to my Dad. “He would have been so proud.” Wendy Campbell replied: “Sorry for your loss.
“Tommy took me on after I had failed driving test twice with another instructor.
“He built my confidence and I passed my test with him. “He was the best.” Rest in peace, Tommy.