Tommy was a true gen­tle­man liked by all

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

The en­tire team at the Re­former was deeply sad­dened to learn of the death of Tommy Rooney last week.

All of us had dealt with Tommy in the past and we all held him in the high­est re­gard.

The work he car­ried out for the Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil was in­valu­able and I know his col­leagues will miss his ex­pe­ri­ence.

On be­half of the Re­former team, I ex­tend our sin­cer­est con­do­lences to Ann, An­gela, Elaine and his grand­chil­dren. You can read more trib­utes to Tommy on page five.

While friends and family will look back on a life led by Tommy Rooney, one lo­cal is now look­ing for­ward to the next stage in her life.

Pauline Caf­fer­key will re­quire no in­tro­duc­tion to read­ers. The self­less nurse caught Ebola while fight­ing the dis­ease in Sierra Leone in 2014.

Next week she will re­turn to the African coun­try and it was great to see her en­joy­ing her­self be­fore she went on a fa­mous Glas­gow “sub­crawl”.

The event was to raise money for the Street Child charity and you can read her thoughts on head­ing back on page seven.

Else­where this week it is great to see Par­ticip8’s com­mu­nity hub in Half­way of­fi­cially open this week­end (page 24).

The Cam­bus­lang East ward is sorely in need of in­vest­ment and fa­cil­i­ties and hope­fully this is a step in the right di­rec­tion.

I would urge res­i­dents to go along as Par­ticp8 are keen to hear what you want to hap­pen at the hub.

Fi­nally, we have a packed letters page this week on page 34. Why not join the de­bate by get­ting in touch with us? The de­tails are at the side of the page.

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