It is with great sadness, that our ITF Scotland Board member, Mr Patrick Timoney 5th Degree (Paddy) collapsed today during his 5th Degree exam and died from a suspected heart attack. A larger than life personality who could bring a smile to anyone, he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to his wife Jacqui who is also a 5th degree, and 3 children at this terrible time.
Paddy was with the Scotland team coaching staff in Sweden 2010, New Zealand 2011 and with his own Glasgow students more recently at the World Cup 2012, and brought his own style of infectious team spirit with him, which on many, many occasions then and now, heightened team moral. He was a kind hearted man with a big smile and the world is now one short of it’s population who could bring laughter and smiles to the faces of others.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Master Gordon Wallace