Dick Thorman died in PRI on 18th April after a long illness. He was 88. He leaves his wife Terry. They had been married for 62 years, with two sons and a daughter, and four grandchildren.
Most of Dick’s working life was spent in the Far East, working with Ben Line. When they returned to the UK the family settled in Pitcurran House on the Newburgh Road. Latterly they moved to Drumgate. Dick was a man of many talents. He taught himself to play the organ and became a church organist. At Pitcurran he built a microlight aircraft, in the stables. He kept it at Scone , and was often to be seen flying around the village.
He and I joined the committee of the Williamson Hall together, I as chairman and he as treasurer, and remained as a team for eight years. We enjoyed some great times together, particularly around Gala Week. He will be remembered for the whisky curling at the Gala dance and helping with the tuck shop at the “five-a-side” football. He handed over the finances of the Williamson Hall in a very sound state.
Dick took a great interest in village life and was a governor of the village school.