Eric Bannerman Past Honorary President

With great sadness we announce that on 7th July 2020, Eric William Bannerman of Steilston House, Dumfries died peacefully in the presence of his daughter Sarah Jane. His late wife Jean predeceased him some years ago.

The club has lost yet another good servant and well-liked member of the club. Back in the nineteen seventies and eighties Eric was a long serving committee member and in 1974, as an acknowledgement of his work for the club, he was made Honorary President and served in that capacity until 1987. Later, in recognition of his outstanding service to the club Eric was made an Honorary Life Member.

A regular attender at Park Farm, until the last two years when illness prevented it, Eric liked nothing better than watching a game of rugby, meeting up with old and new club members and discussing the “finer” points of the game.

Eric Bannerman, a family man, a true gent and Park Farm mourns his loss.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Funeral service will be private due to current restrictions.

Published Jul 12, 2020 in News