It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of Paul Turney, one of our longest serving Vice Presidents.
Many will know Paul as Chairman and Managing Director of Turney Group (formerly P A Turney Ltd), roles which he only recently relinquished. The company is based in Middleton Stoney where it was founded in 1948 by Paul’s late father Peter. The company recently held an event in Middleton Stoney to celebrate its 75th Anniversary and Paul took a full part at that occasion.
Within the village Paul was a supporter and benefactor although, typically, he never sought publicity. Although never a great cricket watcher, he was always interested in our activities and he and his company have assisted us down the years in many practical ways.
The company is probably one of the largest suppliers of agricultural equipment in the south of England so it is hardly surprising that Paul had a very wide range of clients, most of whom he could count among his friends. He was a true country gentleman.
He will be sadly missed by all of his family and indeed the wider farming community and we too extend our heartfelt sympathies.