097It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of one of our colleagues, Tony Hurley.  As some of you are aware Tony has been very poorly for a long time and he lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of this morning.

Tony joined the IDE in 1984, being one of our longest serving members and was the President of our organisation between 1992 and 1994.  He was awarded Honorary Fellowship status in 2013 in recognition of his hard work and support he gave to the IDE.

Tony rarely missed an opportunity to attend the Institute functions, even after his diagnosis, making the long journey from his home in Spain to be amongst those who appreciated his enthusiasm for the industry and its practitioners.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family at this time.

On 13th May 2014 Mr Richard Vann FIDE and Mr Charles Moran Hon FIDE attended Tony’s funeral in Spain.  They were pleased to report that Tony had obviously built up a wide circle of friends during his few years in Spain, as at least 150 people attended the service. Tony Hurley Order of Service

The ceremony and cremation were held just outside his home town of Algorfa and both Richard and Charles delivered a short eulogy based on their personal and business relationships with Tony.  His involvement with the IDE was something he was very passionate and proud of.  On behalf of the Council of Management condolences were passed on to his widow Christine.

Courtesy of Mr Richard Vann, FIDE