Church congregations in Bo’ness turned out in numbers to say goodbye to a man who has had a ‘‘huge influence’’ on the town during his short stay.
Praise was heaped on Salvation Army Lieutenant Tim Lennox who, with his wife Charlotte and baby Israel, is returning to London after four years in Bo’ness.
A special farewell service in the town’s Old Parish Church was attended by hundreds of wellwishers last Saturday.
Among those passing on their good wishes were members of Bo’ness Rugby Club, of which Tim was a keen member during his time in town.
A highlight of Tim’s tenure at the helm of Bo’ness Salvation Army was the foundation of a charity shop in the town’s South Street – a tribute to his “can do” attitude according to Val Spowart.
Val said: “Tim has a youthful exuberance that gets things done.
“He is very focused and was instrumental in starting up the charity shop and motivated us to find the right premises. He had a big impact on the community.”