The SURF team and Board, both past and present, were devastated to hear the news of Tam’s passing. He served as a SURF Board Member between 2015-2020, where his insights into grassroots issues and challenges facing the third sector were both timely and well received. And with his wisdom came incredible wit. From his crusades with Sandy, his foray into acting, stories from exotic holidays and cherished memories of his family, including his beloved dog, Tam had a story for every occasion and his ability to tell a tale, whilst wearing a novelty cat tie, always had you engaged, even if it meant you ended up running late for a meeting.
Tam was a stalwart on the SURF Awards judging panel and judged both the employability and community led regeneration categories on numerous occasions. His passion for championing community regeneration was equal to none. Always providing a voice for those at the coal face. He loved visiting projects and hearing their story, always giving time to everyone he met. Everyone was treated as an equal.
SURF Board members, who served with him, were asked to provide their recollections of Tam. Words they used to describe him included authentic, valuable, clear-sighted, unflagging, commendable, a big character and a true gentleman. And whilst difficult to do him justice with just words, all of those used help to sum up such a remarkable man. He has left a huge legacy in Glasgow and beyond, a legacy that lives on in all of the projects he has championed and been involved in. A true community activist, and an even better friend, who will be greatly missed.
Thomas (Tam) Munro Died peacefully at St Margaret’s Hospice on 13th January 2024.
Funeral will take place at Drumchapel St Marks Church on Monday 29th January at 2.45 then onto a private family service at Clydebank crematorium.
Everyone is then invited to Yoker Resource Centre to share memories with the family.
No flowers please but if you wish you can make a donation to either St Margaret’s Hospice or the Beatson Charity in memory of Tam.