FFA pay tribute to member Derek Torrens

Farmers for Action have said that member Derek Torrens, picture, who passed away recently, was a man who had a positive attitude that could take the farming community forward.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 12:33 pm
Derek Torrens
Derek Torrens

The Steering Committee of FFA say that are sadden by the loss of their esteemed friend and member from Ballybogey, near Ballymoney.

In a statement the committee said: “Derek, a very astute farmer, passed away on 18th August 2021 after a five year battle with cancer with which he stood tall as he was in stature and got on with life all the way until the last few weeks.

“In tribute to Derek’s popularity near and far, he greeted everyone with a smile and laughter and proceeded every conversation with a positive outlook that would help take the farming community forward. Derek always volunteered to help with protests, meetings, consultations and was always out to help farmers achieve a better return for their produce.

“FFA’s Steering Committee remember fondly, Derek’s enthusiasm for his trips to USA where he always hired a car, travelled and made many friends along the way, many of whom he kept in touch with online. Derek always returned full of stories to tell!

“The farming world and Farmers For Action has lost a good friend and loyal supporter of all things fair in the countryside and he will be sadly missed. FFA would like to extend their sympathies to Derek’s daughter and entire family circle.”