TRIBUTES have been paid to a number one Borders tennis coach who has died of most cancers.
Father-of-two Steve Lampert, of Berwickshire, died on Monday (October 12) surrounded by household, in keeping with his spouse Suzanne.
Mrs Lampert revealed a public Fb publish yesterday (Friday, October 16).
It reads: “Lower than three weeks in the past we acquired the devastating information that Steve’s most cancers had unfold and on Monday morning, Steve misplaced his courageous struggle towards the merciless illness.
“We’re heartbroken however we’re taking nice consolation from Steve’s braveness and constructive perspective all through the final three and a bit years; the fantastic reminiscences we’ve; the peaceable ending at dwelling along with his household round him; and the improbable assist from an incredible group of household and mates.
“Consistent with present restrictions, the funeral on the Borders Crematorium in Melrose, is non-public.
“Nevertheless, if anybody needs to wave a remaining goodbye to Steve, the hearse will depart our dwelling and journey by means of Duns at 10am on Friday, October 23 (by way of Station Highway and Newtown Avenue and previous the highschool and first faculty), earlier than heading by means of Greenlaw, Gordon and Earlston.”
The Fb publish has triggered an outpouring of tributes to Mr Lampert, who taught tennis gamers and tutored fellow coaches.
Mr Lampert and his spouse have two younger daughters. The household’s house is close to Duns.