A MARSH man was found hanged at his home by his brother – just days before his 40th birthday.
Peter Evans was found on Sunday evening at his home in Cleveland Road.
His brother Martin alerted emergency services, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Evans’ untimely death has shocked his family who told how he was a devoted dad to son Joe, 16, and a ‘popular lad’ among his friends.
He grew up in the tight-knit town of Nefyn, North Wales, where his family ran the local fish and chip shop.
After finishing school he moved to Huddersfield aged 16 to live with his dad.
He then trained to become a stone mason and later worked for the family business J F Evans Monumental Masons.
His dad Fred said: “He went to college in York one day a week, then he did an apprenticeship at Johnson’s quarry.
“All my side of the family have been involved with stone and he liked to be part of it.
“He was a popular lad. He would make friends anywhere. We knew it before but we have been flooded with cards, both here in Huddersfield and back in Wales.”
His devastated mum Liz, who still lives in Nefyn, travelled to Marsh yesterday with her sister Cath.
She said: “We are bringing him back home, but we had to come here to see him and be near to the rest of the family.
“He was due to be visiting this weekend to catch up with school friends who were also celebrating their 40th birthdays around this time.
“He had also talked about going to Thailand just after Christmas.”
Speaking of happier times, she added: “He was a bit of a joker. Not practical jokes, just having a laugh. He didn’t even mind if people were laughing with him or even occasionally at him.
“He loved football, especially Manchester United, and he was proud to support Wales in the international rugby.”
Mr Evans also leaves behind his one sister and two brothers and seven half siblings.
His funeral will be held at Capel Isa Nefyn, North Wales on Saturday.
He will be laid to rest at a family plot in Nefyn alongside his late brother Kevin, who died in 1997 from meningitis.