Doting father’s death at 21
A DOTING Penrith father has died suddenly at the age of 21.
Steven Strange was born to Nick Strange, of Penrith, and Mandy Butterworth, now of Portugal. He had an older sister, Rachel, who lives in Penrith.
Steven attended Stainton School before progressing to Ullswater Community College, Penrith.
After leaving school, he was employed in different jobs, including gardening and roofing, and his parents said he was a hard worker.
Steven had a son, Mason, who is now 16 months old. His family said he was a dedicated father and enjoyed spending time with his child.
A sociable and independent man, Steven had a number of friends and his family said he would stop and talk to anybody.
Friends paid tribute to him through social media. One said: “RIP Steven, you won’t be forgotten”. Friends and family held a “send off” for him on Wednesday and released lanterns in his memory.
His parents thanked people for their messages of support during a difficult time.
He is survived by his mother, Mandy, father Nick, sister Rachel, son Mason, and grandparents Marjorie Dalton, of Penrith, Colin Butterworth, of Penrith, and Steve and Vera Morgan, also of Penrith.
Walker’s Funeral Directors, Penrith, have charge of arrangements.
A spokesman for Glasgow police said emergency services were called to the area of Union Place, Glasgow, after Steven’s body was found. They say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.