TRIBUTES have been paid by the family of Malcom Young, who died on July 31, aged 62.

Mr Young was born in Darlington, and lived in the town most of his life, until he recently moved to Grey Gardens in Coundon.

Mr Young went to school in Darlington and in his younger days was a painter and decorator for Darlington council.

Ill health forced his early retirement.

He was a sociable man, had many friends, enjoyed watching horse racing, and attending races with his brother when he could.

Mr Young is survived by sons Wayne and Jonathan, brother John, and Margaret.

He was a loving grandad to Ebony, Miley and Noah

A service in celebration of Mr Young’s life will take place at Wear Valley Crematorium, Coundon, on Thursday, August 20, at 10.30am.