‘Dad was hard working and loved his grandchildren more than anything’
THE family of Stuart Cotterill have paid tribute to him describing a hardworking man who adored his family.
Stuart, who was known as Cotty to his friends, was born and raised in Macclesfield. After attending Ryles Park School he forged a career as a builder.
He moved to Bollington when he was in his late teens and met his wife of 22-years Carina.
The couple had two children.
Following the break up of his marriage, Stuart lived in a caravan in Bosley, before moving to Weston Square.
He became a dad again in 2006 and more recently started a new relationship which the inquest heard had a ‘calming affect on him’.
But for the last decade of his life he battled alcoholism and depression. He sought help for his drinking and was on a waiting list for therapy at time of his death.
Speaking after the inquest his daughter Kelly Cooke said: “My dad has always been a hard working man.
“He gave me a good upbringing with my mum and loved his grandchildren more than anything in the world.”
Mrs Cooke also urged anyone suffering problems with alcohol to seek advice and support from their GP.