‘Dad was hard work­ing and loved his grand­chil­dren more than any­thing’

Macclesfield Express - - CHILDREN IN NEED -

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.

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