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Tributes paid to much loved Martin
9:00am Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to a family man from Clacton with talent for making those around him laugh.
Martin Hunt, 67, of Chilburn Road, died in May after a battle with a disease caused by working with asbestos when he was younger.
He was diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma last year and died on May 18.
A coroner ruled that the death was a result of industrial disease at an inquest in August.
Now his family have spoken about Martin, calling him a “fantastic man”.
Wife Margaret said: “Martin was a very hardworking man and a real fun-loving person.
“He made everybody laugh. He had a special talent for it and had a real way with people.
“All of my friends idolised him. He was a fantastic man.”
A keen swimmer and cyclist, and a dab hand at DIY, Martin remained active until the disease took hold, even completing a gruelling 50-mile bike ride just before being diagnosed.
He leaves behind two children and two grandchildren.
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