Heartbroken family pay tribute to scaffolder who died after falling ill offshore

Scaffolder Alan Carr

Tributes have been paid to a well-known scaffolder described as a ‘beautiful soul’ who died suddenly after falling ill whilst working offshore.

Glasgow scaffolder and dad-of-three Alan Carr became unwell whilst working offshore last week and died a few days later on March 31 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Alan’s sister Siobhan Byrne told the Daily Record her brother was a ‘beautiful soul’.

She added: “Alan had such a beautiful soul, who touched so many lives. It has been incredible to see how much he meant to everyone.”

Following Alan’s tragic passing his friend Robert Nicholson set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for funeral costs.

In just three days he has raised over £8,000.

Posting on the fundraising page and speaking about his friend Robert said: “For anyone that new Alan knows he’s one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He was always happy smiling away, everyone that ever worked with Alan instantly liked him as he had a heart of gold and had time for everyone.

He was so well-loved in the construction industry all over the UK.”

“let’s give Alan’s family the love and support they need at this terrible, tragic time.

“Rest in peace AL.”

Friends and family have also left messages of tribute to Alan on the fundraising page.

Ryan Mckenzie said: “See you up in the great gig in the Sky for that game of switch you promised me Alan Double or Quits!! I will miss you pal.”

Michael Sinclair said: “Shared a room with Alan, as people have already said he had a heart of gold and nobody had a bad word to say about him ever, rest easy mate.”

John Cain added: “Had the pleasure in working with Alan and also out with work as a friend. Always had a story, and they were brilliant to listen to. Too many good things to say about the man !. If you knew him then you know where I am coming from. REST IN PEACE ALAN KEEP THE FAITH!”

To donate to the fundraiser click here