Michael Paget

SCOOTER lover and fan of Irish folk band the Fureys Michael Paget has died at home aged 69 just weeks after his golden wedding anniversary.

Mr Paget, who grew up in Potterne and went to the village school and then Southbroom Secondary in Devizes met his future wife to be Heather at a dance when they were teenagers.

They married in St John's Church, Devizes on October 18, 1969 and went on to have sons Marcus and Andrew and grandchildren Alisha, 18, and Joe, 11.

He was also devoted to Murphy the dog who has been left bereft by his master's death.

This week Mrs Paget paid tribute to her husband as a kind man who was devoted to his family and doted on his grandchildren.

She said: "I am so glad that we were able to celebrate our golden wedding. We had a lovely trip to the Isle of Wight. Mike hadn't been well for quite a while but we it is good that I have that memory."

Mr Paget, who trained as a panel beater after leaving school and went on to run his own company PD Body Repairs, died on November 2.

His funeral was held at West Wiltshire Crematorium on November 19 and a collection was made for kidney cancer research.

In recent years Mr Paget and his wife had enjoyed travelling the countryside in a camper van after Mr Paget's bad health stopped their previous frequent trips abroad.

Mr Paget also took part in scooter festivals and was a fan of the Irish folk band The Furys which he went to watch with friends at concerts. He was also keen on watching darts and motor racing.

The couple had lived in the same house in Waiblingen Way, Devizes for 45 years. Mr Paget also leaves sisters Prucilla and Sally.