The Eden area lost a man who had many friends with the death of Mark Holliday, Blencow, aged 53.
The son of Janey and Ray Holliday, he had a sister, Karen.
The two were brought up in Penruddock and both went to the village school before attending Ullswater Community College, Penrith.
Mark started his working life at BOCM, Penrith, before training with his father to be a mechanic.
After three years he moved on to Eamont Engineering as a welder and then went to work with Andrew Stephenson putting up farm buildings.
He subsequently worked for farm machinery firm Lloyd Ltd and Metcalfe Plant Hire.
He then started up in business as a general maintenance man and made a great success of this, having a wide range of talents and being a perfectionist in anything he did.
He had many loyal customers who thought a lot of him.
As a youngster he spent many happy hours with his grandparents and also his uncle, Harry Porteus, who he loved very much, at the Norfolk Arms, Penruddock.
As a little boy he sometimes stood on a beer crate so he could help pull pints.
Later, Mark enjoyed a game of darts, initially playing for the Norfolk Arms and later the Clickham Inn.
He had a great love for the Lake District, and would walk for miles with his beloved dog Ben, which also accompanied him when he went to work.
Mark had a large group of friends, including many of the people he grew up with, and he spent many happy times partying and enjoying heavy rock.
He also had a great love of motorbikes which took him all over the country and to the TT races on the Isle of Man.
Mark met his future wife, Anne, in 1994 and they married in 2000.
They bought a house in Croft Avenue, Penrith, where Mark helped Anne bring up her two children, Shaun and Jenny.
They started a business at Victoria Road, where Mark helped Anne run a bed and breakfast.
It was around this time Mark also started his business as a general maintenance man.
The couple then moved to a bungalow in Frenchfield which they renovated, and later renovated another property in Blencow, which allowed Mark to expand his business.
He had two grandchildren, Taylor and Joey, who meant the world to him.
He spent many happy hours playing with them and teaching them things.
He is survived by his wife Anne; parents Janey and Ray; sister Karen and her partner Ross, New Zealand; Jenny and her partner Tom, Penrith; Shaun Warwick, Carlisle; and grandchildren Taylor and Joey.