Tributes have been paid to Steve Wardle after he was sadly found dead in Haslam Park on Monday (9 July).Advertisement
Wardle, 32, was a personal trainer in the Preston area and a popular dad-of-two.
Friends, family and colleagues have been sending in tributes in memory of him.
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Steve’s girlfriend, Beth, said: “He is incredibly loved and deeply missed.”
One of Steve’s friend’s, Roz Gordon, said: “Thoughts are to be with his children and family that meant so very much to him.
“We know the file is with the coroner but that’s all we know at this stage.”
Flowers have been lovingly tied around posts near the pond where he was discovered around 5.30am.
Police sectioned off the area on Monday, however it has now reopened with many paying their respects to Steve.
A tribute was posted on his personal training Facebook page, by Roz Gordon, which read: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of our friend, trainer, supporter and all round motivator Ste. I know that this might come as quite a shock, but his girlfriend Beth and family are asking for privacy at this time.
“I’d like to take this time to say thank you to each and every one of you for sharing your progress with Ste. When he spoke to me, he spoke so fondly of every journey he went on with every one of his client. You weren’t just clients, many of you grew to become close friends and I know he treasured that. He loved his work. It filled him with joy to see people making changes and transforming themselves.
“I’m sorry to have broken the news this way, but we couldn’t think of a way of letting everyone know. Wherever you are, raise a glass, light a candle or think of your fondest memories with Ste. Thank you, Roz aka Rozmiester.
“We’re going to miss you man! Rest in peace, Ste Wardle 1986-2018.”
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of our friend, trainer, supporter and all round motivator Ste. I…
Police have stated that his death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
A file has been passed to the coroner.