Michael Leicester Death Obituary – A Warrington dad-of-two died suddenly just a month after marrying his long-term partner. Michael James Leicester, who was known as Mike by friends and family, passed away unexpectedly on January 20. The 37-year-old had only recently tied the knot with his partner of eight years, Amy Leicester.
Mike was self employed and his devastated family described him as the “number one handy man in Warrington” as they paid tribute to their “gentle giant”. He leaves behind his two sons, Riley, 11, and Alfie 10, Amy said: “Mike was a hard working gentle soul who did everything to provide for his two boys.
He would do anything to help anyone if he could. He ran his own handyman business for the last four years which was a huge success and he was so proud. “Mike’s biggest passion in life after being a family man was rugby, he played from being young starting at Grappenhall Griffins, eventually settling at his home Woolston Rovers. He did have to stop playing due to an injury, but would get his boots out every so often for charity matches then not be able to walk for a week.
“The whole family are just completely heartbroken but the support from friends, family and the whole community has helped just seeing how loved he truly was.” Mike’s mum, Lynn Leicester, added the 37-year-old “lived for his boys” and that the world would be a “sadder place without him”. She said: “His family meant the absolute world to him. He left behind many of friends and family who have all got fantastic stories, they will leave us all with a fantastic legacy
.”He even told his son’s he was famous because they used to say ‘god dad you know everybody’ of with he’d reply ‘because I’m famous’. He will be very sadly missed by me and his step dad, Derek, of whom he thought the world of. His beloved sister Claire and brother Thomas, will stand together and make there big brother proud. The world will surely be a sadder place with out him. ” Mike’s children Riley and Alfie said they would “miss their Daddy” along with his beloved English Bull Dogs who were “always by his side.