Alex Fyffe, of Dundee’s Clean Close Company, has died at the age of 68, just days after his birthday.
Mr Fyffe was born in Dundee and attended Stobswell High School.
A keen rugby player, he was one of the founder members of Stobswell Rugby Club. He was also a keen swimmer, completing the single and double Tay Swims on a number of occasions.
It was his love of sport that brought him into his first career, working as the baths manager in Callander. He then became the pool manager at Elgin before going on to be recreational manager at Moray Council.
He married his first wife Elise in 1972 and the couple had their son Bruce in 1974.
In the late 1980s Mr Fyffe left local government and set up Waves, a T-shirt printing business.
He then formed the Clean Scene cleaning company before buying the St Andrew’s Hotel in Lhynbryde.
He separated from Elise in 1992 and moved back to Dundee, working as a trainer assessor for a hotel and catering company. He then moved to Cardonald College and Elmwood College, working in customer services.
Bruce said: “He was never one for saying ‘I will stick with this.’ He always wanted to improve himself.”
Mr Fyffe met Phyllis in 1998 and married her last August in the Hilton Hotel.
He joined Clean Close Company aged 59 and became their business development manager.
He was then diagnosed with the rare enteropathy-associated t-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer in June last year and it came back this June after a family holiday.
He is survived by Phyllis, sons Bruce, 39, and Blair, 19, and granddaughter Annalise.