‘Motty was a top man to everyone’

Dedicated Blackpool FC supporter Steven Motteram's funeral took place at Carleton Crematorium, with mourners asked by Stephen to wear something tangerine. Mourners queue to enter the crematorium.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 22-4-2015

Dedicated Blackpool FC supporter Steven Motteram's funeral took place at Carleton Crematorium, with mourners asked by Stephen to wear something tangerine. Mourners queue to enter the crematorium. PIC BY ROB LOCK 22-4-2015

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Dozens of mourners turned a funeral tangerine and white to help celebrate the life of a popular Blackpool fan.

Seasiders’ supporters as well as the family and friends of Steven Motteram dressed in colourful football shirts at Carleton Crematorium on Wednesday.

Steve Motteram

Steve Motteram

The lifelong Blackpool FC fan, known as ‘Motty’, died on April 6 aged 49 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Mr Motteram’s son, Joe, led the tributes as mourners packed into the venue.

He said: “He was a mate, dad, son, brother, cousin, brother-in-law and also a good friend.

“I will be honest. He always lived to make people laugh and sometimes in stupid ways.

“He taught me respect and values. He was a top man and a top dad to me and my sister.

“He lived life on his own terms.”

Friends and family packed out the crematorium, with many lining the aisles and some standing in the entrance to listen to the service, which included some of Mr Motteram’s favourite songs, such as Run by Snow Patrol and God and Satan by Biffy Clyro.

Paying tribute to the former chef, Ian Abbot, who conducted the service, said: “We meet today to pay tribute to the life of Steven Motteram.

“His life ended so prematurely. Being the person he was he accumulated a great number of friends.

“It showed how well liked he was.”

In a death notice placed in The Gazette, the family, including son Joe and daughter Rebekah, also paid their own tribute.

It read: “Steven was a massive Blackpool FC fan and music lover, who will be very sadly missed by everyone who knew him.”

To make a donation in memory of Steven, contact Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG.

For further enquiries contact Layton Funerals on (01253) 301306.