Tributes to ex-president

Philip Scully
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TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved father who died suddenly after falling ill at the wheel of his car.

Philip Scully had spent his life travelling the world, and his family said he would be “greatly missed”.

The 65-year-old died last Monday after falling ill at the wheel of his car as he drove along Saltcotes Road, in Lytham.

And paying tribute to their husband and father today, his family said: “Philip was a world traveller, joker, and poet who loved life.

“He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, son and daughter.

“May he be travelling on another journey.”

Mr Scully managed to bring his car to a stop as he drove along the road at around 2.10pm, and the ambulance service was alerted after passers-by realised he was in difficulty.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but sadly died.

As well as being a keen traveller, Mr Scully, from Lytham, was also the former president of the Lytham St Annes Catenians Association.

The association’s current president, Robert Thompson, said: “We were very shocked at his sudden death.

“A number of us had seen him the day before and he was full of life.

“He had climbed Kilimanjaro, he had been up to the base camp of Everest, to outer Mongolia and he was in China last year.

“He was also instrumental in helping our circle – the local branch of the Cantenians Association – move forward in his presidential year, which we have continued.”