Tributes have been paid to David Eastwood, who died last month aged 83.

David, who was born in London but spent the majority of his life in Nailsworth, had battled Parkinson's disease for the last 12 years.

He was well know in the Stroud district, having been a member of various clubs and societies.

David trained as a commercial artist before he saw action in Cyprus and Suez as a Royal Marine Commando as part of his National Service.

After meeting his wife, Carol, he trained in youth service and later spent 20 years as youth officer for the Stroud district.

David, who has three children and four grandchildren, was also the Postmaster at Amberley Post Office for a short period.

He was a qualified sailing and fencing instructor, chairman of the Stroud Duderstadt Society, secretary of the Chalford Ex Serviceman's Club, a member of the Stroud Conservative Club, an active member of the Freemasons, a member of Nailsworth Bowling Club and Stroud Indoor Bowling Club, and secretary of the Falcon Bowling Club in Painswick.

David's daughter Elaine Day said: "On top of all this and many other interests David was a keen cribbage player and a spoofing champion.

"He loved Art and music. There was also a lot of DIY building work carried out at home.

"David made many friends both here and in Germany and was responsible for quite a few new club houses and youth centres in the district.

"He fought Parkinson's for 12 years and will be missed by his friends, children and grandchildren."

David died on December 9 and his funeral was held at Gloucester Crematorium on December 30.