A FAMILY have paid tribute to their 'beautiful Luke' saying that life will never be the same without the father of one.

Luke Wilson, 24, died suddenly last Thursday, May 5, however, despite the heart-breaking loss, his family said that Luke's life has not 'ended in vain' after the father of one's organs were donated to help save many lives.

Luke, from Workington, worked as a valued member of the team at the Tesco store in the town over the last four years, and enjoyed spending 'all of his free time' with two year old daughter Romy-Mae, as well as his many family and friends.

Luke’s sister, Khia Wilson said: "On May 5, we tragically lost our beautiful Luke.

"At just 24 years of age he was far too young to gain his angel wings. Luke was and always will be loved by so many people, he has left behind a family who adored him and so many friends that will forever mourn him.

"This is a time of enormous sadness, grief and trauma for his daughter, mum, sisters, nanna and partner.

"Life will never be the same for those that were close to Luke and we can only hope that time helps to heal some of their wounds.

"Despite the tragic circumstances Luke has donated vital organs. We may not have been able to save Luke’s life but he did not end his in vain and has saved, and made a difference in many lives already."

A Just Giving page has been set up to help raise funds to contribute to the young father’s funeral, with more than £3,200 being raised already, by over 100 people.

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A Celebration of life for Luke will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 1.15pm in Distington Crematorium.

A spokesman for the family said: "Family flowers only, with donations on the day will be split between ICU West Cumberland Hospital, who cared for Luke in his final days and MIND charity to help other families not face what we had to.

"All welcome to attend on the day to give Luke the best send-off possible, please dress smart/casual.

"Drinks to be raised at Henry's Bar Workington after the service."

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