The family of a much loved West Kilbride dad-of-two who died earlier this year aged only 43 have thanked people in the village for supporting a fund-raiser in his memory.

Davy Moore was a popular figure around his home town of West Kilbride and in his job as a class one HGV driver.

A GoFundMe page set up in his memory has collected £5,500 in three weeks, with the cash going to cover the cost of laying him to rest.

Davy died on March 20, just a week after his father Matt passed away - and only months after Davy's mum, Irene, also died.

Family friend Kerry Nimmo set up the fund-raising drive in Davy's honour.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Davy and his beautiful girls Kyla and ElineDavy and his beautiful girls Kyla and Eline (Image: Go Fund Me)

Davy's sister Laura Parker said that both she and her sister Stephanie cannot thank the people of West Kilbride enough for rallying around the family after an emotionally shattering period.

Laura said: "The funds received help pay for Davy's funeral and we are eternally grateful to all who have contributed.

"We were actually short of £1,000, and one of Davy's bosses from a haulage company donated the final amount to see it over the finishing line, which was incredible.

"We have literally been blown away, as it has lifted such a burden off our shoulders.

"Both Stephanie and I have been very much comforted by this - and it has helped us get through it.

"We all miss Davy very much. He was totally devoted to his two daughters, Kyla and Eline.

"He loved rugby and climbing the hills around West Kilbride - he was just so much fun and loved jokes and was a bit of a prankster."

Davy's mother Irene died last August following a brave battle with dementia. 

His dad Matt passed away just a week before Davy suffered a haemorrhage and was found by sister Laura in his Glenside Grove home.

Laura said: "It has been a very tough period after losing mum and dad, and then to lose Davy on top of it - it just feels like that world has caved in.

"But the warmth and generosity of the community has really helped us as a family.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Father and son - Matt and DavyFather and son - Matt and Davy (Image: Facebook)

"My father had been suffering a lot of arthritis problems and was 74, while my mum was only 65, and my brother 43.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Laura and mum IreneLaura and mum Irene (Image: Facebook)

"On the morning of the funeral, when the hearse went through West Kilbride, all the people came out on to the street where he lived and started clapping.

"That gave me a real feeling of strength and honour. My brother would have loved to know he got that love and warmth from the community.

"We wanted to give Davy the best send-off ever. He was such an amazing guy and far too young to have gone."

Davy, whose funeral was conducted by celebrant Caroline Middleditch, was a proud Rangers and Scotland fan, and was described by Laura as a 'jolly giant'.

She also thanked The Kings Arms in West Kilbride for hosting Davy's wake for free - and also thanked the Twa Dugs bar, who also offered to do the same and helped on the big day.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Davy Moore Davy Moore (Image: Facebook)

Laura said: "I think that the whole community pulling together for Stephanie and me has been a massive help to us.

"It has been such difficult period but they have been brilliant and it gives you a real sense of what the community is all about."