Girlfriend’s ‘true love’ tribute after Ayrshire dad dies suddenly in Blackpool hotel


An Ayrshire woman has said her boyfriend showed her what “true love actually is” as she paid tribute to him following his sudden death at the weekend.

Kilmarnock dad Daryl McWilliam passed away in a Blackpool hotel on Saturday leaving friends and family devastated.

The 23-year-old, described as the “most amazing” person, took his own life, his heartbroken partner has confirmed.

Natalie Mcleod posted on Facebook: “My boyfriend Daryl Mcwilliam sadly has taken his own life.

“I did everything possible could to help him but it just wasn’t enough. I’m totally heartbroken but still can’t quite get my head over the fact I’ll never get to see him again.

“You were the most amazing person I have ever known, you showed me what true love actually is. I will always love you Daryl.

“I really wish I had gotten more time with you and got to do everything we planned on.

“You never failed to make me smile whenever I felt down and I can’t think you enough for how happy you made me.”

The much-loved Kilmarnock dad leaves behind his young daughter.

Daryl recently secured his dream job with Kilmaurs engineering firm A&L Mechanical Installations.

Natalie added: “I was so proud of you on how far you came since I met you. You finally got your dream job and was smashing it like you did with everything in life.

“We were looking to get our own house and starting our family together but he was obviously really struggling with things and I wish a knew more so I could have helped.

See also  F1 drivers wanted to boycott Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after four-hour crisis meeting

“He was taken away from us far too soon. He’s gone but definitely will never be forgotten.

“Daryl I just want you to know I love you and I hope to do you proud. Until we meet again my handsome.”

One friend posted: “You were some boy but was always a great laugh with you mate, can’t believe you’re no longer with us mate. Thoughts go out to the family and close ones. RIP Daryl McWilliam you will be missed by millions.”

Another mourner said: “RIP Daryl McWilliam you were some boy!

“So many memories from back in the day. Hope you are at peace now, thinking of all your family and those closest to you. Taken far too young. Fly high angel.”

A fundraiser has been organized to help pay for Daryl’s funeral.



The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.

The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customize your page with the sections that matter to you.

The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.

And kindhearted friends and family have raised almost £2000 so far.

To contribute to the fundraiser, visit here.

Are you feeling down or do you just want to talk to someone?

There are people waiting for your call.

● Children: 0800 1111

●Mental Health Foundation: 020 7803 1101

See also  5 things we saw in Celtic training as the transfer-linked star remains and Reo Hatate is Sunday's league staple

● Mind: 0300 123 3393

● The Samaritans: 116123 / Samaritans.org.

● Young Minds: 020 7336 8445

● Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87

Don’t miss the latest Ayrshire headlines –sign up to our free daily newsletter here




www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Related Posts

George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.