TRIBUTES have been paid to a man whose body was found on an Anglesey beach a week after he went missing.
Eric Owen Driver, aged 46, of Llain Cyttir in Holyhead, was discovered in waters off Penrhos beach on Friday, October 12, after a public appeal for information.
His daughter Elisha, aged 22, said: “He was a caring person and was always up for a laugh.
“We’re just really shocked - he went missing and we didn’t expect it to be like this.
The former Holyhead High School pupil also has a son, Dale, who was a brother to Yvonne, Jean and Donna.
Elisha said Mr Driver was a devoted grandfather to her son Kameron, aged four, a keen angler and also enjoyed walking his two dogs.
She thanked Holyhead residents for putting up posters around the town, appealing for information on social networking sites and for their messages of support.
His parter of 21 years Yvonne Driver added: “He was a very likeable person - he wouldn’t pass by anybody without saying hello.
“He will be greatly missed.”
Neighbour Karen Hodgson had known Mr Driver since they attended Park Primary School together.
She said: “Eric was a nice man who was always smiling. He was always going up and down, fishing or walking his dogs - always in that yellow jacket.
“He was really popular.”
Family friend Jennifer Thomas added: “Nobody had a bad word to say about Eric.
The family are popular in Holyhead and everyone is very shocked.”
Mr Driver’s funeral will be held at Maes Hyfryd Chapel in Holyhead today and he will be cremated at Bangor Crematorium.