THE funeral takes place next week of a ‘kind’ young man who drowned while kayaking off Anglesey with his girlfriend.
Simon Sait, 34, of Christleton Road, Boughton, was kayaking with partner Christine Willis off Traeth Mawr, near Aberrfaw, last Wednesday, taking pictures of seals, when they became separated and both their craft capsized in choppy waters.
Christine made it to shore and scrambled up a cliff to raise the alarm. An RAF Valley search and rescue helicopter was dispatched along with the lifeboat but Simon died despite being airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor.
Simon’s funeral takes place at 1pm on Tuesday (May 11) at St Mary’s Church, Balcombe, Sussex, from where he originates, followed by a woodland burial in keeping with his wishes.
He was a keen photographer, cyclist, environmentalist and supporter of good causes including mental health charity Mind.
Simon’s girlfriend Christine Willis, 35, from Warrington said: “I met him on August 26 last year but feel like I have known him my whole life.
“I loved him more than I can ever imagine and always will. He was such a kind, considerate man to me and everyone.
“He did lots of charity work and wanted to save the planet.”
A senior computer software engineer, Simon was project manager at Stopford Information Systems Ltd in Chester Steam Mill.
His mum Rosemary, father Solomon and sister Rowena, 31, travelled up to Chester from Sussex on hearing the tragic news.
His sister Rowena said: “He has blessed us all by being in our lives. I will always be a better person because of him.”